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


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


March 20 WebMingle Featured SilkRoad Technology – Next up is Jon Ingham, Strategic HCM Blogger and Author

March 20, 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 March 20, the 14th in our WebMingle series, featured Brian Platz, EVP and COO with SilkRoad Technology. We touched on a number of issues related to Talent Management including:

 

·         What made Brian and SilkRoad’s founders start a company focused on talent management

·         How SilkRoad is dealing with helping their prospects and clients in moving forward with talent management initiatives with current budget constraints

·         How SilkRoad’s talent management offerings differ in the marketplace

·         What made SilkRoad see an opportunity to develop an Onboarding system so long ago and what makes it special

·         Why SilkRoad acquired a Learning Management company and specifically why they chose VTN Technologies

·         Where Brian sees the talent management market moving towards in the future

·         …and more

 

About SilkRoad

SilkRoad technology inc., is a leading provider of a full suite of talent management solutions that significantly improve the talent within its more than 1000 customers across the globe. With a suite that includes solutions for recruiting; onboarding and life events; performance; learning; and employee intranets, SilkRoad offers the most comprehensive talent management suite on the market.

 

About Brian Platz, EVP and COO for SilkRoad Technology

Brian Platz is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of SilkRoad technology and is responsible for the overall direction, technology and services to deliver SilkRoad’s market leading Life Suite of talent management solutions.  Brian has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of SilkRoad’s clients on executing their talent strategies with the use of technology and innovative techniques. Brian is a frequent author and speaker on the topics of talent management technology, employee onboarding and social networking.

 

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 March 20 with Jon Ingham, Strategic HCM Author, Blogger and Executive Consultant with Strategic Dynamics Consultancy Services. We look forward to welcoming Jon 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 Brian Platz, EVP and COO with Talent Management vendor, SilkRoad Technology

March 19, 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 Brian Platz, EVP and COO with Talent Management vendor, SilkRoad Technology.  SilkRoad technology, inc. believes that talented employees give companies a key advantage in the marketplace. Their goal is to help you to gain that advantage by managing the entire career cycle of your employees through recruiting management, onboarding, performance management, learning management and intranet content management. They also competed in our HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Onboarding Systems in January, where they were crowned the winner!

 

Visit www.HRchitect.com/Knowledge/WebMingle to listen live on Friday, March 20 at 1pm CST to the 14th 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:

 

March 27 – Jon Ingham, Strategic HCM Author and Blogger and Executive Consultant with Strategic Dynamics Consultancy Services

 

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

 

We look forward to welcoming Brian Platz and SilkRoad Technology to the WebMingle this Friday and hope to have you join us as well.

 

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


March 13 WebMingle Featured Sonar6 – Next up is Talent Management vendor, SilkRoad Technology

March 14, 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 55-minute WebMingle on March 13, the 13th in our WebMingle series, featured Mike Carden, Co-Founder and Head of Product at Sonar6. We touched on a number of issues related to Performance Management including:

 

·         What makes Sonar6 different

·         Where the name Sonar6 came from

·         The biggest changes coming for Sonar6 in the future

·         What happens to the talent management industry in an economic downturn

·         Who talent management systems should really be designed for

·         Some cool awards that Sonar6 has received

·         Global complexities of Performance Management

·         …and more

 

About Sonar6

Sonar6 was founded in 2004 based on the idea that performance management should be simple and rewarding. The first generation of the Sonar6 toolset was launched in February 2006. They have an amazing graphical approach to Performance Management.

 

About Mike Carden, Co-Founder and Head of Product for Sonar6

Mike originally trained in Artificial Intelligence but ended up spending much of his career in consumer marketing for global corporations. In 2004 he co-founded Sonar6, with a singular goal: To democratize performance management. Mike has worked in over 20 countries.

 

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 March 13 with Brian Platz, EVP and COO with SilkRoad Technology, a talent management systems vendor. SilkRoad’s goal is to help you to gain that advantage by managing the entire career cycle of your employees through recruiting management, onboarding, performance management, learning management, and intranet content management. We look forward to welcoming Brian 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 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


First Webinar on “Where Do Vurv Customers Go From Here?’ is a Huge Success

November 13, 2008

 

If you were unable to attend our webinar on November 12 titled “Where do Vurv Customers Go From Here? Assessing the New Landscape of the Talent Acquisition Systems (TAS) Market”, you have two more chances to see it on November 20 and December 2.

 

If you did get a chance to attend, and close to 100 people did, then we hope you enjoyed the presentation.

 

It started with an overview of HRchitect and quickly went into an overview of the Integrated Talent Management (ITM) marketplace where we talked about the ITM Players, Market Dynamics, Recent Acquisitions that have taken place, Investments that have been made in ITM vendors, and then some Predictions on where HRchitect believes the market is going over the next few years.

 

We then talked about the options that are now facing Vurv customers as a result of the acquisition by Taleo. Those options are:

 

  1. Stay on Vurv until Taleo eventually discontinues all support for the product. This will be in 2-3 years from now, based on what Taleo is currently saying.
  2. Convert to Taleo soon.
  3. As you migrate from Vurv, you need to explore other options in addition to Taleo

 

We were extremely fortunate to have HRchitect’s own Brian Kimball, the leading TAS consultant in the world, talk about options 1 and 2. Rick Fletcher, President and Founder of HRchitect then talked about option 3 and gave a quick overview of the TAS vendors from North America, Europe, Mid-Market, and Vertical Markets.

 

Thank you to all of those who attended and be sure to check out our Beauty Pageant webinar series which begins this Friday, November 14, as we feature Talent Acquisition Systems.  Participating vendors include ADP-VirtualEdge, Authoria, iCIMS, MrTed, and SilkRoad Technology. That will be followed up with the second in the Beauty Pageant series on November 21 as we feature Talent Management Systems. Participating vendors for that session include Cornerstone OnDemand, Halogen Software, Plateau Systems, Salary.com, and Workscape. Visit HRchitect.com to sign up today!

 

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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