| What's New In HR Technology? (Part 2)
-by Al Doran, CHRP
The market is constantly inundated with new products. Often these products are based on different application of existing technologies, and occasionally some new technologies. The group below represents a large number of the former, and a few of the latter. The authors have relied on information provided by the vendors, and mention here does not imply any endorsement or recommendation, nor is it intended to cover all of the news releases and/or new or revised product offerings since the last column on this subject.
Ian Turnbull Al Doran
Laired & Greer Phenix Management International
HRMS Book – Together with fellow-author Glenn Rampton, regular CHRR contributors Al Doran and Ian Turnbull saw their first book entitled: "Human Resources Management Systems " sell out, so it's been reprinted by Carswell (ISBN: 0-459-56369-6). Both Ian and Al are Directors of IHRIM, and of CCHRA – The Canadian Council of Human Resource Associations. http://www.hrmsbook.com
IHRIM -- IHRIM, the International Association for Human Resource Information Management, is holding it's annual Fall Conference and Vendor Show at the Toronto Hilton on November 12-14th. The largest show of its kind in Canada with over 50 booths, the theme of this year's Conference is: HR in a dot.com world
IHRIM) announces founder, president and CEO of Hotjobs.com,
Richard Johnson, as the keynote presenter for the 2000 IHRIM Fall
Conference and Exposition.
This year's conference theme, "HR in a Dot.com World" provides the perfect backdrop for Johnson, founder of the world's first truly interactive job board. With more than 13 years of experience in the executive search and recruiting industry, he is widely recognized as both a leader in his field and a pioneer in the world of Internet business.
In his keynote presentation, Johnson will address HR professional gathered at the conference and explain the crucial ways in which technology is transforming the human resources industry. He is expected to reveal the key drivers and discuss his view of the HR industry in this era of ever-changing global technology.
The 2000 IHRIM Fall Conference and Exposition, as with all IHRIM education events, have a reputation for world-class education within the HR community. This year's conference roster includes case studies and innovations to help HR professionals with in-depth educational sessions that will focus on emerging technology and trends. Optional Professional Development Seminars are also available along with career networking opportunities. The Exposition will showcase the best products and services in the industry today.
Contact: Renee Levine 416-494-1440 http://www.ihrim.org/events/2000fall/index.cfm
RealTime Performance Launches 360-Degree e-Assessment Service. Totally online and customizable, this service addresses leadership skills and employee satisfaction.
Replaces paper-and-pencil survey methods, reduces total assessment costs, and eliminates the need for software installation and maintenance. Tracks historical trends and links directly to e-Learning courses. Each organization can customize their own surveys.
RealTime Performance is a business-to-business application service provider (ASP),
RealTime Performance of Seattle, WA www.realtimeperformance.com 206-749-9000, 877-343-2284 email@example.com
Presenting Solutions Inc. develops Easy-to-Use Software to Create Computer and Web-based Tests. Pre.valuate Authoring System will offer nonprogrammers in an easy-to-use tool for developing workplace and educational assessments.
Presenting Solutions Inc. of Oakland CA. www.prevaluate.com firstname.lastname@example.org 800-547-7554.
HR Matrix Consultants announces FeedbackMatrix.com, a premium web-based 360 degree performance management system including: goal setting, performance ratings, behavioral feedback and career planning. Based on Dr. Larry Shetzer's 20 years of consulting and training experience with high performance organizations, FeedbackMatrix.com focuses on key Productivity, Competency and Work Value measures customized to organizations. The system provides extensive reporting and analysis capabilities, and comprehensive E-tutorial training. Attendees at the Fall 2000 IHRIM Conference can view the product at the FeedbackMatrix.com booth.
HR Matrix Consultants www.feedbackmatrix.com Karen Clark email@example.com 250.653.9951
Catapult Systems Unveils Inquisite 3.0 Survey System. Catapult Systems Corp., a premier provider of e-business products and services introduced the latest version of its popular electronic and Web-based survey system, Inquisite 3.0 featuring enhanced features for the survey process, assisting companies t gather strategic intelligence necessary to make effective business decisions. Inquisite 3.0 enables asking questions via the Internet, intranet, network, e-mail, diskette or scannable paper forms.
Inquisite provides powerful drill-down analysis and the export of data to popular file formats such as Excel, Word, HTML, or SPSS.
Catapult Systems Corp. of Austin TX. www.catapultsystems.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and http://www.inquisite.com/ Info@Inquisite.com 800.581.7354 512-328-8181
Scantron Introduces eListen 3.0 Survey System, the first fully integrated Internet/Paper Survey Solution. This new release provides integrated tools for all major survey deployment and collection methods, including optical mark read (OMR) technology, all from a single 32-bit Windows-based application. Users can use the internet, email, network or OMR during the survey building process and can distribute the survey by multiple methods in a single step, followed by the collection of responses in an eListen database for reporting and analysis.
