Who’s your employee?
The answer to that question used to be simple. But in 2021, your workforce consists of a variety of workers: employees, contractors, independents, gig workers and many others. So when it comes to your HR Solution, you have to make a decision: who’s in and who’s out?
Do you add everyone who’s ever worked for you to the solution to keep track of performance? Include only permanent employees? What about contractors: should you record them? It’s time to define the worker groups you have, and the services you want to offer them. And let’s not forget the license fees you want to pay for them. Can your current HR system offer that?
The new HR Suites are designed from the ground up to help you manage a varied workforce: short and long term workers, people with different payment needs or benefits requirements. These suites start with today’s workforce in mind: they assess the needs of people and build solutions to fix these issues, instead of creating a solution that’s solely focused on the needs of HR. They are also built by taking advantage of the latest technologies.
I’ve reviewed many of these solutions in the past months to better understand why people think they need to build a new HR suite to support today’s workforce
. Often, these founders start with a personal frustration about the employee experience. I interviewed the founders of Everee and Peoplehum to discover what was missing and why they decided to introduce new HR solutions.
Because I discovered so many new entrants, I added an overview of newly funded HR suites
that gives you insight in the many different ways founders try to disrupt this space. Together, these young companies pulled in over 0.6B$, which demonstrates investors’ interest. I hope the list provides you with inspiration to look further than the usual suspects when it’s time to buy.
Have you tried TwitterSpaces yet?
In other news, Twitter made me a beta-host for TwitterSpaces: a new feature to have audio chats. I’ve hosted a number of sessions, and met some wonderful people. Twitter still has some ways to go before it’s ready for mainstream, but I see a lot of potential, also for in-company usage.
Have a great day, Anita