The International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM), the world’s leading clearinghouse for the HRIM (Human Resource Information Management) industry, ends its annual HRMS Strategies 2012 Conference and Technology Exposition on a high note with strong attendance. The conference was held April 30 — May 3, 2012 at the Hilton Chicago.

“IHRIM is delighted at the strong attendance of its 2012 Conference — both from first-time attendees and veterans alike,” said Lynne Mealy, CEO of IHRIM. “The IHRIM Conference brings together industry thought leaders to leverage best practices, emerging technologies, and innovative strategies to enhance an organization’s HRIS and HRIT programs. This year was no exception. Once again, IHRIM has proven that this is a must-attend event for HR systems professionals.”

“As always, the IHRIM Conference was a great conference for practitioners to really get answers from substantive presenters,” added Alexia Martin, Director of Research and Analytics, CedarCrestone. “The exhibit hall was exciting and I found some new providers that I expect to change our HR technologies space in years to come.”

The 2012 IHRIM Conference provided a well-balanced event for attendees. The expo floor unveiled a variety of new HR technology products and services tailored for organizations big and small, while the conference content review committee successfully provided a balance of sessions — fundamental versus strategic; topic focus; case studies versus lectures.

“With a remarkably strong educational line-up, new products & vendors on the expo floor, along with a variety of networking opportunities coupled with a record level of media attention, the IHRIM Conference is the place to be,” said Nov Omana, Board Chair of IHRIM. “This year’s thought-provoking and informative event allowed the association to provide the industry with the opportunity to learn about the latest tools and techniques to achieve an incredible ROI on their investment.”

The event also served as a stage for IHRIM to recognize industry leaders during the keynote session. The winners of these prestigious awards are
• Robert H. Chapman Jr., HRIP, PMP — 2012 Summit Award
• Cathy Sparks, HRIP, HR Manager, UPS / United Parcel Service, — 2012 Ambassador Award
• Rob Eidson, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting —2012 Ambassador Award
• NuView Systems Inc. — 2012 Partners Award

“These folks have been active leaders in the HRIS and HRMS industries,” said Lynne Mealy. “Their work and dedication to the industry set the stage for the next generation of experts and paved the way for a new brand of HR technology professionals. We are excited to celebrate their achievements at the IHRIM Conference where the IHRIM community comes together to highlight advancements and share ideas.”

The 2012 IHRIM Conference had a wide representation of attendees — including all levels of management from HR, HR systems and IT as well as business analysts and functional HR and Payroll staff members. “The high number of first time attendees is a testament to IHRIM’s being a critical source for education and professional development in the industry,” said Omana. “IHRIM will benefit from their energy, enthusiasm, and ideas.”

If you missed the IHRIM 2012 Conference, or attended but weren’t able to attend all the sessions you wanted, MP3 CD-ROM audio sessions along with the PowerPoint presentations are now available for purchase

The 2013 IHRIM Conference and Technology Expo is slated for June 2 – 5, 2013 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Florida.

About the International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM)
IHRIM is the world’s leading clearinghouse for the HRIM (Human Resource Information Management) industry. Since 1980, IHRIM has been the only membership association for HR technology professionals, advancing the industry by providing unparalleled education and professional development opportunities through its annual conference, educational courses and webinars. IHRIM is a community of experts — a dynamic group of practitioners, vendors, consultants, students, and faculty that continues to grow, not just in numbers, but in its scope of knowledge and information.
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