Hey there HR Pro, having a good summer? I know you are neck deep in recruiting, strategic planning, and employee relations work. I get it. With everything HR is expected to take on day in and day out, it’s easy to get bogged down in the details. But before you get absorbed in that compensation audit, I need a few minutes of your time.
You see, I’m a little concerned about you. You are stuck. You stay in your office all day doing the HR equivalent of “making sure the trains run on time”. That’s awesome. But in the process of busting your butt to ensure that things go smoothly, you are ignoring the WHY behind what you do: People. People are what matter and you aren’t doing them any favors by staying stuck in your HR-centric world.
Luckily, I have a suggestion for you: Get out of your office and head over to Las Vegas for the HR Technology Conference. What? An HR Technology Conference? How is that going to help you with people? Simple. The HR Technology Conference isn’t about technology, it’s about people.
Think about it. 6,000 people converged on Chicago for last year’s conference from all around the world and no, they didn’t do it just for the technology. They did it to network, to hang out with friends, to develop their skills as professionals, to expand their world, to stay abreast of changes in the industry, to let their hair down and party with like minded individuals, and to meet the folks behind the HR technology.
HR Technology is not about the technology. It’s about the people. You don’t buy technology from a company, you buy it from a person. It is built and supported by people. And HR Technology isn’t just something fancy you put on a shelf; it’s something you and your employees use Every. Single. Day. So when you take the initiative to keep up on HR trends, develop yourself as a professional, and embrace tools designed to make your work more efficient you not only become a better HR Pro, you enable yourself to focus on what really matters: the people.
Need more proof? This is Bill Kutik:
Over the last 16 years he has made the HR Technology conference what it is today and he is a pillar of the HR Technology community. And 2013 is his last conference before retirement. So won’t you join him and the thousands of other HR professionals Oct. 6-9th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas? Let’s all come together and give him one hell of a send off.
I’ll even make it easier for you to attend. Just use the Promo Code MOERKE13 (all caps) when you register online www.HRTechConference.com to get $500 off the rack rate of $1,895. The discount does not expire until the conference ends on Oct. 9. You had to know I was going to hook you up.
So for 3 days do your employees and yourself a favor. Get out of your office and reconnect to what really matters: People.