And I’ll leave you with the need for fresh eyes and perspectives in HR Tech. I just saw an HR Tech Awards list, where a couple of 15-year old solutions won the “most innovative” category. If there’s one thing I know about HR Tech: the older (or more mature) the product, the more complex it gets. Yes, companies will add some innovations, but they are more like updates, nothing mind-blowing. The reason is obvious: existing clients can’t handle a constant stream of innovations, because that would mean they have to adjust their internal processes all the time.
Real innovation comes from young companies that are not yet bogged down by existing features, demanding clients, and internal policies and procedures. So I find it awkward when they don’t appear among the “most innovative solutions” nominations.
Time to take a fresh look! I’ll be at Unleash World
in Paris next month to lead the Startup competition. I’m looking forward to seeing new companies that bring exciting solutions to help you support employees even better. Let me know if you’ll be there too!
Have a great day, Anita
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