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Australian HR tech trends revealed: 7th HR Tech Survey

Written by Lee Kennedy

Lee, Navigo's Head of Marketing, is passionate about solving operational and strategic HR issues. She is actively exploring creative ways for organisations to visualise and free their HRIS data.

October 9, 2019

The Australian HR Tech Survey is complete!

The Navigo team is excited to announce that the Australian HR Tech Survey is now available for free download! This online survey was conducted to discover insights relating to Australian HR technology and trends leading into 2020. The respondent profile included professionals working in the HR and IT sectors across Australia. Overall, 135 responses were gained from 126 organisations.

In this edition of the survey, we split the data into 2 segments for areas that demonstrated interesting comparisons. The two groups include Small-Medium-Enterprise (under 500 employees) and large organisations (500 employees and over). This separation of data allows us to see how attitudes and decisions differ based on organisation size, helping to provide more information for the planning, justification and execution of HR tech projects.

Across the Australian HR tech environment, we have seen interesting trends for not only organisations, but for vendors as well. Previous results demonstrated a dramatic increase in the adoption of a ‘Cloud First’ HRIS strategy. This has reinforced the importance for vendors to deliver Cloud solutions locally. It is also clear that vendors have had a focus on improving satisfaction ratings across customer service and solution features in the past 12 months.

The Australian HR Tech Survey has also seen the addition of new sections that may be of interest, including: team collaboration tools and employee feedback. The report contains 50 pages of commentary and statistics about the most common vendors, levels of satisfaction, Cloud adoption, spending and much more.


Australian HR tech key insights

  • Overall, employee feedback and engagement was rated as the most important to HR tech strategy, with process automation in close 2nd
  • In 2019, 55% of organisations adopted a Cloud hosted system (33% in 2018)
  • Large organisations (500+ employees) see data privacy, lack of control for upgrades & customisation limitations as the main issues for Cloud migration
  • 81% of respondents indicated that their current HR reporting is based on limited metrics or they use basic list type reports
HR tech survey

A huge thank you to all respondents who participated in this year’s survey, your involvement has created some wonderful insights. This report will help organisations to research and plan their HRIS strategy and vendors better serve their customers.

Download your free copy to discover more about the current state of the Australian HR tech world. If you have any questions or feedback, our team would love to hear from you.

We hope you enjoy the report!

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