The Only HR Technology Conference 2016 Session Guide You Need

The Only HR Technology Conference 2016 Session Guide You NeedThe last quarter for the calendar year is coming up, which means preparations for 2017 are now underway. The timing of the 19th Annual HR Technology Conference & Expo, as always, is impeccable. It’s coming at the perfect time to inspire HR leaders with innovative thinking and new innovations (over 400 companies will be exhibiting, including 40 new startups!).

Steve Boese, conference Co-Chair and industry thought leader, cited five major themes and trends he saw emerging from the conference agenda:

  1. Making Sense of HR and People Data
  2. Engaging and Retaining Talent
  3. The Continuing Impact of Marketing on HR and HR Tech
  4. Succeeding with Modern HR Technology
  5. Design and User Experience Comes to the Forefront

I’d like to add another trend to this list and that is, the rise of women in HR technology leadership. The conference’s inaugural Women In HR Technology takes place on October 4 from 10am-2pm. It’s a first of it’s kind event covering 4 distinct areas led by over 15 highly accomplished female technology executives.

To make your time at #HRTechConf as successful as possible, we’ve picked the top sessions that represent these themes and promise to deliver actionable ideas and inspiring case studies you can use to drive the future of your HR function:

Empowering a Better Candidate Experience: Capital One’s Transformative Business of Recruiting

Wednesday, October 5 @ 11:00am

As Visier’s thought leader, Ian Cook, once said “One of the most important responsibilities a recruiter has is ensuring job candidates have the best experience possible during the application and hiring process.” Learn Capital One’s strategies for emphasizing the candidate as a customer from its Chief People Officer, Christina McClung, and The Talent Board’s Kevin Grossman.

The Datafication of HR: Ask the Expert Panel

Wednesday, October 5 @ 1:15pm

The successful “datafication” of an HR organization involves more than just buying technology. Moderated by Josh Bersin and Visier’s Dave Weisbeck, this panel is packed with best practices and war stories from HR leaders at Kaiser Permanente, CGB Enterprises, and TIAA.

Bill, Brian and Naomi Hash It Out For You!

Wednesday, October 5 @ 3:30pm

With a combined experience of 119 years in HR tech, this trio has seen it all. Bill Kutik, Naomi Bloom, and Brian Sommer will discuss how to leverage new technologies to overcome the biggest challenges facing HR today and give you a better sense of what’s coming down the road so you can prepare for the future.

Visier at HR Technology Conference 2016

The Employer Value Proposition: What the CHRO Needs to Know

Thursday, October 6 @ 11:00am

A strong Employer Value Proposition (EVP) supported by the employer brand helps you attract talent and makes sourcing easier. Led by Madeline Laurano of Aptitude Research Partners and Trish McFarlane of H3HR Advisors, you’ll come away with strategies for using EVP and brand to compete for sought-after talent.

HR Tech for Employees: Penguin Random House’s Evolution to an Employee-Centric Work Experience

Thursday, October 6 @ 4:00pm

HR technology shouldn’t just make HR’s job easier — it should make every employee’s work experience better. Neil Morrison of Penguin Random House and Laurie Ruettimann of LFR LLC share the most effective ways to build an employee-centric company with technology and how to partner with vendors to increase user adoption, try new ideas, and save your organization time and money.

Bonus: HR Tech Happy Hour with Lexy Martin and Visier

Wednesday, October 5 @ 5:30pm, RSVP needed

Join us for drinks, food, and conversation at a free private reception hosted by Visier. Meet and mingle with like-minded HR professionals and Visier’s own HR thought leader, 40-year HR veteran and former author of Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey, Lexy Martin. Space is limited so please register here today.

Can’t join us for Happy Hour? Be sure to leave some time to meet us at the HR Technology Conference! Visit us at Booth #931 and you’ll have a chance to win a SMART car too!

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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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