Michael Shearer, vice president of marketing at SelectHub, knows a lot about how companies are using HR technology.
"Companies have a complicated decision to make," Shearer wrote in a September 2016 piece about enterprise software needs. "For smaller companies, a streamlined employee scheduling tool may be all that is needed while large organizations may need a full HRM software suite that includes workforce/talent/learning management functionality."
With 16 years of experience in the field, Shearer has also written for platforms like SearchEngineLand and Salesforce Blog.
In an interview with HRDailyWire on Jan. 3, Shearer talked more about how his company empowers executives and others to make big decisions about how to source human resources solutions, and how to plug them into a greater enterprise architecture.
One of the challenges, Shearer said, is the wide spectrum of choices available for the various ways that HR departments rely on modern technologies. To that end, he said, Selecthub specializes in helping clients to navigate a tricky market and figure out what they need for recruiting, scheduling and more.
"We've broken down all of the human resources technology into categories," Shearer said, explaining how the company approaches its consultative role. "When we start talking to people, we understand what they are looking for."
In addition, Shearer cited an article where he lays out some of the challenges that HR managers face, and how to rise to meet them.
"The world of human resource management is under siege," Shearer writes by way of an introduction. "Human resources technology has been changing the way HR personnel manage all that they do for years, and there is no sign of slowing ... recruiting, scheduling, employee training and the many other HR functions are being transformed by a sea of innovative software platforms and vendors."
SelectHub, Shearer explains, is dedicated to helping clients to navigate this difficult world, helping to select tools for all of those new tasks that we rely on software to help handle, such as talent management, workforce management, and learning management for on-boarding.
With new artificial intelligence functionality, HR tech is changing the ways that companies do business. Knowing how to use these tech tools is going to be a significant part of mastering nearly any industry in the future.