The HR Tech World Congress was an insightful place of big ideas and innovation. It felt like every HR expert from all over the world, not just Europe, had gathered for a common cause.
Paris provided a pristine backdrop for the conference, with many sights and experiences around for attendees when outside of the conference. But that’s not to say the French culture was kept out of the conference entirely.
Here are the top 5 talking points at the HR Tech Conference this year in Paris:
Treating candidates right creates long term relationships
One aspect moving up in the world is the Candidate experience. Creating relationships with candidates means they will keep trying for positions at your organisation.
The growing talent shortage means candidates will choose where they work, and it will be up to organisations to convince them to join. Build relationships with candidates now, so you stay at the top of their list as
Build relationships with candidates now, so you stay at the top of their list as preferred place to work.
Brilliant #candidateexperience insight from @therecruiterguy at #HRTechWorld pic.twitter.com/Gh0TSaQCNU — Andy Headworth (@andyheadworth) October 28, 2015
4 Brilliant examples of comps who drove recruiting thru gr8 hiring manager engagement #HRTechWorld pic.twitter.com/9oZaNfOgzj
— Johnny Campbell (@SocialTalent) October 27, 2015
Total : a good candidate experience will lead to candidate relationship management #hrtechworld — Bertrand Duperrin (@bduperrin) October 28, 2015
Changes in HR Tech lead to changes in required skill sets
Ignore technological innovations at your peril. Technology is shaping the HR space in more ways than you can imagine, and changing the skill sets required of HR specialists as a result. There will be more apps with a focus on
There will be more apps with a focus on employee wellbeing and engagement than ever before. Technology is no longer about improving employee output in direct terms.
You will need to make sure your employees are fit and healthy if you want them to be productive.
10 Tech trends HR can’t ignore. Adapted from @josh_bersin at #hrtechworld Notice behavioural economics pic.twitter.com/tRZaf2q5IJ — Virpi Oinonen (@voinonen) October 28, 2015
Learning about tech that drives employee engagement w/ Kevin from MSCI. #HRTechWorld https://t.co/ohSSep9TS1 pic.twitter.com/Kky62rqfTi
— Crystal Miller (@TheOneCrystal) October 27, 2015
People will need to constantly update their skillset: jobs will disappear and new ones will appear due to digital tech #HRTechWorld — Christop Vanden Eede (@cvandeneede) October 28, 2015
The social workplace is on the rise
David Shing is AOL’s digital prophet. He shared his insights at HR Tech World on how social recognition will become the most important metric in the workplace.
HR technology is moving towards a model of faster recognition, where feedback becomes an ongoing process. You can already see the emergence of social tools in the workplace through programs that place an emphasis on collaboration.
My sketched notes of @shingy ‘s keynote #HRTechWorld pic.twitter.com/gz0rYoBimv — Frederic Williquet (@fredericw) October 28, 2015
As @shingy says, storytelling is key. The story behind intelligent services: https://t.co/snMNxZbKmH #hrtechworld https://t.co/taBcVkFTaR — Christa Degnan (@ChristaDegnan) October 28, 2015
“More people die from extreme selfies than shark attacks…” Incredible but true according to @Shingy #HRTechWorld — David Green (@david_green_uk) October 28, 2015
Say ‘screw it, just do it.’ Wisdom from Sir Richard Branson
Richard Branson is an entrepreneurial visionary who has been changing the world for decades. He brought us cheaper air travel, improved phone service, and Tubular Bells. Richard Branson has encyclopedic knowledge on managing people, drawing from the many businesses he’s run through his Virgin empire. As always, Branson was more than willing to share his knowledge on managing people and how to work at peak performance in anything you do.
“You spend most of your life working so it should be enjoyable” – wise words from @richardbranson at #HRTechWorld https://t.co/3IDktnuyO2 — HR magazine (@hrmagazine) October 28, 2015
“The best way of learning anything is by doing.” – Richard Branson #speaker #HRtechworld pic.twitter.com/PoRaPHtY2Y — softfactors_com (@softfactors_com) July 12, 2015
People are looking for an opportunity to grow at work
Josh Bersin is the go-to guide on the direction of HR. His insights into HR tech are invaluable for anyone looking to develop the future workplace and engage their employees. Bersin gave his insights into how HR tech will change in the coming years, and how to align these changes with the desires of employees. HR tech should be used to facilitate growth in employees, removing procedural barriers that stop employees from doing their best.
“Our role should be the #productivity police,” says @Josh_Bersin at #HRTechWorld https://t.co/e8oFv8QVlb — HR magazine (@hrmagazine) November 1, 2015
The top 10 #HR trends you must not ignore – @Josh_Bersin in the #DisruptHR lounge at #HRTechWorld pic.twitter.com/bwWxMkpvB7 — David Green (@david_green_uk) October 28, 2015
@Josh_Bersin People are looking for an experience at work not just a job! #HRTechWorld pic.twitter.com/apAb4Spw9r — HRCurator (@HRCurator) October 27, 2015
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