#hrtechconf – Ultimate Software's Blog http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com Thoughts on Putting People First in the Workplace Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:58:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Ultimate’s Innovation Team Builds Virtual-Assistant App at #HRTechConf Hackathon http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/virtual-hr-assistant-hrtechconf-2017/ http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/virtual-hr-assistant-hrtechconf-2017/#respond Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:40:46 +0000 http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/?p=721 The recently wrapped 2016 HR Technology Conference & Exposition brought together thousands of HCM professionals in Chicago for a four-day discussion of today’s trending topics and tomorrow’s exciting innovations across the industry. One of the highlights of this year’s HR Tech was the second annual Hackathon, where several teams of developers had the opportunity to […]

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The recently wrapped 2016 HR Technology Conference & Exposition brought together thousands of HCM professionals in Chicago for a four-day discussion of today’s trending topics and tomorrow’s exciting innovations across the industry.

One of the highlights of this year’s HR Tech was the second annual Hackathon, where several teams of developers had the opportunity to showcase their ingenuity and ability to address some of the most pressing challenges organizations face today in HR and business—all in just 48 hours.

As an interactive twist to the friendly competition this year, HR Tech attendees had the chance to brainstorm and supply a collective list of challenges for the teams to tackle during the Hackathon. Ultimate Software’s team selected “Systems Integration” after conversing with conference attendees who described the time-consuming process of having to switch back and forth among several systems to complete their daily tasks.

The attendees wished for a way to easily access key information and combine crucial functionality across systems to achieve optimal results with their technology. With a challenge identified, Ultimate’s Innovation Team set out to deliver a viable solution—envisioned as a sort of “Siri for HR.”

After coding nonstop against the ticking clock and functioning on little sleep, the team emerged two days later with its creation: UltiMatt, a virtual assistant that could integrate with such systems as Salesforce, Microsoft Outlook, Virgin Pulse, and—most importantly—Ultimate’s UltiPro®.

Inherently designed for putting people first and simplifying work life for professionals everywhere, UltiMatt could help sales representatives stay in contact with potential customers and track the progress of their sales quota. It could keep customer service representatives focused on resolving their high-priority inquiries. It could even aid an HR generalist in organizing a busy day or scheduling some well-earned time off with a simple voice command.

UltiMatt proved a crowd favorite among HR Tech attendees, with Ultimate’s app receiving a majority of the vote for best innovation during the Hackathon solution showcase.

Virtual assistants for personal use have quickly risen in popularity, and they represent great potential for innovation in the HCM domain. As demonstrated by Ultimate’s UltiMatt at HR Tech, there are countless tasks that artificial intelligence could assist with.

By one day adopting virtual assistants, HR professionals and business leaders can spend less time completing trivial tasks and more time connecting with real people.

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Where to Catch Ultimate Software at #HRTechConf 2016 http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/ultimate-software-hrtechconf-2016-awesome-new-technology/ http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/ultimate-software-hrtechconf-2016-awesome-new-technology/#respond Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:07:53 +0000 http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/?p=705 With every October comes the annual HR Technology Conference & Expo, held this year October 4–7 in Chicago. It’s a pivotal time across the HR tech space, and there’s no shortage of innovative and exciting developments ahead. Several of my colleagues and I will be at this year’s HR Tech conference, participating in many panels […]

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With every October comes the annual HR Technology Conference & Expo, held this year October 4–7 in Chicago. It’s a pivotal time across the HR tech space, and there’s no shortage of innovative and exciting developments ahead. Several of my colleagues and I will be at this year’s HR Tech conference, participating in many panels and sessions, discussing hot topics and trends, sharing current best practices, and previewing what’s in store when it comes to tech advances for HR professionals and organizations.

If you’re heading to HR Tech 2016, here’s where you can catch Ultimate Software:

Tuesday, October 4
On Tuesday, Cecile Alper-Leroux, Ultimate’s vice president of HCM innovation, will take part in a first-of-its-kind event. Women in HR Technology is designed to empower women in HR and in HR tech to grow as people and professionals. Join Cecile and other accomplished tech execs as they share their stories about rising to leadership roles and discuss how successful organizations create workplace cultures in which women thrive.

Wednesday, October 5
Wednesday is a full day with several Ultimate events, from conversations with our customers to special looks at the latest UltiPro® features. Learn How Armacell Inspires Engagement in a Global Workforce when Cecile sits down with Keith Norwood, Armacell’s chief human resources officer. Then, join Cecile for Payroll 2.0: Innovation in the First HR Technology Application, an expert panel with insights on how payroll helps provide increased value to organizations and improves employees’ access to important information.

Also on Wednesday, Awesome New Technologies for HR will feature UltiPro’s new Leadership Actions tool, which helps managers become better people leaders. Using machine learning-driven prescriptive analytics technology, UltiPro’s Leadership Actions offers managers a variety of actionable steps for engaging individual team members, with a focus on developing and retaining key talent—all while supporting cultural and management initiatives within the organization.

