In our daily work with talent leaders and solution providers, we run into some incredible technology. Some of the tools available to organizations right now help them hire, develop, and retain their people, and the platforms and systems are amazing in their ability to support intelligent decisions, personalized actions, and more.
According to some sources, the number of HR technology firms is more than 4,000 providers. We estimate that at 5,000+ due to the simple velocity of new companies entering the space in recent years. This year, we are recognizing approximately 1% of those firms for their focus on creating solutions that solve problems their customers care about.
This isn't just about recruiting tools or just about learning systems. It cuts across the entire journey of an employee today. In the program we saw systems that:
- Help employers see, understand, and leverage the skills of each individual in the business
- Support workers in the use of flexible benefits, giving them more choices and autonomy
- Guide training and learning decisions, providing a more developed and capable workforce
- Support a truly valuable employee experience across core HR, payroll, and other critical areas
- And so much more!
As someone who is a vocal advocate for HR, talent, and learning technology, it was tremendous to see the breadth and depth of the tools in the market, and our judging team was overwhelmed by the number of entries we received this year.
Today we announced the winners (see video embedded below) and touched on some of the highlights from each category that each one brings to the table in terms of value, innovation, and/or service.
The purpose of this program is to help buyers and employers understand some of the best companies in the industry for technology selection needs. If you’d like to know more about these companies, a specific category, or some of the cutting edge capabilities in modern HR tech, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.
2023 HR Tech Award Winners
Below is an listing of winners for 2023 attached to their appropriate category. For more details on the program, please visit HRTechAwards.org to learn more.
Ben Eubanks is the Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory. He is an author, speaker, and researcher with a passion for telling stories and making complex topics easy to understand.
His latest book Talent Scarcity answers the question every business leader has asked in recent years: “Where are all the people, and how do we get them back to work?” It shares practical and strategic recruiting and retention ideas and case studies for every employer.
His first book, Artificial Intelligence for HR, is the world’s most-cited resource on AI applications for hiring, development, and employee experience.
Ben has more than 10 years of experience both as an HR/recruiting executive as well as a researcher on workplace topics. His work is practical, relevant, and valued by practitioners from F100 firms to SMB organizations across the globe.
He has spoken to tens of thousands of HR professionals across the globe and enjoys sharing about technology, talent practices, and more. His speaking credits include the SHRM Annual Conference, Seminarium International, PeopleMatters Dubai and India, and over 100 other notable events.