HRchitect’s Beauty Pageant Webinar Series Continues With a Reschedule of the Performance Management Pageant

February 11, 2009

 

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

Wrap-up

 

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:

 

Where Should Vurv Customers Go From Here?
Assessing the New Landscape of the Talent Acquisition Systems (TAS) Market
Friday, February 13 @ 11AM Central
Wednesday, March 11 @ 12PM Central

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


January Beauty Pageants Focus on Talent Acquisition Systems and Onboarding Systems – Register Today!

January 4, 2009

 

HRchitect has conducted three highly successful beauty pageants so far and they have quickly become the buzz of the industry. On November 14, 2008, iCIMS was crowned the winner of the Talent Acquisition Systems pageant, on November 21, 2008, Cornerstone OnDemand was crowned the winner of the Talent Management Systems pageant, and on December 19, 2008, GeoLearning was crowned the winner of the Learning Management Systems beauty pageant.

 

2009 will have a full schedule of at least two beauty pageants each month starting on January 16 with mid-market Talent Acquisition Systems. As of this writing, Click and Hire, nowHIRE, SmartRecruiters, and SonicRecruit have agreed to participate.

 

On January 23, we will focus on Onboarding Systems and as of this writing, AllegroHR and Verifications, Inc. have agreed to participate. Several other invites are out as well but we know how hard it can be to get up in front of a live audience so some of them may be shy.

 

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

Wrap-up

 

The sessions are moderated by Matt Lafata, VP of Sales & Marketing for HRchitect. HRchitect developed a format to help guide each vendor with an outline of what should be covered during each portion of the pageant.  Since we have billed this as a beauty pageant, we tried to come up with pageant categories for vendors to loosely follow. Of course each vendor is free to follow their own format as this is simply a guideline:

 

Evening gown – To start off each portion, we are asking the vendor to come out in their best ‘outfit’ – corporate overview, history, specific identity, financial viability, marquee clients, leadership team, etc. This will be the grand entrance.

 

Swimsuit – Here the vendors will show some skin in this portion – usability, configurability, etc.

 

Talent – This portion will cover functionality, technology/integration, global ability, etc.

 

Interview – This will be the Q & A section from the audience. 

 

These beauty pageants are designed to give the audience a quick overview of the leading vendors and we are looking for creativity in presentations.

 

Here is the schedule of upcoming beauty pageants along with instructions for registering:

January 16 – 11am CST – Mid-market ATS  

January 23 – 11am CST – Onboarding  

February 6 – 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

May 8 – 11am CST – Mid-market HRIS

May 22 – 11am CST – Talent Acquisition Systems

 

Visit the Beauty Pageant page of our web site to view past presentations. Watch this blog and our web site for updates on all of our upcoming beauty pageants and register today so you won’t be left puzzled by HR Technology!

 

Matt Lafata, HRchitect

 


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