DCI at the heart of the HR Tech 2021 conference
Conference Chairman Steve Boese highlights how the increased focus on ED&I will be reflected at HR Tech.
One of the main themes of this year HR technologies conference is the increased prioritization of diversity, equity and inclusion at the highest levels of almost every organization. Everyone involved in these initiatives knows that there is almost no doubt that DCI has gone from “good to have” to “essential for the organization and its future”. And when new workplace agendas and priorities emerge, the HR technology market is always responding to develop solutions that support the demands of HR and the workplace.
This fall at HR Tech we’ve scheduled several sessions to explain how organizations are progressing towards their DE&I goals and, important to the HR technology community, will be showcasing many of the updated and new HR technologies that can help businesses. organizations on this path. When a new focus for HR technology emerges, one of the things we love to do at HR Tech is for industry analysts and thought leaders who spend a lot of time researching the HR tech landscape to share their thoughts. ideas with our audience. So we’ll have Stacia Garr from RedThread Research, one of theHR Tech influencers, on the agenda to discuss “Skills and DEIB: How the biggest HR topics will transform your organization”. This research-based session will help our audience make connections between talent management technology and DE&I initiatives and will be one of the strengths of HR Tech.
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But HR Tech also aims to help our audience see the application of HR technology in the real world, so we also plan to host HR technology case studies from organizations that see positive impacts of the technology on their DE&I programs. A great example that will be showcased at HR Tech is a session titled “How to Increase Fairness Using Data and Technology,” led by Hallie Bregman, Global Head of People Analytics at PTC. In this session, Bregman and his co-presenters will share how they have used HR technology in their organizations to discover insights from people’s data and help their organizations translate that information into action in support of corporate goals. DE&I. They will also discuss how to assess technology for bias, how to find inequalities in the workplace using data, and how technology can drive positive change for the organization and its employees.
These two sessions are great examples of what we are trying to do at HR Tech. They give you an understanding of the major themes and trends in HR technology, while highlighting how these new HR tools are driving change and success for HR leaders and their organizations today. I’m really excited about the evolution of HR technology to support DE&I, and you’ll see that evolution in person at HR Tech this fall.
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Steve Boese is EDH‘s Inside HR Tech Columnist and President of EDH‘s HR Technology Conference®, which runs from September 28 to October 30. 1st 2021, in Las Vegas. He also writes a blog and hosts the HR Happy Hour Show, a radio show and a podcast. It can be emailed to [email protected]