Towers Watson Enhances its Talent Management Processes Capabilities with Latest Release of Talent|REWARD® Software Solution…from Towers Watson

September 7, 2012

 

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW), a global professional services company, today announced the release ofTalent|REWARD v7.2, the newest version of the company’s flagship software solution that helps organizations deliver comprehensive talent management and reward programs.

Talent|REWARD v7.2 provides a broader range of capabilities for organizations looking to improve business results through better management of HR processes and their employees. These enhancements to the software solution were developed based on global guidance from Towers Watson’s clients, and technology delivery and support teams who interact with users of the product daily. The latest innovations in Talent|REWARD v7.2 also provide direct linkages to Towers Watson market survey data.

“With organizations increasingly looking for more efficient ways to identify talent, the demand for innovative talent management and reward technology has never been greater,” said Ravin Jesuthasan, global practice leader for Talent Management at Towers Watson. “One of the most significant enhancements found in Talent|REWARD v7.2 is the software’s ability to incorporate real-time social feedback and collaboration into an organization’s talent management processes. Connecting employees is critical to innovation, engagement and speed of execution. Our latest version enables colleagues to share information, ideas and feedback more efficiently than in the past.”

“Talent|REWARD v7.2 also has significant new features that will allow users to manage, view, compare, and report on job and role profiles,” added Laura Sejen, global practice leader for Rewards at Towers Watson. “With the proper job architecture, job leveling and role profiles in place, organizations have a solid foundation from which to build integrated pay, performance, succession and learning programs.”

The enhancements in the latest release focus on a few key highlights for each of the solution’s modules:

  • Platform, connecting employees is critical to innovation, engagement and speed of execution. Talent|REWARD now supports social collaboration and feedback to go along with the LinkedIn integration provided in the v7.1 release.
  • Performance and Succession, with Talent|REWARD’s new configurable “nBox” display, users can quickly analyze their decisions based on factors that are relevant to the business issue at hand.
  • Learning, analyzing learning resource demand is an important part of providing the right content and experience for the growth and development of employees. Talent|REWARD v7.2 includes new reports and related functionality to help organizations optimize the resources they are providing.
  • Market Analysis and Compensation Design, role profiles are an integral part of an overall talent management plan. With Talent|REWARD v7.2, client-configurable role profiles are available as part of the Market Analysis & Compensation Design modules. Additionally, the new release has a robust and scalable Salary Structure Creation Wizard, which will help organizations with the process of creating salary structures.

 

For more information, please visit talentreward.com.

 

To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 15 years in business working on over 1800 successful engagements for more than 800 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Peoplefluent Recognized as a Leader in Recruitment, Compensation Management in IDC MarketScape Reports…from Peoplefluent

July 11, 2012

 

Leading Talent Management Company’s User-Friendly, Dynamic Tools to Recruit Qualified Talent and Optimize Compensation Offer Businesses Most Flexibility, Depth of Capability in Market

 

HRchitect includes Peoplefluent in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors and top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Peoplefluent®, offering a unique combination of best-of-breed socialmobile and cloud-based solutions for Talent ManagementVendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity, was recognized as a market leader in recruitment and compensation management software in new MarketScape reports released June 30th by IDC, a market intelligence and advisory services firm.

Peoplefluent was recognized as a leader in two marketplace vendor assessments, citing its breadth of capabilities across both permanent and contingent recruiting processes, deep compensation planning and budgeting capabilities, end-user experience, strong partnering track record and solid R&D resources that drive an ever-expanding depth of capabilities.

”Peoplefluent’s compensation is very deep on planning and budgeting for both compensation professionals and managers. Peoplefluent’s recruiting supports hourly, salaried, high volume hiring and contingent labor,” said Lisa Rowan, IDC’s Program Director for HR, Learning, and Talent Management.  “Peoplefluent’s continued investments in their research and development, functionality and user experience show in their recruitment and compensation management tools, making them a leader in these analyses.”

Peoplefluent Recruitment software links managers and recruiters to provide businesses with a streamlined system for acquiring top talent in each workforce segment, including for positions that are salaried, hourly, contingent or high-volume. It offers managers one-stop shopping for a wide array of talent acquisition needs, ranging from managing internal talent pools to guidance on using social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to find and evaluate job candidates. Peoplefluent Recruitment conveniently offers all of these services on mobile devices.

Peoplefluent Compensation provides businesses with user-friendly systems to track and allocate rewards and pay among employees, manage compensation budgets and manipulate payout cycles to reflect compensation changes brought about by job promotions, retention incentives and employee recognition awards. It is currently the only product on the market that offers businesses enhanced flexibility and visibility without the hassles or costs associated with customized software code. Earlier this month, research firm Ventana Research gave Peoplefluent Compensation the industries’ highest marks for total compensation management.

