As you all know, HR technology is undergoing tremendous change. Not only are big ERP vendors getting serious about HR and Talent Management (Oracle, SAP, IBM, ADP, and others), but many new startups are bringing exciting new solutions to market.
The themes for HR technology today are cloud, social, mobile, and what we call “systems of engagement.” In my keynote and other activities at the conference I will be bringing the HR analyst perspective straight from Silicon Valley: how are the markets and systems changing, who are some of the “up and coming” vendors, and how do we move from “systems of record” to “systems of engagement.”
If you would like to better understand this issue, read my blog post from last month “Systems of Record vs. Systems of Engagement.”
I’m going to talk with you about the evolution of the HR systems business, and how you can build a technology strategy which both “delivers to the business” and also gives you, as HR leaders, the data, analytics, and tools you need.
Technology’s Role in The New HR Organization
Much of our research over the last few years has focused on identifying the modern new people practices which drive organizations forward. These include critical topics like:
- Empowering first line leaders
- Developing a talent mobility program
- Driving a learning culture
- Implementing social and collaborative learning
- Revamping your HIPO program
- Identifying the modern competencies for leadership
- Implementing a social and continuous sourcing strategy
- Re-thinking your employment brand.
All these critical strategies depend on technology. Can technology “make them happen?” Not alone, now – but with the right technology strategy you can dramatically accelerate and facilitate your move toward a globally integrated, agile HR and talent strategy.
Right before this event we will be launching our brand new talent and learning systems research, and I look forward to sharing those findings with you as well.
I know many of you and look forward to meeting more. We will have several of our analysts on the ground in Amsterdam and I look forward to meeting you there.
In my next post I’ll talk a little bit about “BigData” in HR.
Josh Bersin is CEO and President of Bersin & Associates.