The HR Tech Workshop

The HR Tech Workshop is for HR professionals who are responsible for designing, implementing, and transforming the HR Tech ecosystem in their organizations, either directly or indirectly. It introduces an iterative process for assessing, discovering, testing, scaling, and improving HR technology and asks you to go through that process as a team.

You will identify a real business problem that HR tech can help to solve and will work together to start building a solution. Along the way, you'll learn how Josh makes sense of the HR Tech landscape; how he evaluates vendors; the lessons he's learned on how to best run pilots and other experiments; and how he recommends rolling out HR Tech solutions at scale.

  • ApproachOnline social learning, teams of 30-50

  • Learning Time5-6 hours

  • Duration5 weeks. Next starting: July 10, 2023
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Key Questions You’ll Explore in this Program

What kinds of business problems can HR tech address?

What areas of your business are most in need of better HR support?

What does it mean to truly understand employee experience?

How do we use understanding employee experience to help make good tech decisions?

Why should we do pilots and what does it take to set them up?

What kinds of data should we be getting from a pilot?

What is the process for strategically engaging stakeholders?

How can we craft an RFP that focuses on our people and the problems we need to solve?

Field Manuals

The HR Tech Workshop Program is made up of 5 Field Manuals (our version of an online module). Each one contains a variety of types of content and social exercises culminating in a mini-project, reflection, or debate. Each Field Manual will take you between 30-45 minutes to complete but you can jump on and off at your own pace, as often as you’d like. The deeper learning happens in the discussions with your fellow learners so be sure to check in on the conversations regularly.

Solving the Right Problems

What is HR technology and how can it help us solve real business problems? This Field Manual kicks off our workshop by diving into these questions.

Evaluating Solutions

How to scan the internal landscape to understand employee experience and the external landscape to find, categorize, and select the right vendors.

Designing Pilots

Using the principles of experimentation to test and evaluate solutions, in real-world conditions.

Engaging Stakeholders

How to creatively bring stakeholder needs and perspectives into the process to ensure successful adoption


Each participant will take a final quiz and write a draft introduction of a real RFP for the technology you focused on in your workshop. This will serve as the Final Exam for the Workshop.

Featured Voices

Case Studies

Culture then Tech at Metro Bank

Tech-based TA at Medidata

Piloting VR at Deutsche Telekom

Kantar Integrates Learning

This Program was created by:

  • Founder & Dean of the JBA
    Josh Bersin

  • Co-founder & CEO, Nomadic Learning
    Matt Burr

  • Learning Design
    Debra Newcomer

  • Lead Writer
    Amanda Burr

  • Video & Animation
    Tatiana McCabe

  • Production Coordinator & Media Management
    Mike Estler

  • Resource Management & Production
    Carolyn Ruocco

  • Video Editor
    Brad Hinkle