Industry Acclaimed Momentum Drives iCIMS into 2010…from iCIMS

January 11, 2010

 

Talent Management Solution Provider Powers into New Decade with Record-breaking Sales, International Expansion, Platform Upgrades and New Employee Data Management Offerings

HRchitect featured iCIMS in our May 2008 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 participated in the Talent Acquisition Systems panel on June 10, 2009 as part of theHRshow. iCIMS competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Talent Acquisition Systems in November 2008 and mid-market Talent Acquisition Systems in January 2009, where they were crowned the winner of each. iCIMS will be competing in the upcoming HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Talent Acquisition Systems on August 21, 2009.  Adam Feigenbaum and Susan Vitale from iCIMS appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on December 12, 2008.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

iCIMS, the second-largest provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, today released the company’s record-breaking 2009 year-end summary and 2010 forecasts. Increased sales, international expansion, platform upgrades and most importantly, a recently unveiled employee data management software suite have already laid the foundation for iCIMS’ continued success throughout 2010.  Finishing off the year with this kind of momentum marks a decade of success for iCIMS, whose 963% organic growth over the past five years was recently recognized by Deloitte Technology Fast 500.

In 2009 alone, more than 225 leading organizations around the world signed onto iCIMS’ Talent Platform, bringing the company’s total customer base to over 800. Notable client additions include H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), GNC, Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY), Trump Entertainment Resorts, Tribune Company and many more. With more than 70% of client additions coming from the mid-market, this past year further strengthened iCIMS’ position as the leading talent acquisition solution provider for mid-market companies.  Industry leading mid-market additions include Treasure Island Las Vegas, NATCO (NYSE: NTG), Alexian Brothers Health System, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, The Visiting Nurse Association, and more. iCIMS’ ongoing pursuit of 100% customer satisfaction through its four-tiered support team directly contributed to the company’s mid-market dominance. The dedicated support teams coupled with user forums, weekly virtual training, and an interactive Knowledge Center continue to serve as one of iCIMS’ core differentiators.

iCIMS’ continued success in the mid-market is also greatly attributed to the Talent Platform’s single-source code architecture and inherent flexibility. This high degree of flexibility is greatly valued by mid-market organizations that are looking to invest in a Talent Platform that is capable of expanding to meet their evolving corporate vision. In addition to offering customers such superior candidate management offerings as applicant tracking, CRM, workforce planning and onboarding, the Talent Platform provides mid-market organizations with such robust employee management tools as performance management, talent & competency profiles, employee referral programs and more. 

Aside from the record breaking sales momentum powering the SaaS provider into 2010, iCIMS’ recently unveiled suite of employee data management software is taking the marketplace by storm. To more fully support the evolving HR needs of its growing mid-market client base, iCIMS now offers customers a complete suite of employee data management tools built right into the award winning talent platform. Beyond the management of demographic information and position history, iCIMS’ employee data management software enables human resource professionals to automate a myriad of once cumbersome, paper-intensive tasks.  These enhanced features coupled with iCIMS’ already advanced talent management offerings, enable the Talent Platform to support the end-to-end talent lifecycle of mid-market organizations around the world.

2009 also marked a year of international growth as iCIMS emerged as the solution of choice for mid-market organizations across the globe, including such notable organizations as Optical Express, BroadReach Healthcare, Cision and Ma’aden. In response to the mounting number of international organizations implementing the Talent Platform, iCIMS expanded its Beijing, China location and opened up the doors to its London, UK office. Looking ahead to 2010, forecasts predict that iCIMS will continue to remain a strong international player as more and more mid-market organizations recognize the value of end-to-end talent management.
 

“As an organization, iCIMS takes great pride in the many accomplishments we have achieved this past year,” said Colin Day, iCIMS’ President and CEO. ”During a time of increased industry consolidation, iCIMS’ record breaking organic growth throughout 2009 is a testament to the long-term value the Talent Platform offers organizations across the globe. With this current mid-market momentum and newly released employee data management suite, 2010 promises to be an extraordinary year for iCIMS.”

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


Cornerstone OnDemand Named Among the Top Ten Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Los Angeles…from Cornerstone OnDemand

November 17, 2009

 

HRchitect featured Cornerstone OnDemand in our May 2008 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. Cornerstone OnDemand also participated in the Learning Management Systems panel on June 10, 2009 as part of theHRshow event. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

Cornerstone OnDemand Inc., a leading provider of on-demand learning and talent management software and services, today announced it has been recognized as one of the top ten fastest growing private companies in Los Angeles County by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

“We’re proud to be recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal for the company’s strong performance and aggressive growth over the past few years,” said Adam Miller, President and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand.  “Fostering a culture of innovation, team work and a never-ending focus on providing best-in-class client service has been essential to the success of our business.  In the coming year, we will further propel the company’s growth by continuing to invest in the quality of our software, the success of our clients and the strength of our team.”

