Adrian is the Practice Leader – Future of Work Tech at PeopleStrong, an India-based Enterprise HR SaaS platform and is the Council member with Singapore Human Resources Institute. He is tasked to drive thought leadership and be the voice of leading topics and mega trends in the technology that supports the Future of Work. He started his HR career in 2004 with the co-founding of his first business in recruitment. It went on to collect two HR Vendors of the Year award and led him to receiving SHRI HR Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013. He also pioneered YouTube videos to market the company (2 million views) and a marketing award at Global Recruiters event. Adrian exited the business in 2014 and went on to start (and exited) other business in career coaching and HR consultancy. He co-written a career guidebook – ‘Everything You Wish to Ask a Headhunter’. Currently he writes extensively about HR Tech on his blog (adriantan.com.sg) and created the Singapore HR Tech Market Map since 2017. While he isn’t penning on his blog or ChannelNewsAsia, he enjoys spending quality time with his four kids and two frogs. He can be contacted at email@example.com
The history of the Human Resource Information System dates to the 1950s, starting with the payroll system and evolving into the version 1.0 of HRIS in 1960s. Over the next few decades, HRIS has evolved from being just HR software and extended into the hands of the employees. It also went from something you can access on a computer to an app on your smartphone.
With the ubiquitous and easy to use day-to-day experience on websites and apps like Facebook, Amazon, Google outside work, employees today have started expecting similar or better experience in their work life too. While its easy to filter products on e-commerce websites, same cannot be said about accessing employee data using traditional technologies.