Yesterday, Hibob, TeamTailor and Peakon joined forces to host yet another sell-out HR meet up in Stockholm’s tech hub, Katarina Sofia. 
Our expert panel were unanimous in their key takeaways when it comes to HR tech:

  1. Identify the unique HR needs of your specific organisation before choosing a system – not the other way round.
  2. Embracing integrations is essential for creating the perfect HR tech stack.

The discussion panel was moderated by renowned industry influencer Johannes Sundlo (ex-Spotify/Co-Founder of HR Sverige/People Partner at The Talent Company) and  included a great selection of expert People and Talent leads, behind some of Stockholm’s hottest brands:

  • Ranjith Engu (Talent Acquisition Manager, VOI Technology)
  • Bashar Jirges (HR Digitization Specialist, Daniel Wellington)
  • Rebecka Hogevall (People Partner, Peltarion AI)
  • Hedvig Öster (Talent Manager at EQT)

If you’re reading this and kicking yourself for missing such a great meet-up – fear not! Here’s our round-up of all the tips, secrets and amazing advice shared by our panel:

Before implementing HR Tech, identify the needs of the whole organisation

There’s a lot of HR tools out there to choose from, so picking one that’s right for your business is key.

Start by identifying what category your business falls into and what needs are associated with that: for instance, hyper growth start-ups probably need to prioritise recruitment and onboarding, whereas multi-site organisations may consider centralising communication.

When launching your new tool, keep your internal stakeholders close

Buying the right system is only part of the battle. Getting people to use it and see the value in it is the next challenge! 

Before implementing a new tool, make an effort to schedule 1:1s and listen to each stakeholder’s pain points. This can really help with engagement.  

Then, translate the pain points they give you into a list of requirements for your HR platform. Communicate exactly how it will make their lives easier, and how it will affect the bottom line of the business. To get more buy-in, you could also consider identifying these people as internal champions who can create a bit of a hype in the office before launching.

As your business needs evolve and your tech requirements develop – think about how you can use integrations to create a master HRIS tech stack

One of the key messages from the panel was that one-size-fits-all legacy systems no longer work for agile companies. It’s the age of best of breed integrations. 

Creating an HR hub prevents data getting lost in multiple systems, and ensures everything can be updated all at once. While still allowing you to benefit from technology that’s tailored exactly to your company’s culture and needs.

With every shiny new tool comes the need to utilise data and make it count!

Most modern tools come with analytics. And it’s no surprise, because collecting the right data points helps your company remain competitive, stay proactive and make more accurate decisions. 

The panel advised looking for tools that visualise data in a simple and understandable way – so you can use the numbers to tell the story that explains what’s happening in your business.

We’re living in a new working world defined by remote workforces, gamification, AI, social media and hyper growth. So adopting tech with these trends in mind, will ensure your business stays innovative, relevant and competitive.

Here’s to our incredible speakers for sharing their expertise, the Stockholm HR community for welcoming us so warmly, and the entire TeamTailor, Peakon and Hibob family for collaborating together on such a successful event.

As a bunch of self-proclaimed HR Tech geeks, this one was pretty close to our hearts!


from Verity Raphael

Verity Raphael is a Senior Marketing Executive based in the London office. Since graduating with a Masters in English, she has progressed from sales to marketing at Hibob: helping the European People and Talent community feel more valued and connected to their company and colleagues. Outside of work, her passions include modernist literature, underground music, Scandinavian design, positive people and art galleries.