no, we were not there on Monday. but good listening, thinking and sharing we had.
1. Day one. Dubl-in.
What if someone told you tomorrow you will have lunch in a swimming pool and dinner in the train station? If this were before June 2015 – I would have thought joke. Any time from now- i’d say: sure, let’s go to Dublin. Read the rest of this entry »
(Continued from LET’S TALK PASSION, COBBLER. Part 1 of Mission report from HR Tech 2014 Amsterdam.)
If I were to squeeze out just one thought from the whole richness of the conference – that would be: “THE WORLD HAS CHANGED. ADAPT OR PERISH. YES, YOU ALSO, HR.”
Transparency is the most dramatic aspect of this change. When you have always took professional pride in weaving the emperor’s new clothes, you’ll feel like your world is being kicked from under your feet by those immature millennials liking and sharing the fact that your emperor, in fact, isn’t wearing much. You could fight it and lose.Or you could start taking pride in doing something about those clothes.
Have you heard of a Glassdoor? It’s kind of Tripadvisor for employers and jobs. Think now what is more crucial for your employer image – to be among 100 of top employers in Trendence list, or to look good on such peer-to-peer rating site?
Glasdoor CEO and co-founder, ROBERT HOHMAN was at HRTech. Talked about TRANSPARENCY AND THE FUTURE WORKFORCE. However, for reading on my own, I prefer another Robert’s presentation, describing what will the future workplace look like. And the truth (about the future workplace) is: Read the rest of this entry »
HR Tech Europe Conference. Amsterdam, October 24-25. Overwhelming. Noisy. Initially confusing. Even with conference app. One week later – attempt to untangle.
6 thematic streams – HR Technology, HR Shared Services & Outsourcing, Cloud technology streams – for really TECHy ones. Social Enterprise, Future of Work, Talent management – for the ones like me. Sure there was some mingling of profiles: mix up rooms, get exposed to an inspiring presentation and you might change your views on whether it’s always nonsense to put a cart (technology) in front of the horse (cultural change).
The first keynote SMART SIMPLICITY (YVES MORIEUX, The Boston Consulting Group *) – think of engagement. Ever knew that only 11-23% of population feel engaged at work? Read the rest of this entry »
To Belina, Chris, Nadia, Robertas, Vaclav, Kristina and of course Marceline – the lekkerest Hagelslag group of all language courses I had in my life. And I had quite a few .
I am sorry; I can’t cut the navelstreng that kept us attached to each other every Tuesday and Thursday from 13:45 till 15:35. NL emotions continue to overflow me and you are the only people who might understand.
I went to Deventer yesterday to move my daughter from one apartment to another. And I went to the bookshop. And I bought myself a present – Jip and Janneke thing, because I thought it would be awkward if “50 shadows of grey” would be the only book that I would have read under Marceline’s influence. Read the rest of this entry »
#timetochange most of the problems in life are because of 2 reasons: 1) we act without thinking, 2) we think without acting.