And the HR and recruitment world is buzzing with new ideas at the moment. So many technologies promising to revolutionize the way we attract and manage talent. Clouds, SAAS, big data, analytics, automatic, learning, semantic, gamification, modular, social, interactive, teamware, self-service etc etc – and when you hear about these technologies from the founders their enthusiasm can leave you breathless. You hear yourself agreeing that this is the app that the world has been looking for and that this could save 100s of man-hours and euros within 6 months. Their enthusiasm is infectious.
But once that glow has gone it seems that many of the ground-breaking ideas turn to dust Only the very strong remain. Those that remain usually have some key things in common:
- A simple to understand idea and an obvious benefit
- Simple to use interface – as users we don’t want to learn new languages or new processes to benefit from the technology. We want to plug and play
- A dash of genius – that “wow” moment