Webinar: Mobile Communication Preferences: The Employee Perspective

While working with an increasing number of clients on HCM technology evaluation and selection projects, the HRchitect team observed a trend – the vast majority of organizations indicated that mobile and text messaging capabilities were a requirement for the future state of their HCM systems.

HRchitect conducted research in order to determine if employee preferences for mobile communication matched employer requirements for mobile communication. This webinar will reveal the results of the research and discuss how employee preferences influence your HCM Technology strategies.
Our Distinguished Speaker
Jacqueline Kuhn
Executive Vice President of HCM Strategic Services

Jacqueline is an HR professional with 30 years’ experience in Strategic Planning, Systems Management, Software Evaluation, Project Management, Change Management, Services Delivery and General Human Resources. Jacqueline is a highly sought after speaker at HR conferences and events and has been published in HR and Technology professional magazines.

She is the President of the IHRIM Foundation, an IHRIM Summit Award winner and is a Certified Human Resource Information Professional (HRIP).

HRchitect Communication Survey Results

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Breaking Down Barriers – How You Can Take Your HR Analytics to the Next Level

Thursday, September 8, 2016
4-6:30 pm
Merwin’s Warf

Analytics maturity is a progressive journey – each step presents its own unique set of challenges. Cornerstone’s Analytics thought-leader, Dr. Jennifer Burnett, will provide practical ideas and actionable solutions to address barriers that impact progress to reach a level of predictive and prescriptive analytics.

During this session you will learn:

  • How to use technology and tools to achieve your analytics goals
  • The importance of determining readiness for change
  • The analytics skillsets you’ll need on the HR team and in the organization as a whole

Hear firsthand about the journey of various companies and how they have overcome barriers, use people data to drive business outcomes, and have reached the next level of talent analytics.

Our Distinguished Speaker

Jennifer Burnett, Ph.D.
Principal Consultant, Talent Analytics

Jennifer Burnett has spent her career managing change, resolving business challenges and executing talent strategy. She has over 20 years of experience as both a business leader and consultant in talent acquisition, talent management, talent analytics, and strategic workforce planning.

Currently, Jennifer is the Principal Consultant for Talent Analytics as part of the Thought Leadership and Advisory Services Team of Cornerstone OnDemand.  Cornerstone is a world leader in delivering cloud-based Unified Talent Management solutions to over 25 million users in 42 countries. Cornerstone’s Analytics Suite allows leaders to easily report and visualize their talent, as well as conduct predictive and prescriptive talent analytics to address current and future business challenges.

Prior to joining Cornerstone, Jennifer held executive HR positions at Bank of America and CSX Transportation, and has provided consulting services to a variety of clients from manufacturing and mining, to healthcare and education.

She earned her Ph.D. from the College of Business, at the University of Florida in the field of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Rollins College.

As a thought leader, she is a frequent contributor to professional publications, white papers and blogs, delivers educational webinars, and is an active presenter at various industry conferences.

Register by emailing clevelandihrim@gmail.com. Program fees are $20. Pay by check at the door or via PayPal. 

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The Moen Story: A Journey to Workforce Visibility

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The Moen Story: A Journey to Workforce Visibility Presentation

Thursday July 21, 2016

9:00 am – 9:30 am –  Networking

9:30 am – 12:00 pm – Program / Q & A

Moen World Headquarters
25300 Al Moen Dr North Olmsted, OH 44070

Get a first-hand understanding of the challenges Moen faced in understanding their global workforce.  Learn the process they drove to select the right technology to address their needs.  You will hear about the implementation process with what worked well and what was learned along the way.  Finally, understand the outcomes of their journey thus far and what is still to come.  Enjoy breakfast at the Moen World Headquarters and hear from the key project team from Moen.

Our Distinguished Speakers

Lisa Feiler: Manager, HRIS & HR Administration

Lisa is responsible for overseeing the HRIS function, including day to day operation and strategic direction. She focuses on developing, implementing and maintaining HRIS solutions based on business needs. Lisa manages an HR System Analyst (Workday partner in crime) and HR Administration Team.

Lisa joined Moen in 2008 as the HR Administration & System Manager, managing the bonus and merit processes and employee transactions. Key projects that Lisa has managed at Moen include implementing Workday as Moen’s global HCM solution, implementing an HR portal website globally, and designing and implementing the High5 global recognition program. Prior to Moen, Lisa worked at Medina General Hospital as an HR Generalist/Recruiter where she was a team member in the implementation of an enterprise solution called API Healthcare.

Lisa has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from John Carroll University and Masters in Business Administration from Ashland University. In addition, Lisa holds her PHR and HRIP certification.

