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Next Gen HR Tools: Is Your Company Ready?

Next Gen HR Tools: Is Your Company Ready?

You hear “HR tools” - and what comes to your mind? 

Probably something like “modern, useful, and with cool features”, right? 

Well, that's what we'd hope for, but let's be real – not so much these days.


Why are HR tools not as good as they should be? Why do they feel kind of old-fashioned?

Lately, we see that HR tech feels like it's stuck in the past. And we're here to change that. 

Join us as we share our opinion on the issues and show you which HR tools have the potential to live up to your expectations.

What are HR tools? 

HR tools are the superheroes of your workplace. They swoop in to rescue HR teams from the mundane and time-consuming tasks. As such, they give you the power of efficiency. Think of them as the trusty sidekicks for your HR professionals. Their goal from the start has been to help navigate the complex world of human resource management with ease.

Examples of types of HR tools

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In general, we can distinguish the following types of HR tools:

Recruitment and applicant tracking systems (ATS)

Tools designed for streamlining the hiring process. They include job posting, applicant tracking, resume screening, as well as interview scheduling.

Employee onboarding software

Platforms that help in integrating new employees into the organization. Such tools provide you with necessary resources, training, and orientation.

Time tracking and attendance systems

Software for monitoring employee work hours, attendance, and leave management. It’s pretty much essential for payroll processing and compliance.

Payroll management software

These are systems designed to automate the payroll process. Thanks to them, accurate and timely salary payments, as well as tax deductions, are possible. 

HR analytics and reporting tools

Advanced systems that provide data analysis and reporting capabilities to make informed HR decisions. All based on workforce data.

While there are many interesting and useful solutions out there, we have a very important observation. Lately, these standard HR tools have been underdelivering in various areas.

The current state of HR tools (and why they’ve stopped delivering a long time ago)

We're living in the era of modern, flexible work environments. Yet, it feels like the HR tech is stuck in a time warp. 

Let's break it down:

Lack of personalization

What’s the deal? 

HR tools seem to have missed the memo that one size doesn't fit all. Employees are unique, and so are their needs. Yet, we're left with generic, one-size-fits-none solutions.

Our opinion:

It's like trying to fit into your high school jeans – uncomfortable and utterly outdated. HR tech needs a serious wardrobe upgrade to meet the individualized demands of today's workforce.

Inflexibility in performance management

What’s the deal?

Traditional performance management is about as flexible as a plank of wood. Annual reviews? Really? In the fast-paced world we live in, waiting a year to provide feedback can be compared to mailing a letter when you can send a text.

Our opinion:

Performance management should be a dynamic, ongoing conversation, not a once-a-year event. HR tools need to catch up with the rhythm of today's workplace.

Insufficient adaptability

What’s the deal? 

Change is the only constant. However, the standard HR tools didn’t really get it. They're clunky, resistant to updates, and act like they're allergic to change.

Our opinion:

It's 2023, not 1923. HR tech should be as nimble as the workforce it manages. Adapt or get left behind.

Limited actionable insights from data analytics

What’s the deal? 

We drown in data, but where are the lifebuoys of actionable insights? HR tools often leave us with more questions than answers.

Our opinion:

Analytics should be a compass, not a maze. HR tools need to translate data into actionable strategies. Otherwise, they're just pretty charts on a dashboard.

Inadequate support for virtual teamwork and international teams

What’s the deal? 

The world is our office now. Still, current HR tools act like they missed the memo on remote work. Supporting virtual teamwork and international collaboration? Not their strong suit.

Our opinion:

If your HR tools can't handle a team spread across time zones, it's time to hit the eject button. The future of work is global, and our tools need to be global citizens too.

The need for flexibility in HR solutions

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Luckily, we're witnessing a seismic shift from the old-school, rigid HR systems to the brave new world of flexibility.

And let us tell you - it's long overdue:

Changing work patterns

Work is not what it used to be. It's morphed from the traditional office setup to WFH (Work From Home). Now we're navigating the undiscovered waters of the hybrid model.

If HR tools can't keep up with this evolution, they're as useful as a cassette player in the age of Spotify. We need tools that dance to the beat of today's dynamic work rhythms.

Many options on the market

There's a buffet of HR tools out there, and it's overwhelming. It's like trying to choose a streaming service – too many options, and you end up scrolling for hours.

Software companies are screaming for attention, and customers are drowning in a sea of choices. We need HR tools that stand out, not just add to the noise. Quality over quantity, always.