The Fastest Growing Private Companies in Los Angeles list is comprised of the top 100 companies based in the greater Los Angeles area.  Companies are ranked by their percentage growth in revenues from 2007 through 2008.  To qualify, companies must be privately held and headquartered in Los Angeles County.  The Los Angeles Business Journal reviewed more than 1,000 submissions before narrowing the field to 100 finalists.

Cornerstone OnDemand continues to be ranked among the fastest-growing software companies in the U.S. by other respected lists such as Inc. magazine’s Inc 5000 and Deloitte’s 2009 Technology Fast 500, which recognized Cornerstone for 311 percent revenue growth from 2004 to 2008.

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

 

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Cornerstone OnDemand Recognized for 311 Percent Revenue Growth by Deloitte’s 2009 Technology Fast 500 …from Cornerstone OnDemand

October 23, 2009

 

Talent management software firm advances its ranking among the fastest-growing technology companies in North America

HRchitect featured Cornerstone OnDemand in our May 2008 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. Cornerstone OnDemand also participated in the Learning Management Systems panel on June 10, 2009 as part of theHRshow event. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

Cornerstone OnDemand Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based learning and talent management solutions, today announced it has advanced its ranking from no. 431 to no. 388 on Deloitte’s 2009 Technology Fast 500 list of fastest-growing technology companies in North America.  Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth during the five year period from 2004 to 2008.  Cornerstone grew 311 percent during this period. 

Despite the down economy, Cornerstone continues to outperform its competitors, enjoying triple-digit growth of new client bookings and a nearly 300 percent surge in active subscribers over the past year.  Cornerstone is also significantly expanding its global reach via the company’s strong-performing European division and strategic reseller partnerships with firms such as ADP Employer Services, which has more than 550,000 clients worldwide. 

“It is an honor to be recognized by Deloitte and the Technology Fast 500 as one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies,” said Adam Miller, President and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand.  “Cornerstone’s momentum over the past few years can be attributed to the quality and innovation of our software, our dedication to providing best-in-class client service, and the success of our global sales teams and reseller channels.  We will continue to invest in these key areas to ensure the success of our clients and the continued growth of the company into 2010.”  

In addition to the Technology Fast 500, Cornerstone recently was ranked among the top 100 fastest growing private software companies in the U.S. by Inc. magazine.  Miller also was named 2009 CEO of the Year by the Technology Council of Southern California.

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

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Hodes IQ Receives High Marks in Newly Published Bersin & Associates Talent Acquisition Report…from Hodes iQ

October 23, 2009

 

Hodes IQ Receives High Marks in Newly Published Bersin & Associates Talent Acquisition Report

Research study cites employer branding experience and powerful sourcing tools as industry leaders

HRchitect includes Hodes iQ in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. Hodes iQ competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Talent Acquisition Systems in August 2009, where they were crowned the winner. Jeremy Shapiro, Senior VP with Hodes iQ appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on September 18, 2009. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

Hodes iQ, Bernard Hodes Group’s award-winning talent acquisition and management product, was recently recognized in a comprehensive research study by Bersin & Associates as an industry leader in the crucial areas of employer branding, source-of-hire tracking and customer service. Furthermore, the study names Hodes iQ as a top choice for mid-market and enterprise-level companies seeking to improve employer branding and streamline recruitment processes.

“Talent Acquisition Systems 2010: Facts, Practical Analysis, Trends, and Provider Profiles,” is the first study to thoroughly assess the state of the talent acquisition market and serves as a buyer’s guide to talent acquisition software systems, and the objective of the research was to address market shifts and best practices, along with profiling the leading talent acquisition systems. The report explores and reviews each talent acquisition company including background, core and advanced features offered, service offerings, key differentiators and quality of user experience.

According to Bersin & Associates’ research, Hodes iQ is a leading SaaS (Software as a Service) talent acquisition and management system with the combination of a top-ranked, job-posting system, résumé data mining system and expertise in best-in-class corporate career sites.

Other key differentiators for Hodes iQ, according to the study, include: 

• Having the ability to provide both the technology and the branding for customers.

• Developing a strategy of investment in additional support and technology for customers.

• Continuing to grow during an economic downturn.

• Providing users the ability to track and analyze the source of hires through its embedded and native job sourcing and distribution technology, SmartPost, which is cited for being a “great source of data for customers looking for insight on the best job boards”.

“This study confirms that for recruiters as well as for HR leaders, Hodes iQ is ahead of the curve as candidate behavior and talent management solutions continue to shift, and employers need the kind of tools and support to work efficiently, productively and with measurable results,” said Dwaine Maltais, senior vice president, E-Recruiting Solutions.

Hodes iQ also stands out from other companies in this space by providing excellent customer service and support.

