A Week in HR Tech – TecHR Round-up for 20th January 2020

Its too soon in the year to say whether 2020 will be a great year or just a good year in HRTech. What we do know is that another eventful week passed by with key HR tech companies sharing the limelight for various reasons. Some got acquired, some announced important product enhancements, others made key leadership hires.

This week’s TecHR roundup brings to you the most notable news and expert insights from the week that went by.




HR Tech Firm Justworks Hired New VP of Engineering

Field Service Automation Platform Zinier Raised $90M in Series C Funding Led by New Investor ICONIQ Capital

PageUp Announced the Launch of PageUp Recruitment Marketing, An Extension of Its ATS

Splashtop and Freshworks Collaborated to Release New Remote Support Integration

Margaret Driscoll Was Appointed as the Chief People Officer of BlackBaud

QnA with the Expert

What are some of your top tips/best practices when it comes to creating a new campaign strategy for an HRTech tool?

“Research! Make sure the campaign is really something that will either reel new customers in, or give your current customers value. Don’t put out features or assets that no one is asking for.”

Grab more excerpts from TecHR Interview with Nina Cofer, Product Marketing Manager at BreezyHR


What are your thoughts on gender disparity and pay issues in the typical B2B/Tech marketplace?

TecHR Interview with Lilia Stoyanov, CEO of Transformify

“Unfortunately, despite all the efforts in the last 10 years, there is still a gender pay gap. Looking at Transformify stats worldwide, I would say that the gap is much wider in some countries due to the traditions and status quo. Often, women don’t feel confident enough to even ask for a pay rise. It will take more time to enforce legislation requiring employers to close the gender pay gap and offer the same pay rate to people having equal skills and experience.”

Read the complete TecHR Interview with Lilia Stoyanov, CEO of Transformify


Research and Findings

Global Talent Shortages Hit Record Highs: ManpowerGroup Research

The Need to Shift from Mass Standardization to Unlock the Full Potential of Human Capital – Boston Consulting Group

56% of Business and IT Leaders Say Workers Will Need to Acquire New Skills to Do Existing and New Jobs as AI Use Grows – CGS Survey


Top People Management Policies of Some of the Best Technology Firms

Companies with innovative people policies are 40% more productive than the rest. What are some of the world’s best technology companies doing when it comes to framing better people management policies? This article explains.

TecHR QnA with Robert Bolton, Global Head of People & Change Center of Excellence at KPMG UK on KPMG’s Future of HR Survey

We spoke to Robert Bolton, Global Head of People & Change Center of Excellence and Partner at KPMG, UK for his thoughts on Digital Transformation and modernization.

On a lighter note:

What does HR do?
Yes, we understand the pain!

Commendable Mentions: Tech Companies who-made-a-difference!

  • A leading cloud storage service, pCloud joined the Australian Bushfire Relief Efforts. It announced to donate 100% of its profits from 13th-14th January to support all that have been affected by the horrific fire in Australia via the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. Kudos to the company for setting up an example! Read the complete news.
  • G4S, a renowned global, integrated security company, specializing in the provision of security services and solutions to customers, completed the year 2019 on a high note. With several accolades for Global Security Best Practices, Technology Innovation, Training & Hiring Efforts under its belt, G4S proved its commitment to excellence.

We’d love to have HR/HRTech leaders (like you!) collaborate and contribute in the form of guest posts. Write to me on aupadhyay@itechseries.com to know more about our exclusive editorial programs.