HRchitect Celebrates Six Months of Success with Groundbreaking HR Technology Happy Hour WebMingle(TM)

July 7, 2009

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HRchitect, the leader in HR systems strategic consulting and the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management systems consulting firm, has produced twenty-six successful HR Technology Happy Hour WebMingles™ since the live web radio program made its debut in December 2008.

The weekly WebMingle is designed to give HR professionals insight into the puzzling world of HR technology, talk about upcoming events in the HR industry and provide insightful interviews with people of the HR industry – who they are, what they do and why HR professionals should care. The WebMingle has become the most popular live weekly Internet show in the HR technology industry with thousands of listeners worldwide.

“A WebMingle is essentially a meeting over the web where we do some business, socialize and yes, we mingle over the web,” commented Matt Lafata, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for HRchitect and the WebMingle host. “The show has been tremendously successful due to the format and the guests. These aren’t boring, stuff interviews but insightful discussions with the people in our industry who make a difference through their innovative companies, products, and services. It’s also a great opportunity to get to know more about these guests who are making an impact on the lives of HR professionals.”

The HRchitect HR Technology Happy Hour WebMingle takes placed every Friday afternoon at 1pm Central Time. It is live where guests are encouraged to call in with questions or post questions via Twitter at #HRWebMingle. Past shows are archived on the HRchitect website and past guests have included:

Upcoming guests are listed on the website at HRWebMingle.com and include representatives from industry leading companies such as Emerald Software Group, AIRS, OutStart, Indeed, nowHIRE, Saba, Verifications Inc., ExponentHR, Avature, Jobs2Web, HodesIQ, Enwisen, MyStaffingPro, and more.

“Anyone who has an active interest in the HR technology industry should tune into the WebMingle,” added Tiffany Appleby, Director of Marketing for HRchitect and Production Manager for the WebMingle. “At HRchitect, we pride ourselves in producing innovative educational programs for the HR industry while adding some fun at the same time.  The WebMingles certainly tackle the serious issues facing HR professionals and organizations today while adding that ‘human’ element that is sometimes missing from HR.”

 HR professionals and industry experts who would like to be a guest on the WebMingle should contact Tiffany Appleby at tappleby@HRchitect.com for consideration.


February 13 WebMingle Featured Dr. Lewis Hollweg from Batrus Hollweg International (BHI) – Next up is Workforce Planning vendor, Aruspex

February 13, 2009

 

As you may know, 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 55-minute WebMingle took place on February 13 as Rick Fletcher, President and Founder of HRchitect joined me in the WebMingle studio on Frisco Square Blvd. Our special guest was Dr. Lewis Hollweg, CEO and Founder of Batrus Hollweg International (BHI) who touched on numerous insightful topics including:

 

  How do companies maximize their selection of top talent?

  What does the future of selection assessment most likely look like?

  What is high definition selection science? We learned that HDAS allows each client to totally customize their assessment process based on current powerful research an anticipated future needs. Very powerful stuff!

  Leadership – Barriers to maximizing your leadership skills in our rapidly changing environment.

  Typical mistakes leaders make under stress.

 

About Dr. Lewis Hollweg and Batrus Hollweg International

BHI is a human capital consulting firm specializing in Talent Gauging™ — assessing and developing people to drive organizational results. BHI Talent Gauging provides companies with objective and quantifiable solutions for:

 

·         Selecting the best talent

·         Minimizing hiring mistakes

·         Growing internal talent

·         Aligning talent competencies and business goals

·         Gauging company climate to identify barriers and leverage points

·         Filling the succession planning pipeline with more precision

 

Throughout his 39-year career, Lewis Hollweg has focused on understanding the cornerstones of developing peak performing individuals and teams. He has consulted with many distinguished national and international clients in such industries as food service, airline, health care, hotel, manufacturing, and technology. Lewis has worked with top managers and their teams across the U.S. and Europe in the diagnosis of individual and team effectiveness. He is highly skilled in individual executive leadership, coaching and facilitating team change efforts, and team effectiveness.

 

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

 

February 13 – Lewis Hollweg, President & CEO of Batrus Hollweg International (BHI). 