For more information on Hodes iQ, please visit www.hodesiq.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


SilkRoad technology Announces Q3 Results for 2009…from SilkRoad

October 17, 2009

 

Success driven by new product and continued adoption of Life Suite

HRchitect featured SilkRoad in our May 2008 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. SilkRoad participated in the Onboarding Systems panel on June 10, 2009 as part of theHRshow. SilkRoad competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Onboarding Systems in January 2009 where they were crowned the winner. Brian Platz, EVP and COO of SilkRoad also appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on March 20, 2009. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

SilkRoad technology, inc., a leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today that the third quarter of 2009 marked the 25th consecutive period of sales growth for the company. Highlights from the quarter include SilkRoad’s new core HR system, HeartBeat; the industry’s first talent management assessment tool; an expanded alliance with top employment site Monster; and continued widespread adoption of the company’s Life Suite solutions.   

SilkRoad had a record Q3 with its dominant recruitment management and retention strategy solutions, OpenHire and RedCarpet, driving more effective talent acquisition through the use of social networks and strategic talent brand management. Healthfirst, US Oncology, Inc., and Wake Forest University all purchased both OpenHire, for recruiting management and RedCarpet, for employee onboarding and life events. Other clients purchasing the Life Suite included: Life Style Family Fitness, Pratt Institute, USAble Life, CentralCare, Cook Children’s Health Care System, Renal Ventures Management, LLC, SIRVA, and Summa Health System. 

“This has been another very exciting quarter for SilkRoad with a sizeable number of clients opting to purchase multiple Life Suite products,” said Andrew J. “Flip” Filipowski, Executive Chairman and CEO of SilkRoad technology.  “With the addition of our new product HeartBeat, we have been able to extend what was already an unparalleled package of talent management and HR solutions.”  

“As always, we are very excited about our ongoing partnerships.  This quarter our work with Aberdeen Group generated a groundbreaking talent management assessment tool for the industry and our extended alliance with Monster helps clients get job postings out as quickly as possible.  Both of these initiatives further our perpetual goal: helping every company recruit and retain the best fit talent for their organizations,” continued Filipowski.

At the annual HR Technology Conference in September, SilkRoad announced a new proprietary Software as a Service Core HR solution that will join its award-winning Life Suite.  The new product, HeartBeat, allows secure and reliable access to key HR information for both employees and management by creating a “system of record” to store all employees’ core data. 

With HeartBeat, both workers and managers have access to and can act on HR information relevant to them.  The core HR system also allows for easy creation of analytics and reporting, from complete organizational charts and headcount reports to specific business unit and work analytics, offering insight and strategic value in managing enterprise human capital.

This quarter SilkRoad also announced the availability of the first interactive talent management assessment tool designed specifically for the Human Resources industry. SilkRoad’s talent management benchmark tool, which is free to users, allows organizations to compare their performance against companies from around the world.  The benchmark tool was created in partnership with Aberdeen Group and will help companies identify areas for improvement across their talent management portfolios. In order to compile the data used in this tool, Aberdeen collected and analyzed data, including over 640,000 data points, from more than three thousand organizations around the world.

At the end of September, SilkRoad received a top ranking in the 2009 Aberdeen AXIS report for Talent Acquisition Systems. The AXIS report provides a Best-in-Class performance evaluation, and assessment of each vendor’s market readiness as determined by over 250 evaluation criteria. “We are extremely proud to not only be included in this report, but to be a clear market leader for Applicant Tracking and Talent Acquisitions,” said Brian Platz, SilkRoad COO.

SilkRoad also extended its alliance with Monster, the leading global online careers and recruitment resource, to provide real-time posting tools into the OpenHire recruiting management solution. These newly available tools will enable SilkRoad technology customers to seamlessly post their open positions and manage applicant data. With the real-time posting feature, customers can post jobs from OpenHire to Monster in real-time, making job postings available to jobseekers sooner than ever before. Additionally, SilkRoad has been able to take advantage of some of Monster’s advanced integration components, allowing organizations to view available inventory in real-time without ever leaving OpenHire.

Last but certainly not least, SilkRoad was honored by The Business Journal in September as the number 12 fastest growing company in the Triad area.  The Business Journal counted down the region’s fastest growing privately held companies at an event that annually honors the successes of private businesses and their owners – as well as the growth and contribution of the 50 most dynamic companies that have strong impact on the Triad’s economic success.

For more information on SilkRoad, please visit www.silkroad.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Hodes iQ Wins HRchitect’s Beauty Pageant for Talent Acquisition Systems…from Hodes iQ

September 18, 2009

 

HRchitect includes Hodes iQ in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. Hodes iQ competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Talent Acquisition Systems in August 2009, where they were crowned the winner. Jeremy Shapiro, Senior VP with Hodes iQ appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on September 18, 2009. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

Hodes iQ, Bernard Hodes Group’s award‐winning talent acquisition and management product, recently announced that they have been named the new Talent Acquisition Systems HRchitect Beauty Pageant contest winner.

HRchitect, a leader in HR systems strategic consulting and a premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management systems consulting firm, has been orchestrating and hosting the beauty pageant style competition since 2008 on a variety of topics related to the HCM industry. Each pageant features the top vendors in their respective category and contestants are asked to showcase their company along with their unique product features and value proposition in the marketplace to audience members. The concept allows attendees to see presentations in a fun and informative format where the audience votes on the winner at the conclusion of the webinar.

