Firing Line With Bill Kutik

Video Series Premieres with Charles Jones, Chairman/CEO of Peoplefluent, Sept. 29th, 2pm ET

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Video Series Premieres with Charles Jones, Chairman/CEO of Peoplefluent, Sept. 29th, 2pm ET

Don’t miss the premiere of Firing Line with Bill Kutik – the first video interview series about HR technology – airing 2 pm Thursday, September 29.

Bill’s first guest will be Charles Jones, Chairman & CEO of Peoplefluent, the leading Talent Management vendor.

On this first program, Charles and Bill will discuss issues critical to every HR practitioner, including:

  • What is technology changing in HR?
  • How social media will eventually be used within the enterprise.
  • Is the iPad simply going to change everything?
  • How will the individual’s role in the workplace evolve, and how will HR have to accommodate it?
  • What does “gamification” mean, and why should HR care about this hot new trend?
  • And what is a “Private Equity” firm, like Charles’ Bedford Funding, anyway, and why are so many of our software vendors owned by them?

Building on nearly four years of The Bill Kutik Radio Show®, Firing Line with Bill Kutik will feature video interviews with CEO’s of leading HCM vendors – more about what they think, than about what they sell. Because every day, they are changing the technology landscape and workplace for HR practitioners.

Four days before the HR Technology® Conference opens, catch the premiere show and then every program in the upcoming series.

Bill Kutik
HR Technology Analyst

As the industry’s leading independent analyst, Bill Kutik is considered one of the top influencers in the HR technology marketplace with specialties in HCM, Recruiting, Talent Management, and social media.

For 22 years, he has been Technology Columnist for Human Resource Executive (five years for, also serving as co-chairman of the magazine's famous annual conference, HR Technology® Conference & Exhibition, since it began in 1998. In 2008, he started The Bill Kutik Radio Show®, a bi-weekly online talk show with industry leaders. He has also created and moderated 90 industry panels.  HR World named him one of “The Top 25 HR Influencers of 2007.” More recently, he was named a “Top 25 HR Digital Influencer 2009” and a “Top 100 Influencer.”

A former reporter for The New York Times and The New York Daily News, he has also published articles in Newsweek, Washington Post, Institutional Investor, New York Magazine, Business Month, IHRIM Journal, Cruising World and Backpacker (where he was the founding editor). He has a BA degree from Harvard University.

Charles Jones
Chairman & CEO

Charles S. Jones, who has spent much of his career as an operating executive for a wide range of large public international companies and small growth-driven private companies, has a reputation for innovation and customer-centric growth strategies. He has a proven and highly successful track record in integrating software companies, identifying key inflection points of differentiation and unleashing the inherent value to the market. His desire for this combined business is a powerful commitment to customers and a meaningful endorsement of his understanding of the importance of integrated Talent Management solutions for enterprise companies around the world.
Before becoming Chairman and CEO at Peoplefluent and Managing Partner of Bedford Funding, Mr. Jones was Chairman and then CEO of Markham, Ontario-based Geac Computer Corporation, a Toronto Stock Exchange listed software company with annual revenues approaching U.S. $500 million. During Mr. Jones’s tenure, he transformed the Geac business with two large public-company acquisitions and built an innovative and market-leading business intelligence software enterprise focused on the financial value chain. On October 1, 2001, the Wall Street Journal named Geac the number one performing global stock. In 2004, Mr. Jones was named on the top 25 list of CEOs in Canada and, in 2005, on the top 10 list of CEOs in Canada by Canada’s National Post newspaper.

Company Profile:

Peoplefluent is transforming Talent Management through best-of-breed technology and expertise. With a deep focus on business intelligence and analytics, the Company's mobile and SaaS technology gives clients the actionable insight required to make strategic decisions that drive better business results. Nearly 80 percent of the Fortune 100 use Peoplefluent Talent Management, Vendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity solutions to manage salaried, hourly and contingent labor across their organization. These solutions manage the entire talent lifecycle from recruiting to onboarding and through the ongoing management of each person's career while helping organizations measure, analyze and empower their existing workforce. The Company's solutions currently support more than 4,400 organizations ranging in size from large, global corporations to small and medium-sized businesses, and it is used by more than 5 million users in 214 countries and territories around the world.

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