HR Tech Preview: Humans and Trends of HR to Follow for 2018

Before you know it the holiday season will be all around us, next year’s plans will be socialized, and the Times Square ball drop will be a fond memory. Now is the time to connect the dots between HR strategy and employee success for your 2018 goals. This post, the HR Tech conference October 10 – 13th, and our #HRTechConf content will help you.

A Reflektive team, led by CMO Julie Knight, is attending the HR Tech conference with a shared mission of helping attendees to reinvent their people management processes so that the primary purpose is to empower their employees to thrive at work. We’ll be in great company as many session speakers and HR community thought leaders are focused on business process and organizational design enabled by human-centered innovation and technology.

Just as seasons change, so too are HR-strategy changes in the air.

Here are some HR Tech sessions we’re interested in and covering; there are too many to list in this post:

    • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (8:30 AM – 9:45 AM) – From Moonshots to Roofshots: What Everyone Gets Wrong About Innovation and How to Get It Right; Laszlo Bock, Google: session link


    • Thursday, October 12, 2017 (1:45 PM – 3:00 PM) – Mega Session: The Business Value of Diversity & Inclusion and the Role of HR and HR Technology; four speakers: session link


    • Thursday, October 12, 2017 (8:30 AM – 9:45 AM) – 20 Years of HR Tech: A Look Back and a Look Forward at the Next 20 Years; six speakers: session link


    • Friday, October 13, 2017 (8:15 AM – 9:15 AM) – Digital HR: A New Architecture for Technology; Josh Bersin: session link 


We look forward to a fantastic experience of learning, networking and sharing for 2018 innovation and success!

With the fourth quarter underway and more customer success front and center, we’re setting our own growth and success goals for 2018. Our time at HR Tech will certainly inform Reflektive strategies. That said, I’m happy to share our October 5th announcement and a brief video interview of Jimmie Tyrrell, co-founder and Head of Security at Reflektive:

“This is an outstanding opportunity for us to expand our global footprint and tap into the creativity of an international team.” – Jimmie Tyrrell, co-founder and Head of Security, Reflektive

HR Community Thought Leaders to Follow

In keeping up with the changing trends, we are always learning. The following people have been identified by various people on our team as having strong insight into the innovative HR space and we’re keeping an eye on what they’re saying.

Three HR Trends We’re Plugged into Big Time

Human Resources is Transforming into Real-time Resources for Humans
According to a Bersin by Deloitte report – ‘Predictions for 2017: Everything is Becoming Digital’ – HR leaders are hyper-focused on understanding and improving employee engagement with the objectives of improving productivity, performance and retention. Real-time feedback and analytics provide new ways for managers and employees to engage around goals, check-ins, recognition, constructive feedback for growth and digital resources. Real-time feedback is also replacing the need for and opportunity cost of annual performance reviews.

Organizational Agility Enables Better Response for Customer Innovation and Success
With the speed of business continuing to increase, there needs to be better collaboration and execution around strategic goals, and to be more responsive to market changes and business demands. At the same time, more employee coaching and real-time development is needed given that diverse workforces include various professional backgrounds, skill levels, performance priorities, and working styles – all trying to keep pace with constant change and faster business cycles. According to Rajeev Behera, organizational agility means all your people are motivated, highly responsive to change, and performing at their best in any business environment.

Employee Experience Attracts and Empowers People and Sustainable Revenue Growth
It’s reasonable to say that employee experience is no longer a nice to have. Significant and widespread shifts with digital technologies, demographic and social changes, and a redefined relationship between the employee and employer all bring new challenges to HR. Research from analysts like David Johnson of Forrester Research shows that employee experience drives productivity, reduces costly turnover, and improves customer experience and financial performance.

Connect and Share with #HRtoRH

There won’t be any shortage of useful content from the HR Tech 2017 community in October and beyond. We started sharing sessions and ideas in September. The Reflektive team at HR Tech in booth 2650 is ready to help you by first understanding your current situation and 2018 goals. From there, we’ll make recommendations with our solutions consulting practice point of view and real-time, performance management demo. If you’re on Twitter, connect and share with #HRtoRH.

Changing-seasons greetings!