The future is now and many fear that technology will take over the world. With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace, people around the world fears massive job displacement coming from automation. Not only hired for doing repetitive tasks in administrative roles, machines are increasingly used in the hiring process as well.
Sarah Wilson, a director of talent acquisition and principal staff officer in Indigo, has been using AI in helping the recruiting process. She uses AI to sort candidate’s applications and resumes. Not only Wilson, unicorn companies such as Banjo, iCarbonX, and X.ai also employ this artificial intelligence technology to reduce the company’s expenses and time.
While technology is proven to help create more cost- and time-efficient recruitment, automation might never replace the power of genuine human interaction. Yet, it can help companies gain the competitive advantage to attract, engage, and develop better talent. Owing to this reason, it is crucial for HR professionals to stay current with the latest HR technology updates through joining forums, subscribing mailing lists, or actively attending HR tech conferences.
Going to HR tech conference will not only give you insights regarding recent HR trends, but also give you a good opportunity to build professional network with experts from the field. Let’s take a look at the reasons why you should attend HR tech conference:
You can always gain new knowledge by attending conferences or seminars. Similarly, by attending HR tech conference, you can expand your knowledge in the field of HR management such as new hiring tech, employee training and development tools, employment and recruitment specialty, HR information system, as well as employee welfare management from HR experts present at the event. Hence, you will receive tried-and-true insights of HR fundamental and innovative practices that can help your business grow.
One of the greatest benefits of attending HR tech conference is that you can establish wider networking peers, vendors, suppliers, and senior HR practitioners. Nowadays, it is important to have a network because not only will it expand your business markets but also company’s expertise. By having a network, there is a great chance to do peer to peer consulting and develop lasting business relationship for your industry.
Furthermore, since the targets of HR tech conference are mostly senior HR practitioners, it means that you can learn how other companies handle their recruitment strategies or how to implement an effective training program that cover hundreds of new employee.
Truly inspiration is how HR tech world describes top HR leaders. As an HR manager, sometimes you might feel underappreciated, under-resourced, and overworked. However, your job requires you to stay inspired as you have to help hundreds of employees grow and succeed. Therefore, every now and then, you should get up from that chair and find inspirations. Attending HR tech conference will give you opportunities to relax, collaborate with your peers, find solutions from different perspectives, and most of all, you can always explore new ideas. Coming to HR tech conference is a fun activity as you can finally get out of the routine and refresh your mind with the new atmosphere.
No matter how long you have been working in HR department, you should always upgrade your skills and learn new things. There will always be new challenges you might have to face every day, therefore new skills is crucial as each problem needs different solution. In HR conference, you can stay up-to-date on the latest HR trends around the world.