Exciting New Technologies and Approaches Emerging for HCM

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Attendees to IHRIM’s 26th Annual Conference and Technology Exposition, April 9-12 in Washington, D.C. had the unique opportunity to see and hear about the new revolution in human capital management technology solutions. From the standing-room only educational sessions to the packed networking events, attendees could feel the excitement that emanated from the new products and services that are driving the transformation of the HR technology industry.

The IHRIM 2006 Conference and HR Technology Expo was clearly the launching point for new companies, new technologies and new approaches that are emerging for human capital management. From the “standing-room-only” educational sessions to the packed networking events, the 26th annual event, April 9-12 in Washington, D.C. was evidence that there is a renewed excitement in the HR information management industry.

While spring was in the air in Washington with cherry blossoms blooming throughout the capitol city, inside the Hilton Washington at the IHRIM Conference, there was an air of enthusiasm and curiosity as attendees listened and learned about new HR technology products and services that would help them manage HR information in the years ahead. “We were thrilled with the large number of attendees this year. There was a sense that we are moving into a new era of HR and HR information management,” IHRIM president Lynne Mealy commented. “It was also rewarding to see the increase in first-time attendees, new members and vendor booths in the Expo hall.”

The pre-conference Professional Development Seminars focused on topics ranging from Introduction to HR Systems and Systems Selection, to HR Data Privacy Challenges and Transforming HR in the Public Sector. Each seminar was approved for HRCI re-certification credits. Attendees packed the 50+ educational sessions, which included Strategy and Service Delivery, Selection and Implementation, Post-Implementation and Lifecycle Maintenance, Innovative Uses of Technology, Professional Development and Outsourcing; see http://www.fltwood.com/onsite/ihrim/2006/.

Special highlights included the opening general session where IHRIM President Lynne Mealy and Chairman Nov Omana paid an audio/visual tribute to recently deceased Bob Stambaugh, co-founder and long-time member, former board of directors’ member and chair, IHRIM book editor and co-founder of the IHRIM Journal magazine. Also, IHRIM’s prestigious Chairman’s Award was presented to Dr. Jac Fitz-enz, “father of human capital performance benchmarking” for his outstanding contributions to the field human resource information management.

The Summit Award (IHRIM’s highest), was presented to Dr. Carl Hoffmann, IBM global lead for HR On Demand; and James E. Spoor, founder and president of SPECTRUM Human Resource Systems Corporation for their significant, long-term contributions to IHRIM through the facilitation of the exchange of ideas, solutions and information about issues impacting the management of HR information.

Michael J. Kavanagh, Ph.D., professor of management and psychology at the University at Albany, SUNY; and Noel Hannon, principle consultant of Hannon Associates and 32-year Motorola HRIT veteran received the IHRIM 2006 Excellence Awards recognizing members who have made significant contributions to IHRIM through their exemplary volunteer service and/or their leadership of a project that had a positive impact to IHRIM.

For more information about IHRIM, please visit http://www.ihrim.org, and mark your calendar for the IHRIM 2007 Conference and Technology Exposition, May 20-23, Hilton of the Americas, Houston, Texas.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.


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