Now for the good bit of #HRTechEurope. The new tech competition.
First up is  Gooodjob. Built to leverage social media and customer referrals. The value proposition is to provide social sharing technology. They are looking to address the problem of getting employees engaged. Points are rewarded to employees for how far their referral gets in the process, and points mean prizes. Jobs are imported and published to the employees social networks with a unique URL to employ. There is a mobile app to go with it. This doesn’t look like a referral product to me, more of a job poster because it shares to networks without matching. This is job sharing. The panel asks about quality, the answer is that the referrer is asked to rank the quality. I score them 3.
Next up is Hunite. Hunite want to make information available to all employees in one place from the many different HR systems. This is a very neat app. More like middleware. This system is built to share info on any device in the way the user wants it. Brilliant if it works, and I have no reason to think it won’t. Data is distributed by giving API access to the other system providers. This is mostly aimed at hospitals. I think it is brilliant mobile middleware for information. I score this a 9.
My friends from from Intunex. I’ve blogged about them before after #truHelsinki. I love the concept of skills swarms for sharing expertise and advice. This scores an 8 on my scale.

Sciomino was the next contender up in the firing line. This is about gathering all the knowledge and information in a company and put it in one place, extracting data from one source. It brings an end to the intranet, lists and directories. The product evolved commercially from something they built for themselves. I score this 8.

Smallimprovements are next up. A SAS solution for performance management. it is built on on-going feedback. It looks a bit like Rypple, but that is not a bad thing. There are some very neat comparison tools. It’s free for 10 users. I like this a lot and score it 9.5  feedback is continuous and can be given on a 360 basis, and the founder is enigmatic.

Last up is TalentBin. We know the product well. Talentbin sources where other tech doesn’t. Places like Stackoverflow, Twitter, Meetups, Github etc and create a unified profile from the implicit profesional activities on the web. It is an extension of what The Social CV tried to do, only on steroids. They describe it as Google for people. I see where they are coming from. I score this a 9.

Well done to all the presenters. Great job and cool tech. the winner on the day TalentBin, who drew on my scoring with SmallImprovements.

Bill