It’s that time of year – conference season! HR Tech World Paris takes place October 25-26 in Palais des Congrès. The World's foremost Congress & Expo is recognized globally as the leading event on the Future of Work. It is a great opportunity to discover the ways technology is revolutionising HR, to walk around the exhibit hall and see all of the new software available to HR. And the sessions provide great practical advice that all HR professionals can learn from - it’s not just, “here is a cool new tool.” Instead it’s, “here is how we used a new tool to do something cool.”
If you haven’t seen it, Jonathan Benhamou, CEO and co-founder of PeopleDoc wrote a great post about New Year’s resolutions. You can check it out here. While I was reading the post, it reminded me of goal setting.
According to Equifax Workforce Solutions, 40 percent of employees who leave their jobs do so within the first six months. This can cost organizations thousands of dollars. Once an organization has spent a lot of time and money hiring an employee, the last thing they want is for the employee to leave.
Once you’ve identified a great candidate, the last thing any organization wants is to lose them during the interview phase. That’s why it’s important to have an effective and efficient interview process.
At this year’s HR Technology Conference and Expo, I had the chance to chat with the folks from People Doc and joined them in celebrating their latest round of funding. Our conversation focused on the future. Not just the future for People Doc but for the human resources profession. Of course, recruiting came up. The unemployment rate is at pre-Great Recession levels. It’s becoming increasingly difficult for organization to find the best talent.