Recently I told a group of HR and recruiting professionals that they should keep up with the ever-changing HR technology market by participating in 3-4 software demos a week. You might wonder why I said this… well, partly for professional development, partly because I don’t want them to be blindsided by advancements in HR tech, and, partly because I’m a geek and I want them to bear witness to the cool things that are happening in our market. I told the group that if they had trouble determining where to start to email me, and I’d build a list for them. Well, then 40 emails happened. Turns out, when you offer to do something like this, people take you up on it. Weird. So, I built a list of firms I’m tracking in Q2. This is a fraction of the nearly 21,000 HR & recruiting software products in the world. And, I’ll probably add to the list from week to week in Q2. If you’re a practitioner, find something that resonates with you or a particular pain that you’re having and check the company out. Do a demo – share what you learned with your peers. To make this easy for you, I’ve included a link to both their corporate website as well as their Twitter account.
A few house cleaning things before we get started…
- These technologies are listed in alphabetical order. Turns out, I love all my children.
- This list, well, like most lists, is NOT exhaustive. Tons of great HR & recruiting tech exists in the world. Tons.
- Some of these might be firms that I’m an advisor or consultant to. I didn’t denote them within this list as some of the advisory roles are not public yet. If you’re interested, email me and I can walk you through those plays specifically. I have no problem telling you whom I care about, etc. Most of my advisor roles are noted within my LinkedIn bio.
- The categories are mine, not theirs, meaning, the software firms on the list might see themselves differently than I have noted them. Turns out, it’s kind of hard to categorise HR software. They’ll set the record straight with you during the demo.
Without further ado, here’s the list:
|Adepto||Sourcing & Recruiting||@goadepto|
|Allay||HR Information Systems||@heyallay|
|Arctic Shores||Candidate Assessment & Testing||@arctic_shores|
|Beamery||Candidate Relationship Management||@beameryhq|
|Blendoor||Candidate Assessment & Testing||@blendoor|
|Brand Amper||Employee Advocacy||@brandamper|
|CareerArc||Outplacement & Alumni Technology||@careerarc|
|Click Boarding||Onboarding Technology||@clickboarding|
|Clinch||Candidate Relationship Management||@clinch|
|CloudMills||HR Information Systems||@CloudMills|
|Craft||Sourcing & Recruiting||@craftdotco|
|day100||Sourcing & Recruiting||@dayonehundred|
|Echovate||HR & Employee Analytics||@echovate|
|Elevated Careers||Employment Website||@elevatedcareers|
|Elevator||Sourcing & Recruiting||@elevatorco|
|Fairsail||HR Information Systems||@fairsail|
|GapJumpers||Candidate Assessment & Testing||@gapjumpers|
|gr8 People||Recruiting Operations||@gr8PeopleCorp|
|Happie||Sourcing & Recruiting||@gethappie|
|Hey Taco!||Total Rewards / Recognition||@heytacoapp|
|Hiregrid||Candidate Relationship Management||@hiregrid_io|
|HourlyNerd||Contingency Workforce Management||@HourlyNerd|
|Interviewed||Candidate Assessment & Testing||@interviewedteam|
|JobAdder||Candidate Relationship Management||@jobadder|
|KinHR||HR Information Systems||@kin_hr|
|Lensa||Candidate Assessment & Testing||@lensahr|
|Macromicro||HR & Employee Analytics||@macromicrollc|
|MentorCloud||Coaching & Mentoring Technology||@MentorCloud|
|MOVE Guides||Career Mobility||@moveguides|
|Nimble||Candidate Relationship Management||@nimble|
|Peakon||HR & Employee Analytics||@peakonteam|
|Phenom People||Recruiting Operations||@phenom_people|
|Pocket Recruiter||Sourcing & Recruiting||@PKRecruiter|
|Pymetrics||Candidate Assessment & Testing||@pymetrics|
|Recruitee||Candidate Relationship Management||@recruiteehr|
|Sity||Talent Management & Development||@sityapp|
|Skeeled||Candidate Relationship Management||@skeeledHR|
|Skill Scout||Recruiting Operations||@skillscout|
|SmashFly||Candidate Relationship Management||@smashfly|
|SocialTalent||Sourcing & Recruiting||@socialtalent|
|Syndio||HR & Employee Analytics||@syndioinc|
|TalentGuard||Talent Management & Development||@TalentGuard|
|TalentObjects||Sourcing & Recruiting||@talentobjects|
|The Good Jobs||Employment Branding||@thegoodjobs|
|Traitify||Candidate Assessment & Testing||@traitify|
|TrustSphere||HR & Employee Analytics||@trustsphere|
|Vitru||Candidate Assessment & Testing||@govitru|
|WebClipDrop||Candidate Relationship Management||@webclipdrop|
|Weirdly||Candidate Assessment & Testing||@weirdlyhub|
|WhoKnows||HR & Employee Analytics||@whoknowsinc|
|Wonolo||Contingency Workforce Management||@Wonolo|
|Workshape||Sourcing & Recruiting||@workshape_io|
Remember, a demo a day keeps mediocrity away. Well, there you go. I’ll try to create a new list in July or so. With errors, please comment below and I’ll review / update. If you think we (Royal We?) should look at a particular HR technology, within the comment section, give us the URL and your reasoning. Thanks in advance.
And if you love the Twitters, I’ve built a list of these firms.
Image: Orlando Campbell
This article first appeared on LinkedIn Pulse on May 1st, 2016.
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