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Explore the new world of work at the HR Technology Conference

Publication date: August 8, 2022

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HR Technology Conference Chair Steve Boese

The workplace is in a state of flux. Traditional work structures are being overthrown and new forms are emerging rapidly. More and more employers are adopting flexible schedules, telecommuting and hybrid strategies. More workers are changing careers or moving into the gig economy. And previously unthinkable concepts are redefining how organizations operate and manage work teams.

This year’s HR Technology Conference & Expowill take place September 13-16 in Las Vegas and delve deeper into the production’s new reality. SmartBrief spoke with HR Technology Conference Chair Steve Boese about what attendees can see and learn from the show. This interview has been lightly edited for formatting and clarity.

What themes and topics will attendees hear about at this year’s conference?

One of the main themes we cover is ‘New World Jobs’. Explore innovative HR and workplace technologies that can support today’s distributed digital workforce. Learn how technology can drive more sustainable business outcomes and enhance a lasting, thriving workplace culture. And of course, we all know that HR is having a hard time recruiting and retaining people these days, so it’s hard for HR to attract and retain employees in this very tight labor market. We will introduce you to many innovative strategies and new technologies that will help you.

Can you talk about the activities and networking opportunities available to attendees?

Recognized as the industry’s “Town Hall Meeting,” HR Tech brings together top thinkers, strategists, and anyone who needs to learn more for an unparalleled networking experience. This means that all the people you need to meet your current challenges are with you. Featuring thousands of solutions from hundreds of vendors, the world-famous trade show is at the center of most network activity and is further enlivened by fun events such as opening night pub crawls and HR happy hours .

How can first-time attendees get the most out of this event?

The most important thing a newbie to HR Tech can do is plan a schedule. It sounds obvious, but it’s essential because there’s so much going on all the time and so many opportunities to stray from your intentions. Study the agenda ahead of time to identify sessions you can’t miss. Then do the same with the exhibitors. At Expo, he has over 400 HR technology providers covering all aspects of HR, so it can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. Our website and mobile he app have tools to help you narrow down the sessions and exhibitors you are most interested in.

Which session are you excited about?

We are very excited to launch HR Tech this year with Cynthia Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks and renowned HR leader who was named one of the 15 most inspiring female leaders in the world by Forbes last year. In her first 100 days as CEO, she explained how she transformed a toxic and misogynistic culture to create the right environment for employees and to make sure all voices matter. Share what you changed. Additionally, we look forward to Josh Bersin releasing the first findings of his extensive annual HR technology market report. Josh provides valuable insights to help participants better understand his HR technology purchasing decisions and design future-proof solutions that fit the flow of work and life in this digital age of his transformation. don’t forget to provide

What topics or tracks are attendees sure to delve into?

The long and difficult labor market has seen an increasing focus on skill-based talent practices. This approach relies less on resumes and job descriptions, and focuses more on identifying and mapping skills that candidates and current employees possess or can develop. HR Tech provides an opportunity to hear how progressive organizations are using new technologies to identify the employee skills they need to align with their business strategies. This is an important and complex topic that has resurfaced as a priority for organizations as they adapt to their businesses post-pandemic.

Kanoe Namaho is Content Director at SmartBrief Education and Business Services. Please contact her at