“Hodes iQ did a fantastic job in their first HRchitect Beauty Pageant appearance,” said Matt Lafata, vice president of sales and marketing for HRchitect and the host of the Beauty Pageants. “Their usage of pageant imagery in their presentation, coupled with the fact that they highlighted their own clients as part of that imagery, made for a very entertaining and informative presentation about their company and product offering.”

The competition took place on Friday, August 21 and Hodes iQ was crowned the new winner against such companies as SilkRoad, HRsmart, Taleo and iCIMS. The Talent Acquisition Systems pageant had record participation according to HRchitect, the largest in the pageant’s history.

“We are very excited to have been recognized as the winner for presenting the best solution for talent acquisition systems,” said Jeremy Shapiro , senior vice president, Hodes iQ. “It’s our first time participating so we are extremely honored to have won against some solid players in the market.”

The pageant format allows registered attendees to review and analyze competing products in a neutral landscape, allowing each vendor to highlight their unique product features and how they differentiate themselves from their competitors. With today’s economical challenges, it’s important for HR professionals to clearly measure products in an apples‐to‐apples comparison and to make business driven decisions on what they feel would best fit their organization’s needs now and in the future.

For more information on Hodes iQ, please visit www.hodesiq.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Hodes iQ Launches Latest Upgrade, Hodes iQ 5.1…from Hodes iQ

September 12, 2009

 

HRchitect includes Hodes iQ in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. Hodes iQ competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Talent Acquisition Systems in August 2009, where they were crowned the winner. Jeremy Shapiro, Senior VP with Hodes iQ will appear on the HRchitect WebMingle on September 18, 2009. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

Hodes iQ, Bernard Hodes Group’s award-winning talent acquisition and management product, this week launched their latest in a series of planned upgrades, with the release of Hodes iQ 5.1. This latest version of Hodes iQ showcases a collection of updates that refine functional areas of the Hodes iQ 5.0 version, in addition to offering product enhancements that make Hodes iQ both faster and easier for recruiters to use.

Among its upgrades are several enhancements to its industry leading features like Hodes iQ’s Talent Scout engine which allows users to more efficiently source new candidates into their talent pipeline with expanded search capabilities. Hodes iQ 5.1 also expands on its current Web 2.0 offerings with the addition of RSS feeds, social networks integration and updates to their natively integrated best-of-breed job distribution and sourcing technology.

“Right now, we know companies need to do more with less, and that’s what we’ve done with this new release,” said Jeremy Shapiro, senior vice president, Hodes iQ. “They can better maximize the candidates they already have, and the recruiter feedback has been extremely positive.”

The Hodes iQ talent acquisition and management system is designed to fit either large or small organizations through a scalable and configurable approach. Hodes iQ believes in giving clients access to the best solutions in the industry and for nearly a decade has provided customers with the ability to effectively recruit, source, and measure candidate response and hiring results. Hodes iQ enables clients to streamline their recruitment functions and utilize their careers Web site more aggressively to find talent.

All Hodes iQ customers have received these upgrades at no additional cost, and hundreds of companies are now taking advantage of these enhanced tools and features.

For more information on Hodes iQ, please visit www.hodesiq.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Saba Announces Agenda for Its Upcoming Global Users Conference, People 2009 – Saba Global Summit…from Saba

August 27, 2009

 

80 Conference Sessions, Keynotes, Pre-Conference Training Workshops, and Daily Networking Events for Customers to Share Best Practices and Optimize Their Use of Saba Solutions

HRchitect featured Saba in our May 2008 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. Saba participated in the Learning Management Systems panel on June 10, 2009 as part of theHRshow. A.G. Lambert, the VP of Marketing with Saba appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on August 14, 2009. Saba will compete in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Talent Management Systems on September 4, 2009.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

Saba (NASDAQ: SABA), the premier people management software and services provider, today announced a robust agenda for its upcoming global users conference — People 2009 – Saba Global Summit — including content-rich sessions, industry thought-leader keynotes, and hands-on training workshops. Saba’s annual gathering of customers, partners, and industry luminaries will be held October 19-22, 2009, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California. Saba customers and partners attending this event will receive valuable training and information that can help them optimize their existing Saba investments as well as implement best practices to enhance organizational performance through industry-leading people management.

During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to hear the latest market trends from industry thought leaders, interact with fellow executives from leading companies worldwide, and obtain valuable information and training on the latest Saba solutions. Customers will also have an opportunity to see and test-drive the new products that Saba plans to unveil at the event, along with the latest releases of its unified people platform, including learning, talent management, and collaboration innovations.

Latest Agenda Highlights at People 2009 – Saba Global Summit include:

Industry keynote speakers, including:

  • Dr. Jeffrey Pfeffer, the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University and author or co-author of 13 management books, including The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First, The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge Into Action, Hidden Value: How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People and others.
  • Sundar Nagarathnam, Vice President of NetApp University at NetApp, which was ranked the number one best company to work for by Fortune Magazine.
  • Josh Bersin, CEO and President of Bersin & Associates, a leading resource for learning and HR decision makers seeking the latest trends and insights on enterprise learning and talent management.

