Top 17 Talent Management Systems
Last updated: May 01, 2021
Talent Management Systems helps to hire, manage, retain, and develop your employees to ensure you have the right people in place.
Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance. Workday delivers human capital management, financial management, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest organisations. Hundreds of companies, ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday.
BambooHR collects and organizes all the information you gather throughout the employee life cycle, then helps you use it to achieve great things. Whether you’re hiring, onboarding, preparing compensation, or building culture, BambooHR gives you the time and insights to focus on your most important asset—your people.
SAP SuccessFactors’ time-tested, analyst-recommended solutions drive goal execution across your business from top-to-bottom like no other alternative. By focusing on the three pillars of Business Execution excellence—Business Alignment, Team Execution and People Performance—SuccessFactors Business Execution Software delivers real business impact. It provides the foundation for organizational success by giving you the tools to put the right people in the right place to work on the right things.
Benefits. Payroll. HR. All online, all in one place—free. Already have payroll or benefits? Connect them with Zenefits in seconds. Need benefits or payroll? We'll give you quotes and set you up. You and your employees get free access to our in-house insurance, payroll, and HR specialists. Call or email any time. No problem is too big, no question is too small.
Oracle Taleo Cloud is the world's most used recruitment platform. Boast more applications, improve efficiency, and get a faster time to hire with an engaging and easy-to-use interface for candidates, recruiters, and hiring managers. Connect with candidates and hiring managers wherever they are to get applications and make hiring decisions at the speed of business. Make data-driven decisions to improve hiring at every step.
Fast, easy, and designed specifically for small businesses. From payroll and tax filing to HR, time tracking, and more, ADP helps Small Business succeed. Running a small business is 24/7 job. That’s why we make it easier with simple, reliable small business payroll and expert HR management services to help you make better, more informed decisions about your business.
Gusto’s people platform helps businesses like yours onboard, pay, insure, and support your hardworking team. Payroll, benefits, and more.
Rippling makes it unbelievably easy to manage your team's payroll, benefits, computers, and apps — all in one, modern platform.
TriNet provides HR solutions to small to mid-sized businesses, allowing you to focus on what your company does best. Our bundled HR products, strategic services and software simplify your HR. Tailored by industry, TriNet's bundled HR products cover the core services of payroll, benefits, risk & compliance, an HR team and a cloud platform. TriNet administers payroll and health benefits and advises clients on employment law compliance and risk reduction.
Cornerstone provides talent management, learning, and performance management software delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Cloud-based applications to recruit, train, manage, and connect people across your organization. That’s why ensuring you have the right people in the right roles at the right time means choosing the right technology. And, with Cornerstone’s 100% cloud based, fully integrated talent management solutions, global businesses can know that investment in their people is paying off for their business - and their bottom line.
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IBM Kenexa delivers talent management solutions across the entire employee lifecycle that are backed by behavioral science insight and the unique combination of content, technology and services. Where other companies focus on just one piece, we bring them all together to create the best picture for each company’s success.
With complete automation, high-quality information, and easy to own solutions, Kronos proves that workforce management doesn't have to be so hard. A new era of innovation in workforce management is upon us — and Kronos is leading the way around the globe. With thousands of customers in more than 100 countries, we help organizations of all sizes and industries better manage their workforce in the cloud.
Saba combines the art and science of talent with dynamic technology to deliver a “just for me” talent experience – personal journeys for every person, every team, and every company. From attracting future stars, to developing skills, to coaching for growth, to creating a culture that engages and inspires.
Personio is an innovative SaaS solution that combines the vast number of HR support features in one unique tool. With Personio, you can manage documents, attendance data, absences, and salaries consistently; a complete recruiting option including onboarding and offboarding processes is available, too.
Affordable On-Demand Human Resources Information System. Record all your employees basic demographic data and key HR data for government compliance & reporting.
Empower your workforce, stay connected and be more productive with enterprise social collaboration tools and HR self-service solutions from Limeade. We help employees to get their jobs done better every day. In a complex enterprise world, we enable an engaged workforce to stay connected, make smart decisions, and be productive.
The complete toolkit for workforce management. Mobile, Profitable & User Friendly. Create reliable and intelligent staff management systems that are optimised to match your business practices. Fully-integrated time reporting. Your employees can punch in and out directly using their mobile phone. With a mix of full-time, part-time and extra staff it is often difficult to coordinate operational resources.
