Deloitte Report Identifies Disruptive Reinvention of HR Software Market as Investors Accelerate Financing


As businesses change the way they organize and manage people, Deloitte’s Bersin finds new array of HR technologies needed to focus on teams, productivity and artificial intelligence

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2017 – A proliferation of digital technologies, a younger and multigenerational workforce, continuous performance management and team-centric  organizational design have fundamentally changed how work gets done at organizations, demanding a new set of HR software tools and platform features.

According to a new report by Deloitte’s Bersin, “HR Technology Disruptions: The HR Tech Market Reinvents Itself,” more than 75 percent of organizations are well on their way to reinventing the performance management process in their organizations. In addition, many organizations are increasingly restructuring themselves into networks of teams, a concept Deloitte’s Bersin research has dubbed “the Organization of the Future,” and 88 percent of companies indicate the transition to this structure is a top priority.

“The HR technologies market is an incredibly hot area for investors, as software companies develop products to address the changing needs of organizations,” said Josh Bersin, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and founder and editor in chief of Bersin, Deloitte’s digital destination for the human resources professional. “As companies adopt a digital mindset, leaders recognize they need to implement a new array of tools to improve productivity, alignment, goal transparency, feedback methods, well-being and team networks.”

Many HR software companies are responding to the changing market dynamic of evolving organizational structures by developing technologies to support these changes. In fact, venture capitalists have put $5.5 billion into HR and workforce management technology providers since 2014, Bersin found.

Deloitte’s Bersin has identified 10 trends driving fundamental change in the workplace today, including:

Recruiting is in the midst of a complete revolution

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 20 percent of all workers change jobs every year, so employers are constantly advertising, sourcing, recruiting, interviewing, assessing and bringing on new people. Artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies are playing a larger role in this process.

Continuous performance management is here

The annual performance review is a thing of the past, and most workplaces are using new technologies to enable dialogues on job satisfaction and job performance. This is among the most pervasive transformations in HR over the past decade.

The reinvention of corporate learning has arrived

Corporate learning has been reinvented by a range of new technologies, including video learning, gamified onboarding, video sharing and new forms of career planning, training and certification.

The people analytics marketplace has grown up at last

An increasing number of companies are using data from workers to predict future business performance. There is a growing emphasis on relationship analytics as companies are increasingly team based.

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