The 24 Best Talent Management Platforms for 2018

The 24 Best Talent Management Platforms for 2018

The marketplace for the best talent management platforms is maturing on a daily basis, getting more and more crowded with excellent software tools for a variety of use cases, verticals, deployment methods and budgets. Traditional talent management providers continue to offer recruiting and onboarding capabilities that have remained staples to the market since widespread adoption of HR software began more than a decade ago. Disruptive newcomers and new customer trends are bringing new technologies to the table, however, so that organizations can take full advantage of data.

There are large providers we refer to as ‘mega-vendors’, like ADP, Oracle, SAP and IBM. There are also the lesser-known innovators with interesting products that play in niche areas, such as HealthcareSource, Workday, Saba Software and SilkRoad. In an attempt to assist you with what can become a daunting task of selecting the right product, these are the top-24 best talent management platforms for 2018.

If you find this helpful, be sure to check out our Talent Management Buyer’s Guide, which features key capabilities to look for before purchasing, steps to take before implementing the talent management solution, a comprehensive overview of the market, and full, one page profiles of the top talent management vendors, including our “Bottom Line” analysis.

ADP

ADP helps you develop your workers so both you and they grow together in the long run. Their talent management offering, ADP Workforce Now, is an integrated HR solution designed for medium sized businesses. The software comes equipped with benefits, payroll, talent management, and time & attendance features. The software is also notable for their very strong security practices. They provide SAS 70 Level II audit reports that show they have a good corporate environment.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


ApplicantStack’s applicant tracking system is the affordable, easy-to-use online applicant tracking and employee onboarding system. The company gives organizations the tools to help develop employment applications, create and post new open positions, share positions through social media, and build screening questionnaires to accompany online applications. Designed for HR professionals and recruiters, The company’s applicant tracking system doesn’t require any software installation and can be accessed anytime, anywhere from any device.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


BirdDogHR offers integrated talent management including recruitment and applicant tracking, onboarding, social collaboration, learning and more. Designed to cover productivity, meet compliance regulations, and centralize business processes, the software works well for organizations within construction, engineering, and the skilled trade fields. BirdDogHR’s employee management software and managed services solutions help companies attract and hire top talent, align employee goals with company goals, and create solid succession plans, all while ensuring full compliance with the latest government regulations.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


Cegid, formerly Technomedia, offers integrated, cloud based SaaS talent management solutions that provide businesses with the tools for communication between employees, managers, and candidates. The software is ideal for businesses within retail and point-of-sale industries. Users are able to access the system through both desktop devices and mobile devices. Manage your workforce from hire to retire, with a modern talent management suite designed to fit your industry best practices.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


Originally founded in 2004 as HRM Direct, ClearCompany started as a pioneer in cloud-based talent management systems. ClearCompany is an award-winning talent management software provider and the only HR software provider that unifies recruiting, onboarding, performance management and goal tracking. Their talent management platform features a talent operating system (Talent OS) which includes the only talent management tools that utilize your company’s mission and vision to find, hire and engage “A Players.”

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


Built from the cloud up with the most innovative technologies, Cornerstone OnDemand is equipped to meet the unique needs of your industry. From multinational enterprises, to mid-market and small businesses, organizations around the globe and in a myriad of industries successfully use Cornerstone OnDemand’s comprehensive talent management solution to maximize their most valuable assets: their people. Cornerstone presents a powerful and fully customizable cloud based Talent Management Suite comprised of an integrated package of modules such as: Recruiting, Learning and Development, Performance Management and an HR Suite.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


Deltek has offered its talent management software since 1999 with its acquisition of HRsmart. This talent management software is available as a modular system which allows companies to choose what functions they need. From finding and acquiring the right talent, to performance management, to learning and career development, to compensation planning and analytics, Deltek’s unified talent solutions help improve the quality of new hires, increase employee engagement & retention, maintain compliance and streamline your onboarding process.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


The Haufe Talent Management Solution allows you and your organization to concentrate on the most important goals. You will enable smooth cooperation between HR, management and employees and sharpen the focus on effective collaboration. What separates Haufe’s Umantis software from other Human Resource vendors is that it offers clients the ability to have it installed directly on their servers for those organizations that would prefer to maintain a strong degree of control with the assurance of greater security.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.