80 educational breakout sessions, featuring a wide range of business and technology topics— which include more than 50 customers scheduled to share case-studies and insights about their Saba people platform implementations.

A special pre-conference training workshop, with nine new, hands-on training sessions conducted by Saba University. These popular training sessions are available to all People 2009 attendees at no extra charge.

Valuable conference networking opportunities, including Saba’s annual customer appreciation event that will offer a private viewing at San Francisco’s world-renowned Academy of Sciences. 

This year’s event also features the annual Saba Customer Excellence Awards, which recognize Saba customers who have delivered high-impact business results for their organization with Saba. Customers are encouraged to submit award nominations at Saba Customer Excellence Awards by Tuesday, September 22, 2009. Winners will be recognized during the conference in October.

“Saba’s global user conference is the premier forum for the Saba community to gather and learn how they can create the new, game-changing opportunities in people management for their organizations that will drive the next wave of innovation and business transformation,” said Bobby Yazdani, Chairman and CEO for Saba. “We look forward to empowering the Saba community with best-practices that will help them create a performance-driven culture that connects and engages teams to achieve organizational goals.”

For a complete People 2009 – Saba Global Summit agenda and to register, please visit http://www.sabapeople.com

For more information on Saba, please visit www.saba.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Cornerstone OnDemand “Steps on the Gas” to Accelerate Aggressive Growth …from Cornerstone OnDemand

August 26, 2009

 

Despite economy, Cornerstone achieves record-level success in first half of 2009, announces strategic investments across the company to ready growth into 2010

HRchitect featured Cornerstone OnDemand in our May 2008 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. Cornerstone OnDemand also participated in the Learning Management Systems panel on June 10, 2009 as part of theHRshow event. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

Cornerstone OnDemand Inc., a leading provider of on-demand learning and talent management software and services, today announced that despite the current economic climate, the company has performed at record levels for the third straight quarter.  New client bookings for the first half of 2009 were up by more than 100 percent from the previous year, led by the addition of more than 742,000 new users.  Named among the top 100 fastest-growing private software companies in the U.S. by Inc. magazine, Cornerstone also recently announced plans for investing in the company’s continued growth. 

“Momentum is in Cornerstone’s favor,” said Adam Miller, President and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand.  “Now is the time for us to step on the gas, advance the company’s strong competitive position, and ready the company for massive growth into 2010.  This includes investing in the success of our clients, in the quality and innovation of our software, in direct and indirect sales distribution, and in the development and success of Cornerstone’s valued team members.” 

Cornerstone is broadening the scope of its alliances operations in an effort to scale existing partner initiatives, expand the company’s referral network and improve partner enablement.  To lead these efforts, the company has promoted former Senior Director of Strategy and Research, David Somers, to Vice President of Alliances and Strategy. 

In addition to leveraging its relationship with ADP® Employer Services, the company is expanding its direct sales teams in order to increase Cornerstone’s share of mid-market business.  The move supports the recent launch of Cornerstone Business Edition, the company’s talent management solution built specifically for medium-sized organizations.  The sales team also is bolstering its vertical expertise, hiring specialists in key market segments such as healthcare and the public sector

Strategic investments and hires in other areas across the company, such as client services, consulting, product development and software infrastructure, allow Cornerstone to continue to scale its operations, serve its rapidly growing client base, further extend its international reach and significantly expand its market share. 

“While other talent management software vendors have faced workforce reductions, mergers and consolidations, Cornerstone has been the exception,” commented Miller.  “We are continuing to invest to ensure the success of our clients and the strength of our team.”

Other company highlights include: 

  • Global Client Wins:  To date, more than 2.7 million active users in 141 countries use Cornerstone’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based solutions.  Second quarter client wins include American Bankers Association; Money Advice Trust; New York Presbyterian Hospital; ValleyCrest; two respected international non-profit organizations; a UK-based investment and insurance firm; and a leading European financial services company, among others.   
  • Product Innovation:  In May, the company expanded its Succession Management platform.  Designed to help organizations better engage, motivate and retain valued employees, features such as detailed resumes, career preferences and job profiles lay the groundwork for major new functionality focused on employee career management.   
  • Strategic Alliances:  Cornerstone has significantly expanded its global footprint via new strategic reseller relationships with premier organizations such as ADP Employer Services, with more than 550,000 clients worldwide, and Australia-based Talent2, the leading talent management and HR outsourcing firm in the Asia-Pacific region.  
  • Empowering Communities:  The company continues to expand the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, which leverages the company’s expertise in workforce development, education and software deployment, as well as other organizational assets, for philanthropic and community benefit.  United Way of the Bay Area and Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties have joined Teach for America, Oxfam America and Save the Children as strategic non-profit partners of the Foundation. 