Latest news about Talent Management Systems
2021. Employee training/motivation platform Rising Team gets $3M
Rising Team, a platform that combines management tools with training, has raised $3 million seed round. Rising Team helps managers motivate, organize and ultimately effectively lead their team. The first layer of the platform is the tools suite, which includes proprietary assessments and 1:1 templates. Most employee surveys focus so heavily on the actual job, with questions about where employees can do their best work. With Rising Team, the assessments are geared toward who team members are personally, with a look at how they want to be appreciated or what they believe their talents and skills are. Rising Team is also building out a community that lets managers communicate with one another.
2021. BrioHR raises $1.3M for its HRM software
BrioHR, which is building human resources (HR) software for Southeast Asia, has raised $1.3M. BrioHR competes with local companies that are more focused on providing single solutions, like payroll management. The startup is itself still building out its regional tooling, providing payroll support in only a handful of countries. It intends to expand that service to new countries this year, and be everywhere with its payroll product in two to three years.
2021. Microsoft launches employee experience platform Viva
Microsoft today launched Viva, a new “employee experience platform,” or, in non-marketing terms, its new take on the intranet sites most large companies tend to offer their employees. This includes standard features like access to internal communications built on integrations with SharePoint, Yammer and other Microsoft tools. In addition, Viva also offers access to team analytics and an integration with LinkedIn Learning and other training content providers (including the likes of SAP SuccessFactors), as well as what Microsoft calls Viva Topics for knowledge sharing within a company.
2021. Oyster snaps up $20M for its HR platform aimed at distributed workforces
Oyster, a startup and platform that helps companies through the process of hiring, onboarding and then providing contractors and full-time employees in the area of “knowledge work” with HR services like payroll, benefits and salary management, has closed a Series A round of $20 million. Currently, Oyster does not cover candidate sourcing or any of the interviewing and evaluation process: those could be areas where it might build its own tech or partner to provide them as part of its one-stop shop. It has dabbled in virtual job fairs, as a pointer to one potential product that it might explore.
2021. Workday nabs employee feedback platform Peakon for $700M
Workday is acquiring employee feedback platform Peakon for $700M. Managers of large organizations know that the bigger and more spread out your firm becomes, the more challenging it is to understand what’s happening across the company. The company uses weekly surveys to ask specific questions about the organization. For them it’s all about getting good data, and so far customers have used the platform to ask over 153 million questions since inception six years ago.
2021. Salesforce leads $15M investment in Asian HR tech platform Darwinbox
Darwinbox, which operates a cloud-based human resource management platform, has raised $15 million in a new financing round led by Salesforce. Darwinbox’s platform is built to take care of the entire “hiring to retiring” cycle needs of employees. It handles onboarding of new hires, keeps a tab on their performance, monitors attrition rate, and provides an ongoing feedback loop. It also provides its customers with a social network for their employees to remain connected with one another and an AI assistant to apply for a leave or set up meetings with quick voice commands from their phones.
2021. Personio raises $125M for an HR platform for SME
Personio, the German startup that targets small- and medium-sized businesses with an all-in-one HR platform covering recruiting and onboarding, payroll, absence tracking and other major HR functions — has picked up $125 million in funding at a $1.7 billion post-money valuation. It's building the product — which operates a little like Workday, but built for much smaller organizations. Personio currently counts some 3,000 SMEs in Europe as customers. Personio is not the only startup hopeful that the shift in how we work will bring a new appreciation (and appetite) for purchasing HR tools. Others like Hibob have also seen a big boost in their business and have also been raising money to tap into the opportunity more aggressively.
2020. HiBob raises $70M for its new take on human resources
Productivity software has been getting a major re-examination this year, and human resources platforms - used for hiring, firing, paying and managing employees — have been no exception. Hibob, one of the startups that’s built what it believes is the next generation of how HR should and will work is announcing a big fundraise, has picked up $70 million in funding. Hibob takes an approach from the ground up that is in line with how many people work today, balancing different software and apps depending on what they are doing, and linking them up by way of integrations: its own includes Slack, Microsoft Teams and Mercer, and other packages that are popular with HR departments.
2020. Welcome raises $6M to help your company hire and keep employees
Welcome, the HR software that helps organizations make and close offers to new candidates, announced the close of a $6 million seed round. Welcome is also launching a new product today called Total Rewards, which helps not just new candidates but also existing employees get a complete, easy-to-understand picture of their compensation, across salary, benefits, equity, etc. Welcome allows companies to organize their compensation offers based on level and position, and deliver that information digitally to candidates in a way that makes sense. The startup integrates with a variety of other software providers, including Slack, Lever, Greenhouse, ADP and Justworks to name a few, simplifying onboarding for Welcome clients and bringing a broad array of information into one place.