Stephanie Ball: HRIS Analyst

Stephanie is responsible for day-to-day system maintenance and troubleshooting for Workday, as well as actively researching system updates, and partnering with internal customer groups to identify and implement enhancements to Workday to meet business needs.

Stephanie joined Moen in 2011 as an Associate HR Administrator. During this time, she was actively involved with the Talent Acquisition of the company, and was responsible for much of the logistical tasks involved throughout the hire and onboarding processes. Stephanie joined the HRIS team in 2013 and was part of the project team responsible for implementing Workday. She continues to play a role in implementation as Moen adds new functionality to the Workday system.

Prior to Moen, Stephanie was an Associate HR Assistant at Baker Hostetler and began her HR career as an intern/HR assistant at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Stephanie has her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Mount Union (formerly Mount Union College) and a Master’s in Business Management from the University of Akron.

Register by emailing clevelandihrim@gmail.com. Program fees are $40. Pay by check at the door or via PayPal (link coming soon).

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The Evolution of Workforce Analytics: Myths, Opportunities and Examples

Thursday – April 14, 2016
9:15am – 12:00pm ET

Learn the Trends an Activities in the HR Technology SpaceThe field of workforce analytics is experiencing dynamic growth. And while it has been a bit chaotic, the field is advancing incredibly quickly on a number of different fronts. Organizations are building stronger internal analytics capabilities and harnessing the benefits possible through better analyses, but not all of these efforts are necessarily as successful as they could be. Built around a discussion of workforce analytics myths and workforce analytics opportunities, using adopting a market view using real life “day-in-the-trenches” organizational examples, this presentation takes stock of the field’s development while helping organization to focus on what matters most for them as they guide their own workforce analytics developmental journey.

WF Analytics Myths Challenges Opps & Case Studies Presentation

Our Distinguished SpeakersKevin D. Carlson is Professor and Head of the Department of Management in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. Dr. Carlson’s current research focuses on enhancing research methodology in the social sciences to make more systematic research progress. His primary work is in human capital management where he has developed methods for more effectively evaluating recruitment and staffing effectiveness, development of systems of human capital metrics and workforce analytics that drive improved organizational decision making a value creation, turnover functionality, and cost justification of HR interventions and human resource information systems. Dr. Carlson’s work has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, and the Journal of Management. He is the current Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM) and he speaks frequently throughout the US on topics related to HR Metrics and Workforce Analytics.

Jen Phillips-Kirkwood Sr. Director of Business Intelligence Consulting, for ADP Global Enterprise Services. Jen works with organizations to drive transformation for HR and IT strategy, and the workforces they serve. Throughout her 20 years in consulting, Jen has driven complex, multinational IT, HR and HRO projects. As a member of the esteemed ADP DataCloud team, working with HR business intelligence and Big Data, clients benefit first-hand from her passion for and experience in learning how data science impacts the business and drives tangible results. Her work has cut across industries and sectors, spanning from large, multi-nationals to national organizations pursuing global growth. Within ADP, Jen also plays an active role in training, coaching and developing new talent in innovation and consulting. She serves as a contributor and supporter for social media outlet, TalentCulture, an esteemed HR epicenter of knowledge and thought leadership. She also continues to expand the reach of her consulting expertise on social media through various radio shows, panels, industry forums & summits.

Register by emailing clevelandihrim@gmail.com. Program fees are $40. Pay by check at the door or via PayPal. 

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Caveat Emptor — Raising Your HR Tech Market IQ!

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Free Webinar

The HR technology market is vast and very dynamic. Whether you plan to go through an evaluation or have to develop an HR technology roadmap, it’s important to understand the options available and what you should consider besides the names you hear most. This webinar will provide an overview of the most active HR tech sectors – who has been acquired by whom, what the trends are, what’s being developed – in addition to a look at some of the leading edge tech creations that could impact HR technology significantly. Be an intelligent consumer!

In this presentation, Freddye Silverman will explain some of the most recent trends and activities in this arena and (hopefully!) demystify the HR technology marketplace.

This presentation has been one of the top rated programs at the IHRIM National Conference for the past several years and is one program you will not want to miss!

