Speaker on the topic of digtialization in the human resources sector
On October 26, 2018, the Regensburg Personnel Forum took place for the first time in the heart of Bavaria, in the newly opened ‘marinaforum’. With more than 150 guests, the kick-off event was a complete success! I was invited to this event to speak as a speaker on the topic of “Digitization and HR ” .
At 1:00 p.m., the congress opened with an exciting keynote speech on the subject of “ Human Relations as a Pioneer of Digital Transformation ” by Steffen Brinkmann, Senior Vice President HR Operations at Continental AG. After another lecture, there was a break, which offered ample opportunity to exchange ideas with other HR professionals. In addition to small and medium-sized companies, HR representatives from BASF, XING, BMW, Hilti and Krones were also present. This not only resulted in numerous interesting discussions, but also great opportunities for networking.
Digitization offers HR the chance to reinvent itself
At 3:00 p.m.I started my presentation to managing directors and HR managers on the topic “Digitization offers HR the chance to reinvent itself” . In human resources in particular, the necessary structures must be created in order not only to react passively to trends in the future, but also to recognize them at an early stage and implement them in a way that is appropriate for the target group.
In my presentation, I therefore called for the digital transformation not only to be understood as pure process optimization, but rather to see the opportunities that digitization offers! Because digitization is much more than just the optimization of processes and the adaptation of existing structures. Rather, the digital transformation should create infrastructures and processes in companies that not only support and relieve HR work in the best possible way, but also make the best possible use of the resulting freedom for their own employees. With my lecture, which also dealt with the topics of the shortage of skilled workers, target group-oriented recruiting and personnel software, I hit the nerve of the time.
The official part was rounded off with a keynote by Frank Eilers on the subject of the VUCA world. If you haven’t seen him live yet, you should definitely catch up. Rarely have I laughed so much at a key note and learned so many new things at the same time.
After the official part of the staff forum, the festive prelude began at 6:00 p.m. with greetings from the three university managements. The evening was rounded off with an entertaining program by the course directors and a look back at the tenth anniversary of the Human Resource Master’s course as a cooperation between the three universities in Regensburg, Amberg Weiden and Deggendorf. I am very pleased that I was able to contribute to this successful event as a speaker and I am already looking forward to seeing everyone involved again!