HealthcareSource presents a talent management suite focused entirely on the healthcare industry with a number of features including applicant tracking, onboarding, learning management, performance management, and much more. With a combined approach that focuses on both client needs and data-driven insights, HealthcareSource brings a human element to the science of talent management. At HealthcareSource, they recognize that the key to providing quality patient service is to find the ideal candidate for the job.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


IBM’s Kenexa helps business acquire, train, and develop their staff through its numerous human resources offerings. With Kenexa’s Talent Acquisition Suite, users are able to gain access to an applicant tracking system that provides the ability to hire candidates from any location and attract candidates through social media to get the most qualified candidates for the position, all while maintaining data privacy standards. What makes IBM stand apart from its competitors is it’s integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology with: IBM Watson Candidate Assistant —
an AI-powered talent management solution that engages candidates in personalized career discussions, beyond their qualifications, and recommends positions that fit them best.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


HR Software from Lumesse infuses Talent Management by providing employees with the tools, needed to drive their learning and development. The company’s talent management offering is a leading cloud-based talent management solution used by over 2,000 businesses across the world. It provides a fully integrated, customizable talent management solution which includes Core HR, recruiting, onboarding, learning, performance management, compensation management and more. The Lumesse talent management platform assists businesses in developing a successful talent management strategy that meets their unique business needs and technology across the whole enterprise.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


Meta4 is a privately held corporation that offers on premise-and SaaS solutions for HCM and payroll. While the software has traditionally focused on human resources, they’ve made broad steps in the talent management arena adding a number of features including recruitment, compensation, and performance management. Meta4 cloud solutions offer HR professionals state-of-the-art technology with the best possible user experience for managing the complete employee cycle. This all-in-one solution exploit cloud benefits to overcome all the challenges of human capital management, while increasing business productivity and efficiencies.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


NetDimensions is a global provider of learning, knowledge and performance management solutions for Highly Regulated Industries. The company provides companies, government agencies and other organizations with a talent management suite to personalize learning, share knowledge, enhance performance, and manage compliance programs for employees, customers, partners, and suppliers. NetDimensions talent management suite is divided into four services; Learning, Exams, Analytics, and Performance and offers a paired mobile application: Talent Slate.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


Oracle
Oracle’s offering, Oracle Talent Management Cloud, is a system that provides recruiting, talent management, and learning management software for businesses that are looking to source and hire talent with maximum employee performance. Their software is designed for organizations large, small and mid-sized across a variety of industries. Manage the entire talent lifecycle from sourcing candidates, managing goals and performance, performing talent reviews, and developing careers and successions, and provide continuous learning to keep your talent engaged with Oracle Talent Management Cloud.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


PeopleAdmin is the leader in cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government. The PeopleAdmin talent management offering, SelectSuite, provides users  with the tools required to maximize operational effectiveness and minimize risk. Organizations can simplify and automate their hiring process and monitor employee performance, while also building and retaining compliant audits.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


PeopleFluent

PeopleFluent presents a cloud-based talent management suite, the Talent Productivity Platform, that’s complemented by applications for vendor management, workforce planning and diversity, and analytics. PeopleFluent’s Talent Productivity Platform unifies all your talent acquisition and talent management processes into a single, collaborative workspace that reflects your unique talent strategies, culture, and employer brand. With PeopleFluent, HR can communicate talent process and priorities to managers so they can make better talent decisions that reach and engage all employees.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


Saba

SABA Software provides organizations with a cloud-based talent management suite built to increase productivity, improve business results, and increase employee engagement. While providing applications for traditional talent management functions, such as learning, performance, workforce planning, and recruiting, SABA also builds on these with social and mobile capabilities that optimize the traditional talent management process. SABA’s talent management system is designed to create high performance cultures, deliver the experiences your people will love, and provide the insight you need as a talent leader to elevate your impact on business success.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


