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Highlights from Josh Bersin’s 2017 HR Tech Conference Keynote

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This year’s HR Tech was an amazing learning experience for the Pathgather team. Check out a few pics of our team in action on the Expo floor. 

Pathgather at HR Tech Conference 2017


For those who didn’t make it, we wanted to share the highlights from our favorite presentation with Josh Bersin, principal analyst and founder of Bersin by Deloitte. The session was titled, “Digital HR: A New Architecture for Technology” and did not disappoint. 

Disruption is here. 90% of organizations surveyed by MIT and Deloitte anticipate their industries will be disrupted by digital trends. However, the problem isn’t technology. It’s a people problem. We don’t have the right people with the right skills.

HR is being disrupted

We are in a period where we are buying technology, but don’t know how to use it. Since 2011, productivity gains have slowed down significantly. US worker productivity slump

Employees are already being pulled in many directions and have a myriad of distractions (phone, email, etc.). As a result, employees are overwhelmed.

employees are overwhelmed

employees are not engaged

We don’t know what is going to happen yet, but we need to watch and figure out what is going to work.

how technology changes people

Organizations are transitioning from rigid hierarchies to agile structures. Many of these tools break down walls and cilos. They are team-centric and cross-functional. The tech vendors that will succeed focus on unlocking hidden value in the organization and mobilizing it across teams.

changing the way we work

Many organizations are anticipating some degree of robotic automation that will have a substantial impact on talent, and many believe it will create better jobs. However, in 65% of companies HR is not part of this conversation. HR needs to understand emerging technologies to stay relevant, and deliver strategic value.  robots will replace people at work

The good news the HR Tech market is exploding. It is a great time to get educated because everything is being reinvented.

HR tech investment is booking

We to use rate vendors by features. Now the real importance is, will people use this software? Do employees like it?

core hr is shifting focus

You may be thinking all of the systems have converged, but the average number of systems of record has increased from four to seven in one year! No one wants to throw away legacy systems, but investment in new areas like learning and analytics is increasing.

hr system rip and replace

The market is emerging. Many of the parts plug and play with each other.

talent management market landscape

Mobile and video learning is booming. Most of it takes place outside of your LMS and classrooms.

video and mobile learning is booming

Micro-learning is here. Your people need short bursts of learning to help them solve an acute problem.

microlearning vs macrolearning

The corporate L&D landscape is changing rapidly. Everyone is talking about continuous and digital learning, but intelligent learning is right around the corner. It’s time to disrupt your L&D program.

learning and development evolving fast

We are all trying to figure out what our next job is going to be and how learning can get you there.

career models in disruption

There was a dark time in learning, but the light at the end of the tunnel is here. There have been many advancements in the last 12-24 months.The tools are here, and its time to buy.

major developments in corporate learning market

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