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.


The Final Day of theHRshow 2009 Provided Us With Six More Great Presentations

June 17, 2009

 

After many months of anticipation, planning, and buzz throughout the entire HR industry, theHRshow 2009 virtual event came to a completion on Friday with six different presentations for a total of 16 presentations over two days and 5 vendor panels on the first day. The presentations that took place on the final day include: 

  • Insource, Outsource, Cosource
  • Workforce Analytics: Key to the new HR Decision Science
  • Linking Competencies to Compensation
  • How Web 2.0 is Driving Employee Engagement Across Global Audiences
  • Enhancing Job Fit – What Managers Can Do
  • From Structure Planning to Succession Planning

One of the many comments received from attendees to the show summed it up nicely:

“Kudos to you and the rest of the HR Show planning team on a job very well done.  I think you’ve set the stage for others to follow your lead with providing insightful sessions in an interactive, engaging and creative manner.”

The show was completely free, thanks to the generosity of HRchitect and our sponsors which included: 

  • ADP VirtualEdge
  • Assess-Systems
  • Authoria
  • HRchitect
  • HRmarketer.com
  • iCIMS
  • IHRIM
  • Manera Group
  • NuView Systems
  • PDS
  • Peopleclick
  • Plateau Systems
  • Taleo

HR professionals can visit www.thehrshow2010.com for preliminary details on the planning stages for theHRshow 2010, which is an on-site event that will take place February 4-5, 2010 in Frisco, TX. It will be the largest regional HR technology event in our industry and the one HR technology event you simply can’t miss!

 

 

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


April 3rd WebMingle Featured Plateau Systems – Next up is Cytiva Software

April 3, 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 Internet show in the HR technology industry!

 

The 50-minute WebMingle on April 3, the 16th in our WebMingle series, featured Jeff Kristick, SVP of Marketing with Plateau Systems. We touched on a number of issues related to Talent Management and Learning Management including:

 

-          How the recession is impacting Plateau, the talent management space, and learning management

·         Plateau’s roots in the learning space and how that helps them address the broader talent management space

·         SaaS trends vs. On-Premise

·         The state of learning and talent management

·         How social networking and collaboration plays into learning

·         …and more

 

About Plateau Systems

Plateau is a leading provider of web-based software for developing, managing, rewarding and optimizing organizational talent to increase workforce productivity and maximize operating performance. Plateau delivers a best-of-breed talent management solution with deep functionality for learning management, performance management, compensation management and career and succession planning. This allows organizations to take a unified approach to develop, manage, reward and optimize their talent. Superior best-in-class talent management solutions can be deployed individually or together, enabling current and prospective customer to future-proof and expand their investments.

 

About Jeff Kristick, SVP of Marketing with Plateau Systems

Jeff is responsible for worldwide marketing, including corporate communications, product marketing, demand generation, and events.   Jeff joined Plateau in March 2008. Prior to joining Plateau, Jeff worked at TIBCO Software, where he was responsible for global product marketing, analyst relations, and sales enablement.

 

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.

 

Our next WebMingle will take place on April 10 with Ian Alexander, VP of Marketing with Cytiva Software, the developers of SonicRecruit. We look forward to welcoming Ian to the WebMingle and hope to have you join us as well.

 

We hope to have you join us!

 

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Don’t Miss Friday’s WebMingle with Jeff Kristick, SVP of Marketing with Talent Management Systems vendor, Plateau Systems

April 2, 2009

 

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 Internet show in the HR technology industry!

 

This week’s guest will be Jeff Kristick, SVP of Marketing with Plateau Systems. Jeff is responsible for worldwide marketing, including corporate communications, product marketing, demand generation, and events.   Jeff joined Plateau in March 2008.

 

Visit www.HRchitect.com/Knowledge/WebMingle to listen live on Friday, April 3 at 1pm CST to the 16th 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:

 

April 3 – Jeff Kristick, Sr. VP of Marketing with Plateau Systems, a talent management vendor

 

April 10 – Ian Alexander, VP of Marketing with SonicRecruit, a Talent Acquisition Systems vendor

 

April 17Mary Poquette, Chief Compliance Officer with Verifications, Inc., background screening specialists

 

April 24 Sean Bisceglia, CEO of TalentDrive, a talent sourcing vendor

 

May 1 – Kimberley Kasper, VP of Marketing with SumTotal Systems, a talent management vendor

 

May 8 – Henry Griendling, Founder and Managing Partner, and Joanne Bintliff-Ritchie, Chief Strategist, from DoubleStar

 

May 15 – Tim Clifford, President and CEO of Workscape, a compensation, benefits and talent management vendor

 

May 22 – Jerome Ternynck, CEO of MrTed, a talent acquisition systems vendor

 

May 29 – Sybll Romley, President & CEO of Spectrum, an HRIS vendor

 

June 5 – Larry Dunivan, SVP, HCM Global Products with Lawson, a leading ERP vendor

 

June 12 – No WebMingle due to theHRshow 2009

 

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

 

We look forward to welcoming Jeff Kristick to the WebMingle this Friday and hope to have you join us as well.

