HR tech news this week: Sept. 20-24

Your job application process isn’t as helpful as you think, inside the exploding HR startup market, 5 pieces of advice for next week’s HR Tech Conference and more.
By: | September 24, 2021

How data is driving the exploding internal talent marketplace: HR leaders cannot sit by as valuable employees head for the exit when a perfect role already exists for them inside their company. These new worker exodus numbers are staggering and corporate leaders are “freaked out about hiring,” says industry analyst Josh Bersin. Thankfully, data can save the day. Read more here.

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The HR tech start-up market is booming. What that means for HR: The numbers don’t lie. More than 12.1 million employers in the U.S. spend over $5 trillion on payroll, benefits, training and other employee programs. To fill the need, ambitious technologists are rushing to create the next standout HR app—and they might be found at the HR Tech Conference’s Pitchfest next week. Read more here.

HR Tech Conference 2021: My last-minute advice for HR Tech attendees: From downloading the CLEAR app to organizing proof of vaccination to spending time in the Expo Hall, here are five tips to maximize your time at the event from program chair Steve Boese. Definitely download the conference mobile app for all the information on session schedules and room locations, lists of exhibitors, maps of the Expo Hall, presentation materials, planning your schedule and more. Read more here.

A lost generation of working women: How to bring them back: HRE spoke with Women in HR Tech speaker Christine Tao recently to discuss the pandemic’s impact on women who are balancing responsibilities at work and at home, how technology can help and why coaching has a role in advancing women leaders in the hybrid office. She believes technology plays a role in coaching women so they can return to the workforce stronger than before. Read more here.

HR Tech Number of the Day: Job application hurdles: Fortune 500 companies are guilty of having overly complex, time-consuming and confusing requirements for job seekers. What’s the downside? HR leaders are missing out on new candidates and recruiters are losing valuable time sorting through the applications that do arrive. Read more here

How Dawn Foods is delivering on both a frontline and remote EX: Chief People Officer Jason Lioy says leaders need to understand employees’ diverse needs to provide the employee experience they deserve. To enhance communication and connection, Dawn Foods leaders created monthly newsletters, spotlighting both company updates and team news. Read more here

Brooks: HR, it’s time to go big on your budget requests this year: Most HR departments only ask for extremely marginal increases in their budget (if they’re even asking for anything at all). With all the new expectations for HR, leaders should be asking for the technology investments they need—and more. Read more here

Phil Albinus is HR Tech Editor for HRE. He has been covering personal and business technology for 25 years and has served as editor and executive editor for a number of financial services, trading technology and employee benefits titles. He is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and lives in the Hudson Valley with his audiologist wife and three adult children. He can be reached at palbinus@lrp.com and followed on Twitter @philalbinus.

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