By Dr. Katherine Jones
A few months ago, a client disclosed to me they had over 1,000 candidates who had inadvertently been "lost" in their applicant tracking system; some of these profiles were over 16 months old.
The events last week in Las Vegas have weighed heavy on my mind as HRTech begins this morning. Honestly, I am struggling with wrapping my arms around it all. My Lyft driver last night was sincerely "raw" as she talked about how the events unfolded and what has weighed over the hearts and minds of the city's residents since then. I feel guilty, actually, as I sit here drinking my latte and going on with my life as if nothing has happened, but that's another blog for another day, I suppose.
Josh Bersin wrote a wonderful piece on disruptive technologies in HR. “We have more disruption and change … than ever before,” Bersin said. But “despite the best efforts of our technology providers, technology is not making our lives better.” It highlights the great chasm between what many of us come here for: the most fantastic Expo hall in the HR industry (with software and service providers each trying to up their game year over year against their competitors) and the masses of attendees (who are all struggling to keep up with the perceived corporate Joneses and implement all the great new stuff).