Distinguished Speaker

Freddye Silverman is an independent consultant and principal of Silver Bullet Solutions who has been in the HRIS field since 1986. Prior to this she was the Vice President, Eastern Region of Jeitosa Group, a global HR technology consulting firm. As a practitioner with several international corporations, she was responsible for strategic planning and oversight of all global HR systems and the U.S. payroll system. She also had oversight of the design and development of HR Service Centers and managed HRIS outsourcing relationships. Ms. Silverman has been actively involved in the International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM) since 1986, serving as MidAtlantic chapter president for 3 years, Association board member for 8 years and President of the International Association in 1996-97. She has delivered her signature Caveat Emptor HR Technology Market update at the last 10 IHRIM conferences. For the last five years she has been an editor of the Workforce Solutions Review, the IHRIM journal, and has also been a contributing author. Ms Silverman is a frequent presenter at industry events and since 2008 has been the Executive Director of the HR Technology Solutions Network for Executive Networks. Silverman has a B.A. in Spanish from Adelphi University, a Masters degree in Education from Towson University and taught Spanish at the secondary and university level before making a career change into IT

Register Now!!
Please register by
Tuesday, February 16th
Send name, company and email address to: clevelandihrim@gmail.com

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Case Study of Moving to HRO and Technology in the Cloud – AON|Workday

Come hear firsthand the trials and tribulations to HR transformation. Take the journey with KeyBank as they make the decision to outsource HR Operations, select their transformation partner, move their technology to the cloud, manage the transition, lead through change, and implement a governance model. You can meet the major players from KeyBank and their business partners at AonHewitt and Workday.
Katie Ladd: Director of Employee Relations, HR Compliance and Operations
Doug Kanouff: Director Enterprise Architecture
Jennifer Koch: HR Director of Technology and Operations

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Talent, Technology, and You

Thursday, September 24
4-6:30 pm


IHRIM Cleveland is thrilled to host our annual networking event courtesy of the event’s sponsor, Willory, as Staffing and Consulting firm solely focused on HR & Payroll.  This event will be a panel discussion that is centered around helping you better understand how global leaders and industry expects view the current talent landscape, how technology can be used to leverage generational similarities and differences to connect people to the right career, and what each panelist is personally doing to improve how their organizations attract and develop their talent.


Shaker Consulting (Joe Murphy, Vice President)
Key Bank (Brian Fishel, Chief Talent Officer)
Forest City (Andy Passen, CHRO)
Dakota Software (Julie Fratus, Manager of Talent Acquisition)

Congratulations to the 2015 Archer Award Lifetime Achievement Award recipient – Andrew Passen, Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Forest City Enterprises, Inc. and congratulations to Brian Fishel, Senior Vice President, Head of Talent Management and Talent Acquisition, who has received the Archer Award for Excellence in Talent Management! The Archer Awards, is an annual program recognizing Excellence in Human Resources throughout Northeast Ohio.

Only $20 which includes heavy appetizers and two drink tickets

To complete your registration, send your name, company, and email address to clevelandihrim@gmail.com. Use PayPal to pay by credit card. Checks will be accepted at the door. Make checks payable to:

17421 Lexington Lane
Strongsville, OH 44136


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HR Through the Technology Lens

Thursday, June 25
12-1 pm

Join us for an interesting session on the opportunities being presented to Human Resources by the changes in social patterns and technology.  We will explore the impacts of personal and social behaviors and their insertion into our work life, supported by substantial technology breakthroughs.  Businesses are feeling the impact of transformation and making changes in where they sell, how they sell, and to whom they sell.  Human Resources in turn feels those same impacts in who they need in the organization, how to find them, and how to utilize their talents.

As we discuss these trends, our speaker, Nov Omana, will provide a backdrop of the ways that HR, in organizations of all sizes, can leverage these changes to benefit the workforce and the organization.  He will explore the communication, infrastructure, and programs needed as you evaluate the transformations that make sense for your company.  And he will provide examples of the experiences of other companies who are pioneering HR programs to take advantage of the extensive and innovative changes that technology is providing.

Join us to help transform our thinking about the future of Human Resources by signing up for this session.

Our Distinguished Speaker:

Nov Omana is CEO/Founder at Collective HR Solutions, Inc.

“Today, it is no longer an HR TECHNOLOGY industry that we must understand – but rather the Technology that impacts HR.” – Nov Omana, HRIP 

With experience in the HR Technology arena for over 35 years, he has assisted numerous companies in structuring their HR technology strategy and systems.  Nov is known for his thought leadership and understanding of combining and leveraging technology with a reputation for “connecting the dots” between technologies to create new solutions and solve business problems.

A frequent keynote presenter, moderator, or contributor for HR associations’ presentations, Nov is often sought by media for opinions on the industry in general and for insight on technology trends.

Collective HR Solutions, Inc. provides HR Technology and Business Process consulting, innovative uses of technology to solve business needs, and partnering with other small businesses with specialty skills in Human Resources and technology.

