HORSHAM, PA--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2014) - Human Resource Executive® magazine, the premier publication focused on strategic issues in HR, today announced the companies that will be featured as Awesome New Startups for HR during the 17th Annual HR Technology® Conference & Exposition. Taking place October 7-10, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the HR Technology® Conference is an annual town hall meeting designed to address how business processes can be enabled and organizational success achieved through technology.

The HR Technology® Conference aims to provide its audience of HR leaders and practitioners with insight into the technologies that can positively transform their organizations and bring new innovation and efficiency to their HR processes. One of the biggest highlights of the event each year is the "Awesome New Technologies for HR" session, which introduces the most cutting-edge products and solutions from established players in the vendor community. Based on the popularity of this session and the continuing growth and expansion of the industry, the conference will feature the first-ever "Awesome New Startups for HR" session, to be held on Friday, October 10 at 8:00 a.m.

As demand for innovative HR solutions continues to expand, more companies have entered the market offering exciting new technologies that disrupt the status quo. The "Awesome New Startups for HR" session will introduce attendees to the best of the best of the these organizations, as each company will demonstrate its solutions and show how they can make an impact, push the envelope and force the bigger, more established players to stay on their toes. The organizations selected to present at this session include:

Ajax Workforce Marketing
Ajax Workforce Marketing's BrandAmp shows employees how advocacy benefits them as individuals, gives them the opportunity to opt-in to the company's brand and uses their choices to get HR and marketing the feedback they need to know which parts of the brand resonate with employees. The results include a stronger, clearer employer brand, tighter integration of the employer brand into the master brand and more effective social recruiting.

BlackbookHR will be presenting its new Network Insights product called RNA. The solution provides an interactive visualization of the informational and relational networks in an organization. Insights from RNA are used to drive performance in talent optimization, change management and leadership effectiveness.

Data Morphosis
The Data Morphosis Group designs and builds interactive, next-generation talent software that transforms human capital information into fluid, visual insight. During the session, the company will showcase its latest module, "Talent Scan" -- software that takes talent strategy into the boardroom, delivering commercial advantage using best-in-class data visualization.

Similar to "LinkedIn" for the workforce, Fuel50 enables employees to gain a line of sight into career opportunities across the business, helps managers initiate and engage in better career conversations and provides organizations with the tools to deliver compelling and uniquely customized career propositions to every employee, thereby impacting engagement, retention and even increased revenue per employee.

QUEsocial will provide an overview of its next-generation social recruiting platform, which uniquely blends employer branding content distribution, gamification and analytics into an easy-to-use SaaS Platform.

Zenefits is a free, cloud-based HRIS that automates and eliminates time-consuming HR-related paperwork and gives businesses a single place to manage their payroll, benefits and compliance. Employers can sync directly with their current payroll, health insurance and other third-party systems, or use Zenefits to set up and connect with new payroll and benefits providers.

In addition to the "Awesome New Startups for HR" session, attendees can learn more about the newest companies changing the face of the industry in the HR Technology® Conference's first-ever Startup Pavilion. The 18 companies exhibiting their cutting-edge solutions at the Startup Pavilion are: 7Geese, 10Rule, Blackbook HR, Celpax Engagement Solutions, English3, Glean Talent Inc., GoalRecorder Inc., Great Hires, jobFig, Inc, Mosaic Track, PeopleDoc, Persona Labs, PlanDo, Pymetrics, Rallyteam, RelatedMatters, Wonolo and Xperiocity.

HR Technology® Conference Co-Chair Steve Boese commented, "As technology evolves and user demand continues to change, HR solution providers understand that they need to continuously innovate to stay competitive and make a strong impression. Despite their relatively short time on the market, the companies presenting during the 'Awesome New Startups for HR' session and those exhibiting in the Startup Pavilion have already made quite an impact on the HR landscape. We are excited to experience firsthand what these companies have to offer and see how their innovations will transform HR."

More details about the HR Technology® Conference & Exposition can be found at www.HRTechConference.com or by calling 1-800-727-1227.

About the HR Technology® Conference
Now in its 17th year, the HR Technology® Conference & Exposition is the annual Town Meeting of thousands of professionals from around the world who gather to share their expertise and challenges in all forms of technology for HR. In addition to senior HR practitioners, every major industry analyst, consultant, blogger and vendor regularly attends. This year's event will focus on a number of topics, including how the combination of Cloud Computing, Social in the Enterprise, Predictive Analytics (including Big Data) and Mobile is ushering in a new era.