Every HR Professional Should Have Access To These HR Tools in 2022

There are many types of HR tools. We know it can be challenging to track all the available human resource tools. So we decided to make things easy for you. We've compiled a list of Startup HR Toolkits that every HR professional needs to know by 2022.

Contents:

  • Employment
  • People management
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Productivity


Recruitment

The recruitment space is where most HR tools are found. We'll be discussing 5 types of recruitment tools to get you started.

  • Sourcing tools
  • Tools to optimize job ads
  • Pre-employment assessments
  • Tools for onboarding

Tools for sourcing

Manual sourcing, i.e., It is no longer necessary to search, select, update, and maintain relevant job boards, platforms, or social channels. This is now obsolete thanks to programmatic job advertising (as discussed in our article about recruitment strategies).

Programmatic tools for HR allow recruiters and hiring managers to send the right message at the right time to the right candidate - and through the proper sourcing channels.

Here are a few programmatic job advertising vendors.

  • Golden Bees
  • Appcast
  • Recruitics

Use recruitment tools to make the most of your job advertisements.

We've already said this: how your job ads are written and the words used in them can attract certain types of candidates.

AI-powered writing tools analyze relevant language patterns to determine why certain job ads are successful, and others fail. The more text technology analyses, the more accurate it will be at making predictions.


Tools for Preselection

It can be time-consuming to select candidates, especially if you have (hundreds) of thousands of them.


A candidate pre-selection tool can significantly improve the quality and time required to hire. These pre-employment assessments can be used to assess specific skills, culture fit, personality, or all of these elements.

This technology collects candidate data and predicts the likelihood of a candidate succeeding in the job they are applying for. This data can be used by hiring managers and recruiters to aid them in making hiring decisions.


Tools for onboarding

Technology can handle everything from the moment a candidate signs an employment contract until their first day. This includes all paperwork, virtual office tours, future coworkers' introductions, and other details. An onboarding tool can help you save time and ensure a well-structured program.


Talent and People Management

While recruitment is one thing, what about the other essential functions of HR like performance management, learning, development, and administrative responsibilities? There are solutions to each of these functions. Let's look at some.


HRIS

The Human Resources Information System (or HRIS) is HR's most commonly used software. An HRIS is a set of basic functions essential for managing human resources (HRM) from beginning to end. It includes a system that allows for time and attendance, payroll, benefits, recruitment, performance and learning management, and other functions.


"Then what's the difference with an any Organization?" we hear you say. Talent management systems help create an employee-centric solution that allows companies and HR to reach their long-term goals. Traditional HRISs focus more on administration and transaction processing.


An HRIS can benefit the company, the HR department, and the employee. If you have 30-50 employees, an HRIS is an excellent option. This stage makes managing basic Excel information difficult and requires standardizing simple processes, such as approving employee vacations.


Education

HR is faced with constantly changing landscapes. The new HR toolkit and technologies in HR are continually evolving.

This is why continuous education has become so important. Mainly if you are an HR Generalist, there are many (new) areas that you should be keeping an eye on. There are many (new) ways that you can stay informed, keep up with the latest developments, and be a more strategic HR professional. Here are some examples:

  • Podcasts – HR podcasts can be a great way to keep up-to-date on the latest developments in your industry. You can listen to short, informative episodes lasting around 10 minutes or longer interviews with industry experts discussing how they dealt with a particular HR issue in their company. There are many high-quality podcasts on HR that can be listened to. It is also possible to listen to anything in between.

  • Books - If you prefer to read more than listen, books can be a great option. A list of must-read books was previously published. It included both contemporary and study books. These books can help you succeed, whether you are an HR professional with years of experience or a newbie.

  • Blogs – When you include podcasts or books to keep up with the latest developments in HR, you should also add HR blogs. Many blogs focus on the following topics: hiring and recruiting, employee wellbeing, general HR, or all of these.

  • Courses - You'll need to take a class every so often. There are many online courses that you can take from your own home or any other location.


Communication

Many organizations don't have an internal communications (IC) team or person. This means that not every organization has an IC person or group. Here are some tools you can use to keep your team informed and connected. You can read our article Internal Communications: 9 Best Practices For HR to learn more about how to implement an internal communication strategy.


  • Slack Originally, Slack was a messaging tool for teams. It has evolved to be a popular application for teamwork. Slack allows you to combine all your files, tools, and messaging in one place, helping everyone save time and work more efficiently.
  • A weekly digest is a weekly email. Simple but effective people announcements from Human Resources, the most recent deals, and fun team-related news (like that of the marketing team who ran a semi-marathon to benefit charity).
  •  SnapComms – If you feel that a weekly email isn't enough (since not everyone seems to be reading it), then there are solutions such as SnapComms that ensure everyone receives the message HR wants. You can think of pop-up messages that are not missed, full-screen alerts for emergencies across all devices, and interactive screensavers.
  • Google Forms – Internal communication and feedback go hand-in-hand. Google forms is an excellent option if you need to create a survey quickly. It is effortless to use and completely free.


Productivity

Optimizing your productivity is crucial when you have many things on your plate as an HR professional. Our friend Tom Haak, from the HR Trend Institute ( 10 Tech tools for HR Professionals) shares his list of favorite applications he uses to stay organized.


  • Asana – You can use Asana to list your business and private tasks, plan your agile projects (if applicable), or organize your core organization system.
  • Evernote – Interesting apps, people to follow, restaurant recommendations, flight numbers, ideas for blog posts... Evernote allows you to store any information you think might be helpful at one point. It can also be used to take notes in meetings. Evernote can be used on both mobile and desktop. It captures screenshots and websites and offers excellent search capabilities.
  • Headspace – On a different note, you can also download meditation apps such as Headspace. Scientific research has shown that meditation can improve focus and reduce distractions, leading to increased productivity.

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