Transform with the Best – Online Conference on Digital Transformation

Transform with the Best – Online Conference on Digital Transformation

Transform with the Best

Digital transformation refers to the changes associated with the application of digital technology in all aspects of human society. Digital transformation may be thought as the third stage of embracing digital technologies: digital competence → digital usage → digital transformation, with usage and transformative ability informing digital literacy. The transformation stage means that digital usages inherently enable new types of innovation and creativity in a particular domain, rather than simply enhance and support the traditional methods.

The use of technology to radically improve performance or reach of enterprises — is a hot topic for companies across the globe. Executives in all industries are using digital advances such as analytics, mobility, social media and smart embedded devices as well as improving their use of traditional technologies such as ERP to change customer relationships, internal processes and value propositions. Other executives, seeing how fast digital technology disrupted media industries in the past decade, know they need to pay attention to changes in their industries now.

Technology innovation is changing the game for businesses, industries, and markets. At the heart of this digital transformation is a host of new technologies that are disrupting the old ways of doing business – with partners, suppliers, and customers.

Digital transformation is the process of shifting your organisation from a legacy approach to new ways of working and thinking using digital, social, mobile and emerging technologies. It involves a change in leadership, different thinking, the encouragement of innovation and new business models, incorporating digitization of assets and an increased use of technology to improve the experience of your organisation’s employees, customers, suppliers, partners and stakeholders.

It could be a wonderful opportunity for us if leaders around the world share their case studies and digital transformation strategies on how large corporations can stay competitive in today’s digital world.

With The Best is organizing an online conference Transform with the Best where high profiled Chief Innovation Officers, CTO’s, CIO’s of top-tier companies, and head of Corporate Accelerators will be sharing their visions on how to keep a company competitive in the rapidly and ever-evolving digital world we are operating in today while offering 1-to-1 speaking sessions, all this from the comfort of your own home.

Who are the Speakers?

Confirmed Speakers | Transform with the Best

More to come…

How it is delivered?

An Interactive Learning Experience

You will be supplied with a set of tools to interact with Digital Transformation experts:

  • a chatroom to ask live questions during the conferences;
  • Q&A forum during the whole event during which both experts and attendees can share knowledge and information;
  • optional 20 minute one-to-one live mentoring sessions with your chosen expert;
  • link to the speakers’ SlideShare presentations;
  • 2 months of guaranteed access to the conferences, SlideShare links and Q&A forum.

Useful Information:

Date: Wednesday 5th, April 2017 10am to 6pm (EDT) – New York Time

Venue: Online

Theme: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Contact: charlin@bemyapp.com

Twitter: @WithTheBest

Official Hashtag:  #TRANSFORMWTB

HRTech Conscience is one of the Partners of Transform with the Best Conference.

It is not a one step process neither there are some cookbook associated with it, it’s a continuous process to improve yourself, to know your options, to help each other’s in achieving the desired heights.

Come let’s join and see how the world is transforming.
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New Speakers at HR Tech World London Have Been Announced

HR Tech World London 2017

LONDON, February 24, 2017 — In addition to recently announced Baroness Karren Brady, Leading UK Female Business Leader, 14 exciting new speakers up on our speakers page.

Chris Parke, CEO of Talking Talent, is joining the WOMEN IN TECH PANEL at the Main Stage.

Chris is CEO and co-founder of Talking Talent, a global coaching and consulting practice. Talking Talent partner with some of the world’s leading organisations to help them accelerate their performance by attracting, retaining and progressing talented women to all levels. It is a real systemic approach to building inclusive cultures.

As the world becomes ever more digitally driven and every industry is being reimagined, the dearth of women in technology is becoming increasingly problematic. In this panel discussion, we will discuss the root causes behind of the lack of women in technology, how this is harming innovation and our collective future and what leading organizations are doing about it.

Other breakout speakers:

Di Macdonald – VP Global Learning & Communications @ Expedia – LEARNING

Di is super passionate about understanding how people want to learn and ensuring solutions fit that. She has worked to build apps to reach global audiences, focusing on creating cool, relevant content.  At Expedia, she has come up with solutions to reach sales people on the go in places from New York to Koh Samui. 

Sue Mace – Head of Talent Development @ Shop Direct – LEARNING

Leading the Talent Development function for Shop Direct, Sue and her team create unique development experiences helping every person in the business be the best they can be and supporting the Shop Direct transformation.  Previous to her role at Shop Direct, Sue held Talent and Leadership Development roles at the University of Liverpool and RSA.

Mark Barlow – CEO & Founder @ AppLearn – ADOPTION

Mark has been working in the HR software field since 2001 (when he founded Qikker Solutions Ltd, which became a performance and talent management solution provider). He is the founder and CEO of AppLearn.

Dr. Conor Taylor –  Physiologist @ GB Cycling Team – ADOPTION

Dr. Conor Taylor is a physiologist for the Great Britain Cycling Team. He drives optimum performance for the Great Britain Cycling Team.

