SocialHRCamp Austin 2024

We are ecstatic to be adding 2 new cities to the SocialHRCamp family, Charleston, South Carolina and Austin, Texas. The date of the event is Thursday, May 16, 2024, from 5-9pm ET. Since our first SocialHRCamp in May 2012, our events have provided invaluable learning opportunities for the Community – hands-on and experiential learning on the “how to” of HR and Recruitment. Past event themes have been related to HR strategy, diversity, equity and inclusion, HR technology, generative AI, employer branding, recruitment strategy, and more.

Artificial Intelligence, better known as AI, is playing a major role in how we operate our organizations. AI is impacting everything from Human Resources to Recruiting to Finance to Sales to Marketing, and everything in between. The theme for SocialHRCamp Austin 2024 is “Building Future-Ready Workplaces: Navigating the AI Revolution”. We will explore the intersection of artificial intelligence and the future of work. Attendees from diverse industries will gather to gain valuable insights and strategies for building workplaces that will be well-equipped to navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by the AI revolution. We will cover a variety of topics from implementing AI into HR and Recruitment strategies and practices to ensuring your organization is ready to adopt and leverage AI to creating a culture of innovation and agility. Within HR and Recruitment, we are still very much in the early days of effectively adopting AI into our organizations. For many HR/Recruitment leaders and practitioners who will attend SocialHRCamp Austin 2024 will be the first step in the “AI Adoption Journey”.

Note that your ticket includes event admission, dinner and beverages.

Be sure to grab your ticket before we’re sold out as spots are limited. In typical SocialHRCamp fashion, this event will provide attendees with great networking, hands-on learning, insights and inspiration. We will be giving away 2 Austin City Limits Music Festival tickets to 1 lucky attendee so be sure to grab your ticket TODAY!

Event Details
Hilary Wagner
Chief People & Talent Officer
Tribe Wellness Sales
Douglas Ferguson
Voltage Control
Janelle Gates
Partnerships Manager North America
Jamy Conrad
VP of People
Ryman Stringer
Associate Director of People
Roxanne Laczo
Head of People Analytics
Shaniqua Brown
Founder, Fractional Talent Partner & Talent Strategist
Elevated TA
Jessica Miller-Merrell
Jeff Waldman

In this session, we will take a look at the employee lifecycle and discuss ways to improve and enhance the employee experience at each stage with the help of AI and the optimization of our HR Tech Stacks.

Nearly one in four organizations reported using automation or AI to support HR-related activities, including recruitment and hiring, according to a 2022 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). According to Gartner research, 76% of HR leaders believe that if their organization does not adopt and implement AI solutions, such as generative AI, in the next 12 to 24 months, they will be lagging in organizational success compared to those that do. In this session, we’ll touch on broad uses for AI in HR and Recruiting, but talk more specifically about practical uses for generative AI (GenAI) tools like Chat-GPT that can support your daily tasks. Digitizing Talent author and Workology founder Jessica Miller-Merrell will walk through real-world examples of how to write prompts that deliver what you need to work faster and smarter.

Session focus areas:

Understanding what and how to ask generative AI tools to get the best results.

How to use Chat-GPT to assist you with everything from candidate outreach to offer letters to HR policies and internal emails.

How to structure your generative AI prompts so that you can get information without disclosing proprietary information (and company policy recommendations for GenAI usage).

How to be the expert on your team for using Chat-GPT as a tool for productivity.

Dive into the practical use of AI sentiment analysis to boost your success with passive candidate outreach, negotiating offers, and dealing with difficult hiring managers.

Key Areas of Focus:
What's AI Sentiment Analysis? Let's start with the basics. What is sentiment analysis and why should you care? Find out how it works and how it can be a game-changer in recruitment.

Understand and Engage Candidates More Successfully: Learn how to use AI to get a deeper understanding of what different candidates need and how you can pinpoint what drives them before even meeting with them. We'll discuss ways to tailor your communication to fit each candidate's style and concerns, helping you connect on a more personal level, understand their drivers and even negotiate better offers.

Smoother Talks with Hiring Managers: Ever had a tough time getting through to a difficult hiring manager? We'll go over how you can use insights from sentiment analysis to communicate more confidently and gain credibility faster with those challenging personalities.

Outcome for Attendees: You'll walk away with clear, actionable methods for using AI sentiment analysis in your recruitment processes right away. This will not only enhance your ability to understand and interact with candidates but also improve your communications with hiring managers, with far better odds of winning them over.

The session focuses on leveraging AI to revolutionize data analysis by transforming unstructured data into personalized analytics. It will emphasize transitioning from static reports to sustained engagement through advanced comment and sentiment analytics. Participants will be encouraged to direct effective action to critical areas by harnessing these insights. Furthermore, the session will highlight the integration of employee feedback from external sources like Glassdoor to provide a comprehensive view of the employee experience.

As AI automates talent acquisition, what risks does the latest tech pose to candidate assessment and company culture? This immersive session explores keeping the human central to our future-ready workplaces. Gain a balanced approach integrating AI efficiency with uniquely human strengths: personable connections, upholding ethics, and accountability. Walk away with practical frameworks for responsible AI adoption that enhance human judgment, sustain your employment brand, and build innovative, human-attuned organizations. Whether in HR, Talent, or technology, you'll get actionable steps for cross-functional collaboration, shaping a human-centric workplace amid the AI revolution.

AI is everywhere we look. I’m even using ChatGPT to generate ideas for this breakout session’s title and description. Some of your employees are most assuredly tinkering with AI, and some of them most assuredly are not. How do you address this? What is HR’s role in ensuring equitable, thoughtful, and responsible adoption of these new tools? In this breakout session, we’ll dive into how to start, some key considerations and pitfalls, and how to foster a culture of responsible AI usage.

Event Details

Calling for Nominations!

We are looking to shine a huge light on the top HR leaders who lead HR at Canadian tech SMBs. What’s an SMB? An SMB employs fewer than 500 employees. The only other condition is that your nomination leads the HR function. If you have any questions please email us at We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to fill out this short questionnaire.