In a recent report by Research and Markets, titled 'Global Workforce Management Software Market 2017-2012,' an in-depth market analysis concluded that the global workforce management software market is intended to grow at a CAGR of 8.49% during the period 2017-2021.
The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
One trend in market is surging usage of social media. The widespread use of social media in the human resource management (HRM) industry is increasing business opportunities for the vendors. Job sharing via social media networks is contributing to the growth of the market. The social media boom resulted in companies altering their policies on the Internet usage, sales and marketing, recruitment, and employee retention to include the insights obtained.
According to the report, one driver in the market is increased HR software budgets. There is a significant increase in HR spending on technology in organizations of all verticals. It is because the labor market is continuing to grow and companies are shifting their focus toward recruitment, engagement, retention, and employee development. Businesses are finding it hard to recruit, retain, engage, and develop their people. These pressures on HR have forced organizations to invest in talent solutions. The HR teams that are well funded and closely aligned with their business leaders have delivered far greater value to the business with respect to the global economy and economic drivers across the world.
Further, the report states that one challenges in market is threat from open-source software. A number of organizations have developed open-source software solutions that are available to end-users free of cost. Open-source solutions enable users to make changes to the software as per their requirements. Therefore, organizations that have a low budget for workforce management software solutions prefer open-source software. This reduces the demand for paid workforce management software solutions. Certain workforce management software developers are offering their solutions for free to small businesses with certain restrictions. These open-source and free software are likely to adversely affect the sales of workforce management software and hinder its market growth.
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