The workplace intersection of technology and people has never been more critical, or more rapidly changing, as during the coronavirus pandemic. Tech is being looked to as an enabler of new remote work engagement, to maintain culture despite challenging conditions and to help HR reconfigure hiring and retention—all while centering employees and candidates.
At the upcoming Virtual HR Technology Conference & Exposition®, Lisa Buckingham, executive vice president and chief people, place and brand officer at Lincoln Financial Group, will explore how HR can leverage technology without losing sight of people-focused HR. Buckingham, HRE’s 2017 Executive of the Year, will share the organization’s multi-year digital journey and how it enabled Lincoln to provide true workforce support throughout the pandemic.
Per Buckingham, prior to COVID-19, some of the biggest “hot topics” in HR were talent and technology — and while the specifics might look different today, these two themes continue to be hugely important. Before the pandemic we heard a lot about the “war for talent” — or the “war for differentiation” as I like to call it — and, yes, the landscape today looks dramatically different with the level of unemployment COVID-19 has caused. But, we’re still seeing a competitive talent marketplace and, more than ever, we’re seeing the importance of employee engagement and creating a differentiating employee experience. Technology, similarly, has become more critical than ever. Read more.