Don’t miss these 5 HR Tech Conference sessions

Here’s a short list of a few of the keynote and panel sessions that will deliver incomparable HR tech insights. 
By: | September 27, 2021

This year’s HR Tech Conference offers a wealth of human resource solutions, best practices and intelligent policies for HR leaders looking to engage their employees in cutting-edge ways that are deliverable, measurable and effective.

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Here are five can’t-miss sessions that will deliver what ambitious and forward-thinking CHROs are looking to add to their toolkits:

Rising Through Change: Leadership for the Road Ahead

This session of the Women in HR Tech conference, a half-day conference that takes place Tuesday morning, is presented by Maryann Abbajay, chief revenue officer; Meg Bear, chief product officer; and Jill Popelka, president of SAP SuccessFactors. This trio of HR experts will examine the new type of leader that organizations need in a post-COVID world. This is someone who combines vision with empathy, agility with empowerment and decision-making with active listening. These SAP SuccessFactors leaders will share their experiences and offer strategies for creating inclusive cultures in hybrid work environments. 

When: 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28

How HR Leaders Can Change the Game

From fighting for equal opportunity to inspiring change through her champion mindset, two-time Olympic gold medalist and New York Times best-selling author of WOLFPACK, Abby Wambach aims to revolutionize leadership development in the workplace. Expounding on her “8 Rules to Change the Game,” Wambach will share her winning strategies to help create an inclusive workplace that empowers and unites the entire team. She’ll demonstrate how to lead from nontraditional roles and positions, how to define and chart success, and how to use failures as motivation to succeed. 

When: 3:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28

HR Technology Reinvented: The Big Shift Towards Work Tech

Driven by the global pandemic, the top vendors have shifted their attention toward integrated “work tech,” which focuses on skills-enabled, design-oriented systems that help HR teams design, manage and monitor all areas of the employee experience. Ground-breaking talent marketplace, integrated learning platforms, and end-to-end wellbeing and employee productivity tools have arrived. As the author of the thought-leading annual report on the state of the HR technology market, analyst Josh Bersin will break down his research and deliver insights on what the shift to work tech means for CHROs’ technology strategy and implementation priorities.

When: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29

The HR Xperience Score From ADP Research Institute

Along with being an HRE Top 100 HR Tech Influencer for 2021, Marcus Buckingham is also a global researcher and New York Times bestselling author focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance, and pioneering the future of how people work. His keynote will expound on the concept of HRXPS and the importance of this measure for HR. Buckingham will explain the primary drivers of improved HRXPS and how using modern HR technologies can influence the HRXPS positively and negatively.

When: 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30

Filling the Talent Machine! Using TA Tech to Populate Your Recruiting Funnel

Hiring has never been more vital in recent memory and it has an impact on every industry and job function after many organizations shut down most of their talent acquisition function during the pandemic. But a strange thing happened: The TA technology landscape added a host of new tools. And because so many TA teams were slimmed down, TA leaders must now answer the age-old question: Do we hire more recruiters or buy better technology? This panel of TA experts and technologists will answer this question and help CHROs meet this pressing demand. The speakers are Kyle Lagunas, global talent acquisition lead, General Motors; Madeline Laurano, founder, Aptitude Research; Kris Dunn, CHRO, Kinetix; and Tim Sackett, president, HRU Technical Resources.

When: 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30

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Phil Albinus is HR Tech Editor for HRE. He has been covering personal and business technology for 25 years and has served as editor and executive editor for a number of financial services, trading technology and employee benefits titles. He is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and lives in the Hudson Valley with his audiologist wife and three adult children. He can be reached at palbinus@lrp.com and followed on Twitter @philalbinus.

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