Big Human Resources Conferences in 2014

Julie Shenkman
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With the advent of data-driven hiring systems and mobile tracking apps, the human resources field is changing quickly. It can be difficult to keep up with new developments on your own. By attending HR conferences, you can network with other professionals, learn about new technologies, and identify strategies that might work for your business.

For most human resources professionals, travel and conference budgets are limited. To make the most of your available funds, identify the biggest HR conferences. In doing so, you can gain access to the best speakers and the widest range of information sessions, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.

One of the biggest and most important HR conferences in 2014 is the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition. This year, the big conference is taking place in Orlando, Florida, from June 22 to June 25. Two of the biggest draws at the conference are the general session speaker, Tom Friedman, and the closing general session speaker, Laura Bush.

The SHRM conference also includes a number of sessions that cover subjects ranging from talent management to employment law and legislation. Sessions are arranged into the Masters Series, which explore topics in depth, and Mega Sessions, which tackle broader subjects. The conference also features the SHRM Exposition, featuring more than seven hundred exhibits.

According to a recent story from CNBC, data analysis products and algorithms are becoming more sophisticated; as this happens, data-driving hiring technology will become more accessible for smaller businesses. If you're interested in HR conferences that help you integrate new technology products into your human resources department, the Human Resource Executive's HR Technology Conference and Exposition is a good choice. It takes place between October 7 and October 10 at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference includes a number of speakers, such as Aron Ain, the CEO of Kronos, and Ann Le Cam, the Vice President of HR & Production Management at Walt Disney Animation Studios. The exposition includes more than three hundred exhibitors who cover topics like employee communications and workforce planning.

Another big conference in the human resources field is the HR People & Strategy (HRPS) conference: Reset: New Realities for the New Economy. When it comes to HR conferences, the 2014 HRPS event is ideal for companies that want to adjust their practices to suit the changing state of the economy. The global conference takes place in La Jolla, California, from March 30 to April 2. It focuses on global expansion, strategic planning, and talent acquisition.

By choosing the best HR conferences for your business goals, you can make the most effective use of your yearly budget. Whether you want to transition to a high-technology hiring system or expand to a global market, you'll find a conference in 2014 to meet your needs.



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