Top HR startups to watch in 2024

HR technology is booming and as we look to the year ahead we’re certain the introduction of new technology will continue to shake up the sector. From helping streamline arduous processes to making employees feel supported, HR tech is helping everyone save time and work smarter - all while increasing employee retention and supercharging employee satisfaction. We’ve rounded up ten startups we believe are at the forefront of this revolution.

The Top Three

Omnipresent

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to hire and manage employees compliantly in 160 countries. The platform takes care of all the complex administration associated with payroll, benefits, compliance and taxes, so employers can focus on growing their business.
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Spotted Zebra

Spotted Zebra helps businesses close the skill-gaps affecting their growth. The unique workforce management platform allows businesses to assess the skills of their entire workforce, identify critical skill gaps, and take corrective action in their hiring, development, and internal mobility efforts to close these gaps.
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Vault Platform

Vault Platform is the next generation of misconduct reporting for employees. Spearheading “TrustTech”, the app empowers employees to feel confident to report misconduct and ensures employers take meaningful actions to reach a resolution.
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Omnipresent

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to hire and manage employees compliantly in 160 countries. The platform takes care of all the complex administration associated with payroll, benefits, compliance and taxes, so employers can focus on growing their business.
Why we’re excited:
As a hybrid company we understand how stressful it can be to hire incredible people in different countries so we love how easy Omnipresent makes it. By helping companies deal with everything from local labour laws to payroll taxes and employee benefits, Omnipresent advice and support is key to helping companies go global.
Founded by:
Founded date:
2019
Funding:
Series B US$ 137.8M
# Employees:
101-250
Location:
London, U.K
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Spotted Zebra

Spotted Zebra helps businesses close the skill-gaps affecting their growth. The unique workforce management platform allows businesses to assess the skills of their entire workforce, identify critical skill gaps, and take corrective action in their hiring, development, and internal mobility efforts to close these gaps.
Why we’re excited:
The World Economic Forum describes the skills crisis as one of the biggest challenges of our time, second only to climate change. It's a $11.5 trillion dollar issue that's having a greater impact on world economies than COVID-19. We’re all for Spotted Zebra’s mission to solve this crisis by making it fast and easy for businesses to identify the skills gap affecting revenue and customer growth.
Founded by:
Founded date:
2020
Funding:
Seed US$ 1.6M
# Employees:
1-10
Location:
London, England

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Vault Platform

Vault Platform is the next generation of misconduct reporting for employees. Spearheading “TrustTech”, the app empowers employees to feel confident to report misconduct and ensures employers take meaningful actions to reach a resolution.
Why we’re excited:
As employers seek to operate in more ethical, genuinely diverse and inclusive ways, Vault Platform offers employees a safe space to record incidents and save relevant information. Given over a third (36%) of employees believe they face discrimination in the workplace we believe it’s time for greater accountability in the workplace.
Founded by:
Founded date:
2018
Funding:
Series A US$ 12.4M
# Employees:
11-50
Location:
London, U.K
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Beamery

Beamery is a talent acquisition, engagement, and retention platform that manages sourcing, hiring, and retaining of people - all in one place.
Why we’re excited:
HR can be a very admin heavy process that’s why we’re excited about Beamery’s mission to transform the sector into one well oiled machine. While the platform is currently used to support bigger companies we look forward to seeing the platform expanding to support startups with fewer resources.
Founded by:
Founded date:
2014
Funding:
Series D US$ 223M
# Employees:
251-500
Location:
London, U.K

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Test Gorilla

TestGorilla puts people in their dream jobs by using talent assessments - not CVs. The platform's affordable tests replace subjective, incomplete, and often inflated resumes with objective, reliable, and fair results that measure aptitude, practical job skills, culture add, and motivation.
Why we’re excited:
We’re excited about Test Gorilla’s decision to replace CVs with scientifically validated tests because it helps to eliminate the hiring bias and create a more level playing field for candidates. Test Gorilla is leading the way in skill-based hiring, something we believe will also help companies avoid expensive miss hires.
Founded by:
Founded date:
2019
Funding:
Series A US$ 81.2M
# Employees:
51-100
Location:
Amsterdam, Holland
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Elevatus

Elevatus is an award-winning recruitment and video interviewing software that streamlines the entire hiring cycle from creating job requisitions to onboarding new hires - all using AI. The platform allows users to recruit more talented workforces and enjoy a paperless recruitment process.
Why we’re excited:
Over the last few years we have seen huge changes to the world of HR due to transition to hybrid working. We believe Elevatus will play a key role in enabling companies across the world to optimise their recruitment process and reduce the associated costs by offering innovative solutions that streamline the hiring cycle.
Founded by:
Founded date:
2019
Funding:
Series A US$ 10.5M
# Employees:
11-50
Location:
Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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Ravio

Ravio takes the guesswork out of compensation by offering employers real-time market data, and a suite of tools to help effectively manage and communicate pay decisions. The aim to help companies build, develop, and manage a winning compensation strategy.
Why we’re excited:
We love how Ravio lets companies “identify compensation inequalities at individual, job type and company levels — and compare to peers in the market”. That means regardless of a person's gender or background Ravio ensures employers gain detailed diversity insights that allow them to make data-driven change.
Founded by:
Founded date:
2022
Funding:
Seed US$ 10M
# Employees:
Seed US$ 10M
Location:
London, U.K
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PowerUs

PowerUs is the number one career platform for skilled blue-collar workers. The platform helps workers find the best jobs, discover new companies, connect them with other workers and further their education. It also helps employers find employees to join their workforce and support upcoming projects.
Why we’re excited:
Talent shortages remain one of the biggest challenges facing employers across every industry. We love PowerUs ambition to resolve this issue. By addressing a gap in the skills market PowerUs creates a verified marketplace for skilled blue-collar workers - and one that remains largely untapped by the likes of LinkedIn.
Founded by:
Founded date:
2019
Funding:
Seed US$ 12.2M
# Employees:
51-200
Location:
Berlin, Germany
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Ribbon

Ribbon is a professional social platform focused on verified achievements and ownership. They empower managers, leaders, and HR teams to effortlessly and publicly celebrate their team’s work by sending lasting verifiable awards and credentials - powered by the blockchain.
Why we’re excited:
We believe recognition for hard work is a great way to build a company culture that empowers employers and employees. We love Ribbon because it does just that. By championing and sharing individual successes we believe Ribbon ensures happier, more invested and highly motivated teams - all things we believe also contribute to greater employee retention.
Founded by:
Founded date:
2020
Funding:
Seed US$ 3.2M
# Employees:
1-10
Location:
Toronto, Canada
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Barley

Barley is a compensation management software dedicated to helping companies make better pay decisions. By combining pay bands, compensation reviews, pay equity, and candidate benchmarking, Barley makes compensation fast, transparent, and unified.
Why we’re excited:
The thought that an employee may be being paid unfairly can be extremely damaging to a business. We love Barley because it aims to make sure companies are transparent, create consistent salary ranges, conduct pay equity analysis, and manage salary reviews in line with salary trends. An approach we believe will ensure greater employee satisfaction.
Founded by:
Founded date:
2021
Funding:
Seed US$ 4M
# Employees:
11-50
Location:
Toronto, Canada
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