2011 HR Demo Show Will Feature Emerging Talent Management Technologies Designed To Achieve Ambitious Results

Las Vegas, NV, April 22, 2011— Talent management software has largely focused on process automation and associated time/cost savings, but an ambitious new generation of technology enhancements takes aim at achieving significantly greater results—the kind of results intended to make human resources a stronger, more strategic business partner. These new talent management technologies will be featured at the 2011 HR Demo Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 24 through 26, at the Venetian Hotel, Resort and Casino.

“Emerging talent management technologies are focusing on what I call the Three Es: enabling, engaging and empowering,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise and creator of the HR Today Forum. “First, these technologies enable organizations to actually link employee performance and company goals to hard data and metrics. Second, they engage people more effectively throughout the entire process of managing talent. And third, they empower individuals and teams to collaborate, innovate and work toward organizational goals more successfully. By delivering on these Three Es, the new generation of talent management technologies will help HR become a stronger strategic partner to senior management and a better business partner to the entire organization.”

The HRO Demo Show is the world’s largest gathering of buyers of HR and recruitment services and technologies and it will feature talent management technology innovators including Taleo, iCIMS and Kenexa. The show offers attendees an ideal “window shopping” and buying experience, thanks to the live technology demonstrations and the opportunity to interact directly with HR technology trail blazers.

“iCIMS is thrilled to be featured at the 2011 HR Demo Show,” said iCIMS Chief Strategic Officer, Susan Vitale. “Intrinsic to building a well-rounded candidate and employee management strategy, this is a fantastic opportunity for HR professionals and industry experts to come together to experience the evolution of HR technology, first hand. Slated to host two live demo presentations at the event, we look forward to demonstrating how iCIMS’ user-friendly and intuitive technology solutions can make a bottom line impact.

“We are excited at Kenexa to help our clients navigate the market and make the right decisions as it becomes more candidate-centric,” said Dyke Debrie, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Integrated Talent Management, Kenexa. “We believe that Kenexa has a formula to shift the approach around finding a career, with the consulting and tools to help attract, connect and ultimately recruit the best talent; our aim is to showcase these social media tools at the HR Demo show.”

New talent management technologies are designed to help organizations with everything they do before and after an individual is hired. Equally crucial, they help HR leverage three trends that are now instrumental to an organization’s ability to compete for and manage the best talent:

1. Social—Social media and networking have power far beyond merely attracting and recruiting talent. They offer new communication channels with social learning that promote transparent collaboration and knowledge sharing. Innovative talent management technologies help companies put “social” to use in smart, novel ways.
2. Mobility—Using and leveraging the latest mobile devices (e.g., smart phones and tablet computers) is only half the picture. Organizations also must rethink they ways they manage talent in an increasingly mobile world. Emerging talent management technology helps organizations do this, integrating mobile solutions to support the full range of talent management-related activities.
3. Workforce Analytics—Recent research shows that roughly half of all organizations are “less than confident” in the quality of their employee-cycle data, which is usually pulled from a tangle of disparate systems. New talent management platforms help organizations aggregate, synthesize and analyze workforce data effectively as well as interconnecting these data with broader business intelligence collaboration and knowledge sharing tools.

“The HR Demo Show has proven to capture an isolated audience of real buyers with a keen interest to really understand the value of your product,” said Kenneth W. Tress, Senior Sales Director-Outsourcing, at Talent Drives Performance. “Beyond the show itself, it is a great vehicle to meet one on one with prospects in a more casual social function where you can grasp their real business challenges.”

The HRO Today Forum’s other summits are the HRO Summit, the MSP Summit and RPO Summit. All HRO Today Forum attendees receive a free pass to the HR Demo Show.

About SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management. Its media offerings include print and online publications; its summits are conferences and its forums offer association membership programs. SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, Europe and Asia.

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