Here’s What’s Trending in HR Tech

Experts discuss how HR can leverage technology to increase effectiveness in areas like hiring and people analytics.
By: | February 6, 2019 • 2 min read
HR tech trends

When it comes to HR technology, there have been many promises made but only some fulfilled. According to a recent expert panel of HR leaders, there is plenty of room for improvement and refinement.

Technology still has plenty of untapped potential to spare, even with the HR advances and success stories in the past decade, according to a recent article in Forbes. To better understand those trends, it asked its HR leadership panel what they believe can make the most impact, then chose a dozen perspectives from among the responses.


One HR leader, Candice McGlen of The Rinker Group, told Forbes that people analytics continues to rank among the top areas that can help HR do a better job.  “Technology is making it easier for HR organizations to integrate workforce data into their decision-making processes,” she said. “Having better insights to guide succession planning, career mobility, retention strategies, talent-acquisition strategies, and learning and development programs will increase the effectiveness of human resources.”

Angela Nguyen, an HR leader at the Ad Exchange Group, cited hiring and career planning as areas that can continue to benefit from the power of HR technology. The advantage in using technology, she said, “is in taking out more of the guesswork when hiring new people with the assistance of personality and performance tests, and cross-referencing those responses with data gathered from existing employees, which can then be used to better predict which types of personalities and strengths perform better in which roles.”