It’s been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally changed the way we live and work. And as we continue to be impacted by the pandemic, it’s beneficial to highlight how human resource technology is helping companies navigate the challenges COVID-19 has brought to the workplace and what trends in HR technology we are likely to see going forward.
Newly Announced Ninth Keynote to Reveal Findings from New Study, Including Takeaways for Increasing Resilience While Navigating the COVID-19 Era
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Oct. 13, 2020 -- The HR Technology Conference & Exposition® today announced that renowned researcher, New York Times best-selling author and leading authority on employee productivity, leadership and management, Marcus Buckingham, will deliver the keynote, “Resilience: How to Build It in Yourself and in Those You Lead.” Buckingham, founder of the Strengths Revolution and known as the world’s top expert on strengths and talent, will, for the first time, publicly reveal findings from the largest-ever global study on resilience, including what constitutes resilience, what causes it and how to build it across organizations. Buckingham will present at the free virtual event on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. ET.
During his session at HR Tech, Buckingham, using the research as a guide, will share actionable insights and advice, offering attendees specific prescriptions to increase resilience in themselves and those they lead. Buckingham’s research undertook two field studies to answer: what is resilience and how can people cultivate it in their own lives? The first study focused on identifying the sources of resilience, pinpointing how to measure it and the best ways to build it. The second study posed ten key questions to more than 25,000 working adults from 25 countries and looked at how a country’s response to COVID-19 impacted resilience levels.
Rebecca McKenna, Vice President, Global Events and Publisher at LRP Media Group, commented, “We’re thrilled to have Marcus present at this year’s HR Technology Conference and on such an important topic. 2020 continues to test the resilience of individuals, teams and organizations. It’s become a skill that everyone needs to cultivate and nurture, both at work and in their everyday lives. With Marcus’ industry expertise and recent research, this will be another ‘can’t miss’ session.”
The HR Technology Conference & Exposition® will take place Tuesday, October 27 – Friday, October 30, 2020. Buckingham will join a stacked roster of keynotes, which also includes Jason Averbook, CEO and founder of Leapgen; Josh Bersin, global industry analyst and dean of The Josh Bersin Academy; Stacia Garr, co-founder and principal analyst of RedThread Research; Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group and Dr. Tolonda Tolbert, co-founder and head of Strategy and Culture at Eskalera.
For information about the complimentary virtual event, including registration, visit www.hrtechnologyconference.com.
About the HR Technology Conference & Exposition®
Founded in 1997, the HR Technology Conference® is the world’s leading event on HR technology, covering all the latest trends. From strategy and selection to post-implementation, HR Tech is a pivotal stop for all organizations on their HR journey.
HR Tech annually attracts industry experts, thought leaders, software vendors, senior HR executives, HR generalists, HR systems leaders, IT innovators and more. Additionally, HR Tech Conference hosts the world’s largest Expo of HR technology products and services — a number of vendors even choose to announce their latest products for the first time at the conference. There is no better place to touch, compare and contrast the latest solutions from leading vendors in every category, as well as start-ups. For more information, visit www.hrtechnologyconference.com.
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At this month’s free, virtual HR Tech Conference, RedThread Research co-founder and principal analyst Stacia Garr will bring a data-focused perspective to the conversation about the evolving HR technology marketplace.
Specifically, Garr will explore the need for organizational purpose in technology programs, a keynote she will deliver Oct. 28. It’s among the many topics Garr has studied through her 15 years as an analyst and researcher in the HCM field. She has consulted for such organizations as Taproot Foundation and led talent and workforce research at Bersin by Deloitte, before founding her own human capital research and advisory firm in 2018.
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.
The word “disruption” has been a near-constant in HR circles since the COVID-19 pandemic started sweeping the nation this spring. From making remote work an overnight reality to redefining flexibility, HR leaders are working to keep up with the changes, relying on tech along the way.
Those many shifts that have already happened — and the countless more to come — will be the focus of industry analyst Josh Bersin’s keynote address at the 2020 Virtual HR Technology Conference & Exposition®.
Each spring, Stacey Harris spends considerable time and effort getting the Sierra-Cedar/Sapient Insights HR Systems Survey off the ground. The project is the HR industry’s longest-running, most distributed research effort, collecting insights on the adoption and deployment of HR technology, and the innovative tech strategies organizations are implementing.
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A few months ago, I set out to articulate the most pressing short- and long-term challenges facing HR and business leaders from the coronavirus pandemic: business agility, wellbeing and leadership. Today, considerable uncertainty, stress, anxiety and even “pandemic fatigue” remain as the crisis continues to weigh on employees, HR professionals, leaders—heck, everyone.
Just a few weeks ago, many of us felt things were trending more positively: Cases of COVID-19 in the earliest and hardest-hit regions of the country had started to slow, while other regions were beginning to re-open workplaces and return to something close to “normal.”