In 2017, I’ll be starting my 4th year of reviewing HR and TA technology solutions (hat tip to my friend William Tincup for getting me started on this path, and hat tip to the OG of reviewing HR and TA Tech, Steve Boese, okay, Joel Cheeseman will probably say he’s the OG, but you get the point).
I started doing this for my development. The initial plan was to do one, one-hour demo each month. Twelve hours and twelve demos per year to begin to make myself feel a little more tech savvy in the HR space. That quickly turned into doing one per week. In reality, I probably demo about one hundred pieces of new technology each year (most at conferences where I can knock out a ton at once), but I don’t write about many.
My reviews are not meant to be critical reviews. A product I might love, you might think is a piece of crap. That’s because we live in different circumstances. My reviews were meant to educate readers on what’s available out in the market across the HR and TA tech space. From there, you can decide if a demo of that solution is right for you or not.
Most people love this as a self-development idea but hate the fact that they feel if they demo, they’ll be ‘sold’ to by these companies. I don’t have this issue. I tell them upfront, I want a demo, I’m not buying, but I heard some good stuff about you and want to see. Don’t put me in your CRM, or I’ll hate you forever! It works pretty good!
Here are the products and links to the technology solutions I reviewed in 2016:
If you would like to be reviewed for T3 in 2017, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s pretty simple. We set up a demo, I ask questions, I give you some feedback, I write about you (or sometimes I don’t if I think it won’t be helpful to the readers). I think, so far, it’s worked out pretty well for both parties. I’ve gotten great development, and the tech companies get some free publicity!