italentWell, the HRO Today Forum’s second annual iTalent Competition is only a week away!

Again, I’m really excited to again be the MC for this special session where HR, recruiting and talent management technology innovations will demonstrate how they’re helping businesses recruit, hire and develop employees, as well as creating job growth and getting America back to work. This year’s HRO Today Forum April 30 – May 2, 2013, in Philadelphia, PA, and there’s still time for you to register and join us. (In fact, if you’ve got an inkling to attend, which you should, you can get a 20% attendee discount by registering here.)

That is something desperately need to aspire to today (and my new employer Peoplefluent, certainly does, but with me being the MC and all…). The five iTalent competitiors will give 10-minute pitches before our plenary audience and panel of HR technology experts, industry advisors and investment analysts.

The iTalent winner will receive:

  • Face-time with the judging panel including investors
  • One-on-one meetings with attending HR executives
  • A feature article in HRO Today magazine promoting the winning company and the innovative technology

Here are the five companies participating in this year’s iTalent Competition:

Teamability: The Gabriel Institute founded Teamability®, a solution engineered to identify how a person will ‘team’ with others to solve problems, overcome obstacles, and achieve common goals. TGI’s mission is to help organizations large and small to raise quality of hire and improve team synergy, while securing a higher return on their investment in people.

HireMojo: HireMojo is designed to help the hiring manager and job seeker find each other easier and more quickly than ever before. If and when a recruiter is needed, the recruiter becomes an extension of the platform. Leveraging the concepts of collective intelligence, cloud computing and crowdsourcing, HireMojo sits on top of current and future candidate sourcing options, including social networks, job boards, user groups and its own proprietary career network.

JIBE: JIBE builds SaaS recruiting solutions that enable leading companies to hire the best talent, regardless of their existing systems. The company is dedicated to making recruiting simple with solutions for enterprises to attract and engage candidates using the latest technology. This is the first and only solution that allows a jobseeker to submit a complete job application from any device—mobile, tablet, and desktop.

iMomentous: iMomentous helps companies to compete more effectively for talent and to engage more efficiently with employees by delivering highly configurable mobile experiences. The solution optimizes the candidate experience by creating more relevant and engaging interactions on mobile devices. The three-click apply process turns the a job search into a superior online shopping experience that drives conversions, builds brand equity, and engages both active and passive jobseekers. Its mobile native apps drive employee referrals.

Connect6°: Connect6° helps companies find talent with their reach by optimizing their employees’ networks. Its exclusive search algorithm can identify talent across all professional networks. More than 10 million public profiles help the solution identify the connections when companies sign in and add their network. There is a full suite of tools, including one-click job posting, video candidate screening, and a proprietary and easy-to-use applicant tracking system on both desktop and mobile devices.

You can check out the judges here and we hope to see you there!

But wait — there’s more!

There’s now an exciting Healthcare Workforce Workshop on Tuesday, April 30th, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm ET that brings together HR executives, strategists and healthcare workforce experts to explore best practices and innovative solutions that drive improved quality outcomes, as well as financial, operational, and clinical performance and efficiency. Register today for this workshop – for only $99 you’ll receive VIP access to this workshop, admission to the entire HRO Today Forum event and a chance to win some great prizes like an iPad Mini. Can’t beat that.

But wait — there’s more!

My TalentCulture #TChat Community co-founder and partner, Meghan M. Biro, will be covering the event complete with a special edition of #TChat Radio and #TChat (more soon). We’re also part of the social media team at the event. It doesn’t get any better than this.