Christine McLeod wants to increase your digital IQ. From Axonify to Yammer and Rypple, Glassdoor to Upmo, social technology is fast replacing traditional ways of doing business and human resources professionals need to take note, says the Royal Roads University Graduate Certificate in Strategic Human Resources Management alumna.
“If your employee is unhappy with something they are going to say it and they are going to say it to a lot of people. HR needs to be able to speak the language,” she says. “I really believe that business leaders need to increase their own personal digital IQ.”
That’s where Impact 99 comes in. Founded by McLeod and Pamela Ross, two CHRP certified HR executives, the conference is now in its second year. The interactive one-day event is designed to allow leading experts from companies such as Telus, IBM and Hyatt, and keen professionals to discuss programs and platforms and how best to use them. It is geared toward human resource professionals, c-suite executives and others interested in making the most of their workplace through practical tips and examples of best practices. This year the conference takes place in Vancouver, B.C., Oct. 2 and in Toronto, Ont., Oct. 24.
“The world of HR is changing a lot. Social media and technology are transforming every aspect of business and HR is no exception,” McLeod says. “We need to rethink all of these aspects of HR that are not always human or resourceful...”
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