The digital landscape for HR management tools is constantly evolving.
As new, more powerful technology becomes widely available and new ways of working become more embedded in our workplaces, the tools that we use to complete our work and manage our processes are changing faster than ever before.
2023 looks set to be offering a range of exciting HR management tools that can help you grasp all of the challenges, and the opportunities, that a new year presents.
Here are our 11 of the best HR management tools for 2023.
What to consider when choosing a HR Management tool
When you’re choosing a HR management tool there are a few key points to consider to make sure that you’re buying the right tool for your needs. All of the tools we’ve selected, we’ve picked with these factors in mind.
Most human resources management tools are included as part of a wider system with other tools. It’s rare to find just one tool available, unless it’s particularly specialised. Usually they are bundled into packages with other tools. This can mean that they have a potentially hefty price, because you’re getting access to a range of other tools at the same time. Some more wiley companies have started offering tailored costs, basically allowing you to ‘pick ‘n mix’ HR tools to create a system that more accurately reflects the needs of your organisation.
There are an awful lot of HR tools out there and not all of them are as useful as they make out. Some, despite the flashy graphics, can be surprisingly unintuitive, clunky and hard-to-use. As a result, it’s best to make sure that the system you’re interested in using has the level of flexibility that you’re looking for.
3. Try before you buy
Any HR management tool worth considering will allow you to trial it before you commit to signing up for it. If a company won’t let you trial a product, or won’t even demo it in front of you, run a mile. Requests for free trials are expected by HR management tool providers and are pretty standard in the industry.