Scantron of Whitby ON, 800-722-6876 x2993 www.scantron.com email@example.com
Worklinks announces new Workplace Portal to help employees integrate working, learning, living.
Worklinks has unveiled its one of a kind Worklinks Workplace Portal positioned to be the leading provider in the emerging Business-to-Business-to-Employee market. Worklinks extends the content of existing intranets by identifying, organizing and delivering best-in-class content, tools and services.
Worklinks of New York, NY. Ann Gildea, Executive Vice President at 212-228-4027 x15 firstname.lastname@example.org www.worklinks.com
Virtual CEO announces new software to accelerate the Corporate Action Planning Process. Virtual CEO Validation and Action Planning software for use on the executive level, the program accelerates the corporate action planning process by electronically facilitation action-planning sessions, allowing the executive to walk away with an actionable, quantifiable business plan that is tied to corporate objectives, strategic data, and ROI.
Virtual CEO of San Juan Capistrano, CA. www.virtualceo.com email@example.com 877-367-8236.
CARD decisions Launches Software to help Organizations Survive Risks. CARD decisions will enable organizations to reinvent their risk management process to link risk management to strategic objectives and to help optimize the return on the risk/reward choices.
Card decisions of Mississauga, ON. www.carddecisions.com/ BruceMcCuaig@compuserve.com 905-823-5518
Criterion Inc. announces WORKFORCE VISION, an enterprise wide, analytical planning software application that provides HR professionals, managers and executives with crucial business intelligence about talent at all levels of the organization. Pulls together all critical information including performance management, competencies, educational history, training and development plans and details, career paths, succession plans, job requirements and reporting relationships.
Criterion Incorporated of Irving TX. www.criterioninc.com firstname.lastname@example.org
SoftQuad significantly upgrades award-winning XMetaL. XML content is the key to successful content creation for e-commerce, e-publishing and knowledge management. New features deliver XML content creation and a more rapid deployment of effective content solutions.
SoftQuad of Toronto, ON. www.softquad.com email@example.com 416-860-3899 x3607
Recruitment and Staffing
Introducing Worldsites' Online Employment System. The recruiting solution for small and medium sized business turns any business web site into an online recruiting center. A complete web site utility for recruiting today's best applicants online. Features Job Listings, Intranet Administration Section , Job Posting Administration, and Job Category Administration. Searches resumes and produces reports.
Introducing Worldsites' Virtual Agency for Human Resource Professionals. The power of the Internet brings employers and applicants together.
As a complete web site or as an addition to an existing one, it has everything an agency needs to extend its' reach into the largest pool of technical savvy. Includes ability to search resumes on the internet; Job seeker checkpoint for applicants to update their resumes; Employer sign-up to upload job postings, match jobs with applicants; Search jobs for seekers to browse; Submit resumes by job seekers; and Corporate Info allowing job seekers to research a company.
Worldsites of Toronto ON. www.worldsites.net firstname.lastname@example.org 888-678-7588 905-678-7588
Self Management Group launches full suite of electronic recruiting tools. EProfile program on a stand-alone web site, www.eselectprofiles.com is designed to attract, assess, select and develop individuals in the fields of management, sales, information technology and customer service. The program which is available through www.careerstoday.com enables small to medium sized companies to have access to leading-edge recruiting technology. The program allows companies to greatly increase the pool of qualified candidates and enhance the overall efficiency of the hiring cycle. Like its program counterpart, eStaffing, www.estaffing.com
Self-Management Group of Rexdale, ON. www.eselectprofiles.com email@example.com
416-746-0444 x230 800-760-9066
RecruitSoft.com, a leading Application Service Provider (ASP) for web-based hiring management systems, announced Version 3.1 of its Recruiter WebTop. Recruiter WebTop powers the career Web pages of large corporations and supports all aspects of the corporate recruitment process. Included in the enhancements of this release are: My WebTop recruiting portal and control center organizes all recruiting activities; database of 15,000 technical skills ; enhanced workflow and automated requisition approval; skills-based search tool for data mining; progressive applicant tracking and matching.
Clients of RecruitSoft.com include Bombardier Aerospace and Transportation, National Bank of Canada, Gaz Metropolitan, and Microcell Telecommunications, Inc. RecruitSoft.com is the parent company of Ilogos Research www.ilogos.com/
Recruitsoft.com was found in Quebec City in 1996 and is a San Francisco CA application service provider (ASP). www.recruitsoft.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Nakisa announce the release of Corporate Directory Services (CDS) Version 2.0, Org Charting and Directory Listing Intranet solution. Live demo at
Nakisa Inc., of Montreal PQ. www.intranetorgchart.com email@example.com 514-499-2823
InfoCast announces e-Learning Solution. InfoCast Corp. announces the launch of the total e-Learning solution, which provides enterprises, educational institutions and virtual learning organizations with the integration of best-of-breed courseware, a hosted technology platform, learning management system, live online learning support, learning communities and portal development.