Caroline Porteous – Transformation Leader @ Adobe – DIGITAL HR

Caroline and her team aim to transform the world through digital and exceptional customer experiences, by simplifying and accelerating the way business is done through paperless processes and a mobile first strategy. Caroline’s 15 year experience has focused on IaaS with the digital security of data and SaaS solutions which deliver transformational ROIs.

Piet Hein van Dam – VP Europe @ Seedlink Technologies – DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Piet Hein is a data-entrepreneur combining science and business. He is VP Europe for the AI-startup Seedlink. He was CEO of ‘big data’ startups Wakoopa and Zapaday and is now responsible for rolling out Seedlinks predictive recruitment technology in Europe.

Ineke Pet – Head of HR and Organizational Development @ Martha Flora – DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Head of Organizational Development at Martha Flora in terms of vision and strategic issues including business processes, organizational structure, leadership and investment in people in terms of professionalism and autonomy; with the aim to improve care for elderly with dementia.

Pamela Hutchinson – Head of Diversity & Inclusion EMEA @ Bloomberg LP – DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Pamela is Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Bloomberg. In this role she leads the company’s global diversity and inclusion initiative in the region, serving as a partner and thought leader on strategy and vision. 

Product demo speakers:

Tom Payne – Head of International Client Success @ Adobe

Tom oversees the Client Success organisation in EMEA and APAC for Adobe’s Enterprise Document Cloud customers. His team are responsible for ensuring Adobe’s customers reach return on investment from the products they procure through the life of the relationship. 

Paul Consterdine – Director EMEA @ Thomson Online Benefits

Paul joined Thomsons in April 2010, and his core expertise is in helping global organisations such as Facebook, IBM and Microsoft drive performance through automated benefits management. Paul works to align technology with business goals, delivering tangible value to employees.

Nick Hutchinson – Solutions Consultant @ Lumesse

Nick has been a Solutions Consultant at Lumesse since 2016. He has worked for many years in the recruitment industry delivering the best possible results for his clients and candidate and it’s his job to ensure that Lumesse is on the cutting edge of recruiting technology innovation. 

Fabio Cardilli – European Product Leader @ Talentia Software

Fabio is a graduate in Computer Science with 20 years of experience in the IT Sector. Having worked with many multinational HR software providors, he’s today a passionate product leader bringing vision and creativity to Talentia.

Mark Williams – Research Director @ MHR

Mark is a ‘futurist’ and technology critic, with provocative views of technology and its application in the workplace. He leads the research team at MHR. 

About HR Tech World:

In 5 years, HR Tech World has exponentially grown from 400 to 6000 attendees. In 2017, the appetite for the Greatest HR Shows on Earth will scale to +10,000 attendees from over 120 countries!

Technology continues to change our understanding of the world around us and in ways we had never imagined. Within 10 years, over half of the office occupations in the world will be displaced by technology. How do we manage this? How do we capitalize on this? And where is tech leading the Future of Work?

With Brexit, Cognitive HR, a possible global leadership crisis, and disruptions occurring in unpredictable ways, we’ll be in London to help you navigate the changes and the possibilities interwoven with HR and tech.

Brexit, Trump, and the Future of Work | The HR Tech Weekly®

Brexit, Trump, and the Future of Work

Written by Alex Cooper, on behalf of HR Tech World.

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There’s no doubt the world is going through a huge shift in paradigms when it comes to conceptualizing work. While technology rapidly advances, companies are trying their best to adapt. Tech is changing how we understand what we do, how we work, and even how we see the world around us. The disruption that technology is having in the world of work, however, is not the only disruption entering our lives. With the Brexit referendum passing in the United Kingdom and the election of Donald Trump in the United States, disruption seems to have gone ballistic.

As Josh Bersin notes, understanding the future of work is more than just simply comprehending technological innovation. The political events occurring in some of the world’s leading economic powers are drastically changing our approaches to society, the workplace, and how we view each other. Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, the fact remains that these two events have drastically changed HR and work, not only in the respective countries, but globally.

Brexit, which has dominated the news channels in the U.K. and the E.U, has already had a huge impact on people and work. At the core is the unresolved question as to what this means for those living in the U.K. who are able to work and live there due to the E.U.’s free movement of labor policy. As soon as the results were in, businesses and their HR departments had to immediately confront the problems of how to deal with future recruitment plans and how to manage the implications for staffing and profitability if the U.K. were to leave the European single-market.

The U.K. government, led by Prime Minister Theresa May, currently appears to have set the controls for a hard break with the E.U., and as of yet there is no released plan for the road ahead; in spite of this, somehow companies must reevaluate their talent acquisition plans and employer branding. Although PM May insisted this week that E.U. citizens would maintain their right to live in the U.K. Without a concrete legal guarantee, there is little to stem the tide of fear and uncertainty this creates for people and organisations. The Financial Times recently reported that 58 percent of senior executives in major U.K. companies believe the Brexit referendum has negatively affected business:

“In terms of their priorities for the forthcoming negotiations, the business leaders said movement of labour and access to skilled labour came the highest, followed by securing free trade or retaining the single market with the EU and passporting rights. The interviewees said that to be successful in a post-Brexit UK, they wanted the level and complexity of regulation to be reduced and for it to still be easy to recruit EU staff.”

The other obvious shockwave is the rise of Donald Trump in the United States. President Trump relied heavily on his business experience during the campaign and used it to his advantage with the electorate. Yet, in his two weeks in office, Trump has received a backlash from within the business community due to a recent executive order on immigration.

Business leaders came out strongly against the ban because it directly conflicts with their operations. Bloomberg reported that Google CEO Sunar Pichai sent a note to employees after the order was issued condemning the ban and informing the company that the executive order affected 100 Google employees. Google also recalled staff from abroad because of the roll out of the ban, which temporarily barred even employees with work visas and permanent resident status in the U.S. from re-entering the country.

The order barring individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries—Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen—has since been temporarily stopped by federal court.

At the end of the day, Article 50 still hasn’t been triggered and Trump is only 2 weeks into his presidency with the ban being frozen. However, these situations have caused alarm and posed questions about employees positions within the organizations in which they work, whether they are non-U.K. EU citizens in the U.K. or workers in the U.S. from one of the countries included in Trump’s immigration ban. There are at time of writing no clear paths as to what is next; negotiations between the UK and the E.U. have yet to begin, and in the US states and rights groups are pushing back against the immigration ban through the legal system.

As we move through the first few months of 2017 Brexit and the Trump Presidency leave companies and their HR departments no hiding place; they must begin planning for a wide variety of disruptive scenarios. Businesses are already developing ways to counteract any negative effect and those that are the most agile are often better able to cope with disruption. On the subject of Brexit, for example a Financial Times report states, “A large majority [of business leaders] — 96 per cent — was confident their business could adapt to the consequences of leaving the EU, and more than two-thirds had already taken action in response to the referendum result. A tenth were moving business outside the UK.”

In an interview with HRN about Brexit for the upcoming HR Tech World London show, economist Daniel Thorniley told Peter Russell, Director of Research and Development at HRN, “companies and HR departments will need to show a lot of consideration for staff in how the want to retain staff and motivate them over the next 2-3 years… This time of elevated uncertainty will show which companies can produce Best Practice in HR.”

With socio-economic and political disruption coming in on top of all the media noise on artificial intelligence and robotics it’s no small wonder there is fear and confusion about where the future of work is headed. Precarity does not seem to be dissolving anytime soon; a calm breath, alongside a compassionate and proactive stance should be pushed to the fore. Being preemptive in this regard could save businesses from impaired employee performance, future talent and recruitment headaches, and do much to inject a massive boost of trust and confidence into both worried employees, and those hard-earned employer brands.

About the Author:

Alex Cooper is the Content Specialist of HRN, organizer of HR Tech World shows, and curates the HRN Blog. You can follow him on Twitter @wgacooper.


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Smart Solutions for a Smart Workspace

Smart Workspace Design Summit

Amsterdam, February 6, 2017 – In eight months, design leaders will meet in Amsterdam in order to discuss how workplaces are organized, equipped, managed and how they should look in the future.

Moreover, you’ll be able to find several activities and opportunities under one roof. The exhibition will see delegates, visitors and exhibitors meeting and gaining new contacts and perspectives. The exhibition floor will be populated with various types of smaller stands as well as three big Showcase stands which will provide people with a unique walk-in, touch & feel experience.

Two conferences and four workshops where 50+ speakers, 150+ delegates and 1500+ visitors will bring an interactive experience to all visitors, be they facility managers, architects, designers, technology experts, representatives of startups or members of the general public, make this exhibition a must-attend for fans of design as well as professionals. 

The next Annual Smart Workspace Design Summit is taking place in the beautiful Zuiveringshal West building in Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam.

View all the visiting and exhibiting options and mark the dates 12 – 13 October 2017 in your calendar. 

About Fleming.

Fleming. connects people who know the answers, brings you the know-how you seek and the opportunities you desire, creating Critical Business Connections. After 13 years in the business, Fleming. has grown to offer a complete portfolio of Conferences, Trainings, Exhibitions, Blended Learning and Online Conferences on five continents and in various industries. More than 50,000 satisfied companies supporting, attending, and endorsing Fleming events and using its services every year prove that Fleming. is the right partner to support your business growth and help you achieve your goals.

Fleming. laying the foundation of a digital agenda for HR

HR Transformation Forum

BERLIN, February 2, 2017 – According to a recent report by Forbes Insights and Hitachi Data Systems, digital transformation sits atop the strategic agenda for enterprises. Rapidly evolving digital technology affects all the spheres of our working lives. In the next decade, it is expected that digital will nudge talent management into becoming an activity embedded in the fabric of everyday business, disrupting HR processes and redefining the future of HR itself.

