Last week was a great week. It was my fifth time attending SHRM Annual and my fourth time presenting. It’s always an honor to be there sharing information and to hear some of the great speakers that talk about what is next for human resources. This year I presented with my HR Happy Hour host, Steve Boese. Steve and I led a session on HR technology implementation. I’m passionate on the topic as someone who has bought and implemented different technologies. It was nice to see that we had 300+ attendees show up for our 7 am session! Not an easy feat in Las Vegas.
The size of the crowd, the high level of attendee enthusiasm and engagement, and the really long line of folks who came up to chat after the session was completed was a great indicator of the continuing and increasing importance of technology to the HR professional.
The slide deck we shared is up on Slideshare and also embedded below, (Email and RSS subscribers may need to click through).
The big messages that Steve and I shared were a few – that even in the age of modern SaaS technology platforms the fundamentals of great project management remain important. Executive support, a dedicated project team, intentional attention to change management, and making sure the ‘right’ users at all levels of the organization are appropriately engaged in the implementation project are just as important in 2015 as they were in 1995.
This was a fun session to present, and we want to thank everyone who came out as well as the folks at SHRM for allowing us to be a part of the event.
We’d love any thoughts, comments, suggestions any one has on this deck as well!