HR Tech Europe 2014 Preview: Day One

This Thursday, the world’s fastest growing HR Event gets underway in Amsterdam. We will be at HR Tech Europe 2014 and will be covering all the key talks, discussions and events so you can hear about the important changes taking place in the HR technology market.

In this article, we preview day one of the event, Thursday 23rd October, and pick out some of the highlights from what is a rich and diverse agenda.

Main Stage

HRMS World’s Pick: Talking Heads 2014
Main Stage, 2.15pm - 3.15pm

The panel for Talking Heads 2014 reads like a who’s who of HR technology superpowers. With representation for Oracle, SAP and Workday, the panel is set to provide a unique insight into vendor outlook on the market. Not only are HR technology vendors well represented, the panel, moderated by Jason Averbook, also contains some of the most well-respected analysts in HR technology - Josh Bersin of Bersin by Deloitte, Holger Mueller of Constellation Research and Phil Wainwright of Diginomica. If you are looking to get a headstart on developments in the HR technology market, look no further.

“Bringing together not only some of the most knowledgeable and influential people in our industry but also people who definitely don't always agree on the topics under discussion!”

#HRTechEurope on Twitter: Holger Mueller / Josh Bersin / Phil Wainwright / Jason Averbook

HR Technology

HRMS World’s Pick: Unwrapping the 17th Annual CedarCrestone HR Systems International Survey Findings: Changing the Discussion on HR Systems
Emerald Room, 4.30pm - 5.00pm

Stacey Harris, VP of Research and Analytics, shares and discusses the findings from the latest HR systems survey from Sierra-Cedar. Last year’s pearls of wisdom included a 67% growth in adoption of mobile-enabled processes and a 50% growth in adoption of social-enabled processes.

“The longest running industry research shared freely with the HR community tracks the adoption, deployment approaches, and value achieved from enterprise HR technologies.”

#HRTechEurope on Twitter: Stacey Harris / Sierra-Cedar

Future of Workforce Learning

HRMS World’s Pick: Future Innovations in Learning
Room No G104, 5.00pm - 5.30pm

David Perring, Director of Research at Elearnity takes a look at the emerging trends that will affect your learning department, from big data to augmented reality.

#HRTechEurope on Twitter: David Perring

HR Shared Services & Outsourcing

HRMS World’s Pick: The Value of HR Technology and Metrics for Service Delivery
Room No. G104., 2.45pm - 5.30pm

Fredric Svensson, Senior Global HRIS Project Leader at Sony Mobile, delves into HR Shared Services Centers. The talk discusses how Sony leveraged HR technology to drive change in this area as well as highlighting some of the metrics used to evaluate and track progress.

Social Enterprise

HRMS World’s Pick: Where Collaborative Tools are Key to Company Culture
Room No. G106., 11.40am - 12.05pm

If you are concerned about employee engagement levels, this is one for you. Dan Pontefract, Author of FLAT ARMY, explains the strategies that helped TELUS shift their employee engagement levels from 53% to 83% in half a decade.

#HRTechEurope on Twitter: Dan Pontefract

Talent Management

HRMS World’s Pick: From Performance Gaps to Individual Performance Improvement
Room No. 107., 5.00pm - 5.15pm

Anna Simioni, Leadership and Change Practice Leader at The Boston Consulting Group, discusses why forward looking employee development plans, rather than those based on performance appraisal systems, create the right conditions for individual performance improvement.

Labs and Executive Briefings

HRMS World’s Pick: The BIG HRMS/Talent Management Overhaul
Room No. G109. 11.15am-1.00pm

Before heading off to battle it out on the Talking Heads panel, Holger Mueller leads a discussion on the overhaul of legacy HRMS. Learning more about the when, how and why is a must for those of you out there who are disillusioned with your current HR system.

What a first day. For live coverage of these talks, the latest news from the conference and more, follow HRMS World on Twitter.

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Tom Feltham

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Tom Feltham is the Editor and Content Guru at HRMS World. In between updating our HRMS software guides and managing our expert contributors, Tom keeps tabs on the HR technology market and occasionally puts his thoughts on paper.

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Tom Feltham