 

February 6 – Todd Premo, Director of Solutions, and Chris Lennon, Senior Product Manager, from GeoLearning

 

January 30 – Jim Fowler, CEO and Co-Founder of Jigsaw, online business directory experts

 

January 23 – Peter Louch, Founder & CEO of Vemo, a Workforce Planning Vendor

 

January 16 – Charles Coy from Cornerstone OnDemand, a leading Talent Management Systems vendor

 

January 9 – Bill Gilmyers, Senior Consultant, Jeff Higgins, Executive VP of Client Services, and Mick Collins from workforce planning vendor, Infohrm

 

December 19 – Rick Fletcher, President of HRchitect joined Matt Lafata to talk about some of the significant events that took place in our industry in 2008 along with some observations and predictions for the future.

 

December 12 – Adam Feigenbaum, Director of Sales, and Susan Vitale, Director of Marketing from Talent Acquisition Systems and Talent Management Systems vendor, iCIMS

 

December 5 – Mark Willaman, President & Founder of Fisher Vista, LLC, the owners of several companies including HRmarketer

 

Our next WebMingle will take place on February 20 when Stacy Chapman and Tess Walton, Co-Founders of Aruspex, a Workforce Planning Vendor. Aruspex delivers Strategic Workforce Planning solutions that help organizations design and attain their future workforce.  We look forward to welcoming Stacy and Tess to the WebMingle and hope to have you join us as well.

 

We hope to have you join us!

 

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


February 6 WebMingle Featured Todd Premo and Chris Lennon from GeoLearning – Next up is Dr. Lewis Hollweg from Batrus Hollweg International (BHI)

February 8, 2009

 

As we hope you know by now, 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 45-minute WebMingle on February 6 with Todd Premo and Chris Lennon of GeoLearning touched on numerous topics including:

 

·         Who GeoLearning is and what does a typical organization look like that chooses GeoLearning as a vendor

·         What trends GeoLearning is seeing in the industry for 2009

·         What is on deck for GeoLearning in 2009

·         How GeoLearning’s customers are taking advantage of recent technologies like RSS Feeds, Wikis, social networking, etc.

·         How organizations are managing training in non-centralized organizations

·         And more…

 

About GeoLearning and Todd Premo and Chris Lennon

GeoLearning is the leading provider of Managed Learning Services and on-demand performance and learning platforms and the winner of the December 2008 HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Learning Management Systems. Chris Lennon is a product manager for the GeoMaestro 5 Series LMS platform. He has over 10 years of experience in the learning industry ranging from trainer to LMS design and development. Chris has been involved in managing LMS development for eight years. Todd Premo is the Director of Solutions at GeoLearning and leads a team of Solution Architects, Product Specialists, and Proposal Writers responsible for solutioning a customer’s specific learning and talent goals.  Todd has 9 years experience in the learning technology industry managing products and customer implementations.     

 

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

 

February 6 – Todd Premo, Director of Solutions, and Chris Lennon, Senior Product Manager, from GeoLearning

 

January 30 – Jim Fowler, CEO and Co-Founder of Jigsaw, online business directory experts

 

January 23 – Peter Louch, Founder & CEO of Vemo, a Workforce Planning Vendor

 

January 16 – Charles Coy from Cornerstone OnDemand, a leading Talent Management Systems vendor

 

January 9 – Bill Gilmyers, Senior Consultant, Jeff Higgins, Executive VP of Client Services, and Mick Collins from workforce planning vendor, Infohrm

 

December 19 – Rick Fletcher, President of HRchitect joined Matt Lafata to talk about some of the significant events that took place in our industry in 2008 along with some observations and predictions for the future.

 

December 12 – Adam Feigenbaum, Director of Sales, and Susan Vitale, Director of Marketing from Talent Acquisition Systems and Talent Management Systems vendor, iCIMS

 

December 5 – Mark Willaman, President & Founder of Fisher Vista, LLC, the owners of several companies including HRmarketer

 

Our next WebMingle will take place on February 13 when Dr. Lewis Hollweg, President and CEO of Batrus Hollweg International (BHI) joins us. BHI is a human capital consulting firm specializing in Talent Gauging™ — assessing and developing people to drive organizational results. We look forward to welcoming Dr. Hollweg to the WebMingle and hope to have you join us as well.

 

We hope to have you join us!

 

Matt Lafata, HRchitect

 


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