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


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