The endless possibilities of HR tech

Posted by David Smith

My love for HR tech began, as my career did, in a small office in the outskirts of Manchester in late 1999.  I left university and stumbled into a junior account management role with a small tech firm.  They were developing software to analyse the activities of police officers all over the country.  How much time was being spent on paperwork, the differences between proactive and reactive time, the associated cost of that time, and so on.  Fifteen years ago, and I was beginning to realise that if you could efficiently collect data about the workforce, analyse that in a sophisticated way, you could really help to drive operational efficiencies which in turn would help organisations be more effective.

In 2006 I first experienced the bright lights of London and joined another HR tech company.  We were developing applications that helped organisations to attract and recruit talent and to manage the recruitment process online.  Although there was quite a lot of this s ...

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