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Live From the Edge of HR Innovation #TChat Preview

(Editor’s Note: For full insights from this week’s events see High Tech or High Touch? #TChat Recap.)

On The Road Again

It’s a huge week ahead in Philadelphia at the HRO Today Forum — not just for #TChat-ters, but also for some of the most innovative vendors in the HR space.

As we mentioned several weeks ago, TalentCulture co-founders Meghan Biro and Kevin Grossman will be front-and-center throughout the conference, where they’ll do triple duty:

Meghan equates the iTalent competition to a reality show like “The Voice” (or, as she explained last year, “The X Factor”) — a live “show-and-tell” experience for HR professionals who obsess over innovative ideas and technologies. But I think anyone who likes to stay ahead of business and technology trends will find it fascinating.

Hangout Now With iTalent Finalists

Last week on the Reach-West Blog, Kevin introduced the five finalists:

You can get a taste of the “iTalent Five” right now by watching my sneak-peek interviews with representatives from several of these organizations:

John Younger, President, CEO and Mojo Master at Accolo HireMojo, talks his organization’s vision and ability to dramatically accelerate the hiring process:

Christopher Hohman, Co-Founder of Connect6°, explains how this powerful recruiting platform leverages social networks to connect companies and candidates more easily and effectively:

Ed Newman, Vice President of Strategy at iMomentous, talks about how and why it’s vital to find and engage talent through mobile channels:

Mark Talaba, EVP and a Principal at The Gabriel Institute, discusses Teamability — a new way to help business understand and measure how people work together:

#TChat Events

Inspired by advancements from organizations like these, we’ll be putting HR innovation in the spotlight throughout the week in #TChat events. Whether your’re at the HRO Today Forum in person — or connecting from a distance — it should be a great way to learn about what’s hot in talent-related technology. So join the TalentCulture conversation, and let’s explore the possibilities:

TChatRadio_logo_020813#TChat Radio — Wed, May 1 — 4pmET / 1pmPT

Special 1-hour time slot!

Live from the HRO Today Forum’s social media lounge, Jessica Miller-Merrell (Blogging4Jobs) and Matt Charney (Talemetry) talk with our hosts, Meghan and Kevin, about HR’s role in shaping today’s business landscape, and technology’s role in that mission.

#TChat Twitter — Wednesday May 1 — 7pmET / 4pmPT

Everyone is welcome at our open, online Twitter forum, where executives from Achievers (employee recognition software innovators) will lead us in a real-time exchange of ideas about these key questions:

Q1:  What leading-edge HR processes are truly best practices? Why?
Q2:  What innovations in HR technology are helping business grow? Why?
Q3:  How can HR leaders drive revenue growth in their organizations? Why?
Q4:  How can HR leaders better develop and manage multiple talent ecosystems? Why?
Q5:  “Employee engagement” gets buzz in today’s world of work. Is it legit? Why/not?

Throughout the week, we’ll keep the discussion going on the #TChat Twitter feed and on our new LinkedIn Discussion Group. So please join us share your questions, ideas and opinions.

We’ll see you on the stream!

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