The Bee’s Knees of HR Tech 2012 – Guest Post

Please welcome back Kyle Lagunas, HR Analyst with Software Advice!

HR Executive’s annual HR Technology Conference is a great opportunity for vendors to exhibit their latest offerings. As ever, Conference Chair Bill Kutik did a great job of bringing together the cream of the crop.

I thought my readers at Software Advice would be most interested in technologies that are making life easier for HR practitioners, recruiters, and managers. Based on lunch table conversations, as well as my own observations from the expo floor, I picked a few of the most innovative and useful products from HR Tech this year—and featured them in the second annual Bee’s Knees of #HRTechConf.

SilkRoad Point – Social Talent Management Done Right!

From my very first peek under the hood last year, I have been very impressed with the SilkRoad Point’s ability to fuse various processes in talent management with social technology.

More than that, they’ve added a new dimension to this function: the importance of employee influence and expertise. By rewarding activity, connection, and sharing with something tangible (and meaningful to both managers and employees), Point is doing something wholly new here. I’m very excited to see more!

Entelo – Powerful Analytics for Serious Sourcing

Entelo’s application of social analytics in sourcing was impressive, and secured a place in the Bee’s Knees. Not only does Entelo give recruiters the ability to find talent with a simple keyword search, its search engine algorithm searches professional networking communities to find a candidate’s clout and ability.

I was also impressed with Entelo’s ability to monitor key indicators of prime passive candidates, like tenure, profile updates, and jumps in activity.

Mumur – Easy Surveys, Actionable Engagement Insights

Mumur captures data to identify what drives employee engagement and turnover in an organization. There were a few things that Murmur is doing especially well. From a UI standpoint, its focus on being quick and easy for employees is balanced by its excellent data delivery for managers.

Organizations large and small can capture a high-level snapshot of engagement in their organization, or dig deep into specific demographics to identify what’s driving turnover.

For my full write-up of these innovative products, as well as write-ups on others, check out The Bee’s Knees of #HRTechConf 2012 here.


About jeangleason

I am the HR manager for a company in Overland Park. I love to travel and really love the ocean! Spending time with my family & friends is very important to me. These posts are my own and do not reflect those of my company.
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