January 7 HRchitect WebMingle Featured KMS Software; Next Up is CyberShift

January 8, 2010


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! It has truly redefined how people get information about vendors, trends and really anything related to HR technology.

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 50-minute WebMingle on January 7th, the 48th in our WebMingle series, and the first of 2010, featured Rosette Cataldo, Vice-President of Business Development for KMS Software. Rosette is very passionate about Onboarding and all the great benefits it can provide to organizations of all sizes. We touched on a bunch of issues related to all of that including: 

  • What makes KMS different
  • Latest trends in Onboarding
  • What’s new with E-Verify
  • Reasons why companies choose KMS, customer success stories, and what’s new at KMS
  • The definition of Crossboarding
  • Difference between Socialization and Culturalization
  • …and so much more

About KMS Software

KMS Software Company is the pioneer of Online OnBoarding. They are exclusively devoted to providing world class human capital management software that combines process automation and employee engagement technology to help strengthen the relationship between employers and employees around the world. KMS is also the “only” OnBoarding that powers many of today’s market leading applicant tracking, HRIS and Background Screening software companies. They have a proven track record of delivering OnBoarding technologies and consulting services to companies that operate around the globe.

About Rosette Cataldo, VP of Business Development for KMS Software

Rosette Cataldo is Vice President of KMS Software Company and is responsible for developing and managing all strategic partner relationships and business development initiatives.  Her focus is to provide value to existing customers while expanding KMS’ market reach worldwide.  She has been called “one of the most passionate person” in the electronic OnBoarding industry and hates to admit it….but loves I-9 management.

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 January 14 with Morne Swart, Vice-President of Product Management with CyberShift. We look forward to welcoming Morne to the HRchitect WebMingle next Thursday.

We hope to have you join us!

Matt Lafata, HRchitect

theHRshow 2009 Has a Great First Day of Vendor Panel Discussions

June 11, 2009


After many months of anticipation, theHRshow 2009 virtual event finally arrived today with five different vendor panel discussions.

The day got started with the Onboarding Systems vendor panel. Dan Katavola, EVP of Consulting Services with HRchitect was the moderator and the vendors included Emerald Software Group, KMS Software, SilkRoad Technology, and Verifications, Inc.

Then I moderated the Talent Management Systems vendor panel that included Authoria, HRsmart, Kenexa, Taleo, and Workscape.

John Hinojos, the HRchitect VP of Consulting Services then moderated the HR Systems Vendor Panel which included NuView, Patersons, and Spectrum HR. Two last minute cancellations made this the smallest panel of the day.

I was then up again as the moderator of the Learning Management Systems Vendor Panel which included Cornerstone OnDemand, GeoLearning, Plateau Systems, Saba and SumTotal Systems.

The final panel of the day was moderated by Rick Fletcher, President and Founder of HRchitect and was all about Recruiting Systems Vendors. This panel included HRsmart, iCIMS, Kenexa, nowHIRE, Peopleclick, and Taleo.

Day 2 will continue on Thursday with 10 great sessions throughout the day from leading experts in the HR industry.

Multiple tracks of sessions will take place on June 11 and June 12 around:

  • Talent Acquisition including Onboarding, Assessments, Background checking, and more
  • Talent Management including Compensation, Performance Management, Workforce Planning, and more
  • Emerging Trends and Technologies including Social Networking, Web 2.0, HCM portals, and more
  • HCM Strategy
  • Managing HR Systems
  • Professional Development

The show is completely free, thanks to the generosity of HRchitect and our sponsors. All you need to attend is access to a computer with an Internet connection!

HR professionals can visit www.thehrshow2009.com and select “Agenda” on the right of the screen to see a complete list of sessions. Simply register online for as many sessions as you’d like.



Matt Lafata, HRchitect

theHRshow 2009 Arrives this week in the Comfort of Your Office…or Home!

June 8, 2009


HRchitect, the leader in HR systems strategic consulting, and the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management systems consulting firm, announced that over 1,000 registrations have been received for theHRshow 2009.

theHRshow takes place this year on June 10-12, 2009 as a virtual three-day event. It is being offered completely FREE to the HR community through the generosity of HRchitect and our sponsors.

“The decision to move this year’s event to a virtual event is proving to be a very wise decision,” stated Matt Lafata, Conference Chair for theHRshow and the Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for HRchitect. “With travel budgets still tight and the growing desire of many people and organizations to be able to learn more about HR technology choices and trends without having to be out of the office during these tough times, attendance has far surpassed our expectations.”

theHRshow will include 18 virtual sessions and five moderated panel discussions of invaluable information on the puzzling world of HR Technology over a three day period.

Moderated panel discussions on June 10 will feature the following:


  • Onboarding Vendor Panel – Join Emerald Software Group, KMS Software, SilkRoad Technology, and Verifications, Inc.
  • Talent Management Systems Vendor Panel – Join Authoria, HRsmart, Kenexa, Taleo, and Workscape
  • HR Systems Vendor Panel – Join Lawson Software, NuView, Patersons, and Spectrum HR
  • Learning Management Systems Vendor Panel – Join Cornerstone OnDemand, GeoLearning, Plateau Systems, Saba, and SumTotal Systems
  • Recruiting Systems Vendor Panel – Join HRsmart, iCIMS, Kenexa, nowHIRE, Peopleclick and Taleo

18 tracks of sessions will take place on June 11 and June 12 around Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, Emerging Trends and Technologies, Social Networking, HCM Systems Strategic Planning, Professional Development, and more.

“We are pleasantly overwhelmed by the interest in theHRshow and the assistance that the HR and vendor community has provided in promoting this great industry event,” added Tiffany Appleby, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications for HRchitect and theHRshow. “We believe that for anybody with an interest in HR technology, this is THE must attend event of the year as theHRshow offers something for everybody.”

HR professionals can visit www.thehrshow2009.com to see a complete list of panels and sessions and register online for those of interest to them.



Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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