Budget needs

Times are tough – we're talking crises, recessions, and inflation. Budgets are tighter than skinny jeans. What’s more, companies are scrutinizing every penny spent.

HR solutions need to be cost-effective without sacrificing quality. It's not just about doing more with less - it's about doing it smarter. We believe that adaptability shouldn't come with a hefty price tag.

A need for flexibility (a mix of everything above)

We're not living in a one-size-fits-all world. Companies have diverse needs, and HR solutions should be the chameleons of the tech world – adapting to every shade of the business spectrum.

The need for flexibility is not just a checkbox in our opinion - it's the golden ticket. HR tools need to flex, pivot, and pirouette to fit the unique contours of each organization.

The conclusion is clear - the HR tool landscape needs a serious makeover. It's time for a revolution – tools that not only keep up with the times but set the pace. 

The workforce has evolved, and so must the HR tech.

The future of work demands it, and we can't afford to be held back by tools that stopped delivering value a long time ago. 

Here comes the help: introducing Next Gen HR Tools

It's time for a HR tech renaissance, and the revolution starts now.

Current HR tools:

Picture this: clunky interfaces, rigid functionalities, and a lack of soul. Traditional HR tools have served their time, but they're like the dinosaurs in a world where agility is the key to survival.

Next Gen HR tools:

Now, imagine tools that are not just tools – they're partners in the HR journey. Next Gen HR Tools are the disruptors, the game-changers, the Elon Musks of the HR tech space. 

How do they differ? Let's break it down:

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Advantages of Next-Gen HR Tools

AI Features

Standard HR tools are flip phones in a smartphone world when it comes to AI. It's time to evolve.

What we think: AI isn't the future - it's the present. Next Gen HR tools use AI to make your HR processes smarter, efficient, and downright futuristic.

Full personalization

Old HR solutions treat personalization as if it was some fancy extra. It's more like a limited edition than a standard feature.

What we think: one-size-fits-all doesn't cut it anymore. Next Gen HR tools understand that your company is as unique as a fingerprint and tailor their services accordingly.


Regular options often play hard to get when it comes to playing with others.

What we think: Next Gen HR tools are the social butterflies of the tech world. They seamlessly integrate with your existing systems, all while creating a symphony of efficiency.

Attractive & flexible pricing, no-commitment subscriptions

Traditional tools are like gym memberships – expensive, and once you're in, breaking up is hard to do.

What we think: Next Gen HR tools get that the budget is tight. They offer attractive pricing, the flexibility of a yoga master, and subscriptions that don't feel like contractual handcuffs.

Why Unrubble is a Next-Gen HR Tool

So at this point of the article, you might be thinking: “Alright, what exactly is a Next Gen HR tool then?”

Well - we have a name in our minds. Let us introduce Unrubble to you.

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Why this solution specifically? 

Because it's not just a tool - it's a revolution and the ultimate definition of a Next Gen HR tool. 

And it's about time we break down why:

AI capabilities

Old-school time tracking is like watching paint dry. Unrubble kicks it up a notch with cutting-edge face recognition and anti-spoofing detection AIs. Your time tracking just got a futuristic makeover.

Full customization of roles, access rights, and statuses

Have you ever felt like your HR tool is forcing you into a one-size-fits-all straitjacket? Unrubble is your bespoke suit. Customize roles, access rights, and statuses – because your team's uniqueness deserves more than a cookie-cutter solution.


Do you know the struggle of playing the integration jigsaw puzzle with traditional tools? Unrubble is the missing piece. You can effortlessly integrate it with payroll platforms. Say “goodbye” to tedious paperwork, and “hello” to streamlined workflows.

Competitive pricing and no long-term contracts

Budget constraints and long-term contracts are like a bad marriage. Unrubble brings the sparkle back with attractive, flexible pricing, as well as the freedom of no-commitment subscriptions. It's commitment without the ball and chain.

Our Next Gen Manifesto

AI and machine learning mastery

At the heart of Unrubble lies our groundbreaking integration of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. From facial recognition to anti-spoofing technology, our AI-driven scheduling is a game-changer, offering precision and personalization that's simply unmatched.

Cloud-native excellence

Born in the cloud, Unrubble thrives on flexibility and scalability. Our platform is designed to grow with your business, ensuring that no matter how your needs evolve, we're right there with you, every step of the way.

Data analytics revolution

Unrubble turns data into insights with our advanced analytics capabilities. We handle vast volumes of data with ease, offering real-time insights that empower you to make informed decisions swiftly and confidently.