IDC, a premier global market intelligence and advisory services firm, compiled in-depth qualitative and quantitative comparative data on vendors in the integrated talent management technology market. IDC analysts based their scoring on detailed surveys and interviews with vendors, publicly available information and end-user experiences.

To learn more about Peoplefluent, please visit www.peoplefluent.com

 

To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 15 years in business working on over 1800 successful engagements for more than 800 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Peoplefluent Named ‘Hot’ Vendor in Total Compensation Management by Ventana Research…from Peoplefluent

June 28, 2012

 

HRchitect includes Peoplefluent in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors and top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Peoplefluent™, offering a unique combination of best-of-breedsocialmobile and cloud-based suite solutions for Talent ManagementVendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity, earned the industries’ highest marks for compensation management products, according to a new value index released today by Ventana Research, a research and business technology advisory services firm.

“For more than a decade, Peoplefluent Compensation has been regarded as a premier solution used to help companies increase accuracy and cut down time on planning and administering salaries, incentives, and stock rewards, to best retain and reward employees,” said Mark Smith, CEO & Chief Research Officer. “The company continues to invest in Peoplefluent Compensation to further expand the breadth of capability, most recently adding mobile solution applications which have emerged as a key differentiator that enhances usability.”

Peoplefluent was named a ‘Hot Vendor’ in the 2012 Ventana Research Value Index for Total Compensation Management. Peoplefluent’s compensation management tool ranked among the top vendors based on criteria including product quality, usability, reliability, cost of ownership and return on investment.  Peoplefluent Compensation provides businesses with user-friendly systems to track and allocate rewards and pay among employees, manage compensation budgets, and manipulate payout cycles to reflect compensation changes brought about by job promotions, retention incentives and employee recognition awards.  It is currently the only product on the market that offers businesses enhanced flexibility and visibility without the hassles or costs associated with customized software code.

“Peoplefluent’s recognition as a top vendor in the compensation marketplace affirms our decision to exclusively offer its solutions to our enterprise clients as part of our Human Capital Connect offering,” said Pat Milligan, Senior Partner, President – Talent Rewards & Communication at Mercer. “Implementing compensation programs that align with business strategies, are affordable and sustainable, while also driving productivity and engagement are critical requirements as companies face economic pressures and must adapt to an ever-changing workforce. Peoplefluent’s Compensation technology solutions offer the comprehensive range of capabilities necessary to meet the diverse needs of our clients.”

According to the Ventana Research report, compensation tracking products including Peoplefluent Compensation enable businesses to optimize performance from their workplace investments. The solutions indexed within the report offer firms a robust and efficient system for tracking the many aspects of compensation — including base pay, merit and bonus pay, and incentives.

Ventana Research distilled a year of market and product research efforts and used a carefully crafted best practices-based methodology to represent how organizations actually will assess vendors.  Built on a foundation of 10 years of business and technology research, this unbiased, fact-based index is the first such industry undertaking to assess the value of software designed specifically for enabling total compensation management.

To learn more about Peoplefluent, please visit www.peoplefluent.com

To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 15 years in business working on over 1800 successful engagements for more than 800 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


ADP Launches New Talent Management Offerings with Integrated, End-to-End Solution…from ADP

May 25, 2012

 

Comprehensive Platform Now Includes Learning Management; Enables Organizations to Manage the Entire Employee Lifecycle, from Pre-hire through Retire

 

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

ADP ®, a leading provider of talent management solutions, today introduced an integrated end-to-end platform designed to enable organizations to acquire, develop and retain top talent, while ensuring that they remain leading performers.  Crowning a multi-year strategic development effort to create the industry’s leading integrated talent solution, the new ADP platform leverages advanced learning management tools, insightful learning content from Bersin and Associates, as well as an enterprise competency framework to significantly improve the talent management processes of leading organizations.

ADP unveiled the fully integrated ADP Talent Management suite at the WorldAtWork Total Rewards 2012 Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. To view a video on ADP’s new integrated Talent Management suite, click here.

Specifically designed to enable organizations to seamlessly integrate their talent acquisition, compensation, performance management, succession, and learning processes into an end-to-end solution, ADP’s new Talent Management solution is ideally suited for clients seeking to meet the increasingly complex challenges of growing and developing their workforces.

“Talent Management is a critical component of every organization’s human capital management strategy, yet most organizations don’t have an end-to-end solution in place to execute their strategies in a completely integrated fashion,” said Don Weinstein, Senior Vice President, ADP Product Management. “ADP has extended the definition of integrated Talent Management, by combining Talent Management with other critical HCM functions.  The integration of ADP Talent Management with ADP’s Payroll and HCM solutions provides a complete end-to-end cloud based HCM solution for any organization looking to simplify and enhance their human capital management strategy.”

