Headquartered in Vancouver, BC (Canada), with worldwide offices and business partners, privately owned Maximizer Software delivers customer relationship management (CRM) solutions and professional services to meet the needs of small to medium businesses (SMBs) as well as divisions of larger enterprises. Read the rest of this entry »
A phone interview is one of the most effective ways of assessing an applicant’s communication skills early in the hiring process. It’s often better than the in-person interview because the candidate tends to be more at ease than with a face-to-face interview. However, phone interviews can be time-consuming and costly for the hiring company. Read the rest of this entry »
Over the past few months, we have built TEC’s Human Capital Management (HCM) Evaluation Center with a comprehensive set of features and functions, allowing our users to compare a wide variety of human resources (HR) and related enterprise software solutions available on the market. Last year saw the development of the Talent Management software evaluation competency, which nicely complements our core HR, learning management system (LMS), talent management (TM), incentive and compensation management (I&CM), and HCM software evaluation competencies. And now we are extending our reach to recruitment and staffing software evaluation.
Nuview Systems recently updated the request for information (RFI) to reflect the changes to the level of support to the latest version of its product NuViewHR Product Suite 4.15 SP 2. Following an onsite demonstration and product overview by NuView Systems’ director of sales engineering, David Park, and vice president of sales, Lloyd Lambert, I am pleased to announce that NuViewHR Product Suite 4.15 SP 2 is TEC Certified for human resources (HR) functionality.
Learn more about the process for certifying vendor products by visiting the TEC Certification page on our Web site.
TEC’s 2011 Focus on HCM, Talent, and Recruiting
Over the last several months, I have been working on revamping TEC’s Human Capital Management (HCM) Evaluation Center to ensure that it includes the vast variety of human resources (HR) and related enterprise software solutions available on the market today. My current research initiative is to develop a recruitment and staffing space for our HCM Evaluation Center.
When it comes to finding the right talent, today’s organizations have plenty of options. With the increasing popularity of social networking, however, companies are moving away from traditional hiring processes and opting for more technologically driven methods.
Here are four of the more popular recruiting trends and some of the vendors that offer solutions, apps, or services in each of these spaces.
Day two of the 2011 HR Technology Conference & Expo was an 8-hour marathon of talking with software vendors and attending various conference learning sessions. Here’s a brief look:
Naomi Bloom (Managing Partner at Bloom and Wallace) and Jason Averbook (Co-Founder & CEO of Knowledge Infusion) kicked off the day with The Great Technology Debate on the topic of HR technology—what we’re seeing and where we’re headed.
Hundreds of industry experts have descended on Las Vegas for the 2011 HR Technology Conference & Expo (and for other things, such as networking and maybe just a wee bit of gambling), which has been billed as “the world’s best conference on HR Technology.”
It’s my second time attending this conference, which is the largest North American gathering of HR professionals, experts, and technology vendors of its kind. Everyone who’s anyone in the field of HR is here: HR bloggers, CEOs, industry thought leaders, leading software vendors, consultants, and more.
Here’s a brief behind-the-scenes look at day one of the event:
I am pleased to announce that Blackboard Learn is officially certified by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) for online evaluation of learning management suites in the Human Capital Management Evaluation Center. My fellow analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu and I had the pleasure of viewing a demonstration of the product given by Blackboard’s senior solutions engineer for professional education, Burt Blair, who readily displayed his in-depth knowledge of the product.
Over the past few months, analysts at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) have been working on a new research space for talent management. I’m happy to announce that the Talent Management research space for talent management systems is now online and available to the public.
Talent Management: What’s In It?
TEC’s new Talent Management research space is geared toward end users looking for solutions to manage their business workforce—their most valuable asset! This research space for talent management systems includes vendor-related information such as white papers, case studies, articles, and reports, and contains a talent management model that you can use as a request for information (RFI).
This RFI can help you determine the talent management activities that you perform within your organization, and how important specific functionalities are to your selection of talent management software. The Talent Management model addresses the following software functionality:
Today’s human resources (HR) managers are faced with more employee compensation challenges than ever before—and the reason is relatively clear: employees are no longer happy with simply getting a decent day’s wage for a decent day’s work. They want more! As the competition for skilled talent increases, companies must find better and more interesting ways to retain their employees. And as the old saying goes “money talks.” An offer of money is often the most persuasive argument in getting someone to do what you want. It’ll also give them a reason to stay with your company.
From the 1950s to the 1980s, when companies wanted to hire, they simply posted handmade signs on their storefronts, restaurants, or office buildings and waited for people to flock in with their resumes. An interview was often as simple as asking whether interviewees could do a specific task. If the answer was “yes,” they were hired—and sometimes started working right on the spot. And that was just the hiring. Managing the employee was a whole other story.
Today, talent acquisition and management is very different.
Meridian Knowledge Solutions has participated in Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) programs since 2007; however, it wasn’t until 2009 that I had the opportunity to meet the folks at Meridian to see what Meridian Global LMS was all about. As part of the TEC Certification process, Meridian demonstrated its learning management system (LMS) product to me during a three-hour session, following a detailed script that I had prepared.
This year, Meridian opted to renew its TEC Certification once again, so this past month I sat with Bill Perry (head of marketing) and Tom Klopfer (program manager in charge of upgrades) to review the changes the company has made to Meridian Global LMS over the last two years.
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There has been an influx of human capital vendor acquisitions taking place recently, with Epicor acquiring Spectrum HR, Lawson acquiring Enwisen, and Workstream’s plans to acquire an unnamed human capital provider, all in late 2010. Now, barely into our first week of the New Year, 2011 sees its first learning management acquisition with global talent and learning management vendor SumTotal Systems officially announcing yesterday its acquisition of privately-held learning vendor GeoLearning.
It seems that there are more and more acquisitions in the area of human capital management (HCM) these days. At the end of 2010, we saw enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors Epicor acquire Spectrum HR and Lawson Software acquire Enwisen. Now it’s Workstream’s turn.