#Nextchat: The Nine Faces of HR and the Future of HR Technology



You've heard the buzzwords about becoming a great HR leader: find a seat at the table; get strategic; know the business. But the hard yet compelling reality is that every HR professional can be classified as one of nine “faces” or personas. Some can find the seat, get strategic and know the business—and others can't.


In the new world of work, HR professionals must understand the changing HR marketplace in terms of innovation, change management and adding value. Self-awareness of their HR persona is critical to understanding how others perceive their ability and as they develop relationships and build teams.

HR professionals must also be able to understand and decrypt the ever-changing world of HR technology to understand where it’s headed and how it can benefit their organization. In fact, this might be the most sought-after HR competency right now. Gone are the days when HR could just sit back and let the IT or finance department select which technologies to use. Senior leadership now expects HR to be well-versed in the technology being used currently and to keep up with technology that the organization will need to lead its people practices into the future.

Please join @shrmnextchat at 3 p.m. ET on May 15 for a special #SHRM19 Combo #Nextchat with special guests and #SHRM19 speakers Kris Dunn (@Kris_Dunn) and Tim Sackett (@TimSackett). We’ll chat about how you can prepare yourself for change as it relates to HR, regardless of your persona, and how HR can keep an eye on the fast-moving HR tech landscape.

Q1. Which of the nine faces of HR are best-suited for success in the changing HR marketplace in terms of innovation, change management and adding value?

Q2. How can HR professionals increase their own self-awareness and understanding of how others in their organization perceive their HR ability?

Q3. High-performing HR teams can stumble if they don’t continue to learn, change and innovate. What cognitive or behavioral factors contribute to team or organizational decline?

Q4. How can HR leaders drive innovation and performance at the team level in companies that lack the right mix of personas?

Q5. Which HR technologies will have the most impact on the HR function in the future?

Q6. What advice can you share for running an HR tech demo to get the most out of it in the least amount of time?

Q7. What technology will HR need to lead its people practices into the future?

Q8. What revolutionary workforce practices will drive innovation in today’s tech-savvy workplaces?


See Kris and Tim LIVE at #SHRM19!

Kris Dunn:

MEGA SESSION The Nine Faces of HR, Monday, June 24, 7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

This session coincides with the release of the SHRM-published bookThe Nine Faces of HR by Kris Dunn. 

Kris Dunn’s Book Signing at #SHRM19: Monday, June 24th 9:45am – 10:00AM


Tim Sackett:

The Future of HR Technology: How It Will Impact You and Your Organization, Monday, June 24, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Tim Sackett Book Signing at #SHRM19: Monday, June 24th 2:45pm – 3:00pm


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