Engagement Strategist, Organizational Culturalist, and Behavioral Economist David Kovacovich shares his perspective on how technology is impacting the HR profession today — and his predictions for the future.
"Every job has its own nobility with it" said Marcus Buckingham during an energetic and insightful opening keynote at the 2015 HR Technology Conference. He was giving an example of how to understand performance and task fulfillment within different sectors, in this case through hotel cleaners. They know when a room was cleaned well, and the tricks for checking. Each job, no matter what overall level we attach to it, has its own code of skills, tasks, checks and passions, which are probably outside the remit of most performance management related discussions in a conference such as this, but which make up the broad ecosystem of work.
I'm counting down the days to the 2015 HR Technology Conference in Vegas and looking forward to taking my place on the Insiders blog squad. This will be my second visit and I'm keen to find out what's new, what's changing and how it can help make work better, and help managers and leaders to make better decisions. With a long background as a recruiter I'm always interested in how we can make hiring better, and give a great experience.
Perhaps one of the few advantages of hitting 50 is being able to reflect on how much “working life” has changed over the past 25 years. It has been a period of unprecedented change and on a level exponentially more complex or rapid than that of my parents generation or those before them.