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LEHRN January Members' Event

Friday, January 16, 8am-Noon

Meeting Location:
Ecolab Innovation Center - Schuman Campus
Building F
655 Lone Oak Drive
Eagan, MN 55121

Map & Driving Directions (PDF)

Additional Driving & Parking tips:
Once you turn into the campus, turn left at the T-intersection.  Take the second set of stairs up from the parking lot to the center Building F.  The statue of former CEO, Al Schuman, welcomes you at main entrance. Please check in with the receptionist/security.




The fourth program of the LEHRN season features the 17th annual Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey (70pp, 65 figs).  Formerly called the Cedar-Crestone HR Systems Survey, the report provides practical data on emerging and innovative technology trends and helps organizations understand how they can capitalize on them.  LEHRN last heard a report of the survey findings in December, 2012.  In 2014, after 16 editions, survey director Lexy Martin has retired and passed the leadership role of preparing "the best survey of HRS market trends" on to Stacey Harris.  Previously a Prinicpal Analyst and Director of Research Operations at Bersin and Associates, Stacey now leads the design and interpretation of the SIerra-Cedar annual survey.  The survey has always probed with great accruacy what HRS buyers have done in the past year and what prospective buyers say they plan to acquire.  The Sierra-Cedar survey is designed to speak directly to your strategic planning and work prioritization process for 2015.   More than 1150 respondents participated in this year's survey. 

Investigatory examples:
•Who/how many are moving to Saas & the Cloud?,
•Which HCM enterprise software are leading and waning?
•What TM suite tools are emerging as most popular?
•What strategic HCM issues are leading companies driving in 2014-15?
•How many companies are thinking of changing their ERP?  What new ERP will they move to?
•and 50 more equally provocative questions with survey results from both US, European, and international  companies.


See other Sierra-Cedar  whitepapers

Preview a prelim version of Stacey's presentation

Watch a video interview with Stacey Harris talking about the 2014-15 HRS Technology Survey


Seating available:                         Room for 100+


Bring a guest (coworker, HR practitioner, procurement director etc)  for FREE!
 Use the discount code "Bring a guest" when prompted

expo pictureLEHRN is a professional community sharing knowledge and experience on the successful alignment of Human Resources/Human Capital Management (HR/HCM) and talent management information systems to support best business practices.




  • For information about LEHRN or general LEHRN questions, please contact Executive Director Matthew Peterson at or 952-938-2937
  • HR Tech Expo questions please contact LEHRN HR Tech Expo Administrator, Megan Tanner at or 770-361-8254



Save the Date!!


MN HR Tech Expo 2015


Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Marriott City Center

30 South 7th St., Minneapolis 55402

7:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast; 8:00 a.m. Morning Keynote

 Sponsorship & Marketing Opportunities here



Members   No Charge
Non-Members   $299

No Charge for Expo with membership:

- $299 for individual one year membership
- Company Membership also available $899

(4 persons)



Call for Presentations for Region’s largest HCM Conference

and HR Tech Expo!

LEHRN (Leading Edge HR Network) is currently accepting proposals for presentations for 12 Edutrack Breakout timeslots. Thought leaders and experienced practitioners have the chance to share their experience and expertise with over 400 participants. Presentations are 50 minutes in length, and must be of an educational (not promotional) nature. They must also be credible towards our HRIP and HRCI continuing education credits. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2014. Send to:

LEHRN December Event Recap

Friday, December 5th, 8am-Noon



 Meeting Location:

Andersen Corporate Offices

5909 Omaha Ave
Oak Park Heights, MN  55082

Keynote Presentation:

 'ERP Success and Failure'

Meeting Recap by: frank here.

View photos from the event here




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