How is digitization changing the nature of work? Are its effects on the various industries the same? What is the role of HR in this transformation?

In light of the big influence of digitization in the field of HR and in order to be responsive to the latest HR trends, Fleming. has decided to organize the HR Transformation Forum.

On 8 – 9 June 2017, experts from Google, Spotify, Uber, Deutsche Telekom, Mondi Group, Nestle, ING, Siemens and others will gather at Mercure Hotel Moa, Berlin, Germany, to lay the groundwork of a digital agenda for HR.

During the two conference days, all participants will have the opportunity to discuss trends transforming HR, cultural change, workforce planning and the data analytics skill set in HR. They will also get a sneak peek into the HR technology of the future in the special block of HR tech demos.

This event will be co-located with the 7th Annual Corporate Le@rning & Corporate Universities Summit.

The full event program may be downloaded here

About Fleming.

Fleming. connects great people, useful know-how and valuable opportunities. With 13 years in the business and 300+ events organized annually, Fleming. has grown to offer a portfolio of Conferences, Trainings, Exhibitions, Blended Learning and Online Conferences. Present on five continents, Fleming. has partnerships to always stay one step ahead. More than 50,000 satisfied companies participating at our events every year prove that Fleming. is the right partner. For more information, visit www.fleming.events.

Contact:

Martina Hrabinska
Marketing Manager
Fleming.
T: +421 257 272 145
F: +421 255 644 490
E: martina.hrabinska@fleming.events
W: www.fleming.events

Corporate Education in the 21st Century

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BERLIN, January 31, 2017 – In this constantly changing world, companies have been striving to keep up with the pace of the dynamic business environment. This isn’t possible without reshaping their learning capabilities – creating new corporate and personal learning environments in order to attract, develop and re-engage their workforces.

Unlike traditional training and development programs, corporate universities offer opportunities for development with a strategic focus, reflecting company priorities and anticipating change.

Seeing corporate learning and corporate universities as a must-have strategic asset and being responsive to the latest corporate learning trends, Fleming. has organized its 7th Annual Corporate Le@rning & Corporate Universities Summit.

Experts from Google Fiber, Deutsche Telekom, Hilton Worldwide, Gazprom International, ING IT Academy, ABN AMRO Bank, GlobalCCU and others will gather on 7 – 9 June 2017 in Mercure Hotel Moa, Berlin, Germany, to build a roadmap to true 21st century learning.

During the two interactive days, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss continuous investments in educational technologies, digital disruption, enhancing learner engagement, adaptive & agile learning, content curation & contextualization and the new roles of corporate universities.

On June 7, Stefaan van Hooydonk, Flipkart, India, and Martijn Rademakers, Center for Strategy & Leadership, Netherlands, will lead a half-day workshop on reinventing corporate learning and university. They offer expert advice on how to turn a learning department into a corporate university and make it a strategic business partner.

This event will be co-located with the HR Transformation Forum.

The full event program may be downloaded here

About Fleming.

Fleming. connects great people, useful know-how and valuable opportunities. With 13 years in the business and 300+ events organized annually, Fleming. has grown to offer a portfolio of Conferences, Trainings, Exhibitions, Blended Learning and Online Conferences. Present on five continents, Fleming. has partnerships to always stay one step ahead. More than 50,000 satisfied companies participating at our events every year prove that Fleming. is the right partner. For more information, visit www.fleming.events.

Contact:

Martina Hrabinska
Marketing Manager
Fleming.
T: +421 257 272 145
F: +421 255 644 490
E: martina.hrabinska@fleming.events
W: www.fleming.events

HR Tech World San Francisco | Press

A NEW WORLD FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK

OFFERING ACCESS TO THE GREATEST AND LARGEST COMMUNITY FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE OF WORK WITH ENTERPRISE DECISION MAKERS FROM +120 COUNTRIES.

ENTERPRISE LEADERS WILL COME TOGETHER WITH THE WHO’S WHO IN THE INDUSTRY AND WORK TOGETHER TO TRANSFORM THE FUTURE OF WORK.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (January 16th, 2017) “We are thrilled and excited to bring HR Tech World to San Francisco” said Marc Coleman, CEO of HRN “Following 5 years successfully disrupting a saturated events industry in London, Paris and Amsterdam, HRN is activating HR Tech World’s newest home and location – San Francisco. Organizations continue to search for new, better and faster as they look to add real value. People are looking for innovation that is authentic and real, for technology that works, but it’s more than that, it’s how do you successfully Unleash Your People? HRN looks forward showcasing the latest innovations to enable that success.”

HR Tech World will gather the Who’s Who of the industry – vendors, global media, disruptHR’s, visionaries, and doers from all over the world – to share ideas on how to transform their organizations, identify the best technologies and ways to apply them for maximum impact and increased value.