HR Tech also offers a first look at Ultimate’s latest solution, UltiPro Perception, in an exclusive demo titled To Improve the Employee Experience, You Must First Understand It. UltiPro Perception helps companies make employee-survey data actionable—by analyzing not just what people are saying about their work experience, but also how they feel about it. Don’t miss your chance to see UltiPro Perception in action. Space is limited and you must preregister to attend this session. Sign up now at www.ultimatesoftware.com/HRTech2016.

Thursday, October 6
On Thursday, see what’s ahead in the field of predictive and prescriptive analytics with The Evolution and Future of HR Analytics Technology, a panel featuring Brian Kelly, Ultimate’s senior director of strategy. Learn how HR analytics can provide the most value for organizations and where this game-changing technology is heading over the next few years.

 And back by popular demand, it’s the second annual HR Technology Conference Hackathon. If you attended HR Tech last year, or are familiar with other hackathons, you know this is a can’t-miss event. Teams of talented engineers and designers, including Ultimate’s UltiPro developers, will have just 48 hours to design, build, and demonstrate a brand-new solution that addresses real HR and business challenges. Be there for the big-reveal showcase on Thursday to see the creative concepts these teams come up with and to cast a vote for your favorite application.

Friday, October 7
Friday morning features an Ultimate double-header with back-to-back sessions to wrap up the conference. First, join me and Cecile for the Ideas and Innovators in HR panel, bringing together some of the most innovative minds in the industry. We’ll share cutting-edge ideas about HR, technology, and the workplace. Then, head over to Managing Workforce Retention and Identifying High Performers with Predictive Analytics to hear my conversation with Gregg Paulk, director of information technologies at Anderson Center for Autism. We’ll discuss best practices and daily uses for predictive analytics, and how organizations can best connect people and data for HR success.

HR Tech is jam-packed with useful information and networking opportunities for all members of the HCM industry. No matter which panels and events you attend, be sure to check out Ultimate Software at Booth #916 any time during the conference. 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 up your mobile devices—a must throughout the four-day conference.

If you can’t make the conference in person, or just want to keep up with all that’s happening, remember to follow @HRTechConf and @UltimateHCM on Twitter for real-time updates.

See you at HR Tech!

The HR Technology Conference is right around the corner. See what Ultimate Software is up to!

The HR Technology Conference is right around the corner. See what Ultimate Software is up to!

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A Spirited Look at HR Tech 2015 http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/spirited-look-hr-tech-2015/ http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/spirited-look-hr-tech-2015/#respond Tue, 29 Sep 2015 08:51:10 +0000 http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/?p=372 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 […]

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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!

 

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HR Technology Season! http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/hr-technology-season/ http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/hr-technology-season/#respond Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:27:45 +0000 http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/?p=178 For those of us who live at least part of our lives in the world of HR technology, October conjures up images of pumpkins, apple cider, autumn leaves changing… and of course the HR Technology Conference & Expo. It’s always a highlight of the year and a great place to connect and reconnect with friends […]

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For those of us who live at least part of our lives in the world of HR technology, October conjures up images of pumpkins, apple cider, autumn leaves changing… and of course the HR Technology Conference & Expo. It’s always a highlight of the year and a great place to connect and reconnect with friends and colleagues across the vendor, partner, and customer communities!

The people and atmosphere make it a particularly exciting forum for exploring innovations across the industry! This year, Ultimate Software will be showcasing not only new products and partnerships, but we will be sharing our technology innovations and a completely new way to engage new hires in any organization!

HR Technology Season

We hope that you’ll join us for a few of the exciting activities planned for the conference. Ultimate was selected to be among only six “Awesome New Technologies for Established Vendors” that will be recognized in a general session on Thursday, October 9th, 1:30 pm. During the session, we’ll demonstrate how we’ve put the candidate and new hire at the center of the new UltiPro Recruiting and UltiPro Onboarding solutions. These solutions take a fresh, bold approach to hiring and onboarding with a highly engaging user experience, empowering your employees to unlock their potential from first interaction to productivity. These solutions are also completely mobile-ready with responsive design that can be accessed from anywhere, anytime.

We’ll present a customer success story from Bloomin’ Brands – operator of well-known restaurants including Carrabba’s and Outback Steakhouse. Then we’ll give you a more extensive preview at the all-new UltiPro Onboarding solution including an interactive timeline, instant networking with social media, accelerated ways to create incentive, learning opportunities any more. Space is limited for these presentations, so please register at www.ultimatesoftware.com/OnboardingLook. Adam Rogers will also be on hand for a panel session discussing the current trends and future of HR Technology alongside other industry leaders.

To register for the HR Technology Conference, visit to www.hrtechconference.com/register and please follow #hrtechconf and @UltimateHCM for real-time updates.

 

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