The Best Talent Management Software Solutions in 2017

Recruiting teams and human resource managers have had their work cut out for them in recent years. This has mainly been due to the heavy influx of prospects in the organizations of the world, and partly due to the diversity of talent that had to be observed and shortlisted.

To some extent, they were aided in this effort by talent management software solutions which not only streamlined their work to a great degree, but also helped them select the candidates that best fit the requirements of the company.

5 Best Talent Management Software of 2017

To that end, following are the best talent management software solutions for 2017.

Bamboo HR

This is an online talent management solution for human resource managers in the small to medium sized industry realm. It is a complete solution, which allows for applicant tracking, contains a variety of tools, and is completely cloud-based, which makes it all the more efficient. It even offers a mobile solution in the form of an app. This allows HR professionals to move away from the data management side, in order to be more efficient and more effective.


This software has a very intuitive and flexible interface which allows for efficient tracking of candidates, as well as superior management options. It is one of the very few talent management software solutions to offer visual pipelines which provide real time status updates for every position as well as detailed profiles of candidates. HR professionals can create a structured and detailed interview procedure while at the same time generating actionable feedback through customized scorecards.

Oracle – Taleo Cloud Services

This is one of the fastest and most affordable talent management software solutions in the market. It assists in improving the quality of the workforce while also building a competent leadership pipeline. The guided implementations methods allow for a competitive edge in the long run, while maintaining the affordability as well as reliability of the Oracle platform.

Zoho Recruit

This is more of a one-stop software solution for HR professionals, in the way that it provides all the relevant tools and options in one place, without generating the need for additional plug-ins. The integrations, customizable features and the variety of tools it offers, combined with the communication channels it contains, enable HR managers to become more seamless in their operations.

COMPASS for Staffing

This is a SaaS based software solution, which offers effective and comprehensive functionality, in order to optimize the recruiting and staffing procedure. Since it is SaaS based, HR professionals have the cloud advantage, moving into 2018, when most of the software solutions are bound to be cloud-centric.

While talent management is quite progressive and advanced as a practice today, the human element still remains, and has to remain, if an organization is to be successful. Therefore, aside from the software which provides a valuable recruiting aid, the HR professional themselves need to be more competent, so that they can take maximum advantage of the tools and services which assist in effective and advantageous recruitment.

April Salsbury, MBA is a strategist, an analyst, an operational guru, a recognized leader and C-suite global healthcare executive with drive and focus for competitive markets. Co-host of The Business Forum Show and regular contributor to various business journals, she possess multi-functional and multi-national competencies with more than 15 years experience in business and healthcare. Her expertise is in invigorating revenue growth and infusing value of lean practices in growing companies through improvements to cash flow and operations management.

Fueling revenue, growth and profit, Salsbury & Co. is a consultancy firm focused on helping businesses and healthcare organizations achieve excellency. Our specialists have executive experience combined with deep functional expertise to provide our clients with services that drive real impact and results.

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