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

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Pinstripe and SilkRoad Join Forces To Deliver Industry Leading Technology Solutions…from SilkRoad

August 26, 2009

 

HRchitect featured SilkRoad in our May 2008 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. SilkRoad participated in the Onboarding Systems panel on June 10, 2009 as part of theHRshow. SilkRoad competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Onboarding Systems in January 2009 where they were crowned the winner. Brian Platz, EVP and COO of SilkRoad also appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on March 20, 2009. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

Pinstripe, Inc., a privately-held HR firm and one of the nation’s top ten recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, and SilkRoad technology, a leading provider of talent management solutions, today announced a partnership to provide Pinstripe clients access to SilkRoad’s Life Suite of HR Solutions.

According to the terms of the partnership, SilkRoad will integrate selected technology solutions into Pinstripe’s client service platform.  The first implementation, RedCarpet for onboarding and life events, facilitates a positive new hire onboarding experience contributing to employee motivation, satisfaction, productivity, engagement and retention.  The service also offers a life events, and offboarding component to better manage and ease these challenging employee transitions.

“SilkRoad is a wonderful complement to Pinstripe’s innovative approach to recruiting and talent management.  As the recruiting industry’s leading innovator this is a natural evolution of our client service offering,” states Pinstripe CEO Sue Marks.  “By joining forces, we are able to provide our clients a cutting-edge employee onboarding platform that directly impacts new hire satisfaction and day one readiness,” Sue explained.  “The technology also empowers us to better manage employee transitions and offboarding on behalf of our clients — keeping moral and productivity up during times of change,” she continued.

“We are thrilled by our partnership with Pinstripe,” said Brian Platz, COO of SilkRoad technology.  “Pinstripe is known for applying the latest technology solutions to their RPO and recruiting partnerships. Their selection of our software is an endorsement of the quality of our product and underscores our leading market position.  With Pinstripe’s commitment to staying one step ahead of the technology curve, we expect this to be the beginning of a long and innovative partnership,” he concluded.

For more information on SilkRoad, please visit www.silkroad.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Inc. Magazine Ranks Cornerstone OnDemand Among Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Software Companies …from Cornerstone OnDemand

August 19, 2009

 

Third-annual Inc. 5000 list recognizes Cornerstone for three-year sales growth of 278 percent; also ranked among the top 100 Los Angeles-area companies

HRchitect featured Cornerstone OnDemand in our May 2008 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. Cornerstone OnDemand also participated in the Learning Management Systems panel on June 10, 2009 as part of theHRshow event. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

Inc. magazine has ranked Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. among the top 100 fastest growing private software companies in the U.S. (no. 69) as part of its third-annual Inc. 5000 list.  Also ranked among the top 100 Los Angeles-area companies (no. 75), Cornerstone was recognized for its three-year sales growth of 278 percent since 2005.  Overall, the company ranked at no. 1,136 on the Inc. 5000, advancing more than a thousand positions since the list launched in 2007. 

A leading provider of learning and talent management software and services, Cornerstone continues to outperform its competitors despite current economic conditions.  In addition to triple-digit growth of new client bookings and a 250 percent surge in active users of its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based solution since last year, the company is significantly expanding its global reach via a new relationship with ADP® Employer Services, which has more than 550,000 clients worldwide. 

“We are honored to be recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the country’s fastest growing software companies,” said Adam Miller, President and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand.  “Cornerstone has grown at a record pace over the past three years, thanks to industry-leading product innovation, best-in-class client service, global expansion, and the success of our sales teams and reseller channels.  This strong momentum puts us in an excellent competitive position to further establish Cornerstone as the top choice for companies investing in the development and management of their most valuable asset: their employees.” 

Miller recently was named 2009 CEO of the Year by the Technology Council of Southern California. The award recognizes the leader of a Southern-California-based technology company that has best-in-class performance in areas such as profitability, team-building and product innovation. 

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

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect “Beauty Pageants” For Top Vendors in the HR Technology Arena Returns with a Full Schedule for Remainder of 2009

August 19, 2009

 

HRchitect, the leader in HR systems strategic consulting and the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management systems consulting firm, announced the return of the wildly popular and groundbreaking webinar series entitled, “Assessing the Talent Management and HR Systems Landscape, an HRchitect Beauty Pageant.”

HRchitect conducted ten successful Beauty Pageants from November 2008 through May of 2009 and took a short hiatus for the summer months. The events will return on August 21, 2009 with Talent Acquisition Systems followed by Talent Management Systems on September 4, 2009. Best of all, these are free to the HR community and any other interested parties.

Each ‘Beauty Pageant’ focuses on a different category of HR technology such as Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and HR/Payroll Systems and will feature up to six contestants.  The contestants are all top vendors in each specific category. 

The Talent Acquisition Systems Pageant is up first and will feature Hodes IQ, HRsmart, iCIMS (last year’s winner), SilkRoad, and Taleo. Talent Management Systems follows and at press time the confirmed vendor contestants are Jobpartners, Saba, Salary.com, and SumTotal Systems.

