The twitter stream four the conference this year is always chock full of interesting views and tactics. I try and jeep any eye on it daily to see whats happening. If you aren't able to attend, the hashtag #HRtechConf is an excellent way of being there virtually.
Here at the HR Technology Conference, the first half of the first day was dedicated to the Women in HR Technology conference. First of all, I greatly appreciate the fact that the role of women in technology was highlighted - not just from an end-user perspective, but from the leadership in creating and driving the innovation of the technology. I also appreciated seeing so many men attending sessions. Highlighting women doesn’t mean exclusion of men - it means raising everyone’s awareness, and it takes all of us to be more inclusive.
A few months ago, I was getting ready for a talk on legal issues in HR technology for a group of employment lawyers when my co-presenter mentioned something about ‘maintaining the cloak of deniability’.
This week, thousands of people are descending upon Las Vegas for the 2018 HR Technology Conference. It's a remarkably large conference that explores all aspects of how technology impacts business and people. You might think it's just about product demos (and those will be there), but there's so much more.
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Another year has past since we last left Las Vegas when words like "A.I." and "chatbots" rang repeatedly from the lips of many HR tech vendors. So what will this year bring?
Cecile Alper-Leroux is the VP of Human Capital Management (HCM) Innovation at Ultimate Software and an internationally sought speaker, thought leader, and visionary on HCM trends, hot topics, and global strategies. An economic anthropologist with more than 20 years of experience worldwide, Cecile has dedicated her life to helping companies design experiences that enable all people to achieve highly purposeful and productive jobs. She is passionate about the extraordinary transformation of the work environment and the vastly more human-centered ways of building meaningful careers. A recognized voice in the HCM industry, Cecile has been featured in Forbes, HuffPost, HR Magazine, HRD Canada TV, and The Wall Street Journal.
Employees want to grow and develop. Research regularly shows that having the opportunities to learn new skills and develop professionally are key reasons for joining a business. And for staying with a business too. Most feel they need to learn to help them do their jobs better, which is crucial in performance driven organisations. Professional development is key to having a satisfied and engaged workforce.
The world’s largest event dedicated to HR technology will once again break records with unprecedented attendance and a sold-out exposition floor. Next week’s HR Technology Conference & Exposition® – being held September 11 - 14 at The Venetian in Las Vegas – will also be the launchpad for more than 80 new products in the category.
Tom Hammond assumed the role of vice president of corporate strategy and product management in January 2017 with more than 25 years of experience at Paychex. He leads an organization that develops strong, intuitive, and relevant HCM solutions for small and mid-size businesses, embracing the challenge of remaining cutting-edge in an increasingly competitive market. He also shapes and directs the execution of the company’s strategic vision. Earlier in his Paychex career, Hammond spent six years as the senior director of product and program management, putting his stamp on Paychex software development initiatives. He oversaw the creation of Paychex’s first payroll application, CORE Advanced, and has since played an integral role in its evolution into what is now Paychex Flex, the company’s full suite of HCM solutions. A graduate of St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y., Hammond earned his Bachelor of Science degree in marketing in 1990.