5 Ways to Get What you Want out of HR Tech

Packing for your trip to Las Vegas for HR Tech? Collaborative Solutions is! HR Technology Conference is the world’s leading conference and expo on technology for Human Resource executives and professionals, and the Collaborative Solutions team has been attending and exhibiting at HR Tech for years, and this conference is a favorite for us. The energy at HR Tech is always high, and each year we walk away with new ideas and insights. Check out our top five ways to get what you want out of HR Tech this year!



Prepare Questions in Advance

Hundreds of software and service vendors will be eager to speak with you at the Expo, so come prepared with questions that will help you make decisions, educate your team, and potentially make a case for a new direction for your organization. For some suggestions on how to prepare your questions, check out industry thought leader Naomi Bloom’s most recent blog post on this topic, which explores what to ask at HR Tech!

Study the Session Catalogue

You're there to learn, so be sure you've mapped out the sessions you'd like to attend. But don't just stick to the obvious ones... we've found that we get the most out of attending sessions on topics that are slightly out of our wheelhouse. They offer a different perspective and can help with challenges your firm is facing right now, from recruiting to creating your strategic HR technology plan.  Our top recommendation? Make time to attend the session with our customer MGM, who will be presenting on how its new HR strategy played out – five years later. Check out more information below:

Michelle DiTondo, SVP, Human Resources, MGM Resorts International
Dave Duffield, Co-Founder/Chairman of the Board, Workday
Monday, October 19th, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
MGM knows the core of continued success is engaged and motivated employees. In 2010 MGM embarked on a new HR strategy across its brands that would enable managers to spend less time on administrative tasks and more time with employees — coaching, engaging and rewarding them for providing great service. It also needed to hire approximately 25,000 employees, a task that required greater visibility into their workforce and improved recruiting capabilities. Five years later, MGM has infused employee-focused HR initiatives and is on track to achieve its vision of becoming one company with one culture. See how implementing each step in the talent lifecycle can improve your employee engagement.

Network, Network, Network

Conferences like HR Tech offer almost unlimited networking potential. Strike up conversations while you wait for sessions to start, attend happy hours and parties, and make a point to sit with new people at lunch. You're with thousands of people who do what you do and face the same challenges, so commiserate, pick their brains, and exchange information so you can keep in touch. While you’re at it, stop by booth #2516 to speak with some of our best and brightest consultants!

Attend Interactive Live Demos

Between sessions, head over to the Demo Room for demos from dozens of vendors. These demos offer the opportunity to see software in action and in use-cases that are relevant to your organization. These interactive demonstrations are always a hit for prospective customers who’d like to see more of the functionality up close and personal. Workday’s Demo Room is from 1:45-2:45 pm on Monday, October 19th, in Room 2.

Join the Social Media Conversation!

It's likely that you are one of a select group of people from your team who were selected to go to HR Tech. Share the wealth by live-tweeting sessions so that your team at home can follow along and learn with you. Follow #HRTechConf to keep a pulse on everything conference-related, and follow us on social media below!

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