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A quick recap of the HR 2011 Amsterdam keynote

by Amy Thistle

June 8, 2011

“It’s 2011. How’s Your Employee Engagement” was the focus of today’s keynote at HR 2011 in Amsterdam. Claus Heinrich, CEO sovanta AG kicked off the keynote discussing HR’s 3 key roles, attract and select, develop and retain, and manage. He also talked about the use of tablets and how they are revolutionizing business. Claus encouraged all of the attendees not to wait! To get started using tablets at work today! “Tablets will conquer the business world!” 

Dawn Crew, Vice President HR Line of Business Solutions at SAP did a brief wrap up of her keynote from Barcelona in 2010 and talked about how so much has changed with SAP ERP HCM in just 9 short months.

Dawn said the key to employee engagement is to create happy employees. She then went into detail on how SAP can help you better engage your employees. Performance leads to engagement, she said.

Dawn spotlighted a few of the new enhancements through demos. She invited other SAP colleagues on stage to demonstrate the new enhancements to the user experience, analytics, and mobility.

She also briefly showed the new look and feel of manager self-service and enhancements made to the core solution.

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