Great sessions from HR Tech 2015

The 2015 HR Tech Conference, took place at Mandalay Bay and thousands of folks come to check out the latest and greatest when of HR technology products and services. Here are a few sessions we enjoyed at HR Tech 2015. 

Beyond the Hype: What’s Really Important in HR Technology Today Trish McFarlane, CEO, H3HR Advisors Steve Boese, Co-Chair, HR Technology Conference Cecile Alper-Leroux, VP, Innovation, Ultimate Software Parker Conrad, Co-Founder & CEO, Zenefits Mike Ettling, President, SAP SuccessFactors Leighanne Levensaler, SVP, Products, Workday Howard Tarnoff, SVP, Ceridian

How can HR technology help CHROs improve workforce performance, increase employee engagement and impact bottom-line results for their organization? Not an easy question to answer. And in a complex HR technology market, HR leaders need to know what is truly important and transformational — not just what’s trendy. Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane, hosts of the popular “HR Happy Hour” podcast, will moderate a discussion featuring several of HR technology’s most accomplished product leaders, strategists and customer success advocates who will share their insights on the most important HR and HR technology issues today. You’ll gain a better understanding of which HR technology trends really matter for organizations now and how best to prepare for the future. You’ll leave with actionable ideas on how to achieve the most value from your current and planned HR technology investments.

Talent Acquisition Analytics: Moving From Data Collection to Data InsightsGerry Crispin, Principal & Co-Founder, CareerXRoads Melissa Feigelson, PhD, Workforce Analytics Manager, BASF Chris Havrilla, VP, HR Technology, ADP Ronan McCann, Director of Data Warehousing & Workforce Analytics, Nike Frank Wittenauer, Executive Vice President of Talent and Technology, Match Marketing Group

This panel of talent acquisition experts, representing employers and solution providers, will share how HR and Talent Acquisition leaders can better make sense of the data their recruiting function offers, and provide insight into recent successes, failures and challenges in coming months and beyond. By focusing on data integrity you’ll learn how to ensure that the data collected around Talent Acquisition can be made more reliable. These experts will also discuss how to develop the right set of questions that every employer must answer to align their recruiting function to business strategy and long-term success. Plus, industry legend Gerry Crispin will share his unique perspectives on the data deluge in modern recruiting and allow plenty of time for questions.

Selecting the “Right” HR Technology Solution Provider George LaRocque, Principal Analyst, Starr ConspiracyMartin Burns, Direct Sourcing & Technology Channel Lead, PwCKristin McDonald, Global Manager, Employee Engagement, The Coca-Cola Company Jillian Moulton, HR Director, JW Player

You’ve built your HR technology strategy and won approval for your business case — now the fun really begins! It's time for the solution provider selection process. Hear directly from a group of HR executives who have selected HCM, talent acquisition and employee engagement solutions. You’ll learn how these HR leaders cut through the marketing noise to conduct market research, evaluated leading and emerging brands in the solution category, created a list of potential solution providers, and identified the right criteria upon which to evaluate providers. Plus, you'll hear how and when they interacted with the solution providers, managed the discovery and demonstration processes, and finally made solution provider decisions. Not all solution providers are created equal. Here’s your chance to find out how you can make the “right” and informed choice to ensure project success.

How Silicon Valley's Best Employers Use Benefits to Drive Employee EngagementJennifer Benz, Founder & CEO, Benz Communications Rosemary Arriada-Keiper, Senior Director, Rewards, Adobe Sarah Lecuna, Benefits Manager, Intuit

From on-site luxuries to controversial benefits like unlimited time off and advanced fertility treatments, Silicon Valley companies are constantly in the news for their perks and benefits. What doesn't always make the headlines is the strategic and business-focused ways they use benefits to attract, retain and engage employees. Three of those innovative employers will dig into how they design, implement and communicate benefits to engage employees, drive participation and create the best business results. You'll hear how successful companies tie their benefits strategy to their business strategy and how modern technology and innovative communications strategies help improve employees’ understanding, appreciation and use of their benefits. Plus, you’ll find out how to use technology to gather employee data and feedback to create unique programs for your workforce, and best practices for promoting benefits during recruiting, new hire orientation and ongoing engagement so you too can build a benefits strategy that drives organizational success.

HR Analytics in a Changing World: How Unilever Enables Growth Through Insight Ben Hawley, HR Director, Organization & Analytics, Unilever Placid Jover, VP, Organization Performance Analytics, Unilever

No longer can HR continue developing strategy and tactics simply from a perspective borne out of years of experience. HR in the future will require a focus on data and fact-based insight. Unilever has recognized the need to change from a world of “I think” to one of “I know.” Ben Hawley and Placid Jover will share how Unilever is building a new function and capability within HR using new analytical techniques, collaborating with a new set of partners (as well as the traditional ones), investing in new capabilities and technologies, and bringing insight that is predictive and ultimately prescriptive. Hear how Uniliver brought all these elements together into a roadmap that is actionable and traceable to the P&L, creating the momentum for a transformational change in how HR is conducted, both within Unilever and beyond.

About Culture Amp

We've brought together experts in technology, data science and organizational psychology to ensure you can get the clarity you need, when you need it. Measuring employee engagement, experience and 360° feedback is simple using Culture Amp.

Learn more