Companies at HR Tech World in 2015 represented over 12 trillion USD in combined revenues. Endorsed by visionary leaders including Sir Richard Branson, Rachel Botsman, Gary Hamel and Dan Pink, and described as the fastest growing HR events in the world. For 5 consecutive years SAP SuccessFactors, Oracle and Workday, considered the big three of the HCM software market, have each been lead sponsors – the only show in the world to earn this endorsement.

Testimonials

JASON AVERBOOK

INDUSTRY CHAMPION, WHO HAS DEDICATED HIS FUTURE TO DIGITAL AND PREDICTING THE FUTURE OF WORK, HAD THIS TO SAY:

I could not be more thrilled that HRN is launching their US conference in 2017… The quality, consistency and professionalism that HRN has brought to the HR and workforce technology space in the last 5 years is nothing short of spectacular. The quality of their programming combined with their care for the community they build is so needed as the world of work continues to become more complex and we all continue to think about the digital transformations ahead. Welcome to the US HRN and we can’t wait for you to help us focus on the future.

As someone who has been at every HRN event since its inception, I can state the HR Tech World combines the best content, with the best member care, with the best ongoing community building in our space. There is need for more than a single event in the US and I am thrilled and excited to watch HRN be successful in growing its global footprint in helping us all define and focus on the future of work.

NAOMI BLOOM

WINNER OF THE HRN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD LAST YEAR HAS TESTIFIED THAT:

I’ve been an invited speaker at too many events to count dating back to the mid-70’s, so I know a thing or two about what it takes to deliver not only a great program and effective logistics but also a value-laden, high ROI experience which is remembered and referenced time after time. I’ve been very impressed by the care and creativity with which Marc Coleman and his HRN team have developed the HR Tech World Congress, and with the incredible learning and networking that’s made my time at these conferences so very well spent. You can feel Marc’s capable hand on the tiller as they’ve addressed tremendous growth in both attendees and exhibitors, international expansion, and programming innovation. Best wishes for their continued success as HRN enters the US HR technology event market.

Informations

Insight, inspiration, vision and innovation are watchwords for an attendee experience and richness of content that many thousands already enjoy, and will bring a new dynamic to the US community interested in digital workforce tools and the Future of Work. A world away from tired carpeted halls with little daylight, Fort Mason will enable delegates to enjoy a uniquely Bay Area experience that celebrates San Francisco and the age of innovation.

HRN clients are the most important brands in HR, and Workforce Technology, including many of the world’s most exciting organizations: ADP, Cornerstone, Infor, Oracle, SAP SuccessFactors, Workday, Microsoft, General Electric, Pfizer, Kraft, Google, NGA Human Resources, CoreHR, the FBI, IBM, Careerbuilder, Coca Cola, ExxonMobil, L’Oreal, NASA, Facebook, CrossKnowledge, SmartRecruiters, Benify, Twitter, the US Navy, Avature, Monster and many more.

DON’T MISS OUT ON HR TECH WORLD IN SAN FRANCISCO; MORE THAN JUST AN EXPERIENCE, IT WILL BE THE MOST EXCLUSIVE GATHERING OF SENIOR ENTERPRISE LEADERS IN THE US IN 2017.

ABOUT HRN

Founded in 2011, HRN is a growth company, expanding organically. Our growth has earned us the reputation of producing the fastest growing events in the world on the Future of Work that have helped change the industry. Our goal is to help optimize, enable and unleash people and make the world of work a better place. Since 2011 this vision has become the marketplace of choice for the HR Community.

The HR Tech World portfolio combined rank HRN as the largest Corporate HR Network focused on the Future of Work & Technology. No other community is having such a powerful impact on shaping the Future of Work. Our clients include the most exciting brands and forward thinking organizations in the world. We have set our sights on the future and how to help change the Future of Work, blazing the trail for others to follow.

Get ready, America! The Greatest HR Show on the planet opens its doors in San Francisco from June 14-15, 2017!


Source: HR Tech World San Francisco | Press

The Biggest Change Set For Business Across The Globe

The Agile Working Event

The world of work as we know it is changing. Where, when and how we work and communicate are all questions that are being asked by workforces across the globe and as a result organisations of all sizes are entering a period of significant change as they prepare for the future of work.

The Agile Working Event is a brand new one-day conference that will give senior HR professionals and business owners the opportunity to hear from agile working leaders and industry pioneers who have implemented change that has resulted in success for employees and business. The agenda boasts key organisations such as BT, Nationwide, Eon and Lancaster University as well as a Keynote address from Fiona Cannon of Lloyds Banking Group and CEO of the Agile Future Forum.

We know that a highly engaged workforce has the potential to reduce staff turnover by up to 87% and it is these statistics that are making the headlines and making businesses stop and plan for the future. Prospective employees from the latest generation no longer just think about their pay cheque before accepting a job. Office dynamics, workforce engagement, remote working opportunities, technology enablers and office aesthetics are key priorities when searching for a new role.

