HRchitect’s Beauty Pageant Webinar Series Continues This Friday with Time & Attendance Systems

June 3, 2009

 

The HRchitect beauty pageant series of webinars has become the buzz of the industry. This series of webinars covers a different area of HR technology with each event. The concept allows attendees to see presentations from up to five leading vendors in a fun and informative format where the audience votes on the winner at the conclusion. 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. The last beauty pageant took place in April where Workstream walked away with the Compensation Systems crown.

To view any of these past pageants, please visit the beauty pageant part of our website. After this week’s pageant, the beauty pageants will take a few month hiatus and come back in August. We 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 next exciting pageant, the tenth in the series, will be on Time & Attendance Systems and will take place this Friday, June 5. The participants will be top vendors in this space, Associated Time, CyberShift, Legiant, and Nova. 

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. Some of the past participants have gotten extremely creative in their presentations and we thank them for their time and efforts in doing this.

Watch this blog for updates and visit http://hrchitect.com/News/Pageant for a listing of upcoming HRchitect Beauty Pageants and to register so you won’t be left puzzled by HR Technology!

 

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Congratulations to our Performance Management Systems Beauty Pageant Winner – SumTotal Systems! Mid-Market HRIS pageant takes place Friday, February 20.

February 20, 2009

 

On Friday, February 19, HRchitect held the sixth installation in our Beauty Pageant webinar series, this time focusing on Performance Management Systems. Participants included leading vendors in the EPM world – Cornerstone OnDemand, Salary.com, Sonar6, SumTotal Systems, and Workscape

 

At the end of the action-packed webinar, which was rescheduled from February 6, SumTotal Systems was crowned the winner with Cornerstone OnDemand the runner-up. The presentations were fantastic and HRchitect would like to thank the vendors for participating and the attendees for judging the contestants.

 

I would also once again like to extend my personal thanks to Tiffany Appleby, HRchitect’s Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications, for her incredible work in making sure these pageants run smoothly. It’s not an easy task coordinating every vendor’s presentation, setting up practice runs, and then running the program the day of the event. Tiffany is a tremendous asset and I couldn’t do all this without her.

 

The HRchitect beauty pageant series of webinars has quickly 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 and is presented two times a month. 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 then our Onboarding pageant was held where SilkRoad was the winner.

 

The Beauty Pageants schedule continues as follows:

 

February 20 – 11am CST – Mid-Market Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)
March 13 – 11am CST – Time & Attendance 
March 27 – 11am CST – Workforce Planning
April 10 – 11am CST – Compensation Management
April 17 – 11am CST – Succession Planning

 

The Mid-Market HRIS pageant will take place on February 20 and participating are leading vendors NuView Systems, PDS, Salary.com HRMS & Payroll and Spectrum HR.

 

In case you have missed any of our Beauty Pageants, you can view them here. The Beauty Pageants have become the buzz of the industry because of the way they provide exposure to a handful of leading vendors in a 90-minute fun and informative format. 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


Congratulations to our Learning Management Systems Beauty Pageant Winner – GeoLearning!

December 20, 2008

 

On Friday, December 19, HRchitect held the third installation in our Beauty Pageant webinar series, this time focusing on Learning Management Systems. Participants included leading vendors in the LMS world – Cornerstone OnDemand, GeoLearning, OutStart, Plateau Systems, and SumTotal Systems.

 

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At the end of the webinar, GeoLearning was crowned the winner with Cornerstone OnDemand the runner-up. The presentations were fantastic and HRchitect would like to thank the vendors for participating and the attendees for judging the contestants.

 

 

I would also like to extend my personal thanks to Tiffany Appleby, HRchitect’s Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications, for her incredible work in making sure these pageants run smoothly. Tiffany does a fantastic job coordinating the vendor practices and presentations as well as being the production manager during these events and I can’t say enough great things about her.

 

Past winners included iCIMS in the Talent Acquisitions Systems pageant on November 14 with Authoria the runner-up. Cornerstone OnDemand won the Talent Management Systems pageant on November 21 with Plateau Systems the runner-up.

 

The Beauty Pageants will commence again in January 2009 as follows:

 

January 9 – 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

 

In case you have missed any of our Beauty Pageants, you can view them here. The Beauty Pageants have become the buzz of the industry because of the way they provide exposure to a handful of leading vendors in a 90-minute fun and informative format. 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


An HRchitect Beauty Pageant

November 6, 2008

beauty-queen-for-promo-smallI’ve blogged about this before but these events are getting close and we don’t want you to miss out. I’ve also made some updates including the vendors that will be participating so please read on…


As many of you know, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the many vendors in the HR technology space and maintains complete vendor neutrality. As the leaders in this marketplace, we feel it is our responsibility to help educate the business community on the many choices available to you and to help you make sense of the puzzling world of HR technology.


As a result, we have recently developed a series of Webinars focused on the vendor landscape and broken down by different product areas. Best of all, these webinars are FREE to you.

 

Each 90-minute webinar will each feature up to six vendors. The first webinar will be on Talent Acquisition Systems and the second on Talent Management Systems. As you can imagine, there are a lot of vendors that we had to choose from to narrow it down to six.


The agenda will look like this:

Intro by HRchitect
Overview of the TAS and TMS marketplace by HRchitect
Short vendor presentations
Q&A of vendors
Crowning of Beauty Pageant Winner
Wrap-up

 

The sessions will be moderated by myself, Matt Lafata. We are focusing on making these webinars informational and fun at the same time. At the end of each webinar, we will have an “HRchitect Beauty Pageant” where the attendees can “vote” on which presentation they enjoyed the most.

Here is the schedule along with instructions for registering:

 

November 14 – 11am CST – TAS (Talent Acquisition Systems)
November 21 – 11am CST – TMS (Talent Management Systems)

December 12 – 11am CST – HRIS (Human Resource Information Systems)

December 19 – 11am CST – LMS (Learning Management Systems)

January 9 – 11am CST – Mid-market ATS

January 16 – 11am CST – Onboarding

January 23 – 11am CST – EPM (Employee Performance Management)

February 6 – 11am CST – Mid-market HRIS

February 13 – 11am CST – T&A (Time & Attendance Systems)

February 20 – 11am CST – Workforce Planning

March 13 – 11am CST – Compensation Mana
gement
March 20 – 11am CST – Succession Planning

 

 

As of November 4, 2008, the following vendors have been confirmed for the first two webinars:


November 14 TAS Webinar
ADP-VirtualEdge
Authoria

iCIMS

MrTed

SilkRoad Technology


November 21 TMS Webinar
Cornerstone OnDemand
Halogen Software
Plateau Systems

Salary.com

Workscape
 

Register today and don’t be left puzzled by HR Technology!

 

Solving a piece of the puzzle… 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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