Even in the world of Beauty Pageants, sometimes technical difficulties can ruin a great event. No wardrobe malfunctions, fights amongst the participants or disruptions by unruly pageant attendees but a technical glitch by our webinar hosting company.
The problem that was beyond our control caused all audio to be lost after the third of five contestants forcing us to abrubtly end the show. This has never happened in the history of our Beauty Pageant webinar series and we truly apologize for any inconvenience this has caused the participants or the attendees.
Our beauty pageant series of webinars has become the buzz of the industry and as a result, we know how difficult it can be for participants to get up on a global stage and strut their stuff with so many people watching. In the spirit of being fair to all, we will be redoing this pageant and have rescheduled it for February 19 at 11am CST. We hope you can join us and hope you will tell others.
The contestants and the order of presentations will be the same. Cornerstone OnDemand, SumTotal Systems, Workscape, Salary.com and Sonar6.
As a reminder, if you have missed any of our previous five pageants, please visit the beauty pageant part of our website to see what you have missed. We also have a full schedule of 2009 beauty pageants on our site and several vendors have asked that we create beauty pageants around additional topics, which we are currently in the process of scheduling.
The following Beauty Pageant will be on HRIS and will take place on February 20 and at this point we have Lawson Software, NuView Systems, PDS, Salary.com HRMS & Payroll and Spectrum HR.
The 90-minute webinar agendas will look like this:
Intro by HRchitect
Overview of the marketplace by HRchitect
Short vendor presentations (vendor order will be determine at random)
Q&A of vendors from the audience
Crowning of the Winner
These beauty pageants are designed to give the audience a quick overview of the leading vendors and we are looking for creativity in presentations. Some of the past participants have gotten extremely creative in their presentations and we thank them for their time and efforts in doing this.
Here is the schedule of upcoming beauty pageants along with instructions for registering:
February 19 – 11am CST – EPM (Employee Performance Management)
February 20 – 11am CST – Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)
March 6 – 11am CST – Time & Attendance
March 27 – 11am CST – Workforce Planning
April 10 – 11am CST – Compensation Management
April 17 – 11am CST – Succession Planning
While I have you, I’d also like to invite you to visit the Webinar page of our web site for a list of other upcoming educational webinars. Here’s a taste of what’s coming up:
Little to No Budget? Get More Mileage from Your Existing HR Systems.
Saving Your Current HR Systems and Getting a Return on Your Investment in a Down Economy
Wednesday, February 25 @ 11AM Central
How to Avoid the Icebergs. Lessons learned from the Titanic.
Avoiding the 7 Failures that Cause Your Talent Management System to be Replaced.
Thursday, March 19 @ 11AM Central
And lastly, let me also remind you about the HRchitect HR Technology Happy hour WebMingles which take place every Friday at 1pm CST. First of all, what is the WebMingle you ask? As the leading HR Systems consulting firm, we created this new weekly web mingle, which I am sure will evolve and change over time, just like this industry, to provide some insight into the puzzling world of HR technology. We will 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.
Upcoming guests include the following and details on listening and/or participating can be found on our web site:
February 13 – Lewis Hollweg, President and CEO of Batrus Hollweg International (BHI), assessment specialists
February 20 – Stacy Chapman and Tess Walton, Co-Founders of Aruspex, a Workforce Planning Vendor
February 27 – Jim Ray, VP with Reference Checking specialists, SkillSurvey
March 6 – Doug Coull, President and CEO with SmartSearch/Advanced Personnel Systems, a Talent Acquisition Systems vendor
Matt Lafata, HRchitect