Nov serves on several Boards, including:

  • Northern California Human Resources Association Board
  • International Human Resources Information Management (IHRIM) Board of Directors (Chairman and Past Chair) – Board service ended in December 2014
  • IHRIM Educational Foundation Board (Vice President) – Current
  • Advisor to the Oracle HR User Group Board (OHUG) – Current
  • VoomWell Advisory Board
  • Insynctive Advisory Board
  • ShadowMatch Advisory Board
  • Wealth of Talent Advisory Board
  • CollabWorks Talent Leadership Team

Nov also is a certified Human Resources Information Professional, HRIP, since 2010 and winner of the prestigious IHRIM Summit award.





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Bodacious Project Management

What is so hard about implementing an HR system you ask? You select a system. You determine the scope. You set a budget. You set a completion date. You get the right people on the project team. The project gets done. Simple. Or is it?If only, it was this straightforward. The reality is that it is like maneuvering through a Jell-O maze. It is an artful dance through a myriad of challenges that takes fortitude and determination to forge ahead to a successful Go Live.

If you want to have a remarkable and noteworthy implementation (aka Bodacious Project!) then come join us to hear from our panel of battlefield experienced project managers and learn the keys to achieving the thrill of victory!


Sharron Gustavson
, Vice President, Sr HR Technology Project Manager, PNC Financial Services Group.
Sharron is a highly experienced senior HR technology project manager with a depth of experience in HR technology projects including PeopleSoft implementations, Benefits Annual Enrollment, Recruiting technologies, Payroll, Analytics and Reporting, and Organizational Change Management. She is known for being a results oriented, client focused project manager delivering the highest quality projects.

Prior to PNC Sharron was with National City Bank in a similar capacity. Sharron holds a BSBA in Finance from John Carroll University, a PMP from the Project Management Institute and a HRIP (Human Resource Information Professional) from IHRIM.

Brenda Leisinger
, President, Right Team, Inc.
Brenda Leisinger is a respected and recognized leader in the HR Technology solutions field with over twenty five years of experience focusing on human resource systems strategic planning, project management, and implementations. Her experience includes 12 years in Big 4 HR Technology consulting with KPMG LLP and Ernst & Young LLP. She has worked with a variety of vendors and systems and has consulted in multiple industries.

Brenda has been a speaker for the PeopleSoft Human Resource Management System Seminar Series, Cleveland Chapter IHRIM, IHRIM Annual Spring Conference, American Payroll Association, Cleveland Chapter WEB Network of Benefits Professionals, and Kent State University. Brenda is the president of the Cleveland Chapter of IHRIM (International Association for Human Resource Information Management) and is the recipient of the national IHRIM organization’s 2010 Excellence Award. She holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Akron and the HRIP Certification (Human Resource Information Professional) from IHRIM.

Tara Morey
, Senior HR Consultant and Project Manager, Findley Davies.
Tara has 18 years of experience excelling as an HR Service Delivery practitioner and consultant.

This combination of practitioner and consulting experience is what enables Tara to develop innovative solutions to client’s human resource challenges. Tara has partnered successfully with organizational leadership in a wide range of industries to develop strategy, select or improve an organization’s use of technology, improve operational effectiveness, manage large scale change initiatives such as the deployment of technology or transformation solutions, and develop methods (e.g., training, communications, assessments, performance plans) to align workforces with organizational objectives.

Tara became a Certified Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute in 2007. She has also been a Certified Human Resource Information Professional since 2010.

Tara holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a BA degree in Psychology from Ohio University.

Cindy Nappi
, Director of Enterprise Administrative Systems, Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Cindy’s career has focused on working with organizations to align their HR and ERP investments and strategy with overall enterprise goals. She successfully managed multiple projects – both on-premise and SaaS solutions – from initiation through implementation and delivered initiatives on time and on budget. Cindy has worked both as a consultant guiding her clients through the project management and implementation maze and as an in-house leader responsible and accountable for the successful delivery of projects.

Cindy has worked with a cross selection of industries inclusive of Banking, Public Sector, Education, Mining, Healthcare and Technology. She holds the professional designations of SPHR and SHRM -SCP and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University




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Talent Management Demo-Rama!!

Please join Cleveland IHRIM and an all-star lineup for our first ever “demo-rama.”  For the first time ever, Oracle, SAP and Workday  demonstrate some key features of their talent management suites. Then have the opportunity to listen and to participate in an interactive panel discussion as our vendor experts respond to questions regarding their offerings, product differentiators and roadmaps. This is a must attend event and is a great finale to our other talent management related discussions we’ve had in 2014. See you on February 26th!




Findley Davies - Consultants in Human Resources


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