Assurex Conference Highlights

Our CEO Jamie Hawkins and Josh Hoover, Director of Client Relations and Strategic Initiatives, presented at the Annual EB Assurex Global Conference. The conference took place in Phoenix, AZ from March 14-16. During that weekend, we gained many valuable insights and new experiences. Now we are ready and excited to share some of those with you.

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Without a Problem, There is No Solution

Tiffanie Lewis, Director of Data Transformation & Insights at General Motors (GM) was the keynote speaker and covered HR Technology. During her presentation, she spoke about the impact of technology and data analytics on organizations. She said that “successful projects cannot exist without a well-defined problem.” This statement was not only truthful but poignant. We referenced this quote during our presentation when talking about some challenges that clients face when evaluating their technology.

At BTR we often have clients that want their technology to not only solve their problems but also to define them. In our experience, this is putting the cart before the horse. Instead, we do our best to ensure that our clients understand that when it comes to implementing HR technology in the workplace, it’s not about WHAT they are doing, it’s about HOW they are doing it.

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It’s Not All Work and No Play

Beyond the presentations, we also had the opportunity to catch up with our friends and partners at Lipscomb & Pitts, The Horton Group, IMA, Cottingham & Butler, Wortham, Oswald, Henderson Brothers, and Bolton & Co. (Not mentioned was Josh’s ability – or lack thereof – to hit a golf ball at the Top Golf Outing.)

All in all, the weekend proved to be highly eventful and informative. We took away many great lessons from our peers and fellow HR Tech experts. We are already looking forward participating in our next conference. Each conference we attend provides a unique opportunity for us to further learn and grow.