Episode 58: New Emerging HR Technologies – Part 1
I’m excited to kick off the first of a three part series where I introduce my podcast listeners and blog readers to a group of new and emerging HR technologies. These podcast(s) include a series of short mini-interviews where I talk with CEOs and Founders of disruptive and impacting-making HR and recruiting technologies. The HR technology industry is one of the hottest investments for investment firms and venture capital with new startups and companies popping up every day. In the first half of 2015, over $811 million dollars was invested in HR tech. In this podcast series I talk with HR technology companies who are driving innovation and change each in different ways.
Meet Michael Heller of iRevu (@michael_heller)
Michael Heller is the Founder of iRevu. iRevu is a mobile performance management solution. Managers are able to organize their employee feedback, reviews and document performance from their mobile device. Michael is a former HR and recruiting practitioner who began working as a consultant. He created iRevu based on his own experience combined with that of his clients.
iRevu is perfect for any time feedback ss as well as long term and short term projects including annual or bi-annual performance reviews. It’s a great way for managers to evaluate employee performance for the long term and help eliminate biases and allows for a more inclusive and objective review. iRevu is available on IOS and Droid.
Meet Amit Chauan of Recroup (@recroup)
Amit Chauan is the Founder and CEO of Recroup, a job advertising platform that converts job postings into engaging banner ads and publishes them on the web and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Recroup uses retargeting technology to better reach and engage increasing candidate conversion rates.
Amit and Recroup encourages recruiters to “think like a marketer” and improve your job advertising targeting. Recruiters need to be where the candidates are and social advertising and targeting provides employers a smart way to increase candidate quality allowing for results that go beyond a single job posting. HR technologies like this have a place in employment branding campaigns and building a talent community
Meet John Bell of ReThinkData (@rethinkdata)
John Bell is a the CEO and Founder of ReThinkData. Their technology called SimpleAPI allows for seamless integration between all types of applicant tracking systems and job boards. Imagine a world where integration was simple, quick and streamlined. ReThinkData is faced with a daunting yet not impossible task which hinges upon the HR and recruiting practitioners partnering with them to help drive the change.
John’s previous company, Boxwood Technology, Inc., pioneered a SAAS platform, and business service offering into the leading career center solutions provider for the association industry. Boxwood Technology, Inc. was acquired last year. John is also this year’s chairman for the IAEWS Fall Congress which happens just before HR Technology Conference.
This is a 3 part series on new and emerging HR technology. Check back later this week for part 2 in the series.
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