The Complete HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist

Over the last month and a half, we’ve been individually profiling each of the twelve organizations that were selected for our HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. With that done, we are recapping the entire list here with links to each individual profile. If you’ve missed any of the profiles you can quickly jump to them from the table in this article.
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HRExaminer v10.46

Jason Seiden writes, “If you read only a single article this year about how to lead an HR function, make this the one, it’ll make you smarter.” 5 Steps for Making Smarter HR Technology Decisions.



Textio delivers augmented writing. With its first implementation as a bias reducer in job ad creation, the company started down the road to understanding the meaning of the words you use. The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Textio — Organizational Transformation Tool.



With the largest deployment of intelligent tools in the industry (over 600 accounts using their Perception tool alone), Ultimate Software pioneered the idea of making AI the heart of the service. The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Ultimate Software — Most Effective Broad Deployment of AI Tools.



John Sumser talks with Ellen Nussbaum, the CEO at Humanyze, a pioneer in organizational analytics. Born from the MIT Media Lab in 2011, the company provides advanced research in organizational network analysis and behavioral science. Ellen holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and serves on the Board of Advisors of WGBH, a leader in public broadcasting and content creation. Listen to Ellen Nussbaum from Humanyze.



On HRTech Weekly: KronosWorks 2019, ADP BuyBack, Ceridian Secondary Public Offering, New PeopleStrong President, HireVue in AI ethics hot seat for their facial recognition hiring tool, and Amazon launches AWS Data Exchange.


 

The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Ultimate Software — Most Effective Broad Deployment of AI Tools

Ultimate Software is the twelfth of twelve organizations appearing on The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. Ultimate Software covers Payroll to Recruiting with all of the stops between. Ultimate is a $1B+ business built in the SMB market. Today the firm is an increasingly important presence in the large enterprise segment. Ultimate is demonstrating a method for deploying intelligent tools that are built on core values of respect for the individual and broader understanding of the workforce.
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The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Textio — Organizational Transformation Tool

Textio is the eleventh of twelve organizations appearing on The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. Textio delivers augmented writing. With its first implementation as a bias reducer in job ad creation, the company started down the road to understanding the meaning of the words you use. By providing the equivalent of a digital mirror, the company gives its users feedback that allows them to adjust their language before communicating.
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HRExaminer v10.45

Sexual harassment is a nearly tone-deaf label for what happens in the workplace. In Ronan Farrow’s book, Catch and Kill, John Sumser explains how the stories of complicity through silence, intimidation by leaders, and the executive desire to look good will leave you feeling nauseated. If you are in HR, please read this book and then look around you and see what’s happening.



Why haven’t job board products evolved? Jeff Dickey-Chasins is a good person to ask (he’s known as The Job Board Doctor after all). With Recruitment Product Offerings, Change is Slow.



Data sourcing, quality, and control are at the heart of SwoopTalent and they’re doing a spectacular job of managing the quality of large volumes of sourcing data. The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: SwoopTalent — Automated Data Lake Management, Sourcing.



Talespin’s most observable offering is Barry, the AI character you can fire over and over again. Talespin is important because we’re entering an era where full productivity can be reached in radically reduced time due to XR-powered practice environments. The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Talespin — Best Virtual Reality Deployment.



On HRTech Weekly: IHRIM launches Refreshed HRIP Certification, Symphony Talent Acquires SmashFly Technologies, Workday Announces Intent to Acquire Scout RFP for $540M, ServiceNow To Acquire Cognitive Search Capabilities of Attivio, and JPMorgan tests its Amazon-Berkshire health venture on bank employees.


 

The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Talespin — Best Virtual Reality Deployment

Talespin is the tenth of twelve organizations appearing on The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. Talespin creates enterprise XR (virtual, augmented, and mixed reality) workforce transformation solutions. Talespin’s most observable offering is Barry, the AI character you can fire over and over again. Talespin is important because we’re entering an era where full productivity can be reached in radically reduced time due to XR-powered practice environments.
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The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: SwoopTalent — Automated Data Lake Management, Sourcing

SwoopTalent is the ninth of twelve organizations appearing on The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. Founders Stacy Chapman and Satish Sallakonda are long term veterans of the Silicon Valley Human Capital Management network. With substantial experience at Peoplesoft, Oracle, and Aruspex, they’ve built the company to solve longstanding and emerging industry problems. Data sourcing, quality, and control are at the heart of this enterprise. Currently, SwoopTalent does a spectacular job of managing the quality of large volumes of sourcing data.
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HRExaminer v10.44

If you were designing a future-orientated review of a well-regarded, high performing HR function how would you do it? Dr. Chris Andrews wants us Shooting for the Stars and shares his Criteria for a Review of a Well-Regarded HR Function.



Phenom People is the largest provider of the next generation of recruiting tools. The co-founders insist that they are more interested in reaching their goal of “helping a billion people find the right job,” than making lots of money. The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Phenom People — Talent Experience Management.



Modern Hire are thoughtful and ethical technologists that provide Predictive Hiring through Assessment and Interview Technology. They’re on The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. Modern Hire — Open Standards Leadership in AI for HRTech.



John Sumser talks with Eric Sydell the EVP of Innovation at Modern Hire (formerly Shaker and Montage). Eric has a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and is passionate about applying machine learning, and deep learning in particular, to candidate data. Listen to Eric Sydell from Modern Hire.



On HRTech Weekly: A New Twist on Employee Tenure, Workforce Logiq acquires ENGAGE Talent, Benevity Funding and Corporate Social Responsibility, Creepy or Game Changing: HireVue’s AI Facial Recognition, and Kincade Fire Donations. Plus, our industry bids a fond farewell to Charles Coy.


 

The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Modern Hire (formerly Shaker and Montage) — Open Standards Leadership in AI for HRTech

Modern Hire is the eighth of twelve organizational profiles appearing on The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. Modern Hire is the rebranded organization that sprang from Shaker International merging with Montage in May 2019. The combination of Open Standards thinking and technical depth that is so promising with Modern Hire. It leads to a team culture that is deeply sensitive to the implications and consequences of their technology. They are thoughtful and ethical technologists willing to deeply discuss and debate the implications of their work for their clients, for the industry, and for the people who engage with their tools.
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The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Phenom People — Talent Experience Management

Phenom People is the seventh of twelve organizational profiles appearing on The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. Phenom People is the largest provider of the next generation of recruiting tools. At the heart of the company are a set of unusual values. The co-founders insist that they are more interested in reaching their goal of “helping a billion people find the right job”, than making lots of money. They are on track to do both.
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