2020. Gusto is expanding from payroll into a full suite financial wellness platform
Gusto launched as a small business payroll startup but over the past few years it has been accruing new features outside of its original payroll product, features that redefine the borders between payroll and financial wellness, and in the process, are blurring the lines of the classic fintech market map. Now the company has launched a slew of new offerings that it hopes will give employees better financial and health options through their employers. The most interesting one here is a tool the company is calling Gusto Wallet. It’s an app and collection of products for employees paid through Gusto that basically acts as a mini bank and financial health monitor. It offers an interest-bearing cash account (called, appropriately enough, Cash Accounts) which can also divert a small slice of each paycheck into a user’s savings, similar to products like Acorns and Digit.
2020. Papaya Global raises $40M for a payroll and HR platform aimed at global workforces
Papaya Global, an Israeli startup that provides cloud-based payroll, as well as hiring, onboarding and compliance services for organizations that employ full-time, part-time, or contract workers outside of their home country, has raised $40 million in a Series B round. Different countries have different employment regulations, varied banking rules, completely different norms in terms of how people get paid, and so on. While there have been some really modern tools built for local workforces — Rippling, Gusto and Zenefits now going head to head with incumbents like ADP — they weren’t built to address these issues.
2020. Workforce management startup Legion raises $22 million
Legion, an artificial intelligence-driven platform for workplace management, has raised a $22 million Series B. Legion is designed to help employers better manage their hourly workforces by automating certain decisions, like how much labor to deploy to meet the needs of the company and when to schedule workers. Taking into account demand forecasting, labor optimization and the preferences of employees, Legion then generates a schedule that ensures employees are able to work when they prefer to work. Legion sells its platform to mid-sized to larger enterprise customers.
2020. Rippling nabs $145M to build its all-in-one platform for employee data
Rippling, the startup building a platform to manage all aspects of employee data, from payroll and benefits through to device management, has closed $145 million in funding. HR and employee management software are two major areas of IT that have faced a lot of fragmentation over the years, with many businesses opting for a cocktail of services covering disparate areas like employee onboarding, payroll, benefits, device management, app provisioning and permissions and more. That’s been even more the case among smaller organizations in the 2-1,000 employee range that Rippling targets. Rippling is approaching that bigger challenge as one that can be tackled by a single platform — the theory being that managing HR employee data is essentially part and parcel of good management of IT data permissions and device provision.
2020. Sora raises $5.3M to power its HR automation service
Sora, a startup that today announced $5.3 million in collected fundraising, wants to shake up the HR software world with a low-code service that helps companies connect their tooling and automate their HR processes. The Sora workflows can be built from templates, and employ triggers to fire off various processes (sending emails, pulling in data from other apps and services, that sort of thing), allowing non-engineers to create visual logic flows. The Sora workflow system is slick in practice, allowing, for example, customization around a single employee.
2020. People management platform Lattice picks up $45M
Lattice, the platform that helps track, reward and set goal achievement in the workplace, has closed a round of $45 million. Lattice’s product covers a spectrum of tools that both tap into the idea of proactive usage, and more passive data flow, both to help build up a picture of how employees are doing, and also to help provide better communication of goals achieved between those employees and their managers. It includes software to give and get feedback and run reviews, set goals for employees, deliver praise, and get updates on what people are working on. It also features integrations with other platforms like Slack that help communicate “wins” but also track these milestones so that they can feed into an analytics engine to help facilitate the process of taking stock during review time, both for employees themselves as well as their managers.
2020. Factorial raises $16M to take on the HR world with a platform for SMBs
Barcelona-based Factorial, which is building an all-in-one HR automation platform aimed at small and medium businesses that manages payroll, employee onboarding, time off and other human resource functions, has raised €15 ($16 million) in a Series A round. The money comes on the heels of Factorial — which has customers in 40 countries — seeing eightfold growth in revenues in 2019, with more than 60,000 customers now using its tools. The company also put in place more materials and other tools specifically to address the most pressing needs those HR people might have right now, such as guidance on how to implement furloughs and layoffs, best practices for communication policies and more.
