Congratulations to our Talent Acquisition Systems Beauty Pageant Winner – HodesIQ!


Earlier today, HRchitect held the eleventh installation in our Beauty Pageant webinar series, this time focusing on talent acquisition systems. Participants included leading vendors in the talent acquisition systems world – Hodes IQ, HRsmart, iCIMS, SilkRoad, and Taleo.

All the presentations were fantastic and we had record attendance. At the end of the webinar, which featured a short overview of HRchitect and talent acquisition systems does, HodesIQ was crowned the winner. HRchitect would like to thank the vendors for participating and the attendees for judging the contestants.

HRchitect’s Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications, Tiffany Appleby, once again did a tremendous job in ensuring the pageant ran smoothly. It’s not an easy task coordinating each vendor’s presentation, setting up rehearsals, and then running the program the day of the event!

The HRchitect beauty pageant series of webinars has become the buzz of the industry since its debut in November 2008. This series of webinars covers a different area of HR technology with each event. The concept allows attendees to see presentations from up to six leading vendors in a fun and informative format where the audience votes on the winner at the conclusion.

Past Winners:

In November, iCIMS won the Talent Acquisitions Systems pageant and Cornerstone OnDemand won the Talent Management Systems pageant. Then in December, GeoLearning won the Learning Management Systems pageant. In January, we had our Mid-Market Talent Acquisitions Systems pageant and iCIMS was crowned the winner and our Onboarding pageant where SilkRoad was the winner. In February we covered Employee Performance Management where SumTotal Systems won and then mid-market HRIS where Spectrum HR was the winner. In March it was all about Workforce Planning Systems and Infohrm walked away with the crown. April brought us Compensation Systems where Workstream walked away with the crown and then we finished up the first leg of beauty pageants with Time & Attendance Systems in June, where Legiant was crowned the winner.

The Beauty Pageants schedule continues in September with Talent Management Systems on September 4. Current confirmed participants include Jobpartners, Saba,, and SumTotal Systems.

To view any of the past pageants, please visit the beauty pageant part of our website. We have a full schedule of 2009 beauty pageants on our site for the remainder of the year, and several vendors have asked that we create beauty pageants around additional topics, which we are currently in the process of scheduling.



Matt Lafata, HRchitect

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