Conference Attendees to Vote on Eight Startups Offering the Most Promising HR Technology Innovation

Human Resource Executive® magazine today announced the eight startup companies that will compete in the Mega Session: “Discovering the Next Great HR Technology Company” at the 19th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition®, taking place October 4 – 7, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

HR Tech Conference co-chair Steve Boese commented, “Each year, the HR Tech Conference puts the spotlight on the latest innovations to emerge in the HR technology marketplace. As the industry as a whole continues to evolve and new challenges arise, there are many startups introducing game-changing solutions to help HR address the growing complexity. The ‘Discovering the Next Great HR Technology Company’ session will examine the offerings from some of the industry’s most promising startups, and allow attendees themselves to vote for companies they think introduce the most cutting-edge solutions to enhance how they do their jobs as HR professionals.”

With the recent increase in investment, attention and brainpower being focused on the development of new and innovative HR technology solutions, HR and business leaders in search of software to solve their greatest business challenges have never had more options. But with an ever-growing number of startups introducing new technologies that promise to change the industry, how can businesses tell which will have the biggest impact?

Taking place on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 3:45 p.m. CDT, the “Discovering the Next Great HR Technology Company” session will introduce HR Tech Conference attendees to eight startups from among the best of the newest companies shaking up the industry. In the style of the show The Voice, each of these eight startups will work with expert coaches including Boese; Jason Averbook, HR thought leader and consultant and moderator of the session; Kyle Lagunas, principal analyst for IDC; George LaRocque, principal analyst and founder of #HRWINS; Madeline Laurano, co-founder and chief research officer of Aptitude Research Partners; and Trish McFarlane, CEO and founder of H3HR Advisors, to take them from unknown to showcasing their solutions on the biggest stage in the HR technology industry. Attendees will then vote for their top choice, with one company receiving the coveted title of “The Next Great HR Technology Company.”

The participating startups include:

ClickBoarding is a comprehensive employee onboarding software focused on the new hire experience by not only leveraging cutting-edge cloud technology, but also embracing regulatory compliance and providing a Candidate Care services team as an extension of the company. ClickBoarding believes the recruiting process never ends for a candidate, nor does a company get a second chance to make a first impression. A great onboarding solution is more than a software application providing a website to simply manage forms, I-9/E-Verify and workflows.

Clinch is a Recruitment Marketing and CRM platform designed to centralize a company’s career pages, recruitment marketing and talent network initiatives, enabling employers to source, identify, understand, engage and convert the best candidates — including the 90 percent of those who demonstrate an interest in their company, but don’t apply.

HighGround enables organizations to modernize performance development and engagement for a more productive, motivated workforce. The agile and social “people platform” gives organizations invaluable insights into daily interactions by empowering employees to create stretch goals, initiate coaching conversations with their managers, give recognition to peers, and share sentiments and opinions.

InvestiPro is a fully-automated workplace investigation solution designed to simplify the way employers conduct investigations. The InvestiPro online process walks you through every step, start to finish.

LifeWorks will present its industry-first wellness and engagement platform that makes employees Feel Loved in any organization. LifeWorks multi-point platform provides employee assistance, wellness, perks, internal communications and recognition all in one place. Users currently login more than three times a day on average.

Qwalify will present its solution, Talent Dojo: a professional digital networking platform that is the evolution of talent engagement for recruitment. Through brand-building discussions, the solution builds meaningful relationships between customers, candidates and companies. Focusing on character, personality and knowledge, Talent Dojo reveals the true fit of the candidate; delivering actionable insights on company culture, brand alignment and career fit. Talent Dojo helps you find the right candidates before the job application process even begins.

RolePoint will present its leading internal talent mobility tool to deliver a streamlined career progression experience for employees and enable talent development teams to improve retention across their entire organization.

The Chemistry Group
The Chemistry Group believes everyone should have an opportunity to be brilliant at work. The combination of its technology and award-winning intellectual property allows its global clients to predict the future performance of potential and existing employees to an unparalleled level of accuracy. Global organizations such as SAP, Experian, Diageo and Pizza Hut are reducing their operational spend and increasing their productivity by hiring great people and realizing the potential of their existing workforce through their scalable cloud platform.

Attendees can learn more about the newest HR technology companies making a mark on the industry through the conference’s Startup Pavilion, as well as the latest solutions from the more established players in the industry during the Conference’s Exposition. Overall, more than 400 companies — a conference record — will showcase their solutions at the world’s largest expo of HR technology products and services.

Register for the 19th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition® by Oct. 1, 2016 to save $150.00 off the on-site rate. For additional information and to register, or call toll-free 1-800-727-1227.