2020. Personio, the HR platform for SMEs, raises $75M
Personio, the Germany-founded HR platform for SMEs, has raised $75 million in Series C funding. Combining human resources, recruiting and payroll into a single platform, Personio bills itself as an “HR operating system” for small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) ranging from 10 to 2,000 employees. The cloud-based software is designed to power all of a company’s people processes via the product’s own growing functionality or through its ability to integrate with third-party software. To that end, Personio says its customer base has tripled in the past 12 months, and says it now serves almost 2,000 customers in more than 40 countries.
2019. Employee survey software Culture Amp got $82M funding
Culture Amp, that is aiming to help employees anonymously express how they feel about their place of work, has closed a sizable $82 million funding round. The Melbourne company is using the anonymized employee survey data from thousands of customers to help them learn from each other and chart which initiatives made a dent. The company’s subscription survey software gives customers all of the templates, questions and analytics that they need to track employee sentiment and visualize the data that they get back. The software can be used for things like quarterly engagement surveys, but it can also power performance reviews, goal-setting and self-reflections. Employee surveys are certainly nothing revolutionary, but Culture Amp is trying to improve the process by helping its customers start to bring anonymous feedback to the team level so that employees can give more direct feedback to their managers.
2019. Payroll software for small business Gusto raised $200M
SMB payroll startup Gusto raises $200M Series D. The new infusion of capital will be used for scaling the company’s product and team. While Gusto’s central product is payroll, it intends to develop two other products in the coming years as the company scales. One arc is fintech features like Flexible Pay, a product that allows employees to receive their unpaid wages in advance, with the goal of reducing reliance on usurious payday lenders. The other product arc is healthcare and helping SMBs offer insurance benefits to their employees. The company crossed the 100,000 customer barrier in the past year, out of an estimated six million small businesses in the United States.
2019. 15Five raised $30.7M to expand its employee development toolkit
15Five, which builds software and services to help organisations and their employees evaluate their performance, as well as set and meet goals, has closed a Series B round of $30.7 million, money that it plans to use to continue building out the functionality of its core product — self-evaluations that take “15 minutes to write, 5 minutes to read” — as well as expand into new services that will sit alongside that. At the same time that 15Five works on productizing these principles into software form, it seems that the secondary idea will be to bring in more services and coaching into the mix alongside 15Five’s existing SaaS model. 15Five’s approach is to create a focus on building an easy way for employees to think about and set goals for themselves on a regular basis.
2019. Skedulo raises $28M for its mobile workforce management service
Skedulo, a service that helps businesses manage their mobile employees, has raised a $28 million Series B funding round. The company’s service offers businesses all the necessary tools to manage their mobile employees, including their schedules. A lot of small businesses still use basic spreadsheets and email to do this, but that’s obviously not the most efficient way to match the right employee to the right job, for example. At the core of Skedulo, which offers both a mobile app and web-based interface, is the company’s so-called “Mastermind” engine that helps businesses automatically match the right employee to a job based on the priorities the company has specified. The company plans to use the new funding to enhance this tool through new machine learning capabilities. Skedulo will also soon offer new analytics tools and integrations with third-party services like HR and financial management tools, as well as payroll systems.
2019. Zoho released payroll software Zoho Payroll
Zoho's new cloud service Zoho Payroll is intended to simplify payroll one location at a time. It's already supporting the payroll needs of US businesses in the states of California and Texas, with plans to expand to other states soon. Zoho Payroll helps you to process payroll quickly and pay your employees on time, every time. Distribute accurate gross-to-net pay-slips including a thorough breakdown of earnings, taxes, allowances, and deductions. Enjoy complete flexibility to pick your payroll routine, apply custom one-time or recurring deductions, share password-protected payslips, and pause pay runs for employees on unpaid leaves. Zoho Payroll comes with a comprehensive collection of features priced affordably at ₹50 per employee per month, billed annually for a minimum of 20 employees. Mobile app for employees are available on iOS and Android platforms for free.
2019. Workforce management solution Quinyx raises $25M
Quinyx, the cloud-based workforce management solution, has raised a further $25 million in funding. The company’s workforce management software helps businesses of all sizes manage employee scheduling, communication, task-management and payroll integration. Quinyx’s core focus is shift-based or ‘flexible’ workers, including but not limited to those operating in the fast-food industry. Clients include McDonald’s, London City Airport, Burger King, Rituals, Swarovski, IHG, and Boots. I’m told that more recent wins include Daniel Wellington, and Odeon Cinemas Group. The software’s feature-set includes scheduling, shift planning and swapping, timesheet functionality via workers checking in using Quinyx’s mobile apps, and budget forecasting.
