HR Tech Europe 2014 Review: Day One
As quickly as it came around, day one of HR Tech Europe is over. With so much to digest (including some delicious dutch pastries), we thought we would put together a quick review of the day’s activities so you can relive or catch-up on the most significant events of the day.
Talk of the Day - Talking Heads 2014
With so many great talks taking place on day one of HR Tech Europe, the choice of “Talk of the Day” was incredibly tough. In the end, we came to the conclusion that this year’s Talking Heads discussion came out on top.
The panel included representation from Oracle, SAP and Workday as well as many renowned analysts - as moderator Jason Averbook says, “The seven most powerful people in the HR technology space”.
On the slate for discussion where a variety of topics, from HR system upgrades, to the product roadmaps of each vendor present. Check out some of the highlights below.
When considering changing HR system consider a 5-10 year cycle #HRTechEurope— HRMS World (@HRMSworld) October 23, 2014
"Make the change at your pace not at the pace of marketing communication" @vendorprisey #HRTechEurope— HRMS World (@HRMSworld) October 23, 2014
"The concept of a catch all system for HR processes is reaching for the stars" @philww #HRTechEurope - change is too rapid— HRMS World (@HRMSworld) October 23, 2014
What was refreshing about this talk was the way in which the panel called out each other whenever they hinted at hyperbole. It made discussions on vendor shortcomings and collaboration much more dynamic and honest which can only be good for the audience.
Trend of the Day - Vendor Cooperation
Building on our selection for “Talk of the Day”, day one’s most prominent trend was the potential for vendor co-operation in the market. Whether it is the point solutions in DisruptHR who are in partnership with established HR application suite vendors, or Thomas Otter of SAP stating that he would actively recommend another solution if he knew SAP could not provide for the client in that area, HR Tech Europe has seen vendors and technologies coming together in mutually beneficial cooperation to the benefit of the user.
Quote of the Day
The role of managers is to make their people do what they would not normally spontaneously do says Yves Morieux #hrtecheurope— David Wilson (@dwil23) October 23, 2014
Stat of the Day
77% say company culture is just as important as salary! #CanIGetAHellYeah #HRTechEurope @Glassdoor— shauna o'handley (@F3Peep) October 23, 2014
More to follow…..
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