SAP’s SuccessFactors offering presents users with an integrated cloud-based HCM suite with a number of features designed to help organizations manage their workforce such as Core HR, payroll, time management, performance, compensation management, and more. Because of its cloud-based nature, the software is completely mobile allowing users to access their account at their own convenience to view project updates and recruiting data. SuccessFactors can help you streamline global HR processes, win at the recruitment and retention game, train and re-skill your workforce, take advantage of technologies such as AI and much more.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


Report: SilkRoad Releases State of Talent 2017

SilkRoad’s talent activation solutions help customers create the personalized experiences to activate and engage people along their individual journeys. SilkRoad’s talent management software, Talent Activation, is a full comprehensive cloud-based solution suite that contains a number of HR relevant solutions. Users can choose the entire suite or specific models to match their company’s needs. SilkRoad is also integrated within Microsoft’s Active Directory which allows users with a single sign on so that employees are able to transition between each of the SilkRoad modules.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


SumTotal

SumTotal Systems, LLC, a Skillsoft Company, is the world’s only Learning, Talent, and Workforce Management integrated system. SumTotal’s award-winning suite enables organizations to discover, develop and unleash the hidden potential within their workforce and entire business ecosystem. SumTotal goes beyond traditional talent management and HCM applications, offering contextual and pervasive HR solutions that help improve employee performance in real-time.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


TalentSoft

TalentSoft offers a cloud-based talent management suite with a number of in-house options. The company offers nine management products to meet all of a large, international business’ needs while also presenting small-mid-sized businesses with a separate package. My Talentsoft offers one platform for all your HR solutions, allowing you to access all your talent management processes, from competencies assessment to salary review and training, and leverage integrated third-party applications to enrich your working experience. Embed your daily tools through our IPaaS platform to enrich your practices, all in one place.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


Ultimate Software’s offering, UltiPro, presents an end-to-end solution that includes payroll, human resources, and a talent management system that is delivered as Software-as-a-Service. Ultimate Software’s UltiPro HCM software suite provides businesses under 1,000 employees with full visibility of the entire employee lifecycle from recruiting to retirement solutions. Solution features include HR, Payroll, Benefits Administration, Open Enrollment and Life Events, Time, Attendance, and Scheduling, Payroll Administration, and Tax Management. There is also talent management functionality, which includes Recruiting, Onboarding, Career Development, Performance Management and Succession Management.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


Workday presents a full HR suite that covers everything from administration, talent management, recruitment, and time tracking. This vendor is renowned for their commitment to customer service. Workday is also a highly flexible solution, that allows you the ability to take the data stored within Workday with you, if you ever decide to leave it behind. Gain insight into your talent landscape, align top talent with key business objectives, and develop tomorrow’s leaders. With HR talent management software from Workday, you can invest wisely in your people and their future, and be prepared for whatever comes next.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


Looking for more? Download our talent management buyers guide and check out the top-24 products available in the market with full page vendor profiles, key capabilities and questions to ask yourself and the vendor before purchasing a talent management solution. For those just starting the talent management software search process, this is truly the best resource to help get you going.

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Elizabeth Quirk

Liz is a leading enterprise technology writer covering Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Process Management (BPM) and Talent Management Suites (TMS) at Solutions Review. She writes to bridge the gap between consumer and technical expert to help readers understand what they're looking for. Liz attended Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Communications. You can reach her at equirk@solutionsreview.com
Elizabeth Quirk

About Elizabeth Quirk

Liz is a leading enterprise technology writer covering Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Process Management (BPM) and Talent Management Suites (TMS) at Solutions Review. She writes to bridge the gap between consumer and technical expert to help readers understand what they're looking for. Liz attended Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Communications. You can reach her at equirk@solutionsreview.com

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