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


June 5 HRchitect WebMingle Featured Lawson Software, Next Up is Softscape

June 5, 2009

 

Our weekly web mingle 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!

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 June 5th, the 24th in our WebMingle series, featured Larry Dunivan, SVP of Global HCM Products with Lawson Software. It was another fascinating WebMingle and Larry has great insight and passion for Talent Management Systems and how important it is to be tied in with the core system of record. We touched on a number of issues related to those topics including:

 

  • Why a core system of record is essential to successful talent management implementations and why organizations without one are going to struggle in the long-term.   
  • Why a system of record so important?
  • What Lawson is seeing in this area as they are talking to customers about where the risks are
  • The challenges of interfacing a customer’s system of record data to any talent management system
  • What are the key integration points and why is maintaining them so expensive?

 About Lawson Software

Lawson provides software and service solutions to 4,500 customers in the manufacturing, distribution, maintenance and service sector industries across 40 countries. Lawson’s mission is to make your company successful by spending a lot of time with customers, measuring their progress. Based on these measurements, Lawson believes they offer more value per dollar invested than any other ERP company.

About Larry Dunivan, SVP of Global HCM Products with Lawson Software

Larry Dunivan currently serves as Lawson SVP of Global HCM Products, where he is responsible for product strategy and development for Lawson HR products. He has 20+ years experience in the design, implementation, and support of HR information systems.

If you missed this past week’s WebMingle, or any of our past WebMingles, please visit our web site at www.HRWebMingle.com. You will see a complete list of upcoming guests and will be able to listen to past shows.

There will be no WebMingle next week, June 12, due to theHRshow 2009. Our next WebMingle will take place on June 19 with Dave Watkins, CEO with Talent Management Systems Vendor, Softscape. We look forward to welcoming Dave to the HRchitect WebMingle.

We hope to have you join us!

 

 

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Don’t Miss Friday’s WebMingle with Larry Dunivan of Lawson Software

June 3, 2009

 

As we hope you know by now, the 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 Internet show in the HR technology industry!

This week’s guests will be Larry Dunivan, Senior Vice President of Global HCM Products with Lawson Software.

Lawson provides software and service solutions to 4,500 customers in the manufacturing, distribution, maintenance and service sector industries across 40 countries. Lawson’s mission is to make your company successful by spending a lot of time with customers, measuring their progress. Based on these measurements, Lawson believes they offer more value per dollar invested than any other ERP company.

Larry Dunivan currently serves as Lawson SVP of Global HCM Products, where he is responsible for product strategy and development for Lawson HR products. He has 20+ years experience in the design, implementation, and support of HR information systems.

Visit www.HRchitect.com/Knowledge/WebMingle to listen live on Friday, June 5th at 1pm CST to the 24th show in our WebMingle series. If you missed any of our previous WebMingles, you can also access them from that page.

Below is a list of some of our upcoming guests:

 

June 12 – No WebMingle due to theHRshow 2009 Virtual Event

June 19 – Dave Watkins, CEO of Softscape, a talent management systems vendor

June 26 – Ron Hanscome, VP of Product Strategy with Kenexa, a talent management systems vendor 

July 3 – No WebMingle due to holiday

July 10 – Chuck Ros, President of Emerald Software Group, a workforce management and onboarding vendor

July 17 – Chris Forman, President of AIRS, a company of The RightThing

July 24 – Jeff Whitney, VP of Marketing with OutStart, a learning management systems vendor

July 31 – Paul Forster, Founder of Indeed, an online job search provider

Aug 7 – Joseph Impastato, President of nowHIRE, a talent acquisition systems vendor

Aug 14 – A.G. Lambert, VP of Marketing with Saba, a learning and talent management systems vendor

Aug 21 – Samantha Hanson, EVP of Products and People for Verifications, Inc., Onboarding and background screening specialists

Aug 28 – Fidel Baca, Principal with ExponentHR, an HR systems and payroll provider

Sep 4 – Dimitri Boylan, Founder & CEO of Avature, a Talent Sourcing vendor

Sep 11 – Peter Brasket, co-Founder and SVP with Jobs2Web, a Web 2.0 Recruitment Marketing Provider

Sep 18 – Samantha Hanson, EVP of Products and People for Verifications, Inc., Onboarding and background screening specialists

Sep 25 – Barbara Levin, Sr. VP of Marketing & Customer Community with Onboarding specialists, Enwisen

Oct 2 – Julia Friemering, Marketing with MyStaffingPro, a Talent Acquisitions Systems vendor

We look forward to welcoming Larry Dunivan from Lawson Software to the HRchitect WebMingle this Friday and hope to have you join us as well.

 

 

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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


HRchitect’s Beauty Pageant Webinar Series Continues This Friday with Performance Management

February 5, 2009

 

Our 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 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. 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. So far this month we had our Mid-Market Talent Acquisitions Systems pageant and iCIMS was crowned the winner and our Onboarding pageant where SilkRoad was the winner.

 

To view any of these past pageants, please visit the beauty pageant part of our website. 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 next exciting pageant will be on Performance Management Systems this Friday, February 6 where the participants will be Workscape, Sonar6, Cornerstone, SumTotal Systems, and Salary.com.

 

HRIS will take place on February 20 and at this point we have Lawson Software, NuView Systems, Salary.com HRMS & Payroll and Spectrum HR. Several other invites are out but we know how hard it is for some vendors to get up on stage and strut their stuff.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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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