Bill Jensen makes it easier to do great work. He helps companies and teams double their productivity and pursue their passions. Known as Mr. Simplicity, he has spent the past 30 years studying how work gets done, resulting in global best practices for working smarter, not harder. Bill Jensen makes it easier to leap into tomorrow. He is an IBM Futurist, and has conducted high-impact future of work research for multiple technology giants. Bill has written eight best-selling business books, all focused on helping you do and be your best. His latest is Future Strong. He is CEO of The Jensen Group. Among his clients are Bank of America, Merck, Pfizer, GE, L’Oréal Italia, Genentech, NASA, The World Bank, BBC, Philips Lighting, the US Navy SEALS, Guangzhou China Development District, and the Swedish Post Office. Bill’s personal life fantasy is to bicycle around the globe via breweries.
By John Sumser, Principal Analyst at HRExaminer
Did you ever notice how young children have high career aspirations? They want to be professional athletes, singers, or even "professional YouTubers." Yes, that's really an aspiration for children today.
I'm a LEAN practitioner and have, for years now, been totally excited when watching teams innovate and improve their work flows, processes and systems. What I have always loved about LEAN is that it requires the people who do the work be asked or participate in the improvement of the work. Novel concept, eh? Being an ornery consultant, I take this one step further and rarely let supervisors or managers "in the room" when brainstorming or ideation is occurring as they are the ultimate killjoys.
Arguably the hottest tech at HR Tech will be in the Talent Acquisition space. TA Tech has blown up over the past decade with billions of dollars entering the market place in investment. It seems like every single day I'm getting an announcement in my email about the launch of a new TA Tech company.
If you're coming to the HR Technology Conference and you don't know Fistful of Talent's Tim Sackett, you're missing out on one of the best, grammatically deficient, HR and TA technology writers on the planet!
The 17th HR Technology Conference & Expo recently drew to a close. It was my third trip across the pond for this event and, as with the previous two, I left the event buzzing, hopeful and full of ideas. Whilst many topics and specialisms are dissected, debated and discussed there are often general themes that emerge. The great thing about being part of a multi-national, multi-talented blog squad is that we all find slightly different perspectives and themes from what we hear. Hopefully attendees are also able to take away a range of insights to help them in the day job.