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HR Technology Helped Employers Survive the Pandemic

​The adoption of and interest in workplace technology was unprecedented in 2021. HR tech vendors provided a major assist to organizations navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, and many innovations will permanently change the workplace.   

Here are five articles on HR technology that you may have missed:

1. Emphasis on Employee Experience Revolutionizes HR Technology

Collaboration and productivity systems are being integrated into HR transaction systems, making them easier to use, personalized, data-driven and AI-enabled, so employees can do their jobs better and manage their work lives more efficiently.

2. HR Technology Spending Rebounds

Employer spending on HR technology bounced back in 2021 after dropping sharply the year before, and venture capital investment in the space skyrocketed.

3. Internal Marketplaces Are the Future of Talent Management

Identifying employees for internal opportunities took on new urgency during the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies that needed to restructure quickly found that strong internal mobility programs, aided by talent marketplace technology, helped them redeploy employees to meet quickly changing business needs. 

4. Programmatic Technology Upgrades Job Advertising

The adoption of technology that automates and optimizes job ad spending grew a bit during the year, but many are still unsure about programmatic advertising, which promises to significantly improve recruitment marketing and talent acquisition metrics.

5. How to Shop for Candidate Sourcing Software

Some of the latest developments in sourcing technology include using more automation and machine learning to match job descriptions to candidates' skills and blending recruitment marketing with sourcing, which will help employers find suitable candidates in a labor market battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.