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.
My favorite part of last year’s HR Technology Conference was the first annual discussion of the experiences, roles, and leadership of women in HR technology. I love learning about new software, capabilities, and people’s experiences using those tools. But understanding the intersection of people and technology will always be the part that lights me up.
The world is changing rapidly — making it hard for many HR organizations to keep up. Shifts in workforce and labor economics in emerging markets are about to affect traditional human capital management models. The average age of experienced workers in the U.S., Europe and Asia is increasing, and they're more likely to change jobs frequently. Meanwhile, the supply of young, tech-savvy workers is growing in other parts of the world like South America and Africa — outside of the scope of most talent acquisition strategies. HR Tech will feature a panel of economists from three of the biggest talent acquisition solution providers presenting about these important trends, and how you can best leverage the trends and data in your talent strategies.
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Former Google SVP of HR and Best-Selling Author Laszlo Bock to Deliver Keynote at 20th Annual HR Technology Conference and Exposition®
Human Resource Executive® magazine, the premier publication focused on strategic issues in HR, today announced a record number of exhibitors participating in the 19th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition®. The event, taking place October 4 – 7, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago, will feature more than 400 companies exhibiting and discussing their solutions and services on the Exposition floor, including 40 of the most promising new startups to enter the market.
I'm running a panel at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago in October. As I've said before, this is my favorite conference in our industry - the perfect mix of HR and Talent topics with solutions and conversation enabled by technology (Read More on The HR Capitalist Blog)
"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.
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.