HRtech believes technology is a driving force in a rapidly changing world of work. It will be instrumental in designing more efficient processes, creating an engaging employee experience and enable better decision making. We present two awards. The for team of the year and the HRtech.startup.award for startup of the year. Did your organisation realise a strong HRtech project to empower your team? Then put yourself forward for the and win a one-year subscription (worth €2500) to teambuilding platform Funkey Bizz. On top of that, Funkey is offering a budget of €1000 for a teambuilding activity of your choice.

Team of the year

The first HRtech award will be given to a Belgian HRtech team that concluded a strong HRtech project in 2023.

Who can apply?

  • HR teams with a scope of 100+ employees.
  • Companies that aren’t HR services providers.

What are the criteria?

Criterium 1: Organizational impact

  • The project had a strategic scope.
  • It had a clear impact during last year in the organization (2022 + Q1, Q2 2023).
  • The project was more ambitious than the digitalization of an HR process or the implementation of a tool.

Criterium 2: Innovative character

  • The project does not only address traditional problems, but also anticipates future changes.
  • It was tailormade and anticipated fundamental changes in the organization and its business environment.

Criterium 3: Results

  • The project has demonstrable added value for the organization and its employees.
  • Its added value can be clearly demonstrated and measured.

Startup of the year

The second HRtech award will go to the HRtech startup that designed solutions for real HR-business needs.

Who can apply?

  • New ventures, founded in 2018 or later.
  • B2B SaaS solution.
  • Strong growth potential and a scalable business model (digital product or service).
  • Offers an impactful B2B HRtech solution in one of the following categories:
    • HR Strategy, planning & control
    • HR Core operations
    • HR Talent management
    • Organization, team and productivity

What are the criteria?

Criterium 1: Organization

  • Company has its HQ in Belgium.
  • Company was founded in 2018 or later.
  • Proven technology: Tech solution for a true need in HR industry with a recurring revenue and strong B2B references.

Criterium 2: Innovative character

  • Company created its own technology.
  • Scalable business model.
  • Company stands out from competition.

Criterium 3: Results

  • Growth metrics: company offers a tech solution for a true need in the HR industry.
  • Key financial metrics: tracking of business processes.

The selection process

  1. Nomination Phase: Fill in the application form. Deadline applications: Monday, June 12, 2023, 23:59h.
  2. The candidates that match the criteria will be published.
  3. The jury will judge all applications.
  4. The winner will be selected through public voting & three expert opinions (40%-60%).
  5. Public voting will be possible from June 22 till September 5, 2023.
  6. Public voting ends September 5, 2023, 23:59h.
  7. Jury meeting September 7, 2023.
  8. Presentation of the HRtech.awards @ the gala dinner on October 4, 2023.

The jury

Jürgen Ingels
Jürgen Ingels

Managing Partner SmartFin Capital
Jury president

Ann Guinée
Ann Guinée

Communication Manager Beltug

Kathleen Vangronsvelt
Kathleen Van Gronsvelt

Professor Organizational Behavior & HRM Antwerp Management School

Geert Van Conkelberge
Geert Van Conkelberge

HR Director Cevora

Kristof Van der Stadt
Kristof Van der Stadt

Editor in Chief DataNews

HRtech 2022

Big congratulations to

Big congratulations to MBRELLA, official winner of the HRtech.startup.award.

Big congratulations to DIGITAAL VLAANDEREN, official winner of the