“The world of HR technology continues to puzzle many people,” commented Matt Lafata, Vice-President of Sales & Marketing for HRchitect and the host of the Beauty Pageants, “and what better way to try and help solve that than through a fun and informative beauty pageant? Our continuous mission is to educate the public about HR technology options and we feel that these short, 8-10 minute presentations from multiple vendors, is a great way to do it AND keep people’s attention. The feedback we have received from these Beauty Pageants is absolutely tremendous and we are looking forward to producing many more of these events.”

HRchitect developed a format to help guide each vendor with an outline of what should be covered during each portion of the pageant.  HRchitect came up with pageant categories and a guideline for vendors to loosely follow but of course leaves it up to each vendor to follow their own format:

Evening gown – To start off each portion, we are asking the vendor to come out in their best ‘outfit’ – corporate overview, history, specific identity, financial viability, marquee clients, leadership team, etc. This will be the grand entrance.

Swimsuit – Here the vendors will show some skin in this portion – usability, configurability, etc.

Talent – This portion will cover functionality, technology/integration, global ability, etc.

Interview – This will be the Q & A section from the audience. 

At the end of each Beauty Pageant, the audience votes to determine who walks away with the crown and industry bragging rights.

“These beauty pageants are designed to give the audience a quick overview of the leading vendors and showcase their uniqueness and creativity,” added Tiffany Appleby, Director of Marketing for HRchitect and Production Manager for the Beauty Pageants. “Past participants have gotten extremely creative in their presentations and we thank them for their time and efforts in doing this. We truly believe this is a really great opportunity for anyone who is looking at purchasing any kind of HR technology solution to be able to learn more about several of the top systems in each category in a fun and informative format.”

The upcoming schedule of Beauty Pageants is as follows, and registration is available on the HRchitect web site:

August 21, 2009 – Talent Acquisition Systems

September 4, 2009 – Talent Management Systems

September 25, 2009 – Learning Management Systems

October 9 – Background Screening

October 16 – Mid-Market Talent Acquisition Systems

October 30 – Onboarding

November 6 – Performance Management Systems

November 20 – HR/Payroll Systems

December 4 – Workforce Management

December 11 – Compensation Management

Visit www.HRchitect.com to register for any of these free Beauty Pageants and learn more about some of the exciting educational and innovative events that HRchitect has coming up over the coming months.

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Partnership with Talent2 Expands Cornerstone OnDemand’s Presence in Asia-Pacific Region…from Cornerstone OnDemand

August 15, 2009

 

HRchitect featured Cornerstone OnDemand in our May 2008 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. Cornerstone OnDemand also participated in the Learning Management Systems panel on June 10, 2009 as part of theHRshow event. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

To support its continued global expansion, Cornerstone OnDemand announced it is partnering with Talent2, the leading talent management and HR outsourcing firm in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Talent2 will resell Cornerstone’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based talent management suite – including solutions for learning management, compliance, employee performance management, onboarding, succession planning, compensation, enterprise social networking, and more – in markets such as Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.

Josh Bersin, president of industry analyst firm Bersin & Associates, estimates that the size of the global talent management systems market will reach $2.4 billion in 2010. “We would put the APAC market at close to $250 million today and project the growth rate to be about three times the rate of the U.S. and Europe, primarily because the economies there are growing at a much faster pace,” commented Bersin.

“More companies in the Asia Pacific region are looking to invest in SaaS solutions for talent management because the total operational cost of traditional, on-premise software is too high,” said Adam Miller, President and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand. “Partnering with Talent2, which has a strong presence in APAC, allows Cornerstone to immediately take advantage of these new market opportunities. Our formidable network of strategic alliances worldwide, combined with the success of our team in EMEA, continue to play a key role in the rapid expansion of Cornerstone’s global footprint.”

Headquartered in Australia, Talent2 specializes in helping organizations with HR staffing and talent management needs. The company’s outsourcing services include executive search and recruitment, Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), payroll, and consulting and learning. Clients include blue-chip companies such as Coles Group Ltd., Johnson & Johnson Pacific, Unisys, QBE Insurance and Telstra, as well as many Australian universities and government departments.

“Our strategic relationship with a talent management software category leader such as Cornerstone OnDemand is a perfect complement to Talent2’s existing learning and HR applications portfolio,” said Peter Goldrick, Asia-Pacific General Manager for Talent2’s Optimise division. “In the past year, we have seen significant growing interest and demand for integrated talent management software in markets such as Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. With Cornerstone, we are now able to offer our clients a comprehensive, best-in-class learning and talent management software solution as an integral component of our Learning Outsourcing and talent management services.”

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

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


GeoLearning Named to Inc. 500/5000 List of Fastest-Growing Businesses for 6th Consecutive Year…GeoLearning

August 13, 2009

 

Named to Inc.’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list, GeoLearning is recognized for 34% revenue growth from 2005-2008.

