Health and safety on agenda for HR Tech’s final day

John Sumser

Traditionally, the HR technology industry hasn’t considered health and safety to be part of its territory. But that’s changed with COVID-19, which is upending workplace priorities at a rapid pace. Now, smart organizations are learning to address workplace health and safety with the help of tech–even when they don’t have all the answers about how the pandemic will shake out.

That’s the topic of Friday’s opening keynote session by industry analyst John Sumser at the HR Technology Conference & Exposition. The keynote address will be followed by a live Q&A with the founder and principal analyst of

Also on tomorrow’s agenda are several core sessions:

  • Acting on employee feedback with Bank of America: Learn how to connect with employees where they are, in the moments that matter most, and how to use real-time insights to help your organization respond quickly to their evolving expectations.
  • It’s the people who matter | Driving performance for long-term business value: See how exercises like goal-setting, OKRs and CFRs are used to build organizational muscle and support people and their work on a daily basis as well as the larger, long-term impact on business performance as a whole.
  • EX tech with soul | How to harness trends for a ‘future of work’ that actually works: Get a framework for choosing software that brings a greater level of resilience, humanity and soul to the future of work–in a time when we need it most.
  • DeHR, blockchain & employee data ownership: The session describes the role of blockchain in decentralized HR, examines interoperability with specialized blockchains and makes the case for global collaboration.
  • How Kellogg created a global recognition strategy that works: Find out how Kellogg deployed a highly successful global recognition platform and transformed it into an engagement hub. Leaders will also discuss the value of recognition amid a pandemic.
  • Digital HR for business | Planning 2021: Join Jason Averbook as he sets an agenda for 2021, reimagining HR for business with digital people strategies designed to deliver greater value to the business.

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Lisa Buckingham

HR Tech Talks, solution provider and demo sessions are also on the agenda for the final day of the four-day virtual conference. As with other days, attendees also have the opportunity to visit more than 150 exhibitors in the virtual exhibit hall and network with other attendees in the networking lounge.

The conference closes out with a keynote session by Lincoln Financial CHRO Lisa Buckingham–with Ken Solon, the company’s head of digital–about how to lead in a crisis. The two will discuss Lincoln Financial’s four-year digital journey and how forward-thinking digital investments and continuity planning positioned it to respond to COVID-19 by rapidly transitioning to a virtual environment and more effectively planning for the long-term implications of this crisis. Following the final keynote is a live Q&A with Buckingham and Solon.

The HR Tech Conference features free, virtual content through Oct. 30. There is still time to register. For more information, click HERE.

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Kathryn Mayer
Kathryn Mayer is HRE’s former benefits editor and chair of the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference. She has covered benefits for the better part of a decade, and her stories have won multiple awards, including a Jesse H. Neal Award and honors from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the National Federation of Press Women. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Denver.