#hrtechconf 2009

#hrtechconf 2009 Photo by about.me/tracideveau%5B/caption%5D

Breaking news for six people who care about these things:

I am taking briefings from human resources technology vendors at the 17th Annual HR Technology® Conference and Exposition.

The first year that I attended this event — way back in 2009 when it was in Chicago — a guy chased me down on the expo floor and handed me a margarita. You can’t get a better briefing than that.

Over the years, I have feared becoming one of those independent analysts who sits in the corner of a dark room with poor air circulation and sweats through a boring technology briefing. The guy who waits for the right moment to pounce with a switcheroo and sell his overpriced marketing services to a CMO? That guy scares me. That life is not for me.

This year? I want to hear stories.

My audience covers the key demographics of HR Assistants, HR Business Partners, HR Managers, Recruiters, Talent Acquisition Specialists, and the various forms of HR Directors (compensation, benefits, payroll, staffing and general HR). I reach the people who report into the SVP of HR and the CHRO. So I want to represent their interests and know about specific technologies and how they enhance the future of human resources.

I also want to know where your technology breaks.

Do you have something to say to my audience? Do you have a new take on assessments, benefits, compensation and payroll, consulting, employee and manager self-service, employee communications, e-learning, employee engagement, HCM, outplacement, outsourcing, performance management, portals, recruitment, relocation, selection, screening, talent management, testing and surveys, time and attendance, training and development, workforce analytics, workforce management or workforce planning?

Contact me and maybe we can connect at #hrtechconf. I’m not selling anything, and you don’t have to chase me down with a margarita.

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