HRchitect includes GeoLearning in our list of top Learning Management Systems that businesses should consider. GeoLearning competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Learning Management Systems in December 2008, where they were crowned the winner. Also, Todd Premo, Director of Solutions, and Chris Lennon, Senior Product Manager, from GeoLearning appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on February 6, 2009.  If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

GeoLearning, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand learning and performance platforms, has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America. GeoLearning was ranked #4,426 on the 2009 Inc. 5000 list with a sales growth rate of 34% over the past three years. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs.

Complete information on this year’s Inc. 5000, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The list features a profile for each company, almost all of them written as a result of Inc. interviews with management. In addition, the list is searchable according to numerous criteria, including industry, city, state, region and year founded.

The Inc. 5000 is an extension of Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 500 list and catches many businesses that are too big to grow at the pace required to make the Inc. 500, as well as a host of smaller firms. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy. GeoLearning is a three-time Inc. 500 winner (2004 through 2006) and was named to the first ever Inc. 5000 list in 2007 and again in 2008.

“Savvy trend spotters and those who invest in private companies know that the Inc. 5000 is the best place to find out about young companies that are achieving success through a wide variety of unprecedented business models, as well as older private companies that are still expanding at an impressive rate,” said Inc. 5000 project manager Jim Melloan.

“It is a great honor to be recognized by Inc. for the sixth consecutive year,” said Frank Russell, president and CEO of GeoLearning. “The continued strength of our growth and financial performance is made possible by committed employees, world-class customers and a distinctive and scalable business model that has proven to be successful.”

GeoLearning’s award-winning, Web-based GeoMaestro and GeoExpress platforms and services have helped many enterprise and mid-market employers manage all forms of organizational learning—including traditional classroom instruction, online training and self-directed study—and drive demonstrated business value. In addition, GeoLearning has established one of the broadest partnership networks in the industry. With over 50 complementary, best-of-breed vendors, GeoLearning provides customers with a reliable, end-to-end learning and performance management solution.

For more information on GeoLearning, please visit www.geolearning.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


iCIMS Named Inc. 500 | 5000 Honoree As Fastest-Growing Company for 4th Consecutive Year…from iCIMS

August 13, 2009

 

iCIMS ranked 966th on Inc. 500 | 5000 list due to 316% growth rate

HRchitect featured iCIMS in our May 2008 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 participated in the Talent Acquisition Systems panel on June 10, 2009 as part of theHRshow. iCIMS competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Talent Acquisition Systems in November 2008 and mid-market Talent Acquisition Systems in January 2009, where they were crowned the winner of each. iCIMS will be competing in the upcoming HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Talent Acquisition Systems on August 21, 2009.  Adam Feigenbaum and Susan Vitale from iCIMS appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on December 12, 2008.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

iCIMS, the third largest provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, announced today that the company has been named to the Inc. 500 | 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in North America. Of the 5000 honorees, iCIMS was ranked 966th and saw a 316% growth rate over the past three years.

The Inc. 500 | 5000 has been a prestigious and well-respected benchmark for the nation’s most innovative and successful organizations. Despite the ongoing recession, aggregate revenue among the companies on the list actually increased to $214 billion, up $29 billion from last year. iCIMS continued its impressive growth, jumping from #1150 on the list to #966 this year and also improved its placement on the list of fastest-growing software companies, going from #83 to this year’s spot of #60.

“Savvy trend spotters and those who invest in private companies know that the Inc. 5000 is the best place to find out about young companies that are achieving success through a wide variety of unprecedented business models, as well as older private companies that are still expanding at an impressive rate,” said Inc. 5000 project manager Jim Melloan. “That’s why our list is so eagerly anticipated every year.”

This marks the fourth consecutive year that iCIMS has been included in Inc.’s list of fastest-growing companies in North America. Incorporated in 1999, iCIMS has continued to see quarter over quarter financial success. This continued growth has been attributed to the flexibility of iCIMS’ technology, as well as its ability to expand along with clients’ evolving business needs. Since its inception, iCIMS quickly became an industry leader in applicant tracking systems and today is the third largest provider of talent acquisition solutions. Over the years, iCIMS has continued to grow and evolve within its space and today powers such initiatives as onboarding, CRM, employee data management and more for many of the company’s 750+ clients.

iCIMS’ success has also been due in large part to the company’s dedication to an unparalleled customer experience. iCIMS has continued to maintain one of the highest customer retention and satisfaction rates in the industry year after year, adding more than 150 new clients so far in 2009. iCIMS clients such as Bayada Nurses, Crunch Fitness, H&R Block and Stein Mart have complimentary access to 24×5 support, free training webinars and a dedicated support team.

“It is truly an honor to be named to Inc.’s list for the fourth consecutive year,” said CEO and President, Colin Day. “iCIMS remains committed to providing a flexible technology backed with industry-leading support to sustain this growth moving forward.”

The Inc. 500 | 5000 Awards Ceremony will be held from September 23-25 in Washington, DC. Those interested in attending can register at http://www.inc500conference.com/.

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

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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