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Inspiration & Networking – Top HR Events to attend in Q1 2017

Even though you might prefer blogs or social media to stay up to date regarding the latest trends on the future of work or innovations in workforce technology, talking to your industry peers is always a good idea.

We’ve created a list of the top HR events within the DACH region for the first quarter of 2017:

Like entrepreneurs sharing their failures, some HR departments are coming forward and talk openly about their people management fiascos. If you are interested to hear it firsthand and meet HR leaders from Allianz, Metro AG, MAN and ProSiebenSat.1, please attend the HR failure night on January 19th in Munich.

Digital Workplace Transformation will kick-off as a two-day conference on January 25th in Cologne educating the participants on topic ranging from strategic workforce planning to the digital workplace.

Prof. Dr. Stephan Weinert hosts the HR Symposium 2017 on March 2nd at the University of Dusseldorf to discuss how leadership needs to change in an IOT age.

On March 13th – 14th, it’s time to focus on tools and technology during the Rethink! HR Tech conference in Hamburg. The agenda features Human Resources executives from Mann + Hummel, Deutsche Telekom, Daniel Swarovski Corporation, Fraport, Bilfinger, Festo and many more. This event serves as an “international knowledge & project exchange platform bringing together more than 150 Heads of HR and HR decision makers to discuss key industry topics, share knowledge, create new partnerships and identify opportunities for their business.”

The university of St.Gallen is hosting its annual Leadership Day on March 15th– 16th to discuss the future of work, combining research with real-life applications.

On March 16th– 17th, Jannis Tsalikis is calling for another HR BarCamp in Berlin, where HR professionals explore new concepts alongside consultants and researchers.

CeBit, the world’s largest computer expo, is opening its door on March 20th and features a new summit “Digital Working Worlds” on the first day, which is aimed at HR departments, trade unions, and startups. “This summit examines the emerging challenges of digitalization at work and highlights the latest solutions and current best practice. In a series of keynotes and workshops, the participants will map out a model for the future of work and discuss what needs to happen to make it a reality.”

To help HR professionals “discover cutting-edge strategies for talent management and recruitment in times of global change, digitalization and HR automation,” Quadriga has scheduled its international conference “HR Minds” for March 22nd, which features speakers from Nestlé, Siemens Healthineers, H&M Germany, Gallup and LinkedIn. Participants can “benefit from informal networking sessions and enjoy the HR European Excellence Awards gala in vibrant Berlin.”

Last but not least – under the tagline “Challenge Transformation” the German Association for People Management invites HR enthusiasts and leaders to a congress on March 23rd– 24th in Berlin.

Co-Founder / Chief Solutions Officer at PulseShift and HR technology enthusiast, helping companies create a superior employee experience, making their workforce more engaged, creative and productive.