The new ADP Talent Management Suite includes Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Compensation Management, Succession Management and Learning Management modules.

In addition, ADP announced today the availability of expanded insight from BersinBasics™, the first research-based multimedia learning solution that enables business leaders and HR professionals to rapidly learn the fundamentals of successful talent management in a ‘just-in-time’ learning format.

To view a new infographic from ADP entitled “The New Science of Talent Management,” click here:http://www.adp.com/talent-management/infographic.aspx?cid=soc_PR_TLMInfograph_20120503.

“Fewer than 25 percent of line managers feel fully comfortable with the practices of coaching, goal-setting, performance assessment, development planning, leadership assessment, and other critical areas of talent management,” said Josh Bersin, Chief Executive Officer and President, Bersin & Associates, a membership-based research and consulting firm in Oakland, Calif.  “The combination of BersinBasics and ADP’s integrated, end-to-end Talent Management system enables managers to access easy-to-use training on all aspects of talent management to help drive business performance.”

ADP’s new, integrated Talent Management solution is uniquely positioned to provide a pipeline of personnel for organizations to consider during the hiring process and a robust way to track them and to assess their lifetime productivity for the business, based on the tools and administrative services that only ADP can deliver. Clients around the world can now count on the completeness, strong integration and insightful expertise of ADP’s Talent Management Suite.

For more information on ADP, please visit www.adp.com

To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 15 years in business working on over 1800 successful engagements for more than 800 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Peoplefluent Clients and Business Partners Gather for Annual EMEA User Group Conference…from Peoplefluent

May 15, 2012

 

Event Helps Customers Maximize Their Investment in Company’s Suite of Integrated Talent Management Solutions

 

HRchitect includes Peoplefluent in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors and top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Peoplefluent™, offering a unique combination of best-of-breed socialmobile and cloud-based suite solutions for Talent ManagementVendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity, today shared details of its highly successful 2012 EMEA User Group conference. Held at Peoplefluent offices and The Grange St. Paul’s Hotel in London from May 3 to May 4, the event gathered Peoplefluent users representing client organizations throughout the region who interacted with Peoplefluent representatives and the Company’s business partners.

Peoplefluent has undergone significant changes since its last EMEA user group conference, such as rebranding from Peopleclick Authoria, releasing a number of significant product enhancements to its RMS (Recruitment Management System) and VMS (Vendor Management System) solutions, launching its innovative ‘Fluency on the Move’ product line to engage mobile talent management, and assimilating three businesses: AquireStrategia and Socialtext. The event gave Peoplefluent users the chance to learn more about the opportunities created by these initiatives and gain additional insight into the company’s current offerings as well as future product enhancements across its portfolio.

The conference included a number of educational sessions, which taught users how to get the most out of their investment in its suite of Integrated Talent Management Solutions. The sessions provided attendees with valuable details about the company’s products, providing a roadmap for successful implementations.

Neal Bruce, Vice President, Product Management for Peoplefluent, presented on the Company’s recent investment in Socialtext and how the new platform provides customers with a powerful social infrastructure for collaboration. Participants also learned how to best leverage Peoplefluent’s Recruitment and Talent Management solutions and how to develop improved workforce planning strategies using Aquire Insight™. Peoplefluent clients presented sessions on how their organizations are currently using Peoplefluent solutions to meet their recruiting & talent management needs. Moreover, the event included networking opportunities, allowing users to share their experiences with fellow Peoplefluent clients and to have questions addressed by Peoplefluent staff from EMEA and the U.S.

Gordon Paterson, Director of Hyphen and conference attendee commented, “I found the Peoplefluent EMEA User Group event to be incredibly informative and enjoyable. It was a great opportunity to share our experiences with other Peoplefluent clients and learn from Peoplefluent’s staff about how we can fully leverage the company’s solutions and what we can expect from them in the future.”

“The EMEA User Conference proved to be a very positive experience for our clients, our partners and ourselves,” said Larry Cucchi, Managing Director for Peoplefluent in EMEA. “Based on the feedback we received, attendees thoroughly enjoyed networking with fellow users and learning about how Peoplefluent’s innovative RMS, VMS and full Talent Management Suite can help them solve their most complex talent management challenges. The conference also gave us a wonderful opportunity to hear directly from customers about the solutions they would most like to see in the future, providing us with key insight to continue to align product efforts that best meet our clients’ needs.”

