October is here and, not only does it signal the contemplative fall season, for us at Ultimate Software, it means the exciting HR Technology Conference & Expo is just around the corner! Held this year October 18–21 in Las Vegas, HR Tech is packed with panel discussions and special events that delve into current trends and best practices, while providing an expert glimpse into the future. It’s also a prime chance to reconnect and network with professionals from all sectors of the HCM industry. Several of my colleagues and I are thrilled to be participating in a variety of sessions throughout the four-day conference, highlighted by an exclusive preview of Ultimate’s Affordable Care Act compliance tools and services. Here’s a look at where you’ll find Ultimate during HR Tech: Monday, October 19 Join our VP of Products, Martin Hartshorne, and other industry experts for a discussion on Building the Next Generation of HR Analytics Technology. Discover what’s influencing the design, creation, and delivery of HCM analytics—from predictive to prescriptive—and learn how to prepare for what’s ahead. Speaking of the future, Adam Rogers, Ultimate’s chief technology officer, will sit down with Colleen Wood, SVP of HR at LivingSocial, to analyze the impact of millennials in the workforce. Engaging and Retaining a New Generation of Workers at LivingSocial explores new research on millennials’ workplace expectations. Adam and Colleen will share strategies and the best technologies for recruiting, retaining, and engaging your youngest employees to drive success in your organization. Also on Monday, I’ll be on an expert panel titled Beyond the Hype: What’s Really Important in HR Technology Today. We’ll demystify popular trends and focus on the truly important and transformational issues facing today’s companies, as well as provide actionable strategies for achieving the most value from your HR technology investments. Before wrapping up your first full day at HR Tech, join us for our special demonstration presentation: Turning Confusion into Confidence: An Exclusive Look at UltiPro®’s ACA Technology and Services. See firsthand how Ultimate Software, a certified, IRS-approved transmitter, is helping companies make sense of the seemingly ever-changing healthcare legislation so they can prepare, complete, and file all of the required ACA forms and avoid costly penalties. Spots for this session are filling up fast, as ACA compliance is critical for companies across the U.S., so be sure to register today. Tuesday, October 20 I’m also extremely excited that Ultimate will take part in the inaugural HR Tech Hackathon, pitting teams of talented engineers and designers in a friendly, but competitive, development showcase. See what kinds of innovative solutions the teams create to address real HR and business issues, and vote on your favorites at the live unveiling event. After the Hackathon, don’t miss Building and Leading a World-Class Technical Team, featuring Ultimate’s VP of Talent, Laura Lee Gentry. No matter what industry you’re in, chances are technology plays a role in your success. But building a successful engineering and technology team is anything but easy. Laura Lee and fellow experts will discuss how to attract and develop the talent capable of solving your top challenges. Remember to visit Ultimate Software at Booth #1835 any time during HR Tech and say hello. You’ll also want to stop by our Relaxation and Recharge station just outside the exhibit hall, where you can enjoy a free massage and charge your mobile devices. It’s the perfect way to recharge your batteries! We’ll see you soon at HR Tech!
About Cecile Alper-Leroux
Cecile Alper-Leroux is Ultimate Software’s Vice President of HCM Innovation. With more than 20 years’ experience in both national and global markets, Cecile is an internationally sought-out speaker, thought leader, and visionary on human capital management trends, hot topics, and global strategies