I’m your typical HR buyer. Each year I negotiate contracts on a number of products, from ATS, HRMS, Recruiting Tools, Selection Tools, etc. I usually demo and look at 6-10 new products each year. Okay, I’m not typical that way, I love new stuff and what it can do, so I like to check it out. Beyond that, I’m very much your typical HR buyer.
Every single time I go through a buying decision I feel like I’m buying an expensive car or a house. Hell, that’s usually the cost of the contract of whatever product I’m buying! Therein lies the problem. I hate buying cars and houses. It’s stressful and I always have this deep feeling I’m getting taken! You know the feeling. The feeling like you paid too much, and someone else buying the same exact product as you paid less!
I hate that feeling!!!
I don’t mind paying what everyone else is paying for a product. I feel like a failure, as a HR Pro, when I find out I paid more than someone else, and I check! That’s the one cool thing about writing for talent and HR blogs, I have a Big network (that’s what she said)! This allows me to connect with other HR and Talent Pros and ask them what they paid. I have a deep urge to know whether or not I got a good deal and a bad deal. And, I’ll be honest, if I got a bad deal, it really affects how I think about the company.
Because these decisions are so stressful for me, I decided to do something about it. I called the one guy that knows more about HR Technology and industry more than anyone else I know, Steve Boese! Steve is the co-chair of the annual HR Technology Conference (want $500 off? Use the code: SACKETT14 when you register), which is the 2nd largest HR conference to SHRM national, but arguably becoming the must-see HR conference of the year. HR Tech has all the players in one spot and all the HR decision makers, it’s a very cool place to see the future of HR unfold in front of you!
I asked Steve to help me put on a webinar, that would not only educate me on how I should be buying HR Tech, but also uncover all those tips and tricks to make sure I don’t ever again have that bad feeling I have when I buy! The webinar title: Buyer’s Remorse: A 1st Timers FOT Guide To Buying HR Technology and High Priced Handbags! You see, I feel buying HR Tech, should be as easy as buying a handbag without the buyer’s remorse!
This one is personal to me! I think all HR Pros can learn from all the mistakes I’ve made in buying HR technology and from Steve’s brilliance!
Come join us on August 28th at Noon EST for this FREE webinar: