I had a conversation with a colleague the other day about the upcoming HR Technology Conference and Exposition. “Do HR practitioners attend?” he asked. “I always thought that conference was for IT people.” I had to set him straight.
I told him that not only do HR professionals attend (en masse!) but they come to learn. Just a glance at the agenda shows that session topics cover current and future trends across the entire spectrum of human resources – everything from workforce planning to talent management to employee communications. The Expo Hall, my favorite place to get lost for hours, is certainly one of the largest gatherings of HR technology vendors in one place at one time.
Of course, as the name implies, everything at the conference is anchored by technology. Unfortunately that can make some HR professionals nervous. They wonder if they’re up to the task of diving into a world populated by programmers, UI designers, and people who discuss algorithms for fun.
They shouldn’t be scared. They should be curious.
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