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 27 WebMingle Featured Jim Ray, VP with Online Reference Checking Specialists, SkillSurvey – Next up is Talent Acquisition Systems vendor, SmartSearch

February 28, 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 50-minute WebMingle on February 27, the 11th in our WebMingle series, featured Jim Ray, one of the co-founders with SkillSurvey, and touched on numerous issues related to reference checking including:

 

·         What was the idea behind starting SkillSurvey

·         Whether  SkillSurvey was similar to doing a background check

·         How the SkillSurvey service overcomes the obstacles associated with phone based reference checks

·         Market condition impacts

·         …and more

 

About Jim Ray and SkillSurvey

Jim Ray is a vice president at 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 a frequent speaker and author on the topic of leveraging third-party performance feedback to enhance the accuracy of hiring decisions.

 

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 such as:

 

February 20 – Stacy Chapman and Tess Walton, Co-Founders of Workforce Planning vendor, Aruspex

 

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 27 with Jim Ray, Vice President with Reference Checking specialists SkillSurvey Vendor.  We look forward to welcoming Jim 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 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


February 20 WebMingle Featured Stacy Chapman and Tess Walton, Co-Founders of Workforce Planning Vendor, Aruspex – Next up is Reference Checking specialists, SkillSurvey

February 22, 2009

 

As you may know, 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 50-minute WebMingle on February 20 with Stacy Chapman and Tess Walton touched on numerous insightful Workforce Planning related topics including:

 

·         An announcement that Howard Koenig joined Aruspex as their CEO

·         What the downturn has meant for workforce planning

·         What the difference is between strategic workforce planning and other workforce planning

·         What makes Aruspex different

·         What 2009 looks like for Workforce Planning

·         Business outcomes that Aruspex customers are achieving

·         Advice for customers who are just starting out, but want to get the kinds of benefits that workplace planning provides

·         Who is responsible in the organization for workplace planning

·         …and more

 

About Stacy Chapman, Tess Walton and Aruspex

Aruspex delivers Strategic Workforce Planning solutions that help organizations design and attain their future workforce. Their intuitive CAPTure planning software goes beyond simple reporting; it analyzes internal and external demographic trends, identifies future workforce gaps and guides executives and HR professionals to solve different scenarios. The Aruspex model was developed through years of practical experience, and they are very passionate about workforce planning.

 

With nearly 16 years of strategic human resources experience, Tess Walton is a leading expert on workforce planning and strategy. Her expertise ranges from designing and implementing HR strategy to outsourcing and planning ahead for future workforce needs. Tess used this wealth of strategic planning experience to shape the framework of Aruspex, a strategy firm used by the world’s leading companies, which she co-founded and serves as executive director.


Stacy Chapman is a renowned human resources and software strategist with more than 15 years of experience in the industry. She is a co-founder of Aruspex, one of the world’s leading workforce planning strategy firms; she currently oversees Aruspex’s product strategy and marketing divisions.

 

 

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 20 – Stacy Chapman and Tess Walton, Co-Founders of Workforce Planning vendor, Aruspex

 

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 27 with Jim Ray, Vice President with Reference Checking specialists SkillSurvey Vendor.  We look forward to welcoming Jim 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


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