2015 iTalent Competition



The HRO Today Forum hosts the annual iTalent Competition.

Entries are accepted each year until September for companies to submit their technology around HR, recruiting or talent management. All iTalent entries are then validated and the top 10 entries are broadly promoted. The top five entries are then invited to compete in the iTalent Competition and each give a timed, 7-minute HR innovation pitch before the event audience and panel of HR technology experts, industry analysts, HR practitioners and technology investors.

Each iTalent pitch is assessed by our panel of experts, and after all presentations the judging panel and audience (at the event and via social media) vote to select the winner.

The iTalent winner receives a tailored package based on their needs to include:

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

Click here to view the 2014 iTalent Competition

iTalent 2014 Winner
After a seven-minute live presentation at the event, our panel of expert judges awarded top honors to Saratoga Springs, NY-based Chequed.com provides cloud-based tools for predictive pre=employment screening technology. Currently, there are three modules: ChequedFit, a behavioral assessment tool; ChequedReference, an automated, competency-based reference-checking service; and ChequedInterview, a scorable and structured behavioral interview guide. Coming soon will be an ROI measurement tool called ChequedImpact.

iTalent 2014 Finalists


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iTalent 2013 Winner

Pando – is designed for big data in the HRO space. It is a breakthrough technology that eliminates the need for new systems, integrates with any database or group of files, and is highly customizable. It allows for other big data to be integrated seamlessly and was designed to compare metrics and measures across HRO accounts for benchmarking.

Faye Holland, Managing Director, SharedXpertise (owner of the HRO Today Forum Europe), explained:
“We are absolutely delighted this year to announce Pando as the winner of the award with their innovative analytics platform that offers a customizable solution to the big data challenge”.

Winner Andrew Gadomski of Aspen Advisors said: “Thanks to HRO Today Forum, the panel of judges, and the in person and online audiences for recognizing Aspen Advisors and Pando. Pando was designed to help business leaders make better business decisions by combining data and evidence from disparate systems. Many HRO providers access dozens or hundreds of HR systems, and being recognized as a significant innovator by those organizations validates quickly our business value.”

To find out more check out HROToday EU iTalent Competition or Aspen Delivers Data Visibility…

For further details go to www.myaspenadvisor.com

2013 iTalent Finalists

Congratulations to all our finalists. Please see below for a brief summary of the offerings, and a link to their promotional videos.

  • Cahootify a social recruiting platform combining enterprise software that supports employers in efficiently building and managing freelance talent pools with a professional network for freelancers to support each other on collaborative projects.
    Click here for their video -> “Play Video”
    Follow them on twitter: @cahootify
  • FreshUP – creates a structured natural language parse of CVs including a unique “fingerprint” and then trawls the web to collate online updates on that individual. It then provides these structured updates in a format that is compatible for 94% of all ATS DBs.
    Click here for their video
    Follow them on twitter: @dataFreshUp
  • Joberate – an intelligent intuition tool which lets you know when it’s the right time to make a job offer to a prospective candidate who has a social profile. This tool makes you a kind of ‘fairy godmother’ who constantly watches over potential candidates.
    Click here for their video
    Follow them on twitter: @Joberate
  • PathMotion- the first frictionless platform for organizations to involve their employees in the recruitment process. The Facebook app called ‘Career Inspiration’ is sold as a SaaS to organizations, and allows candidates to not only browse jobs, but also learn from the career stories of employees and interact openly with them in a Q&A fashion.
    Click here for their video
    Follow them on twitter: @pathmotion
  • Pando- is designed for big data in the HRO space. It is a breakthrough technology that eliminates the need for new systems, integrates with any database or group of files, and is highly customizable. It allows for other big data to be integrated seamlessly and was designed to compare metrics and measures across HRO accounts for benchmarking.
    Follow them on twitter: @MyAspenAdvisor

Others who made the 2013 Top 10 were KornFerry with Forte @Futurestep @Korn_Ferry, Viasto @viasto, Allegis Group Services with jobsUview @AllegisGroupSvc, Intunex with xTune @Intunex, and Fairsail @Fairsail.

iTalent 2012 Winner

3Desk, a marketplace for freelancers that work face-to-face, is thrilled to be selected as a finalist. We’re a young company that has had over 150k new users sign up in just 3 months and are excited about demonstrating how we aim to disrupt the temporary recruitment market.”

The 2012 winner was 3Desk, which helps employers hire the best freelancers, contractors and consultants. The business was recognised for its staggering growth, acquiring over 140,000 users in just three months; identifying a niche by focusing on people who work on location for a quality wage; and utilising technology to automatically connect people with opportunities and improve their profile through LinkedIn.

To find out more, visit www.3desk.com

iTalent 2012 Finalists

  • Peoplefluent – A provider of mobile, social and cloud-based talent management solutions for the entire workforce.
  • Small Improvements – A web-based performance review system that simplifies 360 degree feedback, performance reviews, and setting goals.
  • 3Desk – a platform for employers to hire the best freelancers, contractors and consultants who work ‘in-person’.
  • Suited Jobs – a free app that provides users with a job fit score for their current employer as well as recommendations for future employment based on skill and workplace culture preferences.
  • Zapoint, Inc – Zapoint develops career planning and learning technology that lets companies build more effective partnerships between HR and employees.

Click here to view 2012 video
Others who made the 2012 Top 10 were RChilli Inc., GooodJob, JIBE, TribeHR and HRsmart.

2014 iTalent Competition Judging Panel

  • Russell Dalgleish, Managing Partner, Exolta
  • Andrew Gadomski, Founder, Aspen Advisors
  • Elliot Clark, Publisher, HRO Today Magazine
  • Brad McCaw, Senior Consultant, Towers Watson
  • Vincent O’Donoghue, Co-founder, Social Talent

2013 iTalent Competition Judging Panel

  • Anton Derlyatka, Co-Founder, Talent Equity Ventures
  • Paul Connolly, Strategic Account Director, Work4Labs
  • Matt Charney, Managing Editor, RecruitingBlogs
  • Brad McCaw, Senior Consultant, Towers Watson
  • Calum Di Lieto, Deputy Editor, HR Grapevine Magazine

2012 iTalent Competition Judging Panel

  • David Andrews, CEO of AOI, Chairman of Host of Ideas
  • Andy Campbell, HCM Strategy Director, Oracle
  • Matt Charney, Director of Marketing, Talent Technology Corporation
  • Brad McCaw, Senior Consultant, Towers Watson
  • Fiona Reddan, Irish Times
  • Paul Hearns, Editor, Computer Scope and Executive Publisher, TechCentral.ie

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