HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020: Leveraging technology in the new world of work

As organisations look to adapt to a new world of work post-pandemic, embracing the right technologies is likely to be key.
By: | September 23, 2020

As new work requirements emerge because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some companies have delayed purchasing and implementation plans for some solutions. For others, implementations have been aggressively moved up to accommodate urgent workforce needs.

Collectively however, it is technology that has kept these businesses operational during the pandemic, suggested Josh Bersin, global industry analyst and dean of the Josh Bersin Academy.

In his keynote presentation at HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020 titled HR technology priorities for the post-COVID era, Bersin will discuss how the pandemic has shifted HR technology priorities and highlight the solutions he believes are providing the greatest immediate value.

Drawing on the hundreds of conversations he has conducted with HR leaders over the last six months, as well as from recent research into HR practices implemented as responses to the pandemic, Bersin will also identify solutions that will be critical for sustaining and growing businesses in the post-COVID-era.

Register and reserve your free access pass for HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020 now, and receive a copy of Josh Bersin’s The Big Reset Playbook, where the Josh Bersin Academy lists 20 key priorities identified by HR executives; a new leadership model, back-to-work imperatives and a workplace experience checklist; and case studies from companies such as Autodesk, Yum! Brands, Royal Bank of Canada and Sanofi.

In the new distributed team environment created by the pandemic, many business meetings are now taking place in virtual rooms, where workers need to acquire a new skillset in order to leverage this environment, suggested David Shirley, partner at Flex We Are, a consultancy firm.

He added, “There are new technologies to master and new ways to think about how we create engaging presentations. Waiting for it to be normal again is not a plan that has got a future. Forget about national/international business travel, we are not travelling across the city for a meeting at the moment!”

At HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020, Shirley, during his presentation titled “Win the virtual room”: Leveraging technology in a post COVID-19 distributed team environment, he will present a framework to implement team technologies in a flexible work environment.

He will also introduce team protocols that best fit an organisation, core technologies that will help build a collaborative and flexible team, as well as principles that will support effective communication in an online environment.

Shirley concluded, “Knowing how to create an engaging presentation for an online audience, knowing how to drive the technologies and then bringing both of those together to deliver for success is necessary for those who need to influence and ‘win the virtual room’.”

Join us at the HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020 from September 29 to October 1 for more in-depth discussions and exclusive insights from over 70 of the world’s leading HR thought-leaders as we navigate this new world of work together.

Year 2020 is an exceptional year and to show solidarity with the HR community, the organisers, HRM Asia are offering all HR professionals complimentary access to HR Tech Festival Asia Online this year. The road ahead in the new norm will be challenging. So, spread the word and let’s band together at HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020.

Visit the website for more information, the latest agenda, as well as updates on speakers and exhibitors.