AHRA, the Aruba Human Resources Association announced an upcoming event, “The Future of Work Conference & Expo 2018,” which will take place on September 14th, 2018, at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino.
The FOW18 conference will discuss ways in which work is evolving and how local companies can adapt to an ever-changing business environment.
The goal of the POW18 conference, says AHRA President Tito de Cuba, is to help organizations big and small understand how work is moving ‘beyond the box,’ not just out of the box, and how we need to prepare for the future that is practically already here.
AHRA was established July 2nd, 1993. Its membership is made up of human resources managers, as well as professionals in other business areas.
De Cuba reports that the association believes that people fuel the growth of any business, and as such are the most important components of the organization. As people change and generations begin to think differently about work and life, organizations must evolve their thinking alongside them. Staying on top of trends helps organizations successfully align with, attract and retain, top talent.
De Cuba adds that we are currently facing significant new technology and cultural forces, from people-first to artificial intelligence, AI, workforce fluidity, the demand for flexible organizations, hyper-personalization, scarcity of leadership and inclusion which is an all-embracing societal ideology transcending race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political and leaning.
We simply have to stay ahead of technology and trends, he concludes, because those will continue to have an impact on Human Resources, changing the rules regarding people, work, and communication, just to name a few.
FOW18 is not the first conference organized by AHRA. On October 23rd, 2015 the association held a sold-out seminar & expo, that presented excellent networking opportunities and active learning. The theme at the time was “Strategic Workforce Planning & Talent Management,” which was very helpful in 2015, but today, with the exponential rate of change, AHRA must ponder the future of work itself, and what it would be like to work in the next decade.
FOW18 will present an outstanding lineup of speakers with Angel Hoover, Head of Talent Management at Willis Towers Watson, Henrik Moller, Senior Relations Specialist, Dr. Shirley Davis, a highly trained HR professional and coach, and as a special feature, futurist Gerd Leonardo, at the conclusion of the conference.
Premium Sponsor AFAS Software and Willis Towers Watson, as well as Golden Sponsor, the Aruba Airport Authority, are confident that by listening in on the latest developments in Human Capital Management, AHRA members and guests will discover new ideas and recommendations for strategic plans, for their local HR department and organization. In addition, conference goers will surely benefit from the ample networking opportunities.