No it’s not a new product but it will have a significant impact on the HR Technology world in 2009. You see, HRchitect started the HR Technology Happy Hour WebMingle earlier this month and had three very successful shows, setting the stage for what is to come in 2009.
First of all, what is the WebMingle you ask? As the leading HR Systems consulting firm, we created this new weekly web mingle, which I am sure will evolve and change over time, just like this industry, to provide some insight into the puzzling world of HR technology. We will discuss news from around the world that we find interesting, talk about upcoming events in our industry, and provide insightful interviews with people of our industry – who they are, what they do and why you should care.
We conducted our debut WebMingle on Friday, December 5 and our guest was Mark Willaman, President & Founder of Fisher Vista, LLC, the owners of several companies including HRmarketer. On December 12, Adam Feigenbaum and Susan Vitale from iCIMS were the guests. And on December 19, the last show for 2008, Rick Fletcher, President and Founder of HRchitect, joined me as we recapped some of the interesting events that took place in this space in 2008 as well as some observations and predictions.
As the host of the show, I am fortunate to have such a great supporting cast. Tiffany Appleby, our Director of Marketing and Corporate Communication, plays the role of Program Director for the WebMingle and Karen Cunningham (Director of Sales) and Rick Fletcher (President) each provide invaluable input. I’m sure other members of the HRchitect family will join in from time to time throughout 2009.
The show will resume on Friday, January 9 and be live every Friday at 1pm CST. The public is invited to call in during the show to ask questions of our guests or HRchitect. A schedule of upcoming guests will be available on the WebMingle page of our web site and will be updated after the first of the year. If you are interested in appearing on our show, please contact Tiffany directly.
2009 is going to be a great year for our industry and the WebMingle is going to be one of the ways in which HRchitect keeps you updated on happenings that matter.
We hope to have you join us in 2009!
Matt Lafata, HRchitect