Analysts are predicting that human capital management software in 2016 will be dominated by some major trends in performance management, recruiting, employee engagement and analytics.
In the coming year, more users will also shift core HCM functions to the cloud, and more will consider a unified suite that will include specialized processes, such as talent management, analysts said.
Social tools will also become more important in HCM, particularly for recruiting. Also, leaders in human resources will need to continue to use social sites, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, to build a presence and improve brands, analysts said.
In separate interviews, Erica Volini, U.S. HR transformation leader at Deloitte Consulting; Paul Hamerman, vice president and a principal analyst at Forrester Research; and Brent Skinner, principal analyst with Nucleus Research, agreed that new types of employee performance management software will be a big trend in 2016.