The Edge Innovation Centre, a conference and a workspace for entrepreneurs, is collaborating with ITWorx Education, a learning and development mobile platform technology firm in the Middle East, and
with Wuzzuf, an online recruitment platform. The collaboration aims to gather recruitment and talent management professionals in order to look at how technology is disrupting human capital globally.
Ahmed Khalil, CEO of Edge Innovation Centre, commented, “We are supporting entrepreneurs to set their businesses forward, especially with the rise of the digital era, to raise the bar in different industries.”
“We believe that the topic we are discussing is particularly important in Egypt, as experts predict that millennials will occupy more than half of the entire workforce by 2020,” he added.
Erik Goldenberg, CEO of ITWorx Education, stated, “People and organisations need to constantly learn to grow, develop, improve, as well as to succeed, and technology makes this possible. Our partnership with the Edge Innovation Centre and Wuzzuf connected us with HR professionals across Egypt in order to share and learn from each other, while discussing key topics like technology and the rise of Generation Z, which is increasingly making up the workforce.”
Ameer Sherif, founder and CEO of Wuzzuf and Forasna, said, “Part of Wuzzuf’s role in Egypt is to draw helpful insights which push the whole industry forward. We can already see the challenges in recruiting the younger generations who are in fact the coming decade’s senior managers and executives.” He added, “Technology provides every employer with the smart tools which would help them win the talent war to recruit the best calibre, especially in today’s challenging workforce market.”
The Edge Innovation Centre will host a one-day event on Thursday for recruiters and talent management professionals to look at how technology impacts human resources and the workforce.
The event’s content will feature a panel on strategic workforce planning to discuss the analytic, forecasting, and the planning processes which connect and direct technology to talent management activities.
A second panel titled ‘Tech vs Touch’ will dive into the conundrum of this day and age, as well as the relationship between technology and the human touch, and the equation of finding the right balance between them both in order to reach the best results.
The panels will be followed by breakout sessions under two tracks. The first track is titled ‘Technology in Recruitment’ and will include topics such employer branding, accessing one’s own needs before a tech purchase, and how artificial intelligence helps cut through the candidate ocean in order to seek the right talent. The second track is titled ‘Talent Management’, and will include sessions on learning by storytelling, employee retention, as well as learning and development tech solutions, tools, and impacts.