To learn more about Peoplefluent, please visit www.peoplefluent.com

To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 15 years in business working on over 1800 successful engagements for more than 800 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


SumTotal Systems Named as a Major Player in IDC’s Integrated Talent Management MarketScape…from SumTotal Systems

April 29, 2012

 

Company Recognized by Leading Analyst Firm for Breadth and Depth of Capabilities

 

HRchitect featured SumTotal Systems in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Management Systems and top Learning Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. SumTotal Systems appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on May 1, 2009. Dave Watkins, Softscape’s CEO and Co-Founder appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on June 19, 2009.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

SumTotal® Systems, Inc., the global leader in Strategic Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, recently announced that it is positioned as a Major Player in IDC’s Integrated Talent Management MarketScape report.

“SumTotal’s strengths are in the breadth of its suite and delivery model,” said Lisa Rowan, IDC program director, HR and talent management services.

IDC defines talent management as those functions that serve to attract, develop, reward and retain the workforce, with functionality for recruiting and staffing, learning and development, performance management, compensation management, and career and succession planning. According to the report, an escalating level of importance for all of these talent management functions is driving greater demand for integrated suites from a single vendor.

SumTotal provides comprehensive employee lifecycle management, including a core HR system of record, in a single end-to-end solution to give organizations a new level of visibility to make informed business decisions and accelerate growth. SumTotal’s integrated suite includes performance, compensation, succession, career development, social collaboration, recruiting and hiring, on-boarding, learning management, learning content management, mobile learning, workforce scheduling, time and attendance, absence and leave management, data collection devices, expense management, payroll and benefits administration, and workforce analytics.

“SumTotal customers benefit from our continued innovation as we deliver the most comprehensive solution available,” said John Borgerding SumTotal CEO. “SumTotal represents the largest independent HCM provider offering a complete and integrated solution and with over 15 million users in our cloud-based solution. We are honored to be recognized for this position and remain infinitely dedicated to ensuring our customers are successful.”

For more information about SumTotal, visit the company’s website at www.sumtotalsystems.com.

To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 15 years in business working on over 1800 successful engagements for more than 800 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


cfactor to Launch Talent Charts at IHRIM 2012 HRMS Strategies Conference…from cfactor

April 28, 2012

 

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

cfactor’s latest innovation in Talent Charts will be officially launched at IHRIM’s 2012 HRMS Strategies Conference and Technology Expo to be held April 30 – May 3, 2012 in Chicago. cfactor will be showcasing Talent Charts as well as other innovations in HR technology at booth 913 at the IHRIM expo.

cfactor Talent Charts integrates seamlessly with Payroll / HR systems to provide companies with a new way to view their HR data and company hierarchy. The result is instant access to up-to-date org charts, hierarchy management tools and talent metrics across the organization.

Deployed via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), cfactor Talent Charts provide a dynamic, intuitive way for HR and managers to gain a multifaceted view of their talent, while enabling employees to find experts and collaborate with peers. Dynamic “lenses” provide a means for managers to view performance, successor, talent, compensation and HR data to identify hidden talent and high performers. Drag-and-drop hierarchy management tools offer powerful capabilities to manage reporting hierarchies to easily fix out of sync HR data, model workforce planning scenarios, and launch HR metrics & work processes.

Shaun Schuler, SVP Research & Development for cfactor noted, “We are very excited about providing our clients with a new way to use and manage their talent data. Many organizations view typical org charts as a static, out-of-date necessity. With cfactor Talent Charts, you get a real-time tool that allows you to explore and interact with your workforce.”

For more information on cfactor, please visit www.cfactorworks.com

To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 15 years in business working on over 1800 successful engagements for more than 800 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Peoplefluent Breaks New Ground by Integrating Gamification With Talent Management through New iPad App…from Peoplefluent

April 18, 2012

 

Company’s Innovative “Workforce Explorer Challenge” Offers Fun and Engaging Way for Managers to Gain Critical Insight about Their Employees

 

HRchitect includes Peoplefluent in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors and top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Peoplefluent™, an industry-leading Talent Management solutions provider, today announced the latest release of its Workforce Explorer iPad® app. Available for free download from Apple’s App StoreSM, the new version includes a first of its kind gamification functionality, called “Workforce Explorer Challenge.” Leveraging the use of gamification as an effective method for training and self-learning, the app was developed to provide users with live data to gain greater insight into the skills of their workers and identify high-potential employees.

The new version of the Workforce Explorer app enables executives, managers and HR to manage talent in an accurate and highly visual manner. Designed to further engage and enable the mobile manager, the app leverages existing data sources across the enterprise to extract and integrate information from disparate sources. With the new and ground breaking Workforce Explorer Challenge game, line managers using the new app will be able to maximize their use of the system through a fun and engaging way.

Peoplefluent is one of the first companies in the HR category to use gamification in talent management, recognizing how gaming can make the talent management process more interactive. Once connected to the user’s workforce, the game uses live employee data to create questions, allowing managers to learn about the critical talent data points of their employees.

