Tech Trends

3 HR Tech Trends You Need to Know

By Aleron Chief Technology Officer Frank Gullo


This year’s HR Technology Conference & Exposition was a large-scale event focused on HR technology across all functional areas, including:

  • Talent Acquisition
  • Performance Management
  • Employee Engagement
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Payroll
  • People Analytics

Attendees included:

  • HR Tech Service Providers
  • HR Tech Startups
  • HR Practitioners
  • Analyst and Research Firms
  • Tech Decision-makers

While AI continued to be a major topic at the event this year, there was an extra emphasis on employee experience, engagement, HR learning providers, and talent analytics.


Here’s a recap of the tech trends we’re seeing in the HR space. 


1. HR solutions are everywhere.

While there were many vendors and solutions at HR Tech worthy of our consideration, here are five promising solution tech leads that warrant further exploration.

Exago is a business intelligence (BI) solution that embeds self-service ad hoc reporting, dashboards, and analytics to your existing applications. The difference is that Exago is designed to look, feel, and behave like it’s native to your application.

Jobma is an affordable, per-instance video recruiting option that lets you conduct video interviews with candidates in two ways: as a one-way video interview or as a live video interview, each of which can lend to speedier recruitment efforts.

Kronos produces a variety of workforce management and HR technologies for small and medium-size businesses. With so many specialized products to choose from, you’ll need to see which options are best for you.

Solve by Human Capital Management Institute and Visier both deliver BI services that help you set goals, manage your spend, measure productivity, analyze data, and more.

Workato is a “universal cloud API platform for integration of all systems.” In other words, you can use Workato to automate multiple functions across your business from a single location.


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2. Microsoft is making moves in HR.

Microsoft elaborated on how their solutions work together by demonstrating their core HRIS, “Dynamics 365 Talent.” This HR tech tool integrates with several Microsoft products that your organization may be using (LinkedIn Talent Solutions, Microsoft 365 and Teams, Workplace Analytics, Azure, SharePoint) to simplify tasks and automate processes.


3. There is no shortage of HR management systems.

HR Tech featured several HRIS and LMS providers that provide core HR, talent analytics, and learning services. Here are four:

Cornerstone HR Suite gives you a centralized view of your people and data so you can take control of workforce management with a more modern experience.

Utimate Sofware (UtltiPro) uses cloud-based systems and AI to help you manage HR, payroll, talent, time and scheduling, engagement, HR service delivery, and more.

Workday offers medium- and large-sized businesses a single system for planning your workforce, recruiting talent, and managing it all.

SAP SuccessFactors is calling for a revolution in HCM with its take on Human Experience Management (HXM): cloud HR software and services that cover the gamut of HR tasks.


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