Frisco, TX — January 12, 2010 — HRchitect , the leader in HR systems strategic consulting and the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management systems consulting firm, closed out a successful 2009, even as HR technology budgets stayed tight through the end of the year.
HRchitect continues to be the firm that more organizations seek help from when creating HRtechnology strategic plans, evaluating and selecting HR technology systems, as well as implementing and integrating those systems. Not only are the services HRchitect offers to its clients first class, HRchitect continues to provide numerous educational opportunities to the HR community free-of-charge.
“2009 was a year of growth for HRchitect, despite the tough economic client,” states Matt Lafata, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for HRchitect. “Our success came from the drive to push forward with new initiatives and not let the stagnant economy affect our success.”
HRchitect highlights from 2009 include:
Business of the Year — HRchitect was honored as the Frisco Chamber of Commerce’s Medium Business of the Year. The Frisco Chamber of Commerce has over 1200 businesses as members and is one of the largest chambers in the State of Texas. Frisco has been the headquarters of HRchitect since 1997. In recognizing HRchitect, the Frisco Chamber Board of Directors cited steady growth in revenue, clients and employees as well as its innovative marketing programs that have transformed the HR technology marketplace.
New Clients — The addition of over 100 new clients in 2009. HRchitect has now completed over 1500 successful client engagements for over 650 clients. New clients include: Aggreko, Autodesk, Cognizant, Dendreon, Henry Schelin, McAfee, Meijer, Shaw Industries, Sodexo, Sony PlayStation, T-Mobile, Unified Grocers, and Yum! Brands.
New Projects for Existing Clients — The number of existing clients that call on HRchitect to support their organization for additional projects is a testament to a high level of client satisfaction. In 2009, HRchitect completed additional projects to several organizations that were already a part of the HRchitect family, including: 3M, Baker Hughes, Best Buy, Kindred Healthcare, Mayo Clinic, Monsanto, OshKosh Corporation, Perot Systems, Sabre, and many others.
theHRshow — In June, HRchitect hosted the first ever HR technology virtual conference with four vendor panels and 26 educational sessions. The virtual format proved to be an overwhelming success with almost 1000 registrants. HR practitioners attended as many sessions and panels as they were interested in free-of-charge, thanks to the generosity of theHRshow sponsors.
Beauty Pageant Webinar Series — Launched late-2008, the Beauty Pageant Webinar series continued to be a headlining educational event in 2009. Each Pageant in the series covers a different area of HR technology and features up to 6 leading vendors. Contestant vendors give overviews of their company and solution, and also take questions from the audience during the interview portion of the pageant. Winners of 2009 pageants include: Hodes iQ – Ms. Talent Acquisition Systems, Legiant — Ms. Time & Attendance, Workstream — Ms. Compensation Management, Aruspex — Ms. Workforce Planning, Spectrum — Ms. HRIS, SumTotal Systems — Ms. Performance Management, SilkRoad Technology — Ms. Onboarding, & iCIMS — Ms. Mid-Market Talent Acquisition Systems. These pageants will continue in 2010 starting with Talent Management Systems on January 29, 2010.
HRtechnology Happy Hour WebMingle™ – The WebMingle, also kicked off at the end of 2008, continued strong through 2009 with weekly shows that are broadcast live each Friday. Guests included Lewis Hollweg – CEO of Batrus Hollweg International, Stacy Chapman & Tess Walton — Co-Founders of Aruspex, Doug Coull — President & CEO of SmartSearch, Brian Platz — Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of SilkRoad, Tim Clifford — President & CEO of Workscape, Larry Dunivan — SVP of HCM Global Products of Lawson, Dave Watkins — CEO of SoftScape, Joe Impastato — President of nowHIRE, Kevin Marasco — Vice President of Product Marketing of Taleo, Kevin Grossman — President of HRmarketer.com & HRvendors.com, & many more. Over 48 shows took place and archived episodes are available via HRwebmingle.com.
Social Media — HRchitect increased social media presence this year with the addition of a facebook fan page to keep friends updated of news & blogs relevant to the HR technology community. HRchitect employees utilize Twitter to connect with industry and vendor news, analysts and help keep followers informed of what is happening in the marketplace and at HRchitect. The Puzzling World of HRtechnology and HRtechnology Vendor News blogs maintain a steady readership of industry professionals who use them to stay up-to-date on what is happening in the marketplace and at HRchitect.
HRchitect Cares™ – The community involvement program, HRchitect Cares™, launched in 2009 and recognizes employees for their individual contributions to the community, be their time, talent or treasure. HRchitect believes that all employees should be active in their communities and the program recognizes and rewards such efforts.
2010 is starting strong as momentum from late 2009 continues into the New Year. Many new initiatives are planned for the coming year, including the much-anticipated 30 Days in 30 Minutes broadcast, which is making its debut with the “HRchitect State of the Industry” on Thursday, January 21. Although the January 21 event will be a look-back at 2009 and a look ahead at 2010, the web-delivered broadcast will occur monthly and deliver HR technology industry news and trends in a 30 minute format. The program was designed with the busy HR professional in mind. After the initial event, these broadcasts will take place live on the last Thursday of each month.
theHRshow returns March 24-26. The virtual event will feature four vendor panels and twelve educational sessions. Agenda for the 2010 event will be available via theHRshow2010.com in Mid-February.
“One of our top priorities at HRchitect is to keep the HR community informed of what is going on in the HR technology marketplace,” comments Tiffany Appleby, Director of Marketing for HRchitect. “Events like theHRshow, the WebMingle, Beauty Pageant webinar series and the new 30 Days in 30 Minutes all are put forth free-of-charge to the community. We strive to be the informational hub of the HR technology marketplace and will continue to deliver dynamic and enlightening educational opportunities in 2010.”
“The next year will bring a new wave of events from HRchitect to the HR community,” continued Matt Lafata. “We’re working hard to continue to host new educational events as well as take our HR technology consulting services to the next level with innovative ideas that match our ever changing industry.”
Visit HRchitect.com to learn more about where HRchitect can be found in 2010 as well as schedules of upcoming Beauty Pageants, WebMingles and other educational events.
Tiffany Appleby – Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications, HRchitect
Office phone: 214.619.0888 x309
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HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting. As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management Systems consulting firm, our services include the selection, implementation, and integration of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), Talent Management Suites (TMS), Performance Management, Succession Management, Compensation Management, Learning Management, Competency Management, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Time & Attendance software.
HRchitect has participated in the successful evaluation and implementation of HR technology systems for leading high-tech, high-growth leaders such as Perot Systems, WebMD, and Symantec; manufacturing companies such as 3M, Texas Instruments, and Raytheon; retail leaders including Best Buy, Domino’s Pizza, PepsiAmericas, J.C. Penney, and Target; healthcare/bio-tech organizations such as Alcon Labs, The Mayo Clinic, and Tenet Healthcare; financial organizations including: Barclay’s Global Investors, Countrywide Financial, and VISA; energy leaders such as Baker Hughes, ConocoPhillips, and Lyondell Chemical; transportation leaders such as APL, FedEx, and Southwest Airlines; telecommunication leaders AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon; as well as leading hospitality companies such as Hyatt, Marriott, and Starwood.
Based in Dallas with consultants nationwide, HRchitect has completed over 650 successful client engagements over the past twelve years. HRchitect’s client list consists of companies of all sizes from all industries and includes more than 1 in 5 companies on the Fortune 100 list.
To find out how HRchitect’s HR software expertise can benefit your company, visit our website at HRchitect.com or call 214-619-0888.
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