Human Resource Executive®’s Top HR Products contest spotlights the most innovative new solutions on the market that are helping business leaders meet the ever-evolving HR needs of their organizations.

This year, Top HR Products joined forces with Awesome New Technologies. The experts chose 16 winners, several of which will be featured Oct. 28 during a keynote at the virtual HR Technology Conference set for Oct. 27-30.

Click here for more information and to register for HR Tech 2020.

Here’s a look at one of the Top HR Products of 2020:


What it is: Pluto is a workforce analytics and communication platform equipping companies with tools and insights to build diverse, inclusive and equitable workforces. Starting with data collection, Pluto redefines what it means to take an anonymous survey. Pluto’s inclusive story forms guide employees through exploring and sharing their identities and perspectives. In-depth analytics enable companies to assess strengths and opportunities and measure impact over time. Anonymous two-way messaging and incident reporting features provide a space to engage in dialogue with employees and address workplace issues faster. Pluto’s proprietary privacy measures respect users and protect identities throughout the entire process.

Why we like it: This platform “reimagines” data collection with its Mad Libs-style format that lets users tell their own stories and help organizations compile deep dives into their own concerns about diversity, inclusion and equity. With high levels of privacy and options for organizational personalization, Pluto can provide deep insights into the analytics to allow leaders to choose actions for change. New in the past year are two-way messaging, COVID-19 and anti-racism stories for collecting data and mental health initiatives.

As always, we encourage you to perform your own due diligence before making any investments.

See the full list of winners here.

Elizabeth Clarke and Steve Boese
Elizabeth Clarke is executive editor of Human Resource Executive. Steve Boese is HRE's Inside HR Tech columnist and chair of HRE’s HR Technology Conference®.