The game works by generating custom questions for line managers, based on specific data in such categories as performance, compensation, flight risk and employment history. If the user does not know the answer to a question, the user can search Workforce Explorer to find the answer, receiving a tip if the user is unsure of where to find it. After a total of five questions, the game is complete and the user can then play again with a new set of questions.

Accessed on their iPads, the mobile functionality enables managers to play the game at their convenience. It also allows them to become more familiar with the many functionalities of Workforce Explorer, ensuring they get maximum value from the app. As the game also includes music, sound effects and dynamic transitions and animations, it is an engaging method for gaining key insight about employees that can be used to make smarter talent management decisions based on actual data.

“We are pleased to have broken new ground by developing the first of its kind game that makes our talent management software even more relevant and engaging,” said Doug Ring, Chief Technology Officer for Peoplefluent. “Rather than combing through endless employee files, Workforce Explorer Challenge puts key information about employees right at their managers’ fingertips. We plan on using the same technology to develop additional innovative learning apps.”

To learn more about Peoplefluent, please visit www.peoplefluent.com

To learn more about HRchitect’s expertise in HR technology strategy, selection and implementation services, and how HRchitect can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com

 

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Workstream’s Software Business is now HRsoft…from Workstream

April 18, 2012

 

New Company Name and Brand Identity Introduced, HRsoft – Talent Management Simplified

 

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Human Capital software and services provider Workstream, Inc. announces the launch of its new corporate brand identity, HRsoft, including a contemporary logo, tagline and updated website (www.HRsoft.com).

Making the announcement, John Long, CEO of HRsoft, said: “HRsoft is a new brand to better define the value we deliver to employers. Our Talent Management solutions are gaining traction among employers who seek to tackle significant human capital issues such as managing performance and compensation programs. HRsoft gives employers the capability to improve business results through innovative cloud-based applications to manage human capital. What’s more, solutions are easy to use by managers and employees. Our Talent Management Simplified tagline reflects this to differentiate HRsoft in the market.”

HRsoft’s integrated Talent Management suite, TalentCenter, includes Performance Management, Compensation Management and Total Rewards Statements. As one of the few software companies today totally focused on human capital, HRsoft is well-positioned for future growth.

Cloud-based solutions to manage critical human capital issues help employers to be more successful and yield a strong Return on Investment.

According to James Holinchek, Vice President with IT research firm, Gartner, Inc., “Organizations struggling to balance growth with cost restraint amid economic uncertainty continue to expect more from HR. In 2012, they will start utilizing social and mobile technologies, business analytics and cloud-based computing to improve efficiency and be stronger business partners.”

HRsoft’s strategy is to equip employers with advanced capabilities needed to thrive and achieve more from human capital. Such capabilities include cloud-based, easily configurable solutions to meet an employer’s changing talent management needs. The company’s expandable applications seamlessly integrate with other HR systems.

HRsoft’s solutions are characterized by their ease-of-use for managers and end-user employees. The high degree of usability is defined by a logical workflow and fewer clicks to perform tasks. This eliminates extensive training requirements and results in a high level of user acceptance.

HRsoft is known for delivering quick time to value for employers. The company’s advanced technology enables fast configuration and implementation. This is valued by employers to achieve desired results with minimal resource requirements. Typically, HRsoft’s performance management, compensation management and total rewards statements are implemented in collaboration with an employer in less than 60 days.

HRsoft’s solutions and expertise position the company to help employers improve the way they manage performance reviews, compensation planning and communication of total rewards to employees. Using the company’s web-based tools to better align individual goals with company-wide strategic goals leads to improved business results. Basing merit increases and bonuses on employee performance is achieved with the compensation management solution supplied by HRsoft. Clients may choose individual modules or a suite of solutions to meet their current needs and expand them in the future.

HRsoft has benefited from its investments over the past several years in cloud-based software solutions for talent management. The company’s research shows that robust technology solutions which are easy-to-use are especially appealing to employers.

Above all, HRsoft’s core strategy is to help managers use automation and technology to make better and faster HR-related business decisions.

For more information, please visit www.HRsoft.com

To learn more about HRchitect’s expertise in HR technology strategy, selection and implementation services, and how HRchitect can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Industry Leading Mobile Talent Management Applications from Peoplefluent To Be Available for New 4G-Equipped iPad…from Peoplefluent

March 9, 2012

 

Company’s Mobile Integration Platform Delivers Highly Visual Actionable Analytics for Executives on the Move

HRchitect includes Peoplefluent in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors and top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Peoplefluent™, an industry-leading Talent Management solutions provider, today announced that its mobile Talent Management applications, enabling executives, managers and HR professionals to manage talent in real-time will be available for the New iPad leveraging its 4G connection speed and advanced Retina display. The apps will be available for download on the App Store.