Further research has found that losing a valued employee due to poor working conditions or lack of engagement could cost upwards of £10,000. Retaining the best talent in any market is considered business critical and this results from this research further outlines why.

Gone are the days of candidates choosing their new job based on salary alone. Millennials now have a huge expectation of their prospective employer when it comes to technology and remote working availability for example. Yet still employers are making the fatal mistake of offering items such as this as a feature or a benefit of working for said company, rather than a standard requirement.

When it comes to workforce performance, attracting and retaining great people, and overall business success, organisations need to consistently review their operations when looking to adapt an agile working strategy.

The Agile Working Event boasts a line up of speakers whom have campaigned for agile working for business, who challenge ‘the norm’ and ultimately who have a passion in sharing real-life case studies behind their very own agile working journey in order to aid business.

Sebastien Bonicel, Agile Transformation Coach, EON and a key speaker at The Agile Working Event 2017 has based his agile working approach around the relationships within the organanisation and specifically how we communicate, why and when. Sebastien believes that understanding relationships within the workplace is a key indicator as to why we go to work in the first place. One idea that Sebastien has of which he will speak on detail on at the event, even goes as far as having a P&L for relationships in the workplace in order to see how this is linked to both individual and organisation performance.

Event organisers, Sonas Events Ltd, seek to provide a forum for the business community both in the UK and globally in which delegates can share experiences and take away a toolbox of solutions to implement within their own businesses, that ultimately deliver results.

Adam Cox, Director at Sonas Events Ltd said about the launch, “The Agile Working Event launches at an opportune juncture in the future of business. Organisations across the world are consistently reviewing their strategies in order to ensure they are at the forefront of their industry sectors, and as it stands I don’t think the business world has had to prepare for anything quite like this. The rulebook is being thrown out with many organisations encouraging their staff to promote the way in which they want to work rather than dictating it to them. The Agile Working Event aims to bring together like-minded professionals to collaborate, share knowledge and debate key issues facing their operations in obtaining agile working status and I am looking forward to welcoming delegates to London on 29 March 2017”.

For further information on The Agile Working Event please visit:
www.agileworkingevent.com

Early bird tickets are still available for a short time only and you can save £100 on your ticket by clicking here: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/agile-working-event/tickets

The Benefits of Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement is when employees act in a way that furthers their organization’s interests. An engaged employee is a person who is fully involved in, and enthusiastic about, his or her work. It is already clear, with this definition, that employee engagement is something that all the leaders would like to see in their employees, but let’s go deeper in our analysis.

Let’s look at the cost of a disengaged workforce to better understand the significance of employee engagement:

  • Effect on work: the disengaged employee tries to evade work, struggles to meet deadlines and is reluctant to accept additional responsibility.
  • Effect on co-workers: the negativity of a disengaged employee, demonstrated either through rants or complete withdrawal from participation, affects the team morale.
  • Effect on customers: every employee, whether an organization likes it or not, becomes its ambassador. And a disengaged employee either by actively de-selling the organization, or by complete apathy towards their work, product, process, organization, helps create disengaged customers.
  • Effects on productivity: disengaged employees seldom push themselves to meet organizational goals let alone contribute to innovative practices at workplace. Since they do not believe that their work contributes to the organization, they evade completing tasks thereby affecting team productivity.
  • Effect on personal life of employees: a disengaged employee is seldom able to shake off the lethargy and perform in the current organization or land a job of preference. This leads to pent up frustration which may ultimately affect his personal and family life.

Avoiding these costs should be already enough to make employee engagement a priority in any serious company, furthermore an engaged workforce will grant these benefits:

  • Employee satisfaction: if employees are engaged with the company their job satisfaction levels increase. Employees that are engaged and satisfied are very invested in the success of the business and have a high level of commitment and loyalty.
  • Productivity: engaged employees are often top performers, those committed to ‘go the extra mile’ to achieve business success. As an employee becomes more engaged their absenteeism lowers and their motivation increases leading to increased productivity.
  • Retention & recruitment: employees who are engaged significantly lower the company’s turnover. Simply put, when employees are satisfied and engaged they are far more likely to stay with the organization, plus, businesses that have a highly engaged workforce have an increased ability to attract new, qualified employees.
  • Innovation: engaged employees perform at a higher level and bring passion and interest to their job, which often leads to innovation because they strive to efficiently create new products, services and processes.
  • Profitability: companies with more engaged employees tend to have higher profitability rates. The more engaged your employees are the more efficient and productive they become, lowering operating costs and increasing the profit margin.

Clearly the organization benefits, but what about the individual? As an employee, why would you care about being more engaged if it only means you have to work harder and the company reaps all of the rewards? Fortunately, employee engagement is a win-win for the both the employee and employer. Here are a few reasons why you, as employees, should choose to be engaged in your work.

