Day 3 of the HR Technology Conference brought more insights from thought leaders and analysts. There was something for everyone, from driving HCM adoption to streamlining hiring. And of course, what’s an HR conference without a little ribbing aimed at millennials?
Here’s some of what I heard today.
It’s All About the Experience
Technology no doubt brightens the future of work and as today’s sessions showed, the main impact will be to the HR experience, with job seekers and employees expected to benefit. The areas impacted include:
HR Adoption Processes Matter Too
Experiences can’t happen without the right adoption processes. Whether the goal is measuring ROI or getting staff on board, a successful implementation requires a combination of involving stakeholders and developing a convincing business case.
In the initial session, HR industry analyst Robin Schooling discussed how leaders can drive HR technology adoption and overcome user indifference, ineffective training, and a lack of accountability. In her work with HR organizations, she’s discovered that constant communication, identifying champions and naysayers, and developing training strategies are the way to go. Even after an HCM solution has been deployed, leaders should continue updating content, monitoring ongoing issues, and driving incentivized engagement.
In a second session, Trevor White of Nucleus Research outlined how CFOs should approach HCM implementation and ROI, encouraging leaders to focus on factors such as platform breadth, implementation risk, and overall usability. White also believes that leaders should focus on both direct and indirect benefits, since buyer expectations may not always align with end-user realities.
What Do Different Generations Really Want?
Finally, what’s a conference without a session devoted to comparing millennials to other generations in the workplace? Infor captured everyone’s attention with a session titled “Are Millennials Ruining the Workforce?” More provocative than the title were the results of their cross-generational survey, providing insights that contradict common millennial tropes. A few include:
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