Jan Willemse, senior director, IT Value Program manager HR, Royal Philips Electronics talked the HR Tech Europe Conference through the company’s harmonisation of its HR processes. Key to this was the development of a data hub which pulls employee data from local sources (ie regions and countries) and then feeds back out centrally to HR, finance etc.

Willemse also set out the future challenges for Philips HR now they have managed some data harmonisation across the HR processes. This is an interesting list – and connecting to social media channels is in there too.