My event tip for today: HR networking meetup by Stepstone & Personalwerk

Dear guest!

As promised in my post yesterday the next HR event tip follows today: The “Stepstone & Personalwerk: Netzwerktreffen 2024” in Düsseldorf. It is organized by the two companies with the subtitle “Von der Glühbirne zum Denklicht: KI als Game-Changer im Employer Branding”.

Since The Stepstone Group is a well known German HR tech company and one of the worldwide leading online job platforms, I don’t have to say much more about it. As I like numbers, just for the record: Stepstone is doing business in more than 30 countries with more than 20 brands (one major one is stepstone), and connects annually more than110 Million applications with over 140,000 employers. Their head office is located in Düsseldorf.

Last year I visited an exiting talk by two data scientists of Stepstone about salary prediction for all kind of jobs. Some of the insights can be read in my newsblog.

Let’s now turn to the next organizer: Personalwerk GmbH is a specialist agency for Employer Branding, E-Recruiting, and a personnel consulting with more than 30 years experience. They unite the core competence of three companies, and their headquarter is Karben near Frankfurt am Main.

About 200 people work for Personalwerk: 120 of them can be seen not only with a “normal” business picture on their website, but with a rather unusual expression – which matches what the company says about itself: committed service providers – but basically just people. In a motley crew. [At first I did not realize the changing photos by hoovering with the mouse and one employee was closing the eyes with her hands, and I was a little bit surprised and wondering].

Some numbers about the company: 12 locations; 230.000 ads annually; 6000 exiting clients.

And a last note: Personalwerk is according to their website also a lead investor in award winning HR tech company Aivy GmbH, which focuses on innovative online testing based on hardcore psychometric science as their website states – which sounds also interesting for me with my background in I-O Psychology and professional assessment.

Image: Personalwerk & Stepstone (embedded from eventbrite.de)

But enough about our hosts and me: You are probably keen to know more about the event. So here are some facts:

+ 15 May 2024, 17 – 21 h, Stepstone Head Office, 40219 Düsseldorf
+ Two speakers: Dorothee Reiser, Personalwerk, & Prof. Dr. Nicolai Krüger, Pitchnext
+ Focus & topics: Future of HRM, especially AI in employer branding and personnel marketing

Not working nearby? Then check out other destinations and dates in Germany for the HR meetups!

Find out more about the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stepstone-personalwerk-netzwerktreffen-2024-tickets-881794740807

I will put some more links in the comments.

For now: I wish you a happy week and great meetups!

Stefan Klemens

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(a) More destinations and dates: https://netzwerktreffen.onepage.me/

(b) Salary predition at Stepstone: https://www.schorberg.de/hr-data-science-salary-prediction-at-trivago-and-stepstone/

(c) Link to my yesterdays post “event of the day”: https://www.schorberg.de/my-event-tip-for-today-hr-barcamp-at-sipgate-in-duesseldorf/


Update: HR Tech Meetup Düsseldorf – New group at Meetup

Dear guest!

About a week ago I announced in a post here on LinkedIn the founding of a new group for regular in-person meetings in the local area: HR Tech Meetup Düsseldorf. And a date for the first and founding edition on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

Today I have installed the new and private group “HR Tech Meetup Düsseldorf” at Meetup for organizing events, connecting members, and online communication. There is also the first and founding edition. Please join our group if you work or are interested in HR tech, exchange in-person, and having a good time with foods and drinks in a nice place:


As I learned there are at least two other HR events on this date in the area or not far away, so even if you cannot participate on the first date (for whatever reason), please show your interest in further meetings by joining the group. Thus you will be also informed about our upcoming events. A note: Meetings are opened to any nationality and language, so that is why this post and group information are in English.

I am looking forward to see you soon. For now I wish you a wonderful week!

Stefan Klemens

PS: Want to exchange ideas on Human Resources, people analytics, digital assessment, or artificial intelligence in HRM? Then network, write a message and/or make an appointment for an online meeting. Or the classic way: phone call.

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Save the date: HR Tech Meetup Düsseldorf – Edition 1 on 14 May 2024

Dear guest!

Between 2011 and 2018, with short breaks, I organized meetups for Business Psychologists (and in the first years for Psychologists) in Düsseldorf. These meetups were informal gatherings at a workday evening mostly at Schlösser Quartier Bohème with around 8 to 20 people who enjoyed talking to peers and exchanging experiences.

+++ Update: A have founded the “HR Tech Meetup Düsseldorf” group at Meetup now: Please join if you like and come as you are: https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/hr-tech-meetup-dusseldorf/ +++

HR Tech is a hot issue and a growing market, but what is missing apart those big and online conferences is a local, in-person and regular meetup for those who are working or interested in technology to support human resource management.

And as my focus was and is HR Tech and plays a crucial role today, I thought it is a good idea once again to organize local meetings to cover topics where HR Tech is fundamental or important like (Note: Some topics are obviously connected and overlapping):

  • HR Cloud, HR Hardware, HR Software, HR platforms
  • Digitization of HR processes
  • Employer Branding, Recruiting, Applicant
  • Requirement Analysis, CV, Video-Interviews, Online-Assessment
  • Talent Management
  • People Analytics, HR Analytics, Workforce Analytics, HR Data Science
  • Educational Technology (EdTech)
  • Change Management,
  • Leadership, Communication, Motivation
  • Performance Management
  • Health Management
  • Retention Management
  • New Work, Remote Work
  • AI and GenAI in HRM
  • Robotics, Chatbots, Virtual Assistants
  • Ethics and Laws (like the new EU AI Act)

According to Gartner’s “2024 HR Technology Imperatives” report, four specific areas stand out: Skills Management, Learning Experience Platforms, Internal Talent Marketplaces, and AI in Talent Acquisition.

And we can find more on their website about the state of HR Tech: “A recent Gartner survey reveals that 56% of HR leaders say their HR technology solutions and strategy do not match current and future business needs.” (Source: Gartner, 2024)

So, there is a lot of to talk about, to exchange thoughts and experiences about HR tech topics, to meet new people and get inspired! I hope you will join us on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 for the first edition of HR Tech Meetup Düsseldorf! The place and further information will be announced shortly – For now mark the day and block your evening if you want to be part of a new local group.

And please like, comment, or share my post if this appeals to you, and even if you can’t join on that day. After all: Such meetings only make sense if there is a sufficient readiness to take part. Plus: If you want to host or sponsor a meeting as a HR department of a company or a HR service provider with a presentation, contact me via a personal message. Thank you!

I wish you a good weekend and are looking forward for meeting you in person.

Stefan Klemens

PS: Want to exchange ideas on Human Resources, people analytics, digital assessment, or artificial intelligence in HRM? Then network, write a message and/or make an appointment for an online meeting. Or the classic way: phone call.

And: You like my work and the content I regularly share? Then I’m happy about a Like or comment on LinkedIn. Thank you! 🙂 🙋‍♂️🌳


(a) Here is the link to Gartner’s 2024 HR Tech Report: https://www.gartner.com/en/human-resources/topics/hr-technology-strategy. And: Gartner on AI in HRM: https://www.gartner.com/en/human-resources/topics/artificial-intelligence-in-hr

(b) Josh Bersin Video-Presentation on “2024 Predictions for HR: Productivity, Growth, and AI”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwjfBZkXmrw

(c) A list of technologies, tools, and software for People Analytics, HR Data Science and AI in HRM I have provided here: https://www.schorberg.de/technologien-fur-data-science-ki-und-people-analytics/


32 HR Tech Conferences in 2024 – Part 1

Dear guest!

In this newsblog post I am presenting you 32 HR tech conferences from our list of 130+ HR events (see the newsblog for more). The following list covers events from February until June 2024. Another newsblog article that is coming soon will focus on the second half of 2024.

So stay tuned and connect with my on LinkedIn or via email to get informed! And: Please check also out my list 13 HR & People Analytics Conferences in 2024 if you are interested in these data driven HR topics.

Update 14/02/2024: +1 more HR tech conference added (33 now)

HR Tech Montreal 2024

Note: After April 2022 this conference will return this year. No date until now has been fixed yet, so check out the conference’s website for news.

Date: to be announced
Location: Montreal, Canada
Website: https://www.hrtechmtl.com

10th Annual HR Tech MENA Summit (HR Tech MENA 2024)

Date: February 19-21, 2024
Location: Dubai, UAE
Website: https://hrtechmena.com

Saatkorn Online Konferenz: Digitales Recruiting: innovative Software, KI und HR Analytics

Date: February 28, 2024
Location: virtual
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/events/7135260315050479616

Gloat Live 2024

Date: March 4-6, 2024
Location: New York City, USA
Website: https://resources.gloat.com/gloat-live-2024

The AI + HI Project

Date: March 4-6, 2024
Location: Moutain View, CA, USA
Website: https://conferences.shrm.org/ai-hi-project

Malaysia HR Tech Conference & Expo 2024

Date: March 5-6, 2024
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website: https://malaysiahrtech.com

#HREdge24 – mehr Menschlichkeit durch mehr Tech (?)

Date: March 7, 2024
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Website: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/hredge24-mehr-menschlichkeit-durch-mehr-tech-tickets-722652421847

Transform 2024

Date: March 11-13, 2024
Location: Las Vegas, USA
Website: https://transform.us/conference

Rethink! HR Tech

Date: March 10-12, 2024
Location: Berlin, Germany
Website: https://www.rethink-hrtech.de

HRcoreLAB Summit

Date: March 13-14, 2024
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Website: https://www.hrcorelab.com

Event Publication

Upcoming List of 90+ HR Tech Events 2024 – Example: Tech Recruiting Insights

+++ Post series: HR Tech 2024 Event Tips, No. 1 +++

Dear guest!

One task these days at Schorberg Analytics is to create a list of HR Tech, Analytics, and AI events in 2024.

By know we have identified 90+ summits, conferences, and exhibitions worldwide from January to December that focus solely or partially on technology in human resources management, People & HR Analytics, and – of course – on Artificial Intelligence in HRM.

One example that may be interesting for you if you are into HR Tech and located in Germany or Europe is the following event:

Tech Recruiting Insights at WeAreDevelopers World Congress
17-19 July 2024
Berlin, Germany

For more information about this event please visit: https://www.wearedevelopers.com/world-congress/techrecruitinginsights

Do you want to stay updated on our list 90+ Events 2024 on HR Tech, People Analytics & AI? Then like or comment on this post on LinkedIn, connect with me via LinkedIn or send me a message via contact form or email – And check out our newsblog!

Further news on how to get our list coming soon.

I wish you a productive rest of the week!

Stefan Klemens

PS: Want to exchange ideas about Human Resources, People Analytics, Digital Assessment, or Artificial Intelligence in HRM? Then network, send a message and/or schedule an online meeting. Or the classic way: a phone call.

And: Do you like my work and the content I regularly share? Then I’m happy about a Like or comment on LinkedIn. Thank you! 🙂 🙋‍♂️🌳