Last week, HR Grapevine visited the UNLEASH conference in Amsterdam (October 23rd-24th).
Previously known as HR Tech World, the conference is self-stated as being a forum to discuss the future of work.
At the conference, HR Grapevine were lucky enough to sit down with Mark Coleman, CEO and Founder of UNLEASH as he explained what the conference aims to do and where the future of HR is.
With UNLEASH offering exhibitors stands and a constant stream of seminars, as well as top-level keynotes on the mainstage, Coleman noted how it can be “difficult” for people coming to the show for the first time.
He said: “A lot of people coming to the show are coming here for the first time and it can be difficult for them. We have mainstage mayhem where the inspiration is.
“We had Andrew Keane on how to fix the future whilst Josh Bersin gave us all the latest insights for next year and what the disruptions coming through for next year are.”
With such big-name “HR gurus”, in Coleman’s words, leading the day, the UNLEASH Founder explained that the show is about creating a space to discuss ideas about where HR will go next.
“What we’re trying to do is to bring in the inspiration and do what HR need to do and get back to its roots,” he said. “It’s been talked about here [at UNLEASH} – and now organisations are looking for the relationship intelligence and employing relationship officers.
“Rooted in what we’re trying to do is show that technology is the enabler but it’s not all about technology. We’re trying to bring the human factor back into it – and you’re seeing that across all our keynotes this year.”
Previously, Sir Richard Branson, Ariana Huffington and Simon Sinek have given keynote talks at UNLEASH events.
The next UNLEASH event is in London, March 19-20th 2019. Click here to find out more.
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