Some IHRIM Attendees Have Fewer Experience

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<p><strong>Burlington, Mass. &mdash; July 16</strong><br />For more than 25 years, the IHRIM Annual Conference and HR Technology Expo has been the &ldquo;must-attend&rdquo; event in the HR information technology field. </p><p>This year&rsquo;s was no exception &mdash; IHRIM&rsquo;s HRMStrategies 2007 got under way May 20 in the grand ballroom of the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston with a &ldquo;Get-Connected Reception&rdquo; that was standing-room only. </p><p>From this opening night, it was evident there was an energy and enthusiasm among attendees not unlike the industry experienced in the mid-1990s. </p><p>This renewed excitement continued throughout the three-day conference with the introduction of companies, technologies and approaches that are emerging for human capital management.<br /><br />Although the annual IHRIM conference has been the gathering place for experienced HR technology professionals for many years, it was noteworthy that 16 percent of this year&rsquo;s attendees have been in the field for five years or fewer.</p><p>In 2006, that figure was 8 percent. </p><p>These statistics certainly indicate the growing interest and importance of the HRMS profession.<br /><br />&ldquo;It was exciting to see the large number of attendees this year, especially those that were attending for the first time,&rdquo; said Lynne Mealy, IHRIM president and CEO. &ldquo;We began to see this upswing in the HRMS profession last year, and it&rsquo;s rewarding to see that so many newcomers to the field viewed the IHRIM conference as the one to attend for top-quality education and networking on HR information and management systems technology.&rdquo;<br /><br />Ninety percent of this year&rsquo;s attendees were directly involved in the decision-making process to purchase HR delivery service solutions at their companies, and more than 65 percent were in manager or officer roles.&nbsp; </p><p>The IHRIM 2008 Conference and Technology Exposition will be held June 1-4 at Disney&#39;s Contemporary Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.</p>

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