HRsmart Ties for First Place in Talent Management Shootout At 13th Annual HR Technology® Conference & Expo

Richardson, TX – October 15, 2010 – HRsmart, Inc., the only global provider of a Unified Talent Management solution in the world, tied for first place at the “Third Annual Talent Management Shootout” at the HR Technology® Conference in Chicago.

HRsmart, Peopleclick/Authoria, Saba, and Technomedia demonstrated their companies’ respective solutions addressing three out of five tough real-life talent management scripts. The winner was chosen by Human Resources and IT professionals who voted on the qualities of each software upon the completion of each vendor Session.

“Thanks to Bill Kutik’s endless pursuit of maximum vendor participation, the new Shootout format granted vendors ample room to pick three out of five scripts that best showcase their solutions,” said Mark Hamdan, HRsmart’s CEO.

“The topic of the Shootout varies each year”, said Hanny Shehadeh, Chief Product Officer for HRsmart. “This year’s scripts were much more inclusive of a truly holistic approach to Talent Management, and we could not afford to miss the opportunity to demonstrate to the entire world the benefits of a truly Unified Talent Management suite“, he concluded.

“I am delighted that the application development team was able to demonstrate their excellence at such a powerful venue” said Andrew Goetz, Vice President of Applications Development at HRsmart. “We are proud to have been selected as a first place finisher at this event, and look forward to more recognition.”

This year’s Shootout was the 14th held by the HR Technology Conference, and the third to focus on talent management. The Shootout is organized by conference co-chair Bill Kutik, host of The Bill Kutik Radio Show(R) and columnist for Human Resource Executive. Co-authoring the Shootout scripts was Mark Albrecht, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM Global Business Services.

“The Shootout is the only opportunity in the world to compare live talent management software side-by-side” Kutik said. “Congratulations to HRsmart for capturing the audience vote following strong presentations by all of the vendors.”

The only provider of Unified Talent Management Technology, including: Applicant Tracking, Employee Performance, Learning Management, and Career Development Succession Planning. Whether you need a full suite of HR solutions in 30 countries for over 200,000 employees, or a single solution for your small/medium size business, HRsmart can Make Talent Happen.

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