100+ HR Technologies Worth Watching in Q4 2016.

hr-technologies-topToday, I’m excited to share my new “HR Technologies to Watch” list with the RecruitingDaily audience. As you may (or may not) know, this is the third installment in the series. In case you’re curious or bored, the previous two lists are Q2 2016 and Q3 2016.

The goal of this list is to give HR & recruiting practitioners a list of interesting technologies – somewhere to start – and the list just so happens to be the technologies that I’m tracking in Q4. This isn’t a popularity contest nor is this post intended for vendors, investors, and/or consultants.  If you’re a practitioner, find something that resonates with you or a particular pain that you’re having and check the company out. Do a demo – share what you learned with your peers.

To make this easy for you, I’ve included a link to both their corporate website as well as their Twitter account.

A few house cleaning things before we get started…

  • These technologies are listed in alphabetical order. Turns out, I love all my children.
    This list, well, like most lists, is NOT exhaustive. Tons of great HR & recruiting tech exists in the world. Tons.
  • Some of these might be firms that I’m an advisor or consultant to. I didn’t denote them within this list as some of the advisory roles are not public yet. If you’re interested, email me and I can walk you through those plays specifically. I have no problem telling you whom I care about, etc. Most of my advisor roles are noted within my LinkedIn bio.
  • The categories are mine, not theirs, meaning, the software firms on the list might see themselves differently than I have noted them. Turns out, it’s kind of hard to categorize HR software. They’ll set the record straight with you during the demo.

Recruiting Daily Presents: The 100+ HR Technologies To Watch | Q4 2016 Edition.

Without further ado, here’s the list:

Well, there you go. I’ll create a new list in January. With errors, please comment below and I’ll review / update. If you think I should look at a particular HR technology, within the comment section, give me the URL and your reasoning. Thanks in advance.

Remember, a demo a day keeps mediocrity away.

And if you love the Twitters, here is a list of Q2, Q3 and Q4 firms.


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william_tincupWilliam Tincup is the President of RecruitingDaily. At the intersection of HR and technology, he’s a Writer, Speaker, Advisor, Consultant, Investor, Storyteller & Teacher. He’s been writing about HR related issues for over a decade. William serves on the Board of Advisors / Board of Directors for 15 HR technology startups.

William is a graduate of the University of Alabama of Birmingham with a BA in Art History. He also earned an MA in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

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William is the President of RecruitingDaily. At the intersection of HR and technology, he’s a writer, speaker, advisor, consultant, investor, storyteller & teacher. He’s written over 200 HR articles, spoken at over 150 HR & recruiting conferences and he’s conducted over 1000 HR podcasts. William prides himself on being easy to find on The Internet, Google him and connect with him via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Not up to speed in the social media game? Reach out via email. William serves on the Board of Advisors for Talentegy, Wellocity, GlitchPath, Talent Ninja, Universum Americas, Engagedly, Echovate, VibeCatch, Continu, Hyphen, Bevy, Happie, RolePoint, Causecast, Work4Labs, Talent Tech Labs, and SmartRecruiters. He was previously an advisor to PeopleMatter (sold to Snagajob Q2 2016), Good.Co (sold to StepStone Q1 2016), Smarterer (sold to Pluralsight Q4 2014) and a board member of Chequed (merged to create OutMatch Q3 2015). William is a graduate of the University of Alabama of Birmingham with a BA in Art History. He also earned an MA in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

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    • William Tincup

      I’ll check it out.

  • Oriane Perrin

    Thank you for recognising EmployeeConnect!

  • Great list – we’d love to be included 🙂 We are a European recruiting software provider offering (among lots of other great features) multilingual application forms for candidates – check us out here: http://hirehive.io/recruiting-features/ and @HireHive_io

    • William Tincup

      I’ll look at it. Will you be in Paris for HR Tech World?

      • Great, thanks William. We’re not attending HR Tech World this year – we’ll be preparing for the Web Summit in Lisbon the week after but hope to make the next HR Tech World event. Thanks again for checking us out!

  • Larry Cummings / Chief Connect

    Bill, great list. Remarkable how you find these gems. At least 1/4 aren’t in our profile of Talent Acquisition vendors. So I have 2,311 that aren’t on but think they deserve to be on your short list…Here in Chicago

    • William Tincup

      Larry, let’s set some time and compare notes.

    • ExpertKnowledge


  • David Miller

    Hi Bill, on behalf of all the team at iHandover, many thanks for the inclusion on the list. List is full of exciting companies offering serious innovation so its lovely to gain recognition amongst them all. If anyone reading would like to know more about we do please feel free to drop me a line info@ihandover.co Thanks again, and well done everyone who made the list!

