The exhibition PERSONAL2016 Nord took place on 26 and 26 April in Hamburg. With around 4,000 HR professionals and management personnel taking part, the event set a new record for number of attendees. The central question of the exhibition was the following: how can employers prepare for the digital shift – with regard to corporate culture, training and education, and recruiting?
Premiere for EASY HR 3.0
EASY SOFTWARE AG was represented with a stand at the event, where we demonstrated innovative solutions related to personnel management on site. We presented the new 3.0 release for the EASY HR solution to the trade fair public for the first time at the exhibition – its integrated applicant management garnered the greatest interest from attendees. Besides the digital personnel file EASY nextPCM Personnel File, visitors also focused on the automated creation of HR documents.
Of “Digital Impatience” and “Platform Capitalism”
Author and blogger Sascha Lobo roused the audience to action as the keynote speaker. In his speech, he spoke about phenomena like “digital impatience” and platform capitalism”. He had a special message in mind for HR departments: if companies want to foster their powers of innovation, they need to work heavily on their culture surrounding mistakes and criticism. He believes HR should take a lead role in this shift. HR professionals need to help their organizations “fail forward”, so to speak, in order to foster innovation.