HR Tech is rapidly transforming how companies empower their workforce in the era of remote environment. This spans from compensation, skills development, recruiting, and employee engagement. HR tech companies are bringing new innovative solutions in this space. For example, compensation has always been challenging for companies to get right, but platforms such as Barley are changing the way companies plan for compensation. Their mission is to bring more transparency and equitable pay for their employees. There are also modern platforms for payroll such as Wagepoint where teams can focus on growing their businesses as supposed to spending countless hours figuring out wages and taxes.
In this coverage, we are beyond thrilled to bring you the list of HR Tech Companies. These HR tech companies are truly changing the game in this space.
HR Tech Companies
3. Triple Play
2. Chocolate Soup
Listespace is an all-in-one platform designed to empower hybrid teams and rebuild company culture. This tech company is incubated at one of Toronto’s top accelerators and works with an impressive list of clients such as Crowdlink.
From left cofounders are Angad Singh and Prabhpahul Singh.
TheLeanSuite is a cloud-based app designed to empower and connect employees, fuelling a culture of performance. It’s simple and intuitive interface allows you to collect and manage ideas and feedback, and recognize and reward employees, in real-time.
Skillscouts is the first online platform that trains recruiters in the concepts and sought-after specialties of IT and the technology market. It is the largest online hub of training, certification and interconnection of professional recruiters. Skillscouts empowers companies and agencies from all over the world to provide solutions to find talented IT and technology professionals.
Josh Schachnow is the CEO and Co-founder at Visto.
Founded by an immigration lawyer, Visto makes sponsoring tech talent easy. The platform is designed for HR teams so they do not end up spending hours on immigration or talent mobility issues. HR teams can get access to immigration data, documents, work permit approvals, government compliance tracking and much more with few clicks. Josh Schachnow recently talked about his experience building Visto on FoundersPress.
Nancy Soni is the CEO and Co-founder at PathMatch.
GenZ recruiting is a different challenge than millennials or any other generation, which is why this tech startup is focusing on this rapidly growing market. PathMatch is an AI-powered early-career talent development and recruiting marketplace that matches GenZ to modern careers, skills, and employers. Their software assigns each student a “hireability” score and helps them proactively build hireability throughout college. From selecting the right major and classes to learning skills not taught in the classroom, to networking and applying to the right internships to build experience, our platform leverages personalization and recommendation algorithms to personalize each student’s journey to landing their first job and beyond. Their video-enabled profiles are searchable via Employer Search Product that allows employers to hire matched and pre-skilled talent all from one easy-to-use platform. Since its inception PathMatch has helped thousands of students land opportunities are some notable tech companies including Amazon, Google, Facebook, and more.
Canada Mentors is a platform that mentors Senior Software Engineers across the globe and connects them with purpose-driven and people-focused tech companies in Canada looking to hire them. Their talent network comprises 15,000+ engineers with hands-on experience in the modern tech stack based in Canada, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Founded by Deep Singh (Ex- Ritual, Ex-Ola – a ride-sharing Unicorn) and Vidhi Gulati (talent Acquisition leader), Canada Mentors works with Canadian companies to overcome the acute shortage of tech talent while helping global talent build successful careers. Growing at 90% in H1 2022, they have helped 45+ Canadian companies hire 200+ Software Engineers in the last 1.5 years.
Lewis C. Lin is the CEO at ManageBetter
ManageBetter is a Setatle-based tech startup that is building a modern software suite for managers. Their product helps managers grow productive teams for creating personalized action plans, set career goals, and provide actionable feedback to employees. The overworked, stresed out, and busy manager is a thing of the past with ManageBetter. Ultimately, the platform makes it easier for managers to get their jobs done easily and quickly. The company has been growing rapidly and has a notable list of clients including Uber, Microsoft, Sanofi, and many more.
Ilya Brotzky is the CEO at VanHack.
VanHack was created when Ilya Brotzky was living in Brazil and learned that many software engineers that he met were interested in moving abroad. VanHack empower companies with top technical talent. It has over 600 companies in Canada, USA and Europe using the platform. Some of their clients include companies such as Thinkific,Vendesta, SkipTheDishes, Enpowered, Rogers, and Bench. VanHack sources, screens and matches the right talent to your job in minutes.
WFHomie is an HR tech startup that recently raised $1.5 million to transform employee engagement in the era of remote work. The round was led by Ryan Holmes, Co-Founder of Hootsuite and Manny Padda. WFHomie platform is a modern employee engagement analytics and culture-building platform for hybrid and distributed teams. It identifies gaps in employee experience, and provides the toolset to automate the execution of virtual team-building experiences, activities and workshops, as well as onboarding, peer-to-peer appreciation, employee gifting and recognition. WFHomie presented at Collision Tech Conference in Toronto and has list of impressive clients including Google, Meta, and more.
