Infographic: The 36 Technologies Employers Need to Consider

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The six phases of the Employment Lifecycle and their corresponding technologies. Click to view larger version.

The six stages of the employment lifecycle as defined by PEAT are as follows:

  1. Recruiting
  2. Hiring and Onboarding
  3. Work Immersion and Productivity
  4. Career Advancement 
  5. Retention
  6. Post-Employment and Retirement

There are many technologies used by employers and employees to navigate each of these six stages, and each product needs to be accessible to all users. Technologies typically associated with each stage are listed below:

  • Recruiting
    • Social media platforms
    • Recruitment portals and online job banks
    • Corporate websites
    • Online job applications
    • Pre-employment screening tools
    • Digital interview technology
    • Applicant tracking systems
  • Hiring and Onboarding
    • ​​Corporate intranets
    • Onboarding questionnaires and screening tools
    • Job training/orientation modules
    • Videos and multimedia products, including webinar products and video conferencing
    • Online benefits administration forms
  • Work Immersion and Productivity
    • ​​Desktop and laptops
    • Telephones
    • Mobile devices, tablets, and other wireless devices
    • Accounting/financial software
    • Travel booking systems
    • Time entry applications
    • Word processing
    • Client databases
    • Customer relationship management (CRM) software
    • E-mail systems
    • Photocopiers, scanners, printers, and fax machines
    • Content management systems (CMS) and other web authoring tools
    • Instant messaging applications, social media, and online collaborative workspaces
    • Operating systems
    • Videos and multimedia products
    • Security systems
  • Career Advancement
    • Learning Management Systems (LMS)
    • ​Training/professional development modules
    • Performance review technology
  • Retention
    • Technology offerings provided by Employee Assistance Programs, Return-to-Work/Stay-At-Work Programs, and Employee Resource Groups (ERG) (e.g., webinars and videos)
  • Post-Employment and Retirement
    • Online benefits/retirement plan applications, online forms, and statements
    • Past performance records management

To learn more about the six phases of the employment lifecycle, check out our video

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