  • Breezy HR

    Sweet list, Bill! Where do you find all of these gems? 💎 We’d love the opportunity to win your affection for the next round – come snag a demo of Breezy HR! User friendly, flexible, affordable recruiting & ATS awesomeness. ‘Til then, have a great time at HRTech!

    • William Tincup

      I’ll check it out.

      • Breezy HR

        Thanks! Nice way to end a Friday 🎉 Hope you’re looking forward to a great weekend, let us know if we can answer any Q’s. We’re pretty friendly over here.

  • QuodeIT

    No Technical screening tool in the list. There are a lot of tools who help HR in initial filtering of technical people.

  • TalentintheCloud

    Awesome to be included Bill !!

  • https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7ce0ad0fad2aa15a703338d9274c59fad04b053a387e8cc6e3bbe1024c0e746b.jpg Thanks for the nod to Waggl; a more human way to listen to many voices and distill the most important insights in real-time.

  • Thanks for the nod to Waggl; a more human way to listen to many voices and distill the most important insights in real-time.


    Thanks for including JOBDOH on the list! We are a Hong Kong based smart hiring platform. Check us out here: http://www.jobdoh.com & @JOBDOH 🙂

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  • Michelle

    Wow, what a list! As payroll crosses over into HR, if you do a post on helpful employee management tools, maybe you can add Wagepoint. We provide fast, friendly payroll for small businesses.

    • William Tincup

      Michelle, I’ll take a look…

      • Michelle

        Thanks, William. If you have any questions. Just let me know.

  • SoAmpli

    William thank you so much for including SoAmpli in the list! It is fascinating to see how the HR and comms landscape is changing in regards to technology adoption and how social media and employee advocacy tools are driving the change in their own way.

  • Skillspotting

    Impressed by so many talented players willing to solve the HR challenges ! Right to say that the Talent market needs new tools and approaches. Thanks for this post Bill, sorry you forgot Skillspotting by mistake 😉 Best

    • William Tincup

      Too funny… I’ll review…

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  • Kim Lindquist

    For Q1 2017 – Drafted is the world’s first referral network. Get introductions to candidates in your extended network to hire and retain better employees: http://drafted.us

    • William Tincup

      Kim, I’ll take a look at it.

      • Kim Lindquist

        Thanks William. If you’d like to set up a formal walk-through, drop me a line at kim [at] drafted.us. Would love to introduce myself and get feedback.

  • Jim Newman

    Bill, please consider adding JDMS® | Job Descriptions Made Simple, by HRIZONS®. Why? Cloud platform to build out and manage job library and integrate job content into HCM technologies (incl. ATS for job requisitions and ads) to support many use cases that rely on job content including competency profiles. Keeps companies in compliance too and in sync with job code structure in HRIS. http://hrizons.com/jdms/ for more info.

    • William Tincup

      Jim, I’ll review this week.

  • Steven John

    Please can you add PredictiveHire
    http://www.predictivehire.com @predictive_hire – Predictive HR/talent analytics

    Predict the performance of an applicant before they are hired, turning the complex science of predictive talent analytics into a simple-to-use tool, providing a data-driven prediction with every hire

    • William Tincup

      Steven, I’ll look into it.

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  • Hey Bill – Would love for you to check out our employee referral platform. http://www.lingo.careers

    • William Tincup

      Will do…

      • Thanks, Bill. Looking forward to answering any questions that arise.

  • Hello William,
    Do you do the same with Event Tech to watch? Would love to see your list as well!

  • Hi Bill, this is a great list of adaptive HR technology! We’d love you to check out what Cognician’s cloud-based learning platform is doing to create sustainable change at scale. http://www.cognician.com

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  • Misty Walton

    Hi Bill! Awesome list. I work for a well-known social recognition company in the HR space. I was wondering what the process looks like to be considered for future lists?

  • Meghan Beer

    Hi Bill, How how many HR tech products are launched each day – the U.S. or globally?

  • Meghan Beer

    Bill, Thanks for this list. Very helpful.

  • Meghan Beer

    Hi Bill, Thanks for this list. Very helpful.
    How how many HR tech products are launched each day – the U.S. or globally?

  • ExpertKnowledge

    Awesome!! How did you hear about us Bill? Appreciate the shout out.

  • Jason Capps

    Hi William! Thanks so much for compiling this awesome list. Would love to have you do a demo of Crelate Talent when you get a chance! We are building an ATS that helps recruiters connect talent with opportunity at the right time! https://www.crelate.com/talent-management-applicant-tracking

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