Adam Gellert is the Founder and CEO at HiredHippo.
Founded in 2017, HiredHippo is a recruiting platform that connects the dots for both candidates and companies. For candidates, HiredHippo is bringing out the best experience to find the opportunities in areas such as marketing, customer service, business development that matches to candidates’ unique needs and for companies it saves the hassle of spending hours and hours on sourcing. HiredHippo has had a great traction with growing user base of 25,000+ and list of vetted startups.
Leah Carr is the CEO of Tilr.
tilr is building solutions for organizations that want to operate with a skills-first approach. The platform empowers people leaders and HR to measure and manage skills to build more resilient workplaces. This is done through two products which are tilr Talent and tilr Hire. tilr Talent can work for companies small, medium or large. After building a skills profile for each employee based on their career, volunteer and life experiences, tilr creates personalized training programs based on their skills profiles and career aspirations so that leaders can invest in upskilling activities with confidence that it will drive employee retention and business growth. This product also allows leaders to search within their workforce to uncover individuals who have the right skills to match specific needs, provides ample analytics and has a feature that does mentor matching based on skills. The second product is tilr hire. This is an ATS add-on that automatically evaluates and ranks talent profiles based on skills so that recruiters can quickly and reliably source candidates for a role. This contributes to more inclusive hiring practices, ability to compete for talent by better understand transferable skills and time savings for recruiters. The company is on a high-growth trajectory and has recently received a $1.3 million grant from the Ontario Government Skills Development Fund and presented at the Collision Tech Conference in Toronto.
System-3 founders Elan Pratzer and Malka Lewittes.
System-3 gives a competitive advantage in the war for executives and diverse talent. Executive selection is often biased, not scientific, and overly reliant on experience, resulting in lower than acceptable rates of successful hires, up-and-coming stars leaving, and a lack of meaningful and diverse representation in the senior management of businesses. According to Forbes, the accurate executive selection is a coin flip, 50% failure rate, with a cost estimated to be, on average, $500,000. System-3 uses a SaaS simulation-based system that is predictive, providing an accurate and unbiased assessment of Leadership Readiness, and unlocking hidden talent of diverse and ready-to-succeed human capital. Prospect performance is measured against a benchmark of accomplished and diverse executives, levelling the playing field and enabling diversity through the power of unbiased data. The company is in high growth mode with top enterprise clients that include insurance, media and national financial institutions. Their team is growing, be sure to look for future opportunities through System-3 social media channels.
Barley is a compensation management software that helps businesses implement competitive and equitable pay for their employees. Co-founders, Jafar Owainati and Billy Mainguy, were drawn to the complex challenge of helping companies make better pay decisions by a shared passion for solving problems that impact people every single day. They bring deep experience founding and scaling successful Canadian tech companies: Loopio and Reelhouse. Barley is backed by Golden Ventures and prominent Canadian angel investors from Autonomic, The DMZ, Shopify, and more. Barley is on a journey to make compensation more fair, transparent, and equitable for everyone – and is currently hiring!
3. Triple Play
TriplePlay is your employee experience sidekick for creating community and friendships at your company. They run seasons of virtual challenge events where your entire company competes in games like Trivia, Heads Up & People Bingo. You get points week over week, give kudos to colleagues, oh and…win epic prizes. It’s like Jackbox meets Hogwarts House competitions but make it company-friendly. TriplePlay’s has been featured as Toronto’s hottest Tech company and has an impressive clients including BMO, Telus, Deloitte, and more.
2. Chocolate Soup
Appreciation goes a long way when it comes to leading teams. It is about less swags and more team bonding as Dan Silivestru writes recently about Navigating the Great Resignation. Chocolate Soup was born out of a sheer passion for building great company culture to support happy, caring, and respectful teams. They help companies of all sizes discover the power of radical generosity, surprise, and delight by recognizing important employee personal and professional milestones with expertly curated gifts. Chocolate Soup offers subscription-based employee recognition plans and remote-team gift boxes that can be customized for your culture and team. The gift boxes are delightful, bring an element of surprise, and your team members will love them.
Wagepoint is a small-but-mighty fintech company on a mission to simplify payroll – and maybe even dare to make it delightful! Their online software was created just for small businesses, automating the most “ugh” parts of payroll – like calculating wages and reporting on taxes – so that customers can get back to doing, well, literally anything else. Backed by the world’s friendliest team, Wagepoint is always supportive, never stuffy and refreshingly human. Founded in 2012, Wagepoint makes payroll magic happen for more than 20,000 small businesses, accountants and bookkeepers across North America.
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