 

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Don’t Miss Friday’s WebMingle with Jim Ray from SkillSurvey

February 26, 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.

 

This week’s guest will be Jim Ray, Vice President with SkillSurvey, Inc., the recognized leader in online reference checks.  SkillSurvey’s PreHire 360 was named a Top 10 HR Product of the Year by HR Executive based on the long overdue improvements provided for reference checks. Jim is also a frequent speaker and author on the topic of leveraging third-party performance feedback to enhance the accuracy of hiring decisions. 

 

Visit www.HRchitect.com/Knowledge/WebMingle to listen live on Friday, February 27 at 1pm CST. 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:

 

March 6 – Doug Coull, President and CEO with SmartSearch/Advanced Personnel Systems, a Talent Acquisition Systems vendor

 

March 13 – Mike Carden, Co-Founder and Head of Product with Sonar6, a Performance Management vendor

 

March 20 – Brian Platz, EVP and COO of SilkRoad, a Talent Management Systems vendor

 

March 27 – TBD

 

April 3 – Jeff Kristick, Sr. VP of Marketing with Plateau Systems, a talent management vendor

 

April 10 – Ian Alexander, VP of Marketing with SonicRecruit, a Talent Acquisition Systems vendor

 

April 17 – TBD

 

April 24 – TBD

 

May 1 – Kimberley Kasper, VP of Marketing with SumTotal Systems, a talent management vendor

 

May 8 – Henry Griendling, Founder and Managing Partner, and Joanne Bintliff-Ritchie, Chief Strategist, from DoubleStar

 

May 15 – Tim Clifford, President and CEO of Workscape, a compensation, benefits and talent management vendor

 

We look forward to welcoming Jim Ray from SkillSurvey to the WebMingle this Friday and hope to have you join us as well.

 

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Congratulations to our Onboarding Systems Beauty Pageant Winner – SilkRoad Technology!

January 24, 2009

 

On Friday, January 23, HRchitect held the fifth installation in our Beauty Pageant webinar series, this time focusing on Onboarding Systems. Participants included leading vendors in the Onboarding world – AllegroHR, KMS, SilkRoad, and Verifications, Inc.

 

If you are interested in Onboarding, I’d recommend you view the presentation on our web site. We covered definitions of Onboarding, reasons you would want to invest in Onboarding technology, benefits of Onboarding (both administrative and strategic), how Onboarding is a key enabler of ITM (Integrated Talent Management), and some predictions around ITM.

 

silkroadAt the end of the webinar, SilkRoad was crowned the winner with AllegroHR 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 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 and I honestly could not even imagine doing these beauty pageants without her. She does a phenomenal 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. GeoLearning won the Learning Management systems pageant on December 19 with Cornerstone OnDemand the runner-up. iCIMS (their second pageant win) won the mid-market TAS pageant on January 16 with nowHIRE.com the runner-up.

 

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

 

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

 

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 Mid-Market Talent Acquisition Systems Beauty Pageant Winner – iCIMS!

January 19, 2009

 

On Friday, January 16, HRchitect held the fourth installation in our Beauty Pageant webinar series, this time focusing on Mid-Market Talent Acquisition Systems. Participants included leading vendors in the mid-market TAS world including: Click and Hire, iCIMS, nowHIRE, SmartRecruiters, SmartSearch and SonicRecruit.

 

iCIMS MM TASAt the end of the webinar, iCIMS was crowned the winner with nowHIRE.com the runner-up. The presentations were fantastic and HRchitect would like to thank the vendors for participating and the attendees for judging the contestants.

 

This was the second pageant win for iCIMS as they won for Talent Acquisition Systems pageant back on November 14, 2008. It was also the best attended pageant to date and we want to thank our new media sponsor for the pageant series, HRmarketer, for their efforts in increasing attendance to these fun and informative events.

 

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. She sure makes my job a lot easier!

 

Past winners of beauty pageants 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. GeoLearning won the Learning Management Systems pageant on December 19 with Cornerstone OnDemand the runner-up.

 

This Friday, January 23, the fifth webinar in our Beauty Pageant series will take place as we feature Onboarding Systems. As of this writing, the following vendors will be participating: AllegroHR, KMS, SilkRoad Technology, and Verifications, Inc. A couple of invites are still out without confirmation so stay tuned!

 

The Beauty Pageants will continue throughout 2009 as follows:

 

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 – Assessments

 

We would also like to extend a big ‘Thank You!’ to our media sponsor, HRmarketer.  For nearly ten years, HRmarketer has been the go to company for HR suppliers wanting to generate publicity, website traffic, sales leads and improved search engine rankings.  For more information about HRmarketer and their services, visit HRmarketer.com.

HRmarketer

 

 

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.

 

geolearning

 

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


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