2018. Zoho People 4.0 adds employee services portal
Zoho unveiled new version of its online HR management system Zoho People 4.0 with a new look and a host of improvements. Zoho People 4.0 introduces Services to provide employees and HR a straightforward way to manage important actions. From creating forms to adding workflows and automating them with the right permissions and approval criteria, admins can take charge of the components of the service from end to end. Include important information about these Services in the form of FAQs or additional company documents. The new Zoho People’s section Cases is a query-management tool that lets employees get their questions answered directly, while providing HR with an easy way to sort queries without sending emails back and forth or relying on multiple other channels. Besides the new version features a deeper level of customization for leave policies, advanced analytics, redesigned Self-service section and Job scheduling.
2018. LinkedIn launches Talent Insights
LinkedIn launched a new feature called Talent Insights. It consists of two parts to it, one focused on people at a company, called “Talent Pool,” and another focused on data about a company, “Company Report.” The first of these will let businesses run searches across the LinkedIn database to discover talent with characteristics similar to those what a business might already be hiring, and figure out where they are at the moment (in terms of location and company affiliation), and where they are moving, what skills they might have in common, and how to better spot those who might be on the way up based on all of this. The second set of data tools (Company Report) provides a similar analytics profile but about your organisation and those that you would like to compare against it in areas like relative education levels and schools of the respective workforces; which skills employees have or don’t have; and so on.
2018. Workday acquired financial modelling startup Adaptive Insights
Cloud-based HRM service Workday is buying Adaptive Insights, a provider of cloud-based business planning and financial modeling tools, for $1.55 billion. For Workday it's an attempt to become the go-to place for all for back-office services for its business customers: the company plans to integrate Adaptive Insights’ tools into its existing platform. Adaptive Insights has thousands of customers, and its growth mirrors that both of cloud services and specifically about how business intelligence has developed into a distinct software category of its own over the years, with not just the CFO but an army of in-house analysts relying on analytics of a business’ data to help make small and big decisions.
2018. Workday acquired AI-HR-startup Rallyteam
Workday acquired Rallyteam, startup that helps companies keep talented employees by matching them with more challenging opportunities in-house. Workday wants to take the Rallyteam team and incorporate it into the company’s engineering unit to beef up its machine learning efforts, while taking advantage of the expertise it has built up over the years connecting employees with interesting internal projects. Workday provides a SaaS platform for human resources and finance, so the Rallyteam approach fits nicely within the scope of the Workday business.
2018. ADP acquired workforce management service WorkMarket
Payroll provider ADP acquired WorkMarket, a startup that specializes in workforce management software that operates across a wide range of employees and contractors. The software aims to create a kind of unified interface for managing an extended workforce that can include a variety of workers with different employment status, from contractors and freelancers to full-time employees. WorkMarket includes payment systems, management for extended employee networks, as well as a marketplace for piecing together a workforce that can fill the gaps for a company that’s looking to operate outside of the traditional range that full-time employees might operate. For ADP, it would seem to give the company that traditionally specializes in payroll another tool to convince enterprises to use it as part of a larger system of workforce products.
2017. Zenefits added performance management tool
HR management service Zenefits launched a new performance tracking tool for employees, which has been built in-house as it looks to pick off niches on its effort to become a one-stop shop for HR in small businesses. That includes reviews, goals, and will eventually also incorporate check-ins and peer reviews. At smaller companies, these may often seem to be oversights or afterthoughts, but Zenefits seems to want to streamline the process and introduce these kinds of sophisticated corporate behaviors into smaller businesses.
2017. Zenefits simplifies human resources management for SMB
Human resources management service Zenefits released a suite of new updates that revolve around trying to simplify the process of managing an employee base, from benefits to payroll, to something as simple as a few taps on an app. Right now, they’ve worked on tools like time-off requests and clocking in and out, but it seems clear that as it tries to recoup the good will it lost amid a major compliance scandal that effectively halved its valuation Zenefits is trying to methodically make its way back into the small- to medium-sized business mindshare with a simpler product than a complex desktop-based dashboard. Zenefits is also adding reporting and analytics for HR managers so they can construct reports on their businesses’ employee activity. One example use case of such a business intelligence function would be helping HR managers get better snapshots of data simply for presentations to their bosses.