Our weekly WebMingle is designed to give you some insight into the puzzling world of HR technology, discuss news from around the world that we find interesting, talk about upcoming events in our industry, and provide insightful interviews with people of our industry – who they are, what they do and why you should care. The WebMingle has become the most popular live weekly Internet show in the HR technology industry!
So what is a WebMingle? It is a meeting over the web where we do some business, socialize and yes, we mingle over the web. Thus, a WebMingle.
The 60-minute WebMingle on August 28th, the 33rd in our WebMingle series, featured Fidel Baca, Principal and Chief Marketing Officer for ExponentHR. It also featured another appearance by the HR Weasel (see below). It was another great WebMingle as Fidel has fantastic passion and insight into HR systems payroll, evolving technology solutions, and more. We touched on a number of issues related to that including:
- What prompted Exponent Technologies to enter the HR space
- What’s different about the ExponentHR approach to technology
- What the real value of SaaS is in the HR industry
- How the definitions and value of HRO and ASO are changing and how technology fits into that definition
- How technology can “retain employees”, “reduce cost”, and “create scalable infrastructure” through the ExponentHR solution
- How to justify investing in HR Technology during a tough economy
- What some of the biggest challenges are in putting a system in place
- …and more
We also had another special guest appearance in our studios from the HR Weasel, who is quickly becoming a regular on our show. As always, I told him to do a little research on our guest and their company before coming in, which he apparently did. He had some kind of issue with not wanting to enter some receipts from a recent “business” trip that he took and was looking to ExponentHR for some advice on getting it approved. It was another fun and interesting conversation and there is no doubt that we will continue to hear from him on future episodes.
ExponentHR provides information to make strategic decisions about business and profitability by delivering real-time, meaningful data about their employees and day-to-day activities. The web-based system utilizes technology to automate transactions and transforms traditional HR functionality into a powerful business system that drives profitability and growth. For over 20 years, Exponent Technologies products and services have been providing a durable, competitive advantage through improved operational efficiency, real-time access to critical information, and accelerated growth capabilities.
About Fidel Baca, Principal and Chief Marketing Officer for Exponent Technologies
Fidel is a founding Principal with ExponentHR, an innovative HRIS platform delivered via SaaS. Fidel brings over 30 years marketing and business development experience as a business owner, Dir. of Marketing for Lacerte Tax Software, EVP with World Point, and now Exponent Technologies, where he holds primary responsibility for marketing strategy, business development, and evolving technology solutions.
If you missed this past week’s WebMingle, or any of our past WebMingles, please visit our web site or www.HRWebMingle.com. You will see a complete list of upcoming guests and will be able to listen to past shows.
Our next WebMingle will take place on September 4 with Dimitri Boylan, Founder and CEO with Avature, a global provider of recruiting technology and services. We look forward to welcoming Dimitri to the HRchitect WebMingle next week.
We hope to have you join us!
Matt Lafata, HRchitect