Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend the HR Technology Conference in (you guessed it) Las Vegas. This is my second year attending the show and I must say the event is quickly becoming one of my “must attend” conferences. If you’re looking to step up your technology game, this is absolutely the place to be.
I will be writing more about my takeaways from the conference, but here are a few initial things I wanted to share.
The next big wearable? Headsets. Organizations with open office floorplans allow employees to wear headsets to block noise. If I’m going to wear a headset for long periods of time, I want it to be the headset I want. I saw some very cool headsets from Jabra during the conference. Be sure to check them out.
Get ready for “mobile” and “analytics” to officially hit the buzzword list. Not because they’re bad but because they will be used a lot. Companies want agility and are looking to mobile to get it. People want data to analyze and make good business decisions. Bersin by Deloitte put together a good list of technology trends from the event. Check out what’s number one and two on the list.
Also in the category of trends, I really enjoyed this article from Jason Averbook at Appirrio about trends in human resources jobs. While I’m not sure I agree with the titles, I’m totally on board with the responsibilities he outlines. HR and content strategy? We do that right now. We just don’t necessarily call it that.
We’ve been talking about video being “big” for years. It might actually be happening. Look for video recruiting to become a much bigger conversation. And don’t equate video recruiting with Skype. I’m not anti-Skype but it’s not the real solution. I really liked some of the things I heard from Montage Talent.
It’s budget time in many organizations right now. If technology is on your development plans for 2015, mark your calendars for October 18-21 in Las Vegas. I’ll see you there!
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