HRchitect has conducted three highly successful beauty pageants so far and they have quickly become the buzz of the industry. On November 14, 2008, iCIMS was crowned the winner of the Talent Acquisition Systems pageant, on November 21, 2008, Cornerstone OnDemand was crowned the winner of the Talent Management Systems pageant, and on December 19, 2008, GeoLearning was crowned the winner of the Learning Management Systems beauty pageant.
2009 will have a full schedule of at least two beauty pageants each month starting on January 16 with mid-market Talent Acquisition Systems. As of this writing, Click and Hire, iCIMs, nowHIRE, SmartSearch, and SonicRecruit have agreed to participate.
On January 23, we will focus on Onboarding Systems and as of this writing, AllegroHR, KMS, SilkRoad Technology, and Verifications, Inc. have agreed to participate. Several other invites are out as well but we know how hard it can be to get up in front of a live audience so some of them may be shy.
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
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.
Here is the schedule of upcoming beauty pageants along with instructions for registering:
January 16 – 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 - Assessments
Visit the Beauty Pageant page of our web site to view past presentations and register today so you won’t be left puzzled by HR Technology!
Matt Lafata, HRchitect