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    Adapt like a Gecko: Transforming HR Digital Journeys *New Date 8/31

    Date: August 31, 2022, 8:30am
    Free-Members; $10:00-Non Members
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    Technology transformation is the NOW of HR. Participation in this session will help you decide if you are poised to make this transition and if going digital is right for your company.  Automation creates millions of new jobs and should be augmented in HR. Data is now in every employee’s hands and how we implement its tremendous potential should be at the top of every organization’s agenda. We will learn how to build a Technology-driven, data-driven people function that will foster a workplace where people actually want to work.

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    Learning objectives of session:

    • Key Elements of choosing an HR System
    • Resourcing for the Future of Work - better managed workflows, workforce planning, candidate screening, onboarding, as well as the use of virtual assistants or bots to respond to frequently asked questions.
    • Managing Security and Privacy
    • Firsthand experiences around making HR technology work in your organization and success stories are welcome!

    Jay Polaki is the founder of HR Geckos (, an HR Technology & Management company. Jay is also the Founder and CEO of Career Acers –  a professional career counseling and coaching firm that focuses on genuine questions with real impact. Career Acers will help you craft and ace your career success story! Having spent the last two decades in several leadership positions across industries, she has impacted how some of the most important HR functions are defined and executed. While Jay handles clients internationally across all HR Geckos’ markets, she lives, writes, grows tomatoes, solves crosswords, and integrates work into life in the DC metro area.

    Jay holds the Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certifications. She attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUe), graduating with a master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Jay is an official contributing member of the Forbes Human Resources Council and engages global audiences with stories that have defined her work and career in the field of Human Resources over the past two decades through her VODcasts - HR Bytes, and Career Bytes.