Our 13th annual conference, Cornerstone Convergence, kicked off yesterday with a question from CEO and founder Adam Miller that would guide conversations for the rest the day: "How can you reach your full potential—and help others reach theirs?"
The answer lies in empowering your people. And this starts with learning about the latest innovations, tools and trends in talent management: from collaborative learning to predictive analytics to mobile-friendly apps and more.
Democratizing Technology for HR
One of the biggest points of conversation was Cornerstone Edge, a new Platform-as-a-Service (Paas) solution that allows businesses to extend the Cornerstone solution in myriad ways using open APIs and drag-and-drop development tools. The news sparked musings and excitement about the opportunity for HR departments to develop custom apps and unlock the potential of the technology without coding skills.
Predicting the Future with Data
Another hot topic in the HR world is predictive analytics: using historical data to predict future workforce trends. We also announced Cornerstone Insights yesterday, a predictive analytics tool, and several partners and clients shared how they're already mining data insights to improve recruitment, performance, retention and compensation.
Creating a Culture of Learning
Learning took center stage on the first day of Convergence. As NestlÃ© Chief Learning Officer Fausto Palumbo told Miller during the morning's keynote address, learning leaders must create "laboratories of innovation" that consistently evolve to meet the needs of today's hyper-connected workforce. Other sessions showed how to do this through tapping into user-generated content, fostering collaboration and enabling mobile.
Turning Up the Beat
Last but not least, what's innovation without a little fun? We ended the first day with a performance from four-time Grammy Award winner Lenny Kravitz at our Client and Partner Appreciation Party. And yes, attire was appropriately listed as "rocker chic".
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What does the future of work look like, exactly, in the view of some leading HR and talent management experts? Instead of tossing such questions to his three panelists Tuesday at Cornerstone Convergence 2013, Cornerstone OnDemand marketing VP Jason Corsello polled Convergence audience members for their thoughts and then had the panel dissect the results.
Top Five Takeaways From Convergence 2020
This year’s Cornerstone Convergence was like no other—but then again, this entire year has been like no other. Though virtual, the conference had no shortage of announcements, energy and predictions for the future as attendees gathered remotely to reflect on the changing world of work. The consensus? Work is undergoing perhaps its biggest transformation yet, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Adam Grant at Convergence: Do You Empower Your Organizational "Givers"?
At our fully virtual Convergence conference, organizational psychologist and host of the WorkLife podcast Adam Grant began his closing keynote session with a statement: Takers are people who ask, "What can you do for me?" while givers are people who ask, "What can I do for you?"