  • Safety: engaged employees have a decreased chance of experiencing an accident at work. When you are engaged in what you do you tend to follow safety procedures more diligently and don’t lose focus as often, thus leading to fewer safety incidents.
  • Better health: employees that are engaged have lower stress and higher interest levels throughout the day. Conversely, disengaged employees are more likely to be depressed than those who are engaged.
  • Happiness: employees can be happy but not fully engaged in their work, but those who are fully engaged in what they do are much more likely to also be happy.
  • Pay and advancement: engaged employees perform better than their peers.  Engaged employees not only work harder, but also work smarter and are able to produce better results. This helps them to earn higher wages, receive faster promotions, and market themselves for better career opportunities.
  • Better home life: if we are disengaged at work, it’s pretty tough to make the switch to an engaged home life. That’s why engaged employees are far more likely to be engaged outside of work as well.

One way to boost employee engagement is to foster real human contact between employees. The current most used solutions fall short as far as creating new relationships is concerned: in big events employees tend to regroup with their teammates. A really effective solution may be organising “micro-events” but for large corporates the administrative burden is often to high to bear.

Woobe makes organising a campaign of hundreds of micro-events not just possible, but even easy. The HR manager selects in few clicks the profiles and the period over which the events will take place and the invitation are automatically sent to the employees based on their agenda’s availability.

Source: The benefits of Employee Engagement – Woobe

Learning from SAP SuccessConnect: Driving the Shift to Digital HR

SAP SaccessConnect 2016 Vienna

In this transformation era, most of companies want to lead with better financial results and with more customer engagement, satisfaction and experiences. Every organization wants to have success before their peers. The transformation is already taking place, mainly starting with Human Resources within the Organizations and Digital HR plays a vital role whether in standardizing and streamlining processes or in helping organizations to transform their HR practices and employee experiences.

SuccessConnect 2016 Vienna has definitely provided the opportunity where one can spend time with people who are successfully navigating through these changes. Learn why they began and how they are proceeding through the journey, including value and results they are achieving.

For those who are not aware of SAP SuccessConnect events, the premier event for human resources (HR) professionals. World’s leading HR executives, business professionals, industry experts, and thought leaders gather who are shaping the way companies are transforming businesses in the digital economy.

Definitely recommended if you want to know how, why and where you need to start the journey to Digital Transformation. Here are some of the recents and upcoming ones.

Join us for SuccessConnect around the globe!

Let’s now share our experiences recently from Vienna, the latest SuccessConnect event. What is important at this time is to know over the experiences, knowledge and challenges in the transformation with Digital HR from the organizations who are already leading their journey.

There are lot of feedback and knowledge sharing from these leading organizations at SuccessConnect. Keynote address with SAP SuccessFactors President Mike Ettling, “Simply Human Show” has provided such experiences of the journey from UCB, Swiss Re and Erste Group Bank.

Franck Cohen, President, SAP Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Mike Ettling, President, SAP SuccessFactors discussed over leadership and diversity. Highly motivated thoughts and styles from two leaders from SAP.

Main Stage SAP SuccessConnect 2016 Vienna

There are other interesting Keynotes, one with Niki Lauda is one of the best Formula 1 drivers and one of the most fascinating personalities in sports and other with Stefan Ries, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE and CHRO and off course Women in Leadership Luncheon, a really good initiative from SAP for sure.

The one with Thomas Otter and Dave Ragones, both group vice presidents of Product Management at SAP SuccessFactors, is definitely under the surveillance from SAP Partners, Vendors and Customers as a whole. They discussed the future directions and trends shaping the SAP SuccessFactors suite of products, over the new product innovation and newly added functionalities. Which are surely the driving points of the transformation for better customer experiences and results.

There are huge numbers of breakout sessions from SAP, partners and customers, sharing their experiences and capabilities. Not easy to attend all of these but the below ones are definitely interesting especially when one is looking for a proper answer, roadmap and guidance for your transformation journey.

From Partners and Customers:

38167: Lufthansa: Side-by-Side Model with SAP SuccessFactors Solutions

38254: Power and Value of Developing an Actionable HR Strategy and Road Map When Transitioning HR

39184: Transforming Global HR – Is There Any Other Way to Work!

38953: How to Support Company Growth and Organizational Change with SAP SuccessFactors Solutions

38149: Kontron: Full Implementation of SAP SuccessFactors Solutions Based on SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions

From SAP:

40390: Introduction and Road Map for SAP SuccessFactors Extensibility

38121: SAP Success Factors Employee Central: Core HR Road Map

38173: Enabling HR Shared Services in Your Organization: SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Service Center

38077: Overview of SAP SuccessFactors Learning and Road Map

38164: Introduction and Roadmap for SAP SuccessFactors Intelligent Services

We personally enjoyed the below session where SAP come over the road maps and options for Payroll in cloud and on-premise.

