In the book Never Eat Alone, Keith Ferrazzi talks about the power of building powerful personal and professional networks: one person, one relationship, at a time.
One of the things that has been missing in the recent weeks and months for many of the leaders I’m talking to is an opportunity to hear from other senior executives. We often use live, in-person events as an opportunity to talk with other leaders, network, and build connections that we can rely on for future conversations, but it’s much harder to do that in a virtual format, so many events just ignore it and focus instead on the content.
That may not be a limiting factor right away, but scientist Ben Waber’s research shows that the longer we go between times of natural, organic conversation, the less innovative we become over time. That’s why it is critical to make this kind of networking a priority.
I am working with the team that puts on the popular HR Tech Connect events as a speaker for the upcoming HR Tech Roundtable. It is open to anyone who wants to join and hear the latest trends, but it also will have practitioner-led case studies and exclusive, private roundtables for HR executives to chat together and build those important connections we need to get our work done.
This event is sponsored by Kronos and Starmind already, both incredible technology players in our industry, to help bring education and networking opportunities to the HR executive community.
It is free to attend, and we’d love to have you participate. It happens Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET | 11:00 – 1:30 PT.
Ben Eubanks is the Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory. He is an author, speaker, and researcher with a passion for telling stories and making complex topics easy to understand.
His latest book Talent Scarcity answers the question every business leader has asked in recent years: “Where are all the people, and how do we get them back to work?” It shares practical and strategic recruiting and retention ideas and case studies for every employer.
His first book, Artificial Intelligence for HR, is the world’s most-cited resource on AI applications for hiring, development, and employee experience.
Ben has more than 10 years of experience both as an HR/recruiting executive as well as a researcher on workplace topics. His work is practical, relevant, and valued by practitioners from F100 firms to SMB organizations across the globe.
He has spoken to tens of thousands of HR professionals across the globe and enjoys sharing about technology, talent practices, and more. His speaking credits include the SHRM Annual Conference, Seminarium International, PeopleMatters Dubai and India, and over 100 other notable events.