Part of the Peoplefluent “Fluency on the Move” mobile talent management suite, Workforce Explorer, Jot Note, and Comp Manager connect managers, executives and human resource professionals to detailed information about employees, contingent workers and candidates to make better, faster, fact-based business decisions.

Unlike other talent management solutions, Peoplefluent leverages its expertise to deliver a holistic view of the workforce. With Workforce Explorer, managers can drill-down into detailed information for both traditional employees and contingent workers, resulting in valuable talent visibility at their fingertips, including performance, potential, readiness and flight risk insights. Jot Note allows managers to capture (and retrieve) quick performance-related notes about their employees throughout the year – anytime, anywhere. Comp Manager provides the manager with the power to reward and motivate high performing employees.

With the swipe of a finger, managers can make better talent decisions by uncovering the specific skills needed based on multiple attributes and by reviewing workforce progress against key performance indicators (KPIs). With Peoplefluent mobile Talent Management applications on the iPad, there is unprecedented predictability in talent decisions.

“Peoplefluent’s mobile Talent Management Suite was designed as a native-iPad application, taking into thoughtful account the relevant uses of data and information most applicable for the mobile executives,” said Doug Ring, Chief Technology Officer of Peoplefluent. “We are confident that our rich, immersive visual experiences will be even more brilliant with the new 4G-enabled iPad Retina display, and we are already investigating ways to leverage the other features of the new iPad.”

Peoplefluent’s suite of mobile Talent Management applications are available for download from iTunes, making them more readily accessible to a wider audience. Visit iTunes today to download your free copy of Workforce Explorer, Jot Note and Comp Manager.

To learn more about Peoplefluent, please visit www.peoplefluent.com

To learn more about HRchitect’s expertise in HR technology strategy, selection and implementation services, and how HRchitect can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com

 

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


iCIMS Expands Product Offering to Include Compensation Data…from iCIMS

October 14, 2011

 

-Leading Talent Management Software Provider Offers PayScale Salary Data to Clients in Time for Compensation Season –
-Partners with PayScale to Provide Accurate Salary Data-

HRchitect featured iCIMS in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. iCIMS competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Talent Acquisition Systems in 2008 and mid-market Talent Acquisition Systems in 2009, where they were crowned the winner of each. Adam Feigenbaum and Susan Vitale from iCIMS previously appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

iCIMS, a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent management and acquisition solutions, today announced its official partnership with PayScale, a market leader in online compensation information.  This partnership will give iCIMS’ over 1,000+ customers access to detailed compensation information for 13,000 job titles in all cities in the US, Canada and 7 other English speaking countries.  PayScale solutions allow companies to design and implement a compensation strategy tied to business results and ensure competitiveness in what has been a volatile talent market.

Launched in 2002 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, PayScale owns the largest database of online employee salary data in the world, providing customers with an immediate and precise snapshot of current market salaries to employees and employers. PayScale’s patent-pending, real-time profiling technology collects and indexes employee pay attributes worldwide and makes this compensation data available through its online salary tools and salary benchmarking reports.

Through the partnership, iCIMS, customers will have access to the most well-matched salary information for positions for use within their Talent Platform.  PayScale’s comprehensive database enables users to generate reports specific to their organization’s unique employee and job attributes, such as education, experience, industry, size, and geographic location.  Additionally, PayScale promises data transparency by offering detailed data summaries and breakdowns of user generated compensation reports by providing anonymous profiles and employer lists, giving customers the confidence that they are receiving accurate and relevant information.

“We are excited about our partnership with PayScale”, expressed Susan Vitale, Chief Strategic Officer at iCIMS.  “Compensation data was a gap we looked to fill for both our applicant tracking clients as well as those who use our performance and compensation solution. Our partnership with Payscale provides clients with best-of-breed technology and data and we look forward to a successful relationship together.”

Dave Smith, Chief Business Officer at PayScale, echoed Susan’s sentiments, “PayScale is the preferred resource for compensation data because of our vast database and ability to provide real-time salary data.  We are excited to offer an easy path for iCIMS customers to experience our products in conjunction with their use of iCIMS leading solutions.”

Offering tools that manage all aspects of the talent lifecycle, iCIMS’ Candidate Management and Employee Management Packages are important tools in helping clients attract, hire and retain top talent. Customers who leverage the partnership with PayScale can eliminate the time, risk, and extra costs associated with traditional compensation initiatives.  The partnership continues iCIMS’ mission of making business easier for the SMB market by delivering configurable On-Demand platforms, while providing a customer experience second to none.

