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Nov 23, 2015Company & Culture

2015 HR Tech Recap

2015 HR Tech Recap

Only a few short weeks after exhibiting at Workday Rising in Las Vegas, we returned to Sin City for the 2015 HR Technology Conference & Exposition. As always, HR Tech provided an impressive slate of seminars, speeches and thought leadership sessions. It also provided a great platform to showcase our services and show off our new Prescriptive Solutions offering.

Game On: Employee Recognition in the Candy Crush Age

The gamification of employee recognition is an unstoppable movement that artfully blends social and professional tech habits. Or it’s a digital gimmick on the tail end of its lifecycle. Really, it depends on who you talk to (and what they’re offering as a recognition service). A few HR Tech vendors promoted applications and services that used different digital approaches to tie together employee recognition and reward.


At OSV, we have employee recognition programs at several different levels. Whether it’s public praise in our weekly company newsletter or being spotlighted in our quarterly OSV Super Heroes initiative, identifying individual achievement is a critical component to OSV’s culture. Recognition is important. But don’t forget about employee compensation. It’s the other side of the coin, pun intended.

OSV’s Prescriptive Solution for Advanced Compensation leverages Workday technology to encourage, maintain and promote key talent by consolidating employee data into a format that informs the compensation process. And it does so in a way that connects the compensation dots in meaningful ways that align with organizational business goals to produce tangible outcomes.

Successful organizations use a variety of technology to strike a balance between recognition and compensation, keeping top performing employees around with strategic compensation plans and keeping them happy with pizza parties and gift cards.


Even while we were immersed in discussions and demos at the OSV booth, we had a great time meeting new faces and visiting with old friends at HR Tech. As always, we came away from the event with some great perspective and exciting insight into the trends that are defining the HR technology industry.

Tune in next time for our inaugural international dispatch from the 2015 HR Tech World Congress in Paris.