B2B Trending Conversations: HR Tech Edition

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Welcome back to another installment of B2B Trending Conversations, wherein our editors pick a timely topic and your humble correspondent taps the tweets generating the most buzz. This week we’re all about HR Tech as HR Tech Conference fast approaches. We’ve got a great expo promo code, tips on making the most of your conference experience and an invitation to the concurrent InfluenceHR gathering. There’s also an infographic on CEO succession planning and tips for successful SaaS implementation for HR Tech, and it’s all presented in an easily digestible format ideal for your busy schedule. So, without any further ado…

HR Tech conference promo code

It’s that time again when HR Tech and B2B professionals converge for the annual HR Tech Conference. This premier can’t-miss event will be held October 4-7 at McCormick Place in Chicago and will feature sessions presented by senior HR Tech executives from companies including Cisco, Citigroup, Siemens, Dell, Southwest Airlines and others. Use the promo code TW75 when registering to attend the conference expo for only $75 on any one day of your choice.

HR Tech conference tips

HR Tech guru Naomi Bloom shares 10 tips for attendees of next month’s HR Tech Conference. From researching vendors of interest and attending as many sessions as possible to leaving time for bathroom breaks and planning for next year’s conference, Bloom lends her considerable expertise to ensure your 2016 HR Tech Conference is as pleasantly productive as possible. “Most important,” writes Bloom, “whichever conferences you attend, be sure to say thank you to the conference organizers.  They work their butts of all year to give you the best possible learning/networking/problem solving experience, and they deserve our gratitude.”

InfluenceHR

While you’re in Chicago, make sure to check out this year’s InfluenceHR on October 3-4. It’s really easy to do if you’re attending HR Tech Conference — they’re both on at the same time at McCormick Place! Why InfluenceHR? Quite simply, it’s the only B2B marketing event for HR Tech. Plus, you’ll get to see “Silicon Valley” star Thomas Middleditch, along with an all-star lineup of HR Tech and B2B marketing professionals.

SaaS implementation for HR Tech

As HR becomes an increasingly digital affair, technology — especially Cloud SaaS — helps HR professionals complete critical management work more efficiently and effectively. If you are among the growing number of HR executives who have decided to move HR management into the cloud, congratulations! Next comes the formidable task of quickly integrating HR tech with your company as smoothly as possible. Perils and pitfalls abound. But this helpful Cactus Soft blog will help you safely and successfully navigate the minefield of SaaS implementation.

Succession planning

Did you know that fully half of all companies with revenue exceeding $500 million don’t have a proper CEO succession plan in place? This is astonishing considering how important succession plans are to any company’s future success. This Norwich University infographic shared by TalentGuard shows how companies struggle to implement such plans even when they know a quarter of all CEOs intend to leave their posts within the next two years. Don’t panic if you don’t have a succession plan in place, but you should definitely assess your company’s current culture and consider whether placing an interim leader could be a viable solution in the event your CEO calls it quits.

That’s all for this week. We’ll be back again next week with another edition of B2B Trending Conversations. Until then, you can check out last week’s column on Salesforce’s epic shopping spree here and as always, keep those pitches and that great B2B content coming our way via @b2bnewsnetwork.

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Brett Wilkins

Brett Wilkins

Brett Wilkins is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for U.S. news. Based in San Francisco, he is the editor and publisher of Moral Low Ground and is a Yahoo! Featured Political Contributor.