Most HRTech is really a subset of employee communications. From Payroll to Talent Management, the tools keep records, monitor progress and document effectiveness evaluations. They are the institutional documentation of the company’s relationship with the employee from first contact to post-employment relationships.

Each phase of the employee’s relationship with and within the company has different cadences. Some are moment to moment and some have the expanse of an entire career. Some have to do with alignment with the organization’s direction. Other’s are about getting today’s work done.

But, I can’t seem to find any good work that describes all of the facets of the employee-company relationship. I am tempted to think that a comprehensive model of that relationship (and some method to prioritize it) would be the heart of the HR profession. It’s also likely to be the heart of effective technology procurement.

Without an overall picture, how can you tell what’s important?

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