Talent Management software comes to the iPad: PeopleClickAuthoria (which just changed its name to PeopleFluent®) today released a preview of an iPad solution currently called Mobile Talent Management.
PeopleFluent (it will take a little while to get used to this name) is one of the largest providers of talent management software, with revenues close to $90 Million and a full range of solutions spanning talent acquisition, contingent workforce management, vendor management, compensation, performance and succession management, and one of the industry's most advanced and compelling solution for talent analytics.
The company is well known by its PeopleClick and Authoria roots, companies which were pioneers in high volume recruitment and performance management. Authoria is actually one of the first companies that demonstrated a true integrated talent management suite, and still has one of the most easy-to-use systems on the market.
The Role of Mobile Systems in Talent Management
Today's workforce uses mobile systems (phones and ipads) more frequently than we use personal computers. With more than 6 billion mobile devices in the world, there isn't a company that doesn't have employees, retail workers, nurses, managers, supervisors, recruiters, engineers, and executives on mobile devices. Some of the biggest applications for mobile talent management today are:
PeopleFluent, a privately held company with a strong technology team, today is previewing one of the first complete end-to-end iPad applications for talent management. (Call it TalentPad for now, since they dont have a name yet.)
And this is a very exciting application. As one of our technical experts put it, "by creating their mobile application specifically for the ipad, rather than attempting to mobile enable an existing web UI, PeopleFluent has created a solution that will captivate users and is intuitively easy to learn."
The system has four modules today:
Let me briefly preview just a few of the modules we have seen.
Fig 1: Explorer
Fig 2: Explorer
Fig 3: View Employees by Location, Demographics, etc.
Fig 4: View Employees by Flight Risk and other Engagement and Compensation Dimensions
Fig 5: Compensation Analysis
Fig 6: Manager Analysis - View Employees
Fig 7: Manager Employee View
These new modules demonstrate PeopleFluent's thought leadership in the area of user experience. Authoria has always had one of the most attractive systems on the market (the company won several awards for its user experience) and this moves the bar higher. While these modules are not yet available, they clearly show a vision for mobile access which many buyers will like.
The big markets for mobile talent management today continue to be recruiting (recruiters on the road), retail and hospitality (supervisor and workforce management), executives (working at home and offsite to view analytic information), and general use by everyone who has a mobile device. As more and more professionals use iPads and other devices to browse websites and read news, it will become more natural for HR applications to be available. (I have found the iPad a very exciting new device, and it actually does encourage people to use their computers more than laptops.)
This announcement also demonstrates PeopleFluent's strong technology heritage. The company has now effectively integrated products from the Authoria and PeopleClick brand, and now offers one of the most compelling talent management systems on the market (with the exception of the company's lack of a learning management offering). Mercer chose PeopleFluent's system as its OEM business partner and is now actively selling the solution around the world, under the brand Mercer Human Capital Connect.
A new world of talent management has begun...
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Josh Bersin writes on the ever-changing landscape of business-driven learning, HR and talent management.
His favorite topics include strategic talent management, creating high-impact learning organizations,
and how organizations drive business change and competitive advantage through talent strategy and technology.
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