16 HR Tools built for 2022.
Have you tested any of them?
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Today will not be the usual longer-form-content post. It's a shorter one with many links to new (or, in some cases, semi-new) tools that I've come across recently.
Behind the scenes, I'm working on two articles that will probably be the longest ones I've ever written.
Hopefully, they will also be the best ones, but that will probably be debatable.
My wife thinks I spend an unhealthy amount of time trying to discover new HR tools on the market. She can find me late nights browsing yet another category on ProductHunt because "there might be a new tool out there."
When commuting, I dive so deep down the LinkedIn-hashtag-rabbit hole trying to see posts from new HR tech that I run out of oxygen.
My Discord list is growing so big on all the "new cool projects" I've signed up for that I will soon need a bigger screen.
So why am I doing all of this? Well, one could think it's for this newsletter, but it's not.
It's for three reasons: to stay up to date and see where we're heading in general, secondly, to make sure my team uses the latest and greatest available, and thirdly to look for investment opportunities.
Below is a list and a short note with my subjective view on these tools, mainly based on my impressions of their online presence and what their customers talk about in forums. Essentially every bit of information I've come across. (I am not affiliated with any of them, by the way.)
Total transparency here - I haven't used many of them, so you must be extra mindful. (You should always be aware, but you know what I mean.)
Ready? Here we go!
Largely - It helps you capture stories from your existing employees and helps you promote them to future candidates. They claim that candidates are 3X likely to apply for a job if you use Largely.
Filtered - Most companies test basic technical skills and then require recruiters to spend hours interviewing and evaluating applicants. Filtered claims that you can assess the skills that matter on the job by asking tech and data science candidates to work on real-world scenarios.
Barley - Tired of old boring ways of benchmarking and setting salaries? Barley claims to change that! Benchmarking will be much better if they manage to steer towards their vision, is my impression at least.
Compa - Compa gives you oversight and helps you create better offers. Utilizing both internal and external data, you get real-time insight (including salary offers) into how the market values your candidate.
Welcome - It was acquired by BambooHR a while back, but I think what they are doing is where we're heading in presenting candidates with offers.
Mesh - All things performance management. From 1:1s to OKRs. Great integration possibilities as well, which I deem a must in this day and age.
Perfomica - Leverage insights about your employees. (In an almost scary way.) Performance looks at the current bonds your employees have (while preserving the integrity of people) and gives insights based on those bonds. Very interesting! (But a bit scary still.)
Ishield - Helps you remove bias from your communication. Write better job ads, and amp up your internal communication - Ishield has you covered!
Eqtble - There are a million different people analytics layers out there. Eqtble looks like one of the more promising ones. Drag and drop, pre-built templates, and what seems like a good user experience!
Pointr - Built for the remote work era and integrates with your existing tools. It aims to build bonds amongst people. Removes the hurdles of getting to know new (or existing) colleagues.
Inclusively - Inclusively's workforce inclusion platform empowers employers with the accommodations, insights, access, training, and support they need to attract and retain previously untapped talent. Looks very promising in an area that I think dramatically benefits from a data-driven approach.
Passprt - Still in stealth but by the looks of it - promising! Learning for HR people is a short pitch. Worth keeping an eye on.
Bookclub - Delivers experiences for your team focused on leveling understanding of mission-critical ideas and figuring out how to apply them. Built for the remote work-era and bit-sized, Bookclub seems very promising on how to upskill your employees.
Remote work / Productivity
Lowdown - Automatically gathers information from your slack channels and creates an overview. I find it very useful as information in Slack now flows even faster.
1v1 Meetings - Set up 1:1s that are useful - all within Slack! Check this out - it might be helpful for your organization if it struggles with more structured 1:1s!
Pulse - One of my favorite tools! Automates what you are doing on Slack. A must for Slack users!
Hopefully, this gives a bit of inspiration and one or two new tools that fit into your HR toolbox but remember the good old message; It's not about the tools; it's about how you implement them!
What's one tool that's missing from the list?