Fortress-like cybersecurity 

In a world where digital threats loom large, Unrubble stands as a bastion of security. Our advanced cybersecurity features, including AI-driven threat detection, ensure your data remains protected, always.

User experience redefined

Unrubble is where power meets simplicity. Our platform is designed with a laser focus on user experience, boasting intuitive interfaces and customization options that make workforce management not just easy, but enjoyable.

Automation at its finest

Say goodbye to manual drudgery with Unrubble's automation capabilities. We leverage AI and other technologies to streamline tasks, boosting efficiency and freeing up your time for what truly matters.

Collaboration without borders

In the age of remote work, Unrubble is your ally. Our collaboration features ensure that teams stay connected and productive, no matter where they are in the world.

Championing sustainability

Unrubble is committed to a greener future. Our paper-free approach to time management is a testament to this commitment, helping businesses reduce their environmental footprint while enhancing efficiency.

Cross-platform harmony

Unrubble is the epitome of versatility, offering seamless integration across various platforms and devices. Whether you're on a PC, smartphone, or smartwatch, Unrubble is right there with you.

Customization at your fingertips

Unrubble isn't your typical, one-size-fits-all corporate behemoth. We understand that every business is a unique ecosystem, thriving on its own set of rules and rhythms. That's why our platform is a breath of fresh air in a world of rigid, impersonal tools. Highly customizable and refreshingly flexible, Unrubble allows you to tailor every aspect to your specific needs and preferences. We treat you not as just another cog in the machine, but as the vibrant, dynamic entity you are, ensuring a perfect fit for your business's unique heartbeat.

When should you use Unrubble then? 

We’ve got various use cases for HR people like you.

You’re tired of the HR tech status quo, and you want:

  • Automated PTO processes

Spreadsheet PTO tracking is so last century. Unrubble makes it a breeze. It automates the PTO process so your team can focus on what matters – not drowning in paperwork.

  • Precision time tracking

Counting overtime and tracking lateness is a headache. Unrubble turns precision time tracking into an art. We make sure your team's time is managed with spot-on accuracy.

  • Effortless scheduling

Scheduling nightmares? Unrubble makes scheduling great again with powerful wizards, real-time notifications, and a bag of tricks that'll make your old HR tool blush.

  • Quick and easy PTO planning

PTO planning shouldn't feel like solving a Rubik's Cube. Unrubble simplifies it. We’re focused on making requests for absences, WFH, or vacations literally a matter of minutes.

  • Real-time timesheets

Table-hopping and spreadsheet-wrangling for timesheets? No more. Unrubble gives you real-time insights with integrated reporting. Say goodbye to Excel headaches.

  • Flexible mobile time clock

Stuck with a clunky time clock? Unrubble lets you choose your way – web app, browser, or free mobile apps. Plus, enjoy the backing of face recognition and anti-spoofing detection AIs. Your clock just went mobile and intelligent.

  • Employee Self-Service App

Keeping up with schedules shouldn't be a scavenger hunt. Unrubble’s Employee Self-Service App pings your team in real-time.  Isn’t it so great when communication becomes a piece of cake?

Case studies and industry examples

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“Why would I believe that?” - you’re probably wondering.

Well,  you don’t have to.

But there are people who do, and they achieve amazing results.

They include:

Sarah Hokuf from Evolve Creative

“We used to track staff time off in a spreadsheet, a manual process prone to errors. Now, employees can manage and edit their PTO, with visible numbers to check themselves. Unbrubble has been great for our team.”

Aneta Kłoda from GU

“Quick report prep and clear data make Unrubble a lifesaver. Time tracking and managing a flexible work schedule has never been easier.”

Agnieszka Dziewior-Karwat from

“Teamwork matters to us, and Unrubble helps schedule meetings effortlessly, making project management smoother than ever.”

GPD Agency

“Unrubble streamlines project management and boosts team collaboration, enabling us to deliver outstanding campaigns and improve our reputation.”

So what are you waiting for? Are you moving with the spirit of times, or staying behind with the old ways of doing things? 

Try Unrubble today to experience a whole new approach to employee management, time tracking and more.

Give it a go today - it’s free.

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Wrap up

And there you have it, HR pioneers! 

The call for change is loud and clear. 

The HR tool scene needs a shake-up, and Next Gen HR tools are leading the way. 

The future screams for adaptability and tools that set the pace. 

Unrubble isn't just a tool - it's a guide to a workplace where innovation meets efficiency. 

So, what's holding you back? 

Get ready for the Unrubble Revolution now and free your team from outdated HR chains. 

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