By Damon Lovett, IHRIM Conference Blogger

CHICAGO — The talk of the day today at IHRIM seems to be centered on HR tech strategy. In spite of economic issues, many organizations are looking positively at the changes taking place in the industry and are preparing to pull the trigger on new initiatives as soon as the fog has lifted. Nearly 900 people attended the conference.

Consolidation of multiple data sources for reporting and analytics is on the minds of many of the attendees I have spoken to and the focus of some of the sessions. Visibility into the movement and engagement of an employee population must be available to leadership—no exceptions. 

The HRIM Foundation Party for a Purpose was well-attended and really classy in the Conrad Suite of the Chicago Hilton Tuesday night.  Wednesday night’s networking event is going to be a blast!

Damon Lovett is a member of SHRM’s HR Technology and HR Management Special Expertise Panel. He’ll be blogging for SHRM about IHRIM. The conference ends May 3. Check out his tweets by following him @damonlovett or using the #IHRIMConf hashtag.