#Nextchat: Choose the Future -- The 5 Most Important HR Technology Trends for 2017


The 2017 Human Resource Executive 20th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition takes place October 10-13 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. I’m excited that this will be my fourth year attending as an HR Tech Insiders Blogger and plan to share the latest information on HR technology trends via blog post interviews with conference speakers and other social media activity during the conference.

It’s always a huge honor when conference co-chairman Steve Boese can join me for a preconference #Nextchat to share his expertise on the HR trends that are impacting today’s workplace.

In the Human Resources Executive Online article Golden Opportunity, Boese shared some thoughts on the upcoming conference and on the evolution of HR technology:

“Creating the program for the HR Tech Conference is always a challenging but rewarding process, as working through literally hundreds of speaking proposals, participating in dozens of phone calls, and attending numerous events and conferences provides me with a valuable, interesting and, I think, unique perspective on the most pressing HR, HR technology and workforce challenges facing organizations today.

“Looking back on my five years working on the conference, and a little bit further back to the conference's founding 20 years ago, I can't help but notice the incredible change and innovation that's taken place. The power and promise of HR technology have never been greater.

“I've written before that we have entered the ‘Golden Age’ of HR technology, with the capability, availability and affordability of HR technology solutions advancing in unison. Innovative startups, large enterprise providers continuing to improve their technologies, and the pressures of increased competition have all combined to create new and better tools for HR and organizational leaders.  At the end of the day, organizational success through people (and supported by technology) is the goal all of us are seeking. HR technology can help you launch, improve or enhance your own efforts as you attempt to meet this goal.”

So what are the five most important HR tech trends in the golden age of HR technology, and what do HR professionals need to know now to help them choose the future?

Please join @shrmnextchat at 3 p.m. ET on September 6 for #Nextchat with special guest Steve Boese (@SteveBoese).  Steve will share the five most important HR technology trends and we'll chat about how HR professionals can make smart HR technology decisions to ensure the future success of their organizations.

Q1.  What does ‘choosing the future’ in HR mean, specifically around HR technology?

Q2.  Digital transformation is affecting all functions. What does this mean for HR?

Q3.  There are now more HR/people data that ever before. What are some ways HR can derive more value from people data?

Q4.  Is artificial intelligence (AI) really a ‘thing’ for HR now, or just another buzzword? How will AI impact HR?

Q5.  Diversity and inclusion continues to be an important C-suite issue. How can HR technology help? What is still needed?

Q6.  We’ve all read about the ‘employee experience’ in 2017. What kinds of HR technologies and processes can positively impact employee experience?

Q7.  What ‘dream’ HR technology is still missing, from your point of view? What solution do you wish you had?

Q8.  What are some of the best methods and resources to educate HR pros and leaders about the latest developments in HR technology?

If you missed this #Nextchat, you can read the RECAP here




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