HR Technology Conference 2017 Key Takeaways

Visier booth at the HR Technology Conference 2017The Visier team came back from the 20th annual HR Technology Conference and Exposition (#HRTechConf) buzzing over the bright future of the HR technology industry.

We were excited to hear the importance of data and analytics repeated throughout the conference by several speakers, including at Laszlo Bock’s opening keynote, where he said, “CEOs are looking for more digital and people analytics from their HR departments.”

Analytics wasn’t the only hot topic. From gamification to diversity and inclusion to AI to employee experience, we’ve tried to capture key insights for you here. Please feel free to download our notes straight from the link below!

Download HR Tech 2017 notes

Here’s a taste of some of the great takeaways from this year’s HR Technology Conference:

  • Data-driven organizations have a higher proportion of people managers doing their own analysis to make decisions about their workforce.
  • Collect stories of the people who achieve roofshots (small but important improvements to the business) and share these widely.
  • Gamifying your graduate hiring program can reveal a candidate’s thinking, behavioral and social traits while also eliminating bias from the process.
  • Focus on human-centered design. When you have an in-depth understanding of your workforce, you will be able to use talent analytics in a much more impactful way.
  • To move diversity and inclusion forward, set actionable goals and objectives tied to compensation at the senior level.
  • Don’t start with the technology. Instead, start with your strategy, which should involve vision, prioritization, and action.
  • Make internal training and upskilling within your organization a bigger deal. This gives employees more potential to grow and encourages them to stay.

Speaking of internal training, we launched our newest product at the conference: Visier Learning. Part of the Visier Workforce Intelligence solution, this analytics product connects data from your LMS with other HR and business system data, so you can understand the real impact of learning on both employee and business outcomes. You can discover more about Visier Learning from our press release.

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Josie Sutcliffe |

With a background in Product Management, Business Development, and Marketing for technology start ups, Josie understands that market requirements – in the form of business problems – should drive technology. Experienced at market development, Josie has been an active thought leader for most of her career. When Josie’s not busy handling marketing for Visier, she enjoys travelling with her family, with a particular love for Italian beaches — walk up espresso bars on the sand, who can beat that?

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