SOA and Web Services Panel Discussion Lead-off IHRIM Best-in-Class 2006 Program: Tools for Building a Solid HR Systems Foundation

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IHRIM’s Best-in-Class one-day program features presentations and discussions on SOA and Web services, case studies about workforce management initiatives and how midsize companies can utilize a variety of strategies to stay on the leading edge of HR technology.

IHRIM’S Best-in-Class 2006 one-day program will be held October 12 in Dallas at the Gaylord Texan Resort. Sessions will include an opening panel on SOA and Web services followed by presentations on Workforce Engagement, Workforce Optimization through HR Technology, and Self-Help 1st through the HR Portal.

This year’s presenters include Matt Bialock, Oracle Global HCM Solutions; Jim Spoor, Spectrum Human Resource Systems Corp.; Chuck Allen, HR-XML Consortium; Karen V. Beaman, Workday, Inc.; Michael May, Bosley; Marc Drizin, Employee Hold ‘em; Chris Tice, CompuCom Systems; and Beth Fagan, KeyBank. IHRIM chairman, Nov Omana will moderate the opening panel session and IHRIM president/CEO Lynne Mealy will lead the closing program perspective session.

The hot IT topics of the day are SOA and Web services, but what do they mean in terms of any advantages for the world of HR technology? The panel will discuss the technical evolution that gave rise to SOA, presenting from both the technical and lay person perspective, and the discussion will explore the skills and knowledge needed to utilize these new technical tools.

Two sessions focus on staying ahead of the competition by attracting and retaining a top-quality workforce include case studies about successful workforce management initiatives, underpinned by Web-based surveys and assessments – without exorbitant technology expenditures; and an overview of how a mid-size, privately-held company utilizes a variety of strategies to keep itself at the leading edge of HR technology using PeopleSoft, HR Smart’s ATS, On-boarding, Career Development, and Learning Management System and Peopleclick’s VMS.

The session on HR portals describes how the incorporation of a self-help service environment can increase efficiency and cut down HR contact center call volume. Attendees will learn how to move employees and managers to self help first with the implementation of HR Online, an Internet accessible HR portal for managers and employees.

For more information and to register for the one-day program, visit and for more information about IHRIM and its many products and services, visit

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