Do you follow the HR Tech industry? If not, it’s time to start. Sure, it’s not as interesting as spending a couple of minutes on Pinterest or TMZ.com. But as HR and recruiting professionals, we have to know what’s influencing change in our industry.
Over the past decade, there has been an explosion in the HR Tech world. Money has poured into the space. HR Technology startups have sprung up around the globe. And, the delivery model of HR technology has vastly improved making solutions much easier to purchase, activate and use.
Today, HR technology plays such a pivotal role in enabling HR organizations to move from personnel management to business execution that it’s impossible to ignore. Let’s face it, executives rarely ask personnel management questions anymore like “are people getting paid on time?” No. They ask questions like “is recruiting aligned with our strategic goals?”
Most HR and recruiting leaders want greater influence with the “business” so we’ve got to constantly be looking for tools to help us achieve our strategic goals. We have to move beyond the spreadsheets to provide greater visibility and those reports our executives are looking for.
So, what’s the easiest way to stay on top of the latest and greatest in the HR Technology world? Read. Find a way to aggregate news from analysts, bloggers and vendors so you can glance at news and pick out trends that interest you.
Here’s are some quick tips.
- Download Pulse to your iPhone or iPad and follow some of the blogs that commonly feature HR Tech like: Fistful of Talent, Steve Boese’s HR Technology Blog, HR Vendor News, TLNT, In Full Bloom (just a couple in my Pulse dashboard)
- Build an online news paper like the one below. I built this one using Paper.li. Subscribe (just click the “share” button on the left) and explore the authors and topics.
If you end up building your own Paper.li paper or have an HR Tech blog for us to follow, please share it by commenting on this post.