HR Happy Hour 180 – ‘Putting People First’ (Live from Ultimate Connections 2014)
Recorded Thursday, April 10, 2014
Last week Steve and I attended Ultimate Software’s Annual Connections User Conference in Las Vegas and sat down with Cecile Alper-Leroux to get an update on some of the exciting developments and happenings at Ultimate Software. We talked about some of the ways that putting People First – in software design and in the approach to talent management, and how that leads to the best outcomes for both individuals and organizations is the key to sustained success.
Ultimate Software, across their thousands of customers, supports over 15 million people records in the cloud. Cecile shared with us one of the primary considerations that Ultimate takes into account when building software for so many people – the almost radically different expectations people have in their relationship with any technology. People’s personal lives are filled with technologies that are adaptive, responsive, fun, engaging, and are also simple to use. Those expectations and demands are now being placed on the technologies that we use in workplace as well. Cecile shared the key things to consider: provide user value, hook users in early with a great experience, and be useful and help them get their jobs done.
We also talked about the ridiculous labor laws in France and how we all want to live there.
Ultimate Software through their innovative technology solutions, focus on designing software experiences that place the individual’s needs at the forefront, and from the deep experience that comes from over two decades of supporting their thousands of customers, have evolved to become one of the most important and influential HR technology solution providers in the industry today.
This was a really fun and interesting show and I encourage you to give it a listen.
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This was a fun and informative show and we would like to thank Cecile and everyone at Ultimate Software for allowing the HR Happy Hour Show to be a part of Connections 2014.