Edison, NJ (Nov. 29, 2011) – HRO Today’s sister publication, TalentManagementTech (TMT), in collaboration with B2B marketing software and services firm HRmarketer.com, announced today that they will jointly launch #HRTechChat, a bimonthly Twitter chat focused on human resource technology and its impact on business today.

The first #HRTechChat will take place on Friday, December 2, at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT, and will tackle the question, “What are the biggest advantages for HR with HR technology today?” HR practitioners, vendors of HR technologies and services, analysts, journalists and industry observers alike are welcome to participate in the chat and follow the Twitter hashtag #HRTechChat each week.

Chat topics will be drawn from SocialEars, HRmarketer.com’s groundbreaking algorithm that captures and analyzes the tweets, blogs and online articles by thousands of HR journalists, analysts and thought leaders. In its first few editions, #HRTechChat will focus on timely trends identified by SocialEars during the month of November, including:

– Screening and assessing applicants
– HR outsourcing
– Mobile recruiting

“Twitter chats provide an online forum that all professionals can easily participate in from their Twitter client of choice, and all in 140 characters or less,” said Kevin W. Grossman, co-host of #HRTechChat and chief marketplace evangelist at HRmarketer.com. “We decided to launch #HRTechChat because out of the dozens in the great HR B2B space, there wasn’t one dedicated to HR technology and business today. More and more HR practitioners, business executives and HR vendors alike are connecting in social networks like Twitter.”

#HRTechChat will initially take place bimonthly, eventually becoming a weekly event to complement the content and objectives of its Twitter chat inspiration, “#TChat – The World of Work,” which Grossman co-founded and co-hosts with Meghan M. Biro, also a co-creator of the TalentCulture Community.

Co-hosting #HRTechChat with Grossman will be Brent Skinner, regular contributor to HRO Today and former contributing editor to Executive Recruiter News.

“The intersection of the HR profession with the technology space is self-evident,” said Skinner. “They rely on each other and face an array of mutual challenges, which we’ll discuss during every #HRTechChat. Our objective is to help spur and accelerate useful innovation in HR technology, and #HRTechChat is the perfect vehicle for ongoing dialogue among the many stakeholders in this market space.”

#HRTechChat’s premiere coincides with the beta launch of SocialEars®, HRmarketer.com’s groundbreaking social media algorithm that shows which topics are trending and follows the thought leaders who are driving the conversations.

Additionally, the debut of #HRTechChat marks a milestone in the evolution of TMT, acquired by HRO Today publisher SharedXpertise Media LLC earlier this year, as the go-to online destination for news, commentary and other information pertaining to the marketplace for HR technology.

About HRmarketer.com

HRmarketer.com is a product of Fisher Vista LLC, a marketing software and services firm focusing exclusively on the human capital and healthcare markets. The company has worked with nearly 1,000 human resource and healthcare providers, helping them generate publicity, website traffic, sales leads and improved SEO. Follow HRmarketer on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About TalentManagementTech

TalentManagementTech (TMT), sister publication of SharedXpertise Media’s HRO Today, is home to a growing community of bloggers covering many aspects of human capital management. Visit TMT to read commentary on the latest news and other developments in HR technology. On Twitter, follow TMT @talentmgmttech; on LinkedIn, join TMT’s 1,500-member–strong group, aptly named Talent Management Technology. More than a thousand technologies and services are searchable in TMT’s online directory, which enables those in it to tailor and update their listings with company news, white papers, and more.