HRTech Stack recommendations for Start-ups

Every employer aspires to keep their employees engaged and empower them by providing the best-in-class work environment.

by Adrian Tan, Co-Founder & Director, The Resource Group Pte Ltd

Every employer aspires to keep their employees engaged and empower them by providing the best-in-class work environment.

That’s why HR teams (and more specifically in start-ups) should focus on developing and managing talents by automating HR processes.

Let’s take a look at what they can change to minimise employee turnover and improve employee engagement.

1. Set Up Efficient Communication Channels

Most start-ups work with millennials who look forward to a workplace where they are involved in the decision-making process.

In fact, they appreciate when the management team seeks their opinion. To facilitate communication within the company, use channels like Mattermost (free) or Slack.

To guarantee efficient communication, consider cloud-based software such as BeekeeperBitrix24 or Zoho Cliq. These platforms are affordable and let you keep all HR-related data in one place securely.

The platforms can be used by employees to send requests, feedback, monitor working hours, apply for leave, and view pay slips.

Most younger employees are tech-savvy and prefer looking up information online!

2. Smart Recruitment

Leverage digital tools to match open positions with potential employees to strengthen the selection process.

We know recruiting is a time-consuming process.

A small-sized business needs to count on new technology to save on time and effort.

To find perfect candidates that match the job description, try StaffonDemandBlonk or Wanted.

3. Payroll Tracking System

Salary is the reason people work in the first place.

Technology can be used not just to to monitor and calculate salary, but also to adjust employee tasks, social security payments, and bonuses.

SaaS platforms like TalenoxGPayroll or Payboy will help you with these tasks that allow for payments via online platforms and mobile devices.

4. Measure Employees’ Performance

Use of big data has impacted many aspects of business including tracking and measuring employee performance.

Systems process employees’ performance and current achievements to help you come up with a personalised training plan for everyone in your company.

Vendors such as Pulsifi and X0Pa are leading this space to help companies maximise their existing human potentials.

5. Feedback Systems

By using a feedback system where employees fill out surveys, you will be able to gather important data needed for improving the company culture.

This facilitates strong employer branding, which eventually helps attract top talent into the organisation.

Deployment is easy with solutions from EngageRocketCusjo or Hoorah.

6. Team Management Tools

One of the perks of using HRTech is to make business operations easier.

Most of the tools have many built-in features like real-time messaging, search, task management, and deadline alerts.

It helps HR teams keep an eye on the work progress and current achievements.

The most popular team management tools used by numerous start-ups include Asana, Trello, BetterWorks, and Slack.

When your business is in the start-up stage, it’s important to pay attention to every aspect of business, more specifically, to ensure high people satisfaction and high levels of engagement.

About the Author:

Adrian Tan is the co-founder of The Resource Group, a boutique HR consulting agency that specialises in HR and grant consultancy for SMEs. He is the recipient of the SHRI HR Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013 and writes regularly about HR on

As a Chief Marketing Strategist at Marketing Sumo, he provides Fractional marketing and content creation services for growth-stage, founders-led HR tech vendors. With over ten years of experience in starting and scaling businesses in recruitment, career coaching, consultancy, and technology, he has a proven track record of delivering results and value for my clients and partners.

Adrian is also a Content Strategist at Rolling Arrays, where he helps ideate, strategise, and create engaging and effective written and video content to appeal to their target enterprise audience.

His passion is to share his knowledge and insights on strategic marketing, personal branding, and HR tech through various platforms, such as LinkedIn, podcasts, webinars, and books.

Adrian Tan is currently co-hosting Work It by CNA and writing a book on self-employment.

His mission is to help more companies and individuals achieve greater success with the power of strategic marketing.

About hrtech:

Founded in 2018, we are a Singapore-based HRTech Analyst firm dedicated to facilitating Workplace and Workforce Transformations that drive impactful Business and HR outcomes. Our ultimate vision is to empower HR professionals to transform their organizations by seamlessly integrating technology and human-centric approaches.

From our very beginning, we have been committed to building a TECH-DRIVEN and DATA-CENTRIC HR ECOSYSTEM that empowers organizations to achieve successful Workplace and Talent Transformations, while enabling HR teams to evolve into Strategic Business Partners.

At hrtech, we recognize the paramount importance of adapting to the ever-changing demands of the modern workplace. Our unique value proposition lies in automating and digitizing HR processes to initiate a transformative mindset shift. By embracing our ecosystem, organizations can leverage the power of technology to streamline operations, enhance Business and HR productivity and efficiency, elevate employee experiences, and unlock their full potential.

Our comprehensive ecosystem serves as a catalyst for the digital transformation of HR functions, enabling you to optimize efficiency, foster innovation, and cultivate a thriving workforce amidst constant change. To facilitate this transformation and drive organizational success, we operate through our four distinct verticals of Academy, Advisory & Consulting, Marketplace Solutions and Talent OnDemand.

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