38128: SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll: Where We Are, Where We’re Going, and How to Get There

The only comprehensive choice and solution for global payroll
Slides are taken as pictures from SAP during SuccessConnect 2016, Vienna

SAP clearly indicated that choices and solutions for Global Payroll are totally depend on the customer’s perspective of their current situation. SAP is offering with 4 options currently where the preferences are clearly indicating to SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll or Managed Payroll. There are a lot of debates going on for these last two options and it is good to know that SAP makes clear indication that those customers who are happy with their current SAP HCM Payroll solution (so far the best option) are not need to move to cloud in hurry.

Why transition (SAP ERP) Payroll to the cloud?
Slides are taken as pictures from SAP during SuccessConnect 2016, Vienna

Transition of Payroll to cloud totally reciprocal to the customer’s satisfaction with their current situation. SAP has also provided two different choices to Payroll delivery for Employee Central,  currently the best choice for Core HR on cloud from SAP.

Payroll delivery options for Employee Central
Slides are taken as pictures from SAP during SuccessConnect 2016, Vienna

So now it’s upon to the organizations who need to decide their own choices from their current situation and their own future roadmap. Further reading on this is recommended from Diginomica.

SAP’s Mike Ettling on the cloud ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’.

There are off course lot of other interesting sessions and there are a lot to discuss and share but we surely need dedicated contents for them. But it is always good to be a part of the most debatable topic, which we have share.

Another interesting best recent announcement from SAP is SAP SuccessFactors Process Library,  the process library for SAP SuccessFactors solutions provides a unique and specific body of knowledge created and maintained by SAP. The process library supports the transformation of HR based on the leading cloud solution for HR and enables customers to drive standardization and fast adoption.

SuccessConnect from SAP is a great place for valuable networking as it is dedicatedly provides the opportunity in driving Digital HR for a Digital Transformation journey.

Meeting Experts, Global colleagues,  Ex-Colleagues, Friends, Social Media Connections and lots of Partners/Vendors at the same place and during the same time is not at all a bad option for sure, specially when the area (Human Resources) of all innovation, thoughts and experiences are the same.

Meeting experts specially SAP Mentors is very common and expected in event like SAP TechEd but SuccessConnect is neither a bad option especially if you are looking for mentors/experts on SAP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors solutions. It is a big plus for any attendee for sure.

Some of the SAP Community folks and Mentors on SAP HCM ERP and SuccessFactors in Vienna
Some of the SAP Community folks and Mentors on SAP HCM ERP and SuccessFactors in Vienna

Now if we come to vendors and partners there is a big list of sponsors in SuccessConnect. It’s great to get collaborate with many of them, grabbing their experiences with other customers, partners and knowing future solutions from SAP which could be a  a great step to know why, how and where to start the journey to Transformation.

Very impressed with NGA HR, who are one of the leaders in Payroll Services and HR Outsourcing. Actually so far they are mainly known for the Payroll and Outsourcing services. But it’s good to know over their Digital HR services as well where they are also leading HR Technology Consulting, HR Transformation Consulting and AMS services.

In this year, SAP has announced over SAP APP Center for customers, there are already more than 1200+ apps in the HANA Cloud Platform from SAP. NGA HR also announced about XtendHR, the future-proofed HR apps. The apps – built on the HR HANA Cloud Platform – help organizations to deploy, roll out, configure and manage SuccessFactors Employee Central faster, safer, better and cheaper. Will be available to anyone easily in this mobile world, where people spend most of their time in APPs onlys.

Similarly Accenture HCM Software is also doing a pretty good in boosting productivity on the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central and SAP on-premise HCM platforms with their own solutions. Similar engagement is also supported by EPIUSE with their own solutions.

All of these three vendors are the premium partners from SAP and there are lot of expectations from the organizations and customers from them who are leading in helping customers in their transformation journey.

Apart from big names it was also interesting to know about some new and potential partners who are doing a fantastic progress with their innovative thoughts and engagement. We are really impressed with IngentisiProCon, TalentTeam, iXerv , WalkMe, Launch … and many more, and some of them are even founded and leaded by SAP Mentors and SAP Alumni.

We are also happy to share our collaboration idea with many of the partners especially on disruption on HR and driving Digital HR for transformation. We were especially engaging with lot of potential startups who are really promising with their innovative solution on HR Technologies. We will be happy to get engage with more and more startups, partners and helping organizations and customers in their transformation journey as well.

Please see our DisruptHR section on our website, you can find some of them, still many to get engage.

DisruptHR

Overall it is a very successful and impressive conference we attended recently so far. There are a lot of potential for most of the organizations as the journey has just began.

We are thankful to SAP and all the sponsors/partners and hope to continue our journey in this Digital Transformation era as well.

About the Author:

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Soumyasanto Sen — Blogger, Speaker and Evangelist in HR Technology who try to think Out of the Box!

Professional Consultant, Manager, Advisor, Investor in HR Tech. Focusing on Strategies, Mobility, Cloud, Analytics, UX, Security, Data Protection, Developments and Integration in HR Technology & Digital HR.


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