The annual HR Tech Conference kicks off this week! Haven’t had enough time to plan your schedule? We get it. As a busy HR/IT professional, you’ve got a lot on your plate. HR Tech is one of the fastest-growing HR gatherings in the world (they’re expecting more than 8,000 people), and lucky for you, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest insights. To get you started, here are our tips on how to make the most of your time at HR Tech!
According to Deloitte’s 2015 Global Human Capital Trends Survey, today’s HR team is fast-paced and intricately tied to a company’s business operations. That’s because technology helps business leaders make data-driven decisions. Of the 3,300 HR and business leaders that Deloitte surveyed:
Based on these statistics, HR technology can play a critical role in helping you drive efficiency, make decisions, and propel your business forward.
Conference Tip: Attend the HR executive-tracked session, Beyond the Hype: What’s Really Important in HR Technology Today, on Monday, October 19th at 1:30PM, so you can bring back expert knowledge and juicy details your boss really wants to hear!
Did we mention demos? Product demonstrations will be plentiful at HR Tech. Instead of passing them by, make them your focus. After all, it’s likely the main reason you’re at this conference is to make your company’s HR more efficient. And guess what? These tools can help you and your organization. So go ahead: demo everything that catches your eye. Ask presenters questions:
After each booth, make a list of your top takeaways and collect the vendor’s contact information to follow-up.
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This one might seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people attend conferences and forget to socialize.
Make it your mission to behave (at least a little) like you’re in Vegas. Attend a party, and commit to meeting and getting the contact info for one person at the event. Feeling adventurous? Keep it going. Practice the art of conversation and you never know who you might end up meeting. They may know where to find the best hors d’oeuvres or which product is best for you.
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