Leading the Way

The editors of Human Resource Executive® announce their choices for the top 10 HR products of 2014.

Dare we say the Great Recovery is fully here?

It certainly appears that way, considering the healthy number of recruiting products we received in this year's Top HR Products contest. As you'll see in the following write-ups of our 10 winners for 2014, many are recruiting-focused or at least recruiting-related, which suggests companies are once again looking to hire and vendors are entering the marketplace in full force to help them.

Several winners reflect other key trends/needs in the employer community as well, such as the need to make sense of and properly navigate the Affordable Care Act, and the importance of utilizing the latest capabilities and applications to enhance social communication and learning as a means of keeping employees engaged, retained and productive. (To be considered, products had to be released between July 2013 and June 2014.)

As in years past, we relied on a combination of staff selections and input from outside experts and analysts to narrow the list from hundreds of entries to the 10 winners described below.

The products you'll find in the next few pages are the best of the solutions we received, capable -- in our estimation -- to not only deliver on their promises, but make the job of human resource professionals a bit easier.

As always, we encourage you to perform your own due diligence before making any product investments.

Appcast.io

Appcast.io, Lebanon, N.H.

QUEsocial

QUEsocial, Chicago

Halogen 1:1 Exchange

Halogen Software, Ottawa, Canada

Entelo Diversity

Entelo, San Francisco

HireVue Insights

HireVue Inc., South Jordan, Utah

IBM Social Learning

IBM, Armonk, N.Y.

Health E(fx)

HealthCare Impact Associates, Minneapolis

RecruitiFi

RecruitiFi Inc., New York

Match-Click

Match-Click, New York

Skillrater.com

Best Practice Institute, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Sep 30, 2014
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