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13 tech tools for the future of HR

24 Aug 2022

HR tech can be very useful for organisations building out their teams, especially with hybrid and remote working. And there’s lots of tools to choose from.

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It is probably impossible to avoid technology in the world of work nowadays, and that’s not going to change any time soon.

As remote and hybrid working practices look set to continue, our need for tech tools is bound to increase. We’ll need tools to connect with our co-workers, tools to automate some of our daily tasks and tools to help us manage time, money and more.

As work and technology become more connected, it makes sense that elements of recruiting and hiring are done digitally, too. HR departments can and do rely on multiple tech tools to help them find talent, no matter the industry. Whether a company is hiring a software developer or a shop assistant, chances are they will use technology in at least one stage of the hiring process.

There are multiple tools specifically for HR staff when it comes to sourcing, recruiting, interviewing, onboarding and managing staff.

Here is a round-up of 13 HR tech platforms that may have a role to play in the future of work.


Talent acquisition platform Yello is dedicated to helping companies source diverse candidates for their teams. It provides a one-stop shop for finding and attracting talent, as well as cultivating an employer brand. Its tech helps users automate the interview and other parts of the hiring process, too.


BrightPay’s payroll software helps companies keep track of the weekly, fortnightly and monthly payroll. Data is stored in the cloud and the platform is fully GDPR compliant.


HoneyPot is a tech and developer-focused hiring platform used by many European tech companies, such as Zalando. Once jobseekers create a profile on the platform, they are pre-screened with interviews and technical evaluations. It is designed to provide recruiters a fast, convenient way to hire machine learning specialists, DevOps engineers, developers and more.


JazzHR is an applicant tracking system that aims to help companies focus on the human side of recruiting. Its software is customisable, meaning you can tailor it for your business’s own unique hiring needs.


Another applicant tracking system, Manatal’s AI recruitment software is designed to help organisations hire candidates fast and simply. It offers a Kanban board to view your recruitment progresses, as well as AI-powered candidate recommendations, onboarding tracking and employer brand building tools.


Enboarder says it takes the frustration out of onboarding, delivering personalised bite-sized content to new recruits across different communication channels. It’s used by Novartis, Shopify, McDonalds and more.


Another onboarding platform, Talmundo says it offers “a seamless onboarding process”. It handles all employee transitions in one place, including preboarding, reboarding, crossboarding and offboarding. It also collects feedback on the recruitment process from employees.


Coaching platform Taskhuman is a resource designed to make people’s working lives easier and healthier. Its platform connects users with a network of specialists who can advise on anything from emotional intelligence to mindfulness techniques and exercise.


London-headquartered Screenloop uses AI and data to identify gaps in the recruitment process, leverage candidate feedback and provide real-time coaching for interviewers to conduct better interviews and remove unconscious bias from decision-making.


Personio helps companies digitise and speed up major HR functions, with tools for recruitment, development, management and payroll. Its major draw is time-saving; it claims that companies can save up to 60 hours per month by digitising their HR paper trail.


Not a seafood treat, but a platform that lets HR teams track employee holidays and absences. Calamari also provides clock-in and clock-out tools for staff. You can accept or reject requests for leave, track staff’s work times, view the company’s absence calendar and more.


Gusto is a HR software platform that lets bosses reward their staff. You can create perk programmes and help staff manage essential benefits such as health insurance and commuter allowances. Gusto also has payroll, talent management and hiring and onboarding tools.


Devskiller is an end-to-end platform that assesses and manages employees’ tech skills throughout the entire recruitment process. Tools include a test wizard, manual code test creation tools, tasks in SQL, DevOps and code review.

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Blathnaid O’Dea
By Blathnaid O’Dea

Blathnaid O’Dea joined Silicon Republic in 2021 as Careers reporter, coming from a background in the Humanities. She likes people, pranking, pictures of puffins – and apparently alliteration.

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