It's Not All About Employees

December 2, 2015
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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The buzz: Hiring C-3PO and R2-D2. Having been behind the curve on the growth in size and importance of the contingent workforce, HR and HR technology have been playing catch-up over the last 10+ years. But the speed of change that brought us to today's increasingly gig economy is nothing compared to the speed at which autonomous robots are becoming a part of our workforce. HR must now adapt many of its processes ASAP to accommodate our non-human workers. The experts speak. Naomi Lee Bloom, Bloom & Wallace: “HR cannot afford to miss the boat on the growth in size and importance of the robotic workforce." Sherryanne Meyer, ASUG: “The robots haven’t just landed in the workplace—they’re expanding skills, moving up the corporate ladder, showing awesome productivity and retention rates, and increasingly shoving aside their human counterparts…Google won a patent to start building worker robots with personalities” (WIRED). Join us for It’s Not All About Employees.

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Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of more than 25 weekly business thought leadership talk series presented by SAP under the banner of Coffee Break with Game-Changers Radio, which debuted in 2011. In a uniquely lively, unscripted roundtable discussion format, Game-Changers offers a broad range of expert business and technology insights to a global business audience.

SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, on-demand deployments, and mobile devices.

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