HR Happy Hour 180 - 'Putting People First' (Live from Ultimate Connections 2014)
Recorded Thursday, April 10, 2014
Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane
Guest: Cecile Alper-Leroux, Vice President of Product Strategy, Ultimate Software
Last week Steve and Trish were able to attend Ultimate Software's Annual Connections User Conference in Las Vegas and sit down with Cecile Alper-Leroux to get an update on some of the exciting developments and happenings at Ultimate Software as well as talk about some of the ways that putting People First - in software design, in the approach to talent management, and how that leads to the best outcomes for both individuals and organizations is the key to sustained success.
Ultimate Software, across their thousands of customers, supports over 15 million people records in the cloud. Cecile shared with us one of the primary considerations that Ultimate takes into account when building software for so many people - the almost radically different expectations people have in their relationship with any technology. People's personal lives are filled with technologies that are adaptive, responsive, fun, engaging, and are also simple to use. Cecile shared the key things to consider: provide user value, hook users in early with a great experience, and be useful and help them get their jobs done.
This was a really fun and interesting show and I encourage you to give it a listen