Excel probably needs no further explanation

Look and Feel?

OK, but not great 


Very solid, and lots of innovations under the hood

Easy to implement?

In a sense, Excel can be used out of the box

Our view

Excel is one of the great tools available, and in our view every HR professional should have some basic Excel skills. especially for one-off analysis Excel is probably the best tool available, that can be used both by inexperienced and experienced users. One you want more regular/ repetitive reporting and analysis, it quickly becomes too complicated for the average HR professional.

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Tom Haak

Tom Haak is the founder and director of The HR Trend Institute. Prior to founding the HR Trend Institute in 2014, Tom held senior HR positions in companies as Arcadis, Aon, KPMG and Philips. The HR Trend Institute detects, follows and encourages smart and creative use of trends in the