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Explore the Transformation of HR at IBM Connect

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As IBM Connect itself transforms, taking place for the first time in San Francisco, what better year to explore the transformation of HR? The landscape is shifting under our feet, powered by new global dynamics as well as new technologies – not least of which is cognitive computing.

There is virtually no part of HR that will remain untouched by cognitive: recruitment, learning, performance management, career development and operational support will all become easier, quicker, more robust and more efficient as new technologies provide instrumental insights and invaluable assistance.

All this will occur despite the upheavals in the talent acquisition environment brought on by challenges such as globalization, skills gaps and the growing power and expectations of candidates. The pace of change will continue to increase but social, analytics, automation and cognitive will rise to the challenge – for example, by improving candidate experiences, and better matching people with jobs.

Everyone will benefit from these advancements, from candidates to recruiters to employees. New tools such as cognitive career coaches will follow and continue to help employees throughout their careers, opening up new opportunities for them, increasing engagement and driving business results for the organization.

This might all sound idealistic, but at IBM Connect 2017, we have four breakout sessions that will discuss how these developments are already in progress and examine what the future has in store:

How Cognitive Solutions Are Transforming the HR Profession (Leo Brajkovich, EMT-1157, Feb. 22 at 9:20 a.m. PT, Engagement Theater, Level 1-EXPO Engagement Theater #300)

With their capacity to think like the human brain and absorb vast amounts of structured and unstructured data, cognitive solutions are creating new possibilities across every profession, including HR.

The Dawn of a New Era in Talent Acquisition: Reimagining the Changing Talent Landscape (Ed Crowe and Mario Del Angel, EMT-1164, Feb. 22 at 11:20 a.m. PT, Level 1-EXPO Engagement Theater #300)

Learn how successful talent acquisition leaders are leveraging data, new technologies and new approaches to gather relevant insights and maximize their talent acquisition practices.

Insight to Activation: Understand Employee Engagement to Drive Business Outcomes (Cliff Ovadia and Duke Daehling, STR-1441, Feb. 22 at 12 p.m. PT, Level 1-EXPO Engagement Theater # 300)

Career Coach – New Insights through Watson Workspace (Stefan Liesche, DEV-1144, Feb. 22 at 12:40 p.m. PT, Level 1-EXPO Engagement Theater #300)

Insight to Activation: Understand Employee Engagement to Drive Business Outcomes – (Cliff Ovadia, Leo Brajkovich)

See real-world examples of organizations using cognitive to increase employee engagement, as well as an overview of an IBM solution that demonstrates the possibilities: IBM Watson Career Coach.

We hope you are able to join us in San Francisco February 20-23. To register for IBM Connect 2017, click here.

Sr. Marketing Manager, IBM

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