A first? 15 HR Tech innovations pitch their solution to optimise the Employee Experience.

From Applicant to Employee, how people experience this journey is important, preferably digital. Thomas More and HR Tech Valley, as a result of their Digital HR Skills collaboration, are joining forces to create a possible first for Belgium:

A Pitch Night with no less than fifteen digital HR solutions, each optimizing the Employee Experience in their own way.

Companies and recruiters will always look for new talent to hire or contract. In this era of the ageing workforce, talent shortage and re-skilling challenge, one thing is for certain:

Today, 50% of that potential talent are Digital Natives, born or raised in the age of smartphones, mobile and The Internet of Things. This number will only increase in coming years.


Companies and recruitment agencies can’t afford to ignore the digital solutions that appeal to applicants. These solutions optimise the digital user experience and/or automate certain processes to the benefit the Candidate Experience.

For example, these solutions could

  • optimise vacancies with employee input

  • provide a faster/in depth match

  • facilitate, capture and analyse video interviews

An agreeable customer journey contributes to a good reputation which in returns helps to attract new talent. 

So, the competition between companies is not just about customers anymore, today it also is about talent and thus to create the best (digital) workplace culture as part of the Employer Brand.


Putting your Employer Brand into practice prevents later disappointments. This has a direct impact on the retention of talent. There are not only digital solutions for applicants, but also plenty of applications that improve the experience for employees.

For example, these solutions could

  • increase Engagement and Productivity

  • streamline and optimise Teamwork

  • enable personal Self Service

Learning and development

To compensate the talent shortage by up- or re-skilling employees, the HR Tech industry offers innovative solutions. 

The newest solutions even offer a more personalised and/or "anywhere anytime” approach.

For example, these solutions could

  • facilitate mobile learning

  • insert gamification

  • attribute rewards 


Last but not least, there is a huge advantage of People or Talent Analytics. Any and all data that is digitally captured or measured can also be analysed to learn, understand and optimise the process.

Good analyses and long-term measurements will ultimately lead to a degree of predictability. This in return allows organisations to make evidence-based decisions faster.

Many solutions already offer their own dashboard. Other suppliers allow businesses to build, measure and analyse certain data sets themselves.

In the long term, a company could even link different processes and/or parameters to carry out possible optimisations or to assess the impact of certain changes, in advance.