For more information on iCIMS, please visit www.icims.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


First Advantage Invests in Workstream Inc….from First Advantage

July 24, 2011

 

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

First Advantage, a leading global provider of talent acquisition and electronic data solutions, today announced that it has made a significant minority investment in Workstream Inc., headquartered in Maitland, Florida. The investment in Workstream was announced by Todd Mavis, CEO of First Advantage.  

Workstream is a supplier of talent acquisition and talent management solutions and services for employers.  The company’s Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions help employers manage critical issues relating to the performance, development and compensation of personnel.  Workstream’s innovative systems are delivered in a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering to employers in a range of market segments.  

Commenting on the investment, John Long, Workstream CEO, said:  “We welcome the investment from First Advantage as we continue to execute on our business plan to build a leading software and technology-enabled services business.  We are focused on the critical needs of employers to match their talent strategy with their business strategy in key areas such as recruitment, performance, development and compensation management.  This strategic investment will help drive innovative business concepts and continued growth of Workstream’s offering.”

“First Advantage is an excellent, visionary company and this relationship will benefit Workstream going forward,” Long added, “There are potential ways to capitalize on innovative research resources and a powerful international distribution network.  This investment will help us move faster with our ambitious growth objectives.” 

First Advantage supplies a range of human resource and legal support services.  These services are used by over ten thousand employers for the recruitment, screening, on-boarding and assessment of job applicants and current personnel. 

Making the announcement, Todd Mavis, CEO of First Advantage, said:  “We are investing in Workstream for its high speed of innovation and entrepreneurial approach to bringing important solutions to the fast-growing human capital market.   The services offered to employers are complementary to our own and bring exciting potential opportunities for our business.”

In connection with the investment, Marc Bala, a Director of First Advantage and Principal with Symphony Technology Group, Palo Alto, California, will join the Workstream, Inc. Board of Directors.

To learn more about First Advantage, go to www.fadv.com.

To learn more about Workstream, visit www.workstreaminc.com

 

 

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Peoplefluent Appoints Neal Bruce VP Product Management…from Peoplefluent

July 4, 2011

 

Eighteen-Year Monster Worldwide and First Advantage Executive Brings Deep Market Expertise, Proven Product Vision and Talent Industry Thought Leadership to Company 

HRchitect includes Peoplefluent in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors and top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

Peoplefluent™, formerly Peopleclick Authoria, offering a unique combination of best-of-breed suite solutions for Talent Management, Vendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity, recently announced the appointment of Neal Bruce as the new Vice President of Product Management for Talent Management Suite. In this role, Bruce, a longtime proven veteran with executive roles in operations, sales, marketing and product management at First Advantage and Monster Worldwide, will be responsible for driving the product strategy, roadmap, schedule and vision for the company’s Talent Management Suite.  His purview will include the Company’s breakout Talent on the Move mobile line, which received strong industry acclaim during its launch earlier this week.  (See Company’s Talent on the Move June 27, 2011 press release and industry analyst reviews).

“Neal brings more than 18 years of deep market expertise, proven product vision and Talent industry thought leadership to Peoplefluent’s Talent Management SaaS and mobile Talent Management product suite,” said Charles Jones, Chairman and CEO of Peoplefluent. “We are focused on innovating new and powerful products designed to help our customers amplify the contribution and emotional connection of each member of their teams through the most engaging and immediate technology in the market.  Neal will play an integral role in developing and driving customer-centric solutions that help our clients address the total workforce and align talent management strategies with their overarching business goals.”

Prior to joining Peoplefluent, Bruce served as the senior vice president of Product at First Advantage where he was responsible for overseeing a broad set of human capital management product offerings.  He has also held several senior management roles for Monster Worldwide, including Vice President of Global Innovation, Vice President of Alliances, and director of Enterprise Products & Alliances. Earlier in his career, Bruce spent more than 11 years in Human Resources progressive staffing roles from recruiting manager to director of Global Staffing, including leadership positions at Parametric Technology where he managed global staffing, and at Ernst & Young where he served on a management team directing the worldwide MBA recruitment program.

Commenting on his new position, Neal Bruce said, “I am very excited to be driving the product management agenda for the industry’s broadest and deepest integrated Talent Management suite.  Thinking about these products in conjunction with each other, rather than in silos, enables Peoplefluent’s undeniable leadership in workforce analytics.  This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining Peoplefluent.  The innovation, momentum and inspiration are palpable, and I am delighted to be on this driven team and on this winning trajectory.”

For more information, please visit www.peoplefluent.com.

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Taleo Launches New Release of Taleo OnBoard™ for SMB Market…from Taleo

June 29, 2011

 

Scalable Onboarding Solution Eliminates Costly Service Engagements, Speeds Time to Productivity and Easily Adapts to Changing Requirements

HRchitect featured Taleo in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. Kevin Marasco, VP Brand Marketing with Taleo appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on November 6, 2009. HRchitect attended the 2010 TaleoWorld conference and HRchitect’s Matt Lafata, one of the industry’s leading talent management systems analysts, attended Taleo’s annual Sales and Services meeting in 2010 & 2011.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, further solidified its leadership of the small to mid-sized market with the release of a new and expanded Taleo OnBoard™ which will enable companies to quickly and easily onboard employees without the use of costly service engagements. This scalable solution easily adapts to changing requirements and engages new hires on their first day of work to speed productivity.

“The ability to create customizable bundles by position ensures that there isn’t a single thing that falls through the cracks when a new hire starts, and helps to hold individuals accountable for their pieces of the process,” said Casi Jewett, MA, PHR, Employee & Labor Relations for Santa Rosa Community Health Centers. “The new release of Taleo OnBoard will help us to further ensure compliance and speed up the onboarding process, which is critical in the fast-paced medical world.”

Taleo OnBoard debuts industry-first features such as dependent tasks, configurable forms, and location-based activities. The adaptable solution helps executives, line managers, and HR teams build a consistent and repeatable onboarding process. OnBoard builds the right foundation for new hires by providing a smooth and automated conversion experience from candidate to employee — making people feel connected and improving retention — while streamlining existing processes and eliminating mountains of paperwork.

“Taleo OnBoard is the only solution for the small and mid-sized business market that comprehensively equips companies to make the best impression on a new hire’s first day of work, which is a critical first step to engaging and retaining top talent,” said Michael Boese, Senior Vice President, TBE and Talent Grid at Taleo. “These new capabilities strengthen our suite of talent management solutions, including Taleo Recruit, Taleo Perform, Taleo Learn, Taleo Comp and Taleo Insight, and further drives Taleo’s position as the leader in the market.”

Dependent tasks allow employers to designate the order of different onboarding tasks so that the system automatically assigns new tasks upon the completion of other tasks.

Other industry-leading features include: 

  • Configurable Forms: Administrators can add unlimited, customized company forms– collecting and tracking information that becomes part of the employee record — without lengthy and costly services engagement.
  • Employee Life Cycle Management: Reduce administrative burden and improve the communication and collection of information relating to life cycle events such as a change in employment status or signing a new employee handbook.

For more information on Taleo, please visit www.taleo.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Cornerstone OnDemand CEO Adam Miller Wins Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 Award…from Cornerstone OnDemand

June 24, 2011

 

HRchitect featured Cornerstone OnDemand in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Management Systems and top Learning Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. Charles Coy participated in the HRchitect WebMingle on January 16, 2009. Cornerstone OnDemand participated in the Talent Management Systems Beauty Pageant in December 2008, where they were crowned the winner.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

Learning and talent management software provider Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) today announced that the company’s president and CEO, Adam Miller, has been honored as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 Greater Los Angeles Award winner in the technology category. 

Miller was selected among other leading entrepreneurs by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders.  Awards are given to entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.  Winners were revealed at a gala event Tuesday evening, June 21, at The Beverly Hilton. 

“It is an honor to be recognized by Ernst & Young as an Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner,” said Miller.  “Over the years, I’ve found there are four keys to successful entrepreneurship: persuasiveness, persistence, perseverance and a great team. The support of friends, family and team members has been essential over the years in building Cornerstone OnDemand into one of the world’s fastest growing publicly-traded SaaS companies.”

Since Miller founded Cornerstone OnDemand in 1999, the company has enjoyed rapid business growth, an expanded global presence and industry-leading product innovation, resulting in an initial public offering in March of this year.  Cornerstone is recognized among the leading SaaS-based talent management solution vendors by top industry analyst firms such as Gartner, IDC, Forrester and Bersin & Associates.  The company also has been ranked among the fastest growing companies in North America by organizations such as the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and the Inc. 5000.

Miller also is the chairman of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, which leverages Cornerstone’s expertise, solutions and partner ecosystem to help empower communities.  With a focus on education, workforce development and disaster relief, the Foundation has developed strategic partnerships with Teach for America, the New Teacher Project, Feeding America, Oxfam, Save the Children, the Taproot Foundation and many other leading non-profits.

“Ernst & Young has honored outstanding entrepreneurs like this year’s winners for the past 25 years,” said Brian Ring, program director for Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of the Year Greater Los Angeles.  “These business leaders have accomplished so much and contributed a tremendous amount to the community.  They give us hope for what the next 25 years of entrepreneurs will bring.”

As a Greater Los Angeles Award winner, Miller is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 National Award.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala November 12, 2011 in Palm Springs, Calif.  

For more information about Cornerstone OnDemand, visit www.cornerstoneondemand.com.

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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