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March 2015 has been an exciting month for us – leading up to our leading event in European HR Technology we were able to collect the ideas of thought leaders across the globe. Social collaboration has been one of the cornerstones of the buzz at the London conference, and it shows in the ways we were able to span continents and timezones to put together the freshest minds in HR Technology last week.

March Blog Favorites from the HR Tech Europe Blog

The most popular posts on our blog this month were The State of HR Technology in Europe, in which our survey results with Elearnity were published – a thorough look at the challenges and developments in technology, including cloud technology, talent, HCM and more.  The runner-up post looked at the role of HR in large corporations – in Will HR ever Wow the C-Suite David Perring discusses the necessity of CHRO’s being heard at the boardroom table. Andy Campbell on HCM, Data Analytics and Performance Management looks at the top priorities in HCM today, and the best ways to deal with them.

From the Network

Rachel Botsman’s thought provoking take on the collaborative economy raised questions in Dorothy Dalton, which she shares in Rachel Botsman – 21st Century Utopian . Cielo’s David Green lists 6 Key takeaways from HR Tech Europe 2015 – to embrace the network, foster collaboration and for real analytics. Faye Holland looks at WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY, THE HR TECH VIEW – digging into the persistence of gender discrimination in this interesting blend of traditionally masculine(technology) and traditionally feminine (human resources) fields.

Dave Foxall examines social applications in No Social Collaboration? That’s Why Your HRMS Sucks, in terms of productivity and engagement hacking, facilitated sharing, learning and development. Jamie Lawrence in The value of organizational charts asks questions about visualization for talent management and succession planning. The University of Bradford has rolled out ServiceNow to transform the HR department from an annoying laggard, into a strategic asset that’s useful for all – read more on this in diginomica’s article by Janine Milne.

Meghan Biro looks at the 5 main areas in which talent analytics is important for developing HR’s forecasting competence: turnover retention, risk, talent and futurecasting. Joyce Rosenberg’s piece on the dangers of unmonitored (and publicly expressed) comments from employees on social media details the possible actions available for employers.

Word from our experts:

Workday, celebrating their 10th birthday looks at Finance in the cloud. Cornerstone reviews the buzz around video and big data in HR Technology in Why Video is the Next Big Thing in Recruiting. SuccessFactors looks at the Top 10 Myths in HR Cloud Technology. ADP published a research article on HCM for fostering growth by better talent management. Find remote workforce management tips in the post by CrossKnowledge author Steve FIehl.

All in all, March was an exciting month, and we are only beginning to share the incredible plans for our October launch of the HR Tech World Congress, with opening keynote from Sir Richard Branson, also featuring Mary Moloney of CoderDojo and David Shing of Aol. Stay tuned, and follow us for more news on our dedicated twitter, facebook and linkedin accounts.