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Fresh Tech Fridays: New HR Tech to Check Out in September

Here's some new HR and Recruiting Software to check out for the month of September 2020...

Phil Strazzulla
HR Tech Expert, Harvard MBA, Software Enthusiast
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Fresh Tech Fridays is back! This is where we profile new companies in the HR Tech world that should be on your radar, in addition to the latest product launches from the best software companies in the world of Work Tech.

There is continued rapid change in our industry due to AI, COVID, and a renewed focus on DEI by many companies. It's no surprise that the products below represent these themes, along with the People function becoming a more strategic force in companies.

In no particular order, here are the new technologies that hit our radar:

Valence: Connecting communities through innovation

Valence.community demo request screenshot
Valence is a tech platform and growing community that is designed to connect and empower Black talent through mentorship, career opportunities, professional development and capital.  
The Valence platform gives Members access to: A global community of black leaders to connect with & be inspired by, job opportunities from top companies, mentorship by some of the most influential black professionals in the world, high-impact events, capital and startup advice
Valence has a broad range of partnership opportunities that include:, Enterprise access for recruiters and employees, Valence Funding Network - connecting Black talent & capital, curation of events and content, executive development and coaching, company branding and job board posts, ambassador and volunteer programs, custom activations

Learn more about Valence

ChartHop, the org management platform

Centralize your people data in ChartHop to:
1. Give every employee access to an auto-updated, dynamic org chart
2. Provide leaders with a platform to execute your annual headcount plans, run more effective compensation cycles and prepare succession/restructuring plans as needed
3. Track robust DE&I and strategic people analytics across everything from average compensation by gender to spans and layers across the organization.

Learn more about ChartHop

Zoho BackToWork, for the workplace of the future

Zoho BackToWork is a one-of-a-kind workforce management / HR administration software, built with the sole purpose of helping businesses seamlessly transition back to regular in-person office work, in a post-pandemic world. BackToWork is powered by 6 built-in modules that ensure a safe return for workforce, and give administration, facilities, and HR departments the ability to manage and monitor employee health and welfare. Powered by Zoho's award-winning low-code platform, Zoho Creator, BackToWork provides a hassle-free installation, user-friendly UI, cloud data management, and easy customization.
Pricing: Free till December 31, 2020

Learn more about Zoho BacktoWork

Peoplelogic.ai: Make growth scalable

Peoplelogic.ai is mission control for your teams. It keeps an eye on customer retention, employee satisfaction, and inefficient processes and workflows within your company 24/7, 365. The platform mitigates risks and surfaces opportunities for growth in real time, so you can focus your time scaling your business.

Learn more about Peoplelogic.ai

Hubert+1, automating screening with AI

Hubert+1 automated screening software
Hubert+1 is a platform that automates screening for high volume positions. By combining data from multiple sources into a dynamically built chat interview, every candidate is guided through a highly personal experience. All data is used to form a ranking among the applicants and presented to the recruiter.

Learn more about Hubert+1

Live and On-demand Video Interviewing, by XOR

Video Interviewing software
Engage candidates over live video to host one-on-one interviews, panel interviews and virtual hiring events from anywhere:Call candidates over live video directly from XOR with a single click.Add video calling links to calendar invitations you send to candidates, hiring managers, and anyone else.Your video calls will be recorded right in XOR Connect along with your emails, texts, and phone calls.Track the quality of video conversations, coach team members, and ensure your candidate communication never misses a beat.

Learn more about XOR's Video Interview Solution

That's it - What should we feature next month?

We love learning about and featuring up and coming startups in the HR Tech ecosystem along with some of the more interesting modules from the more established vendors. Our industry is evolving so quickly, and it's really inspiring to see the innovation coming out of our space. Whether it's a new take on an HRIS system, AI recruiting, or something totally new, if you know a company that should be featured next month, send us a note!

Phil Strazzulla
HR Tech Expert, Harvard MBA, Software Enthusiast
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Phil is the founder of SelectSoftware Reviews, a website dedicated to helping HR and Recruiting teams find and buy the right software through in-depth, expert advice. He has bought over $1 million worth of HR and Recruiting tools. Additionally, as of 2023, nearly 3 million HR professionals have relied on his advice to determine which business software they should buy.

Phil studied finance at New York University and started his career working in venture capital before getting his MBA from Harvard Business School. His in-depth understanding of the Saas landscape, especially HR Tech, stems from nearly a decade of researching and working with these tools as a computer programmer, user, and entrepreneur.

Featured in: Entrepreneur Harvard Business School Yahoo HR.com Recruiting Daily Hacking HR Podcast HR ShopTalk Podcast Employer Branding for Talent Acquisition (Udemy Course)

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