Fear of Technology Is Just An Excuse #HRTechConf

As Labor Day has now come and gone, and the long and sultry days of summer begin shifting towards the cooler, brisker days of fall, the change in seasons also brings us just a little bit closer to the mecca of all things HR tech related, the annual HR Technology Conference.  As we approach what is one of my favorite conferences of the year, of course I begin thinking more and more about the role of technology in our lives and in our companies.  Not that it’s a topic I don’t consider throughout the year, but this time of year it tends to get a much more dedicated amount of consideration in my thoughts.

Despite the fact that I blog, regularly musing about the state of HR and how we can make ourselves and the profession better, at the core I’m an HR practitioner.  That’s my day job, the one that pays the bills.  And though writing has become somewhat of a passion for me, a hobby that I think actually makes me a better HR practitioner, and it’s fun to play the role of industry analyst from time to time, I do in fact hold a job where I’m in the trenches day after day, dealing with a lot of the “unsexy” HR stuff, in addition to the fun, more strategic projects on which I have the opportunity to work.

Read the full post over at the HR Tech Insiders Blog

 About the Author: Jennifer Payne, SPHR, SHRM-SCP has over 16 years of HR experience in employee relations, talent acquisition, and learning & development, and currently works in talent acquisition and development in the retail grocery industry.  She is one of the co-founders of Women of HR, and is currently the Editor of the site. You can connect with her on Twitter as @JennyJensHR and on LinkedIn.


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About the Author

Jennifer Payne

Jennifer Payne is a 20+ year human resources leader with a focus on researching, developing, and implementing talent management programs. She is a believer in lifelong learning and self-development who strives to stay current in HR trends, technology, best practices, and the future of work by sharing knowledge with and learning from HR colleagues and thought leaders across the country and throughout the world through writing, speaking, and involvement in various industry conferences and events.  She is one of the co-founders of Women of HR, and is currently the Editor of the site. You can connect with her on Twitter...

1 Comment

Micole Kaye

I love this article. I specifically love how realistic you are in the practicality of implementing fancy new HR changes into your workforce’s every day practices.

Thanks for the great read, Jennifer! Have a great conference! (:


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