Finalists of iTalent 2 Competition will Present to Expert Panel at 2011 HR Demo Show

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Second iTalent competition taking place in partnership with the HR Demo Show.

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The seven finalists of the iTalent 2 competition, which was open to innovative startup companies that have developed cutting-edge talent management solutions, will soon pitch their offerings to a special panel of HR and recruiting technology analysts, practitioners and influencers at the 2011 HR Demo Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 24 through 26, at the Venetian Hotel, Resort and Casino. The panel will then share their impressions, good and bad, with the finalists, who may well go onto become established leaders in the field of talent management technology.

The seven iTalent 2 finalists will have five minutes to demo their solutions, after which they will take questions from the panel and the audience. The companies that will be demonstrating their solutions are:

  • BranchOut--Helps individuals tap into their Facebook friends network to find job opportunities.
  • InternMatch--Greatly simplifies finding interns and marketing internship opportunities for organizations of all sizes.
  • JobScore--Everything a growing firm needs to find and hire great talent -- fast, easy and free.
  • SmartRecruiters--A powerful, free recruiting solution delivered via the SaaS model.
  • Vivecoach--Engages employees in improving their health through a variety of fun wellness challenges.
  • Wednesdays--Facilitates teambuilding and employee engagement through networking.
  • Work4Labs--A unique app that enables career sites on Facebook.

"We're honored to be a finalist in the iTalent 2 competition, and we're absolutely delighted to have this opportunity to present our solution to the experts at the HR Demo Show," said Matthew Brown, director of business development for Work4 Labs.

The judging panel will include Kevin W. Grossman of Ventana Research, Mark McMillan of the Talent Function Group, and the HR Demo Show blog squad made up of HR and recruiting practitioners.

"The HR Demo Show is the perfect venue for the culmination of our second iTalent competition, especially with so many experts, thought leaders and HR professionals coming together in one place," said Evy Wilkins, organizer of iTalent 2. "Think about it -- a roomful of top talent executives, experienced entrepreneurs and fellow techies, all gathered to listen to seven startups pitch their latest innovations in talent management. It might be a bit nerve-racking for the presenters but it's going to fascinating and fun for all."

"The iTalent 2 competition is one more great reason that the HR Demo Show is the only show for anyone interested in the latest HR technology," said Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise and creator of the HR Today Forum. "Past attendees have always rated the Show's live technology demonstrations very highly because they love being able to interact directly with trail-blazers in HR technology. This year, with the iTalent 2 competition as part of our agenda, I expect their ratings will go through the roof."

The HR Demo Show is one of four summits taking place at the HRO Today Forum, which assembles HR and recruiting change agents and business executives from across the globe to discuss and define the future of HR services and technology. The other summits are the HRO Summit, the MSP Summit and RPO Summit. All HRO Today Forum attendees receive a free pass to the HR Demo Show, enabling them to test drive and experience the latest recruitment and talent management technologies.

The HRO Today Forum will feature a wide variety of speakers including Peter Cappelli, Director of the Wharton School's Center for Human Resources; Naomi Bloom, Managing Partner at Bloom and Wallace; Barry Maher, author of "Filling the Glass;" John Murabito, SVP and Chief HR Officer, Cigna Corporation; and Kevin Kruse, author of "We."

About SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management. Its media offerings include print and online publications; its summits are conferences and its forums offer association membership programs. SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, Europe and Asia.

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