Time is changing – specially for HR I see many new topics rising. The term „HR Business Partner“ implies that HR acts as a consultant for business leaders. Based on current evaluations, HR is not the function with the most advanced digital know how, nor being the function with the highest interest in it (still).
In my eyes HR is in front of a major decision about their future: Either administer the current tasks and ongoing actions or designing the organization of the future. If the choice is keeping business as usual, I am quite sure, this will end in being out-sourced fairly soon. We already see digitalized, automated services providing many of the HR services at a much more efficient way than an internal department could. Also being able to benchmark various companies (and sell those results) is a great advantage.
Based on my „Digital Self Assessment“ I put together some questions, HR colleagues might want to ask (themselves):
Once a year the social collaboration professionals and enthusiasts meet in Orlando / USA to present their new ideas, software and achievements in social adoption. IBM as the host of this huge event with about 6.000 participants demonstrated great logistic skills and built a perfect base for all the presentations, sessions, trainings, executive meetings and global networking.
The two major opening shows where really impressive with many VIP guests, who almost all had great stories to tell – as well entertaining and educating. I sure hope we will see some of them as video recordings.
IBM Connect 2014 in Orlando
Also the sessions, where we could meet the product managers and developers where a great opportunity to address important topics directly – and build efficient networks 😉
I want to give you a very brief „notes – protocol“ and some quotes and own thoughts I gathered during the six days – you might get an idea and some inspiration, what it was all about. (mehr …)