Top 10 Must-Attend Sessions at #HRTechConf

Top 10 Must-Attend Sessions at #HRTechConf

This is my first year with a press badge for the HR Technology Conference and I will use it to attend sessions! Here are the top ten that i’m most excited about — what about you? Which sessions will you be attending during this year’s conference?

To read more about these sessions visit the HR Technology Conference website. 

Wednesday, Oct 8, 11-12pm

Deploying Technology to Support the HR Experience at MasterCard? Priceless: Learn how MasterCard implemented a new global HR Portal to replace its existing internal solution, as well as a new HR case management solution to support its HR Service Center – solutions that lay the ground work for MasterCard’s global self-service initiative this year and a global HR shared-service center in 2015.

Computational HR: When the Organization Knows Employees Better Than It Knows Customers: Industry thought-leader John Sumser and his panelists will cover the full range of current and future work in the areas of mining social media for employee management capacity; the integration of payroll, scheduling and demand/opportunity loading; plus strategic workforce planning for the modern era.

Wednesday, Oct 8, 1:30-2:30pm

The Modern CHRO: A Conversation With Today’s HR and Business Leaders: This panel of HR technology industry CHROs will discuss not only the personal challenges of being a female technology executive, but will also give their insight on what all CHROs need to focus on today and more!

Scaling Up With Soul: Lessons in Recruiting, Culture and Technology From New Belgium Brewing: Jenny Briggs will share how New Belgium is transforming its talent initiatives to support growth while sustaining its reputation as a “best place to work” and lessons you can use to recruit new talent while still maintaining the quality your organizational culture.

Wendesdsay, Oct 8, 3:30-4:30pm

The Social HR Town Hall: The Social HR Town Hall will bring to life the popular Forbes column 2014: The Year Social HR Matters to discuss and debate how these trends will impact the future of HR. Moderator Jeanne Meister, co-author of The 2020 Workplace, will lead a panel of senior HR leaders as they share their experiences with Social HR and, importantly, its business impact. Then, the audience will be invited to join the discussion of the opportunities, challenges and issues as HR incorporates social technologies in the workplace.

Laws of Attraction: Exposing the Secrets to Success in Recruitment Marketing: Kyle Lagunas will lead a panel of top providers of recruitment marketing and employer branding solutions and two of their corporate clients. You’ll hear an engaging discussion with thought-provoking ideas, leading practices and calls-to-action in recruitment marketing strategies found in today’s highly performing organizations.

Thursday, Oct 9, 10:45-11:45am

Becoming an Employer of Choice: Lessons From HR Leaders: Senior executives from Motley Fool, Twitter and Zillow will explore the characteristics that make them stand out as great places to work for employees and applicants alike. These progressive HR leaders will share what’s working for them, the role that technology plays, how they measure efforts to maintain and improve employee satisfaction, and how you can leverage their successful approaches in your organization.

Thursday, Oct 9, 4:00-5:00pm

How Red Hat Approaches Hiring Beyond Traditional Social Networks: Don Farr will share how Red Hat partnered with Gild to better identify candidates by utilizing data science to analyze developers’ actual code and experience to find candidates based on their proven skills, not just their resumes. This talk will examine how social sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, GitHub and Google Code are changing hiring, and how big data can help companies find, target and get insights into the right candidates. 

How Google Uses Technology to Deliver Global Benefit Administration: Oli Husemeyer will share how Google underwent the process of adopting a global benefits and engagement model and highlight the successes in delivering on global talent strategies as well as lessons learned along the way.

Friday, Oct 10, 9:15-10:15am

Employee Engagement is Broken. Let’s Fix It.: As part of the HR Technology Conference Ideas & Innovators sessions, the panel will discuss the sad fact that one needn’t look much further than Gallup to find the dismal global employee engagement data. What does the data tell us? The majority of employees aren’t very happy at work.

What sessions are you attending and why? Let us know! 

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Jessica Miller-Merrell

Learn more about Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource, and the host of the Workology Podcast. More of her blogs can be found here.


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