InfoCast of Toronto, ON. www.infocast-corp.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org 877-338-8889 416-867- 1681
AlignMark announces new web-based manager training tool. LeadersMark is designed for first-time managers and other supervisors with little or no formal leadership training. Will fill the need for a cost-effective and convenient self-study training solution that actively engages the learner at the desktop.
AlignMark of Orlando, FL. www.alignmark.com email@example.com
Trainersoft.com launches new version of online authoring tools. Trainersoft 6.0 enables trainers to quickly and easily create online training and testing materials that can be accessed by any browser on any platform without additional plug-ins or downloads. The program also creates CD-ROM and network-based training.
Trainersoft.com Corp. of Cary NC. www.trainersoft.com firstname.lastname@example.org 800-561-2098.
Learning Solutions Alliance launches new business learning program for fast growth companies. New ensemble of business learning solutions called LearnSmart for Fast Growth Companies. Series is designed to get fast growing companies up and running quickly in five critical areas of organizational communications, management development, sales productivity, customer service and personal performance.
Learning Solutions Alliance of Santa Clara CA. www.learningsolutions.com email@example.com 408-727-2332
Pathlore launches ASP solution for Internet-speed e-Learning. Companies such as workplace law experts CCH Inc. accelerate deployment, provide e-Learning within days. An application service provider (ASP) solution lets companies use enterprise solutions while avoiding the up-front-hiring, software and hardware investments and ongoing maintenance costs of hosting their own technology. Customers can connect to the Pathlore ASP Solution via the Internet and manage e-Learning through their Web browsers.
Pathlore of Columbus, OH. www.pathlore.com firstname.lastname@example.org 888-728-4567 x7230
ReadyGo announces new Version of ReadyGo Web Course Builder. ReadyGo, Inc. an innovative new company specializing in eLearning authoring tools and courses has announced shipment of the ReadyGo Web Course Builder (WCB) Version 1.1. WCB is an authoring tool that places eLearning course creation firmly in the hands of the subject matter expert. The new version provides testing capabilities, including the ability to save student test scores, import slides from PowerPoint and merge multiple WCB courses.
ReadyGo of Mountain View, CA. www.readygo.com email@example.com 888-ReadyGo
Time & Attendance, Leave Management, Scheduling
Simplex introduces eForce Workforce Management System. Eforce, a next-generation, enterprise-wide workforce management system offering the flexibility, technology and tools that business needs to succeed in today's competitive information-based economy. Designed for Microsoft Windows NT platform, eForce includes collection and reporting of time and attendance data for payroll generation and benefits admin' produces staffing forecasts; automatically generates schedules; and extracts key workforce and business data to create management reports.
Simplex of Mississauga, ON. www.simplex.com MiddlebrookD@simplexnet.com
HMS Software Announces TimeControl Express for Palm Handheld Organizers.
Industry first Java-Enabled Enterprise Application for the Palm.
Works in conjunction with HMS Software enterprise timekeeping software, TimeControl, to allow users to quickly and easily update their activity-based timesheet. First application in the world to be written in the newly-released Java kilobyte virtual machine designed for handheld devices.
HMS of Montreal PQ. www.hmssoftware.ca/ firstname.lastname@example.org 514-695-8122
Ti3 Inc. announces FASTIMETM Online Availability and Approval. The Interactive Information Institute announces the availability of FasTimeTM, an application allowing employees to enter time, expenses and availability information via phone, fax and the Internet. Gives staffing agencies and human resource departments access to view and authorize timesheets online.
Ti3 of Plano, TX. www.ti3.com/ email@example.com 800-491-4994 ext. 21
People-Trak announces Version 7.0, a Price/Performance leader. People-Trak Software announced their new 7.0 version of their popular HRMS software. "Offering greater built in capabilities than anything on the market, at a fraction of the price." Tailored to fit the size and needs of the customer, People-Trak provides full functionality to companies with just a few employees up to 10,000. People-Trak 7.0 will be offered from $1,000 to $7,000 USD.
People-Trak of Bonsall, CA. www.people-trak.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org
EMPLOYEE SELF SERVICE
ABRA Suite Adds Employee Self-Service Web Access to Human Resources Information. ABRA ESS, a self service application that enables employees to access and update their personnel information through a standard web browser. Best Software also announced Abra Alerts, the module that delivers automated e-mail notifications to HR managers and employees about key events and required actions.
Best Software of Burlington, ON. Tony Berardine 905-333-5552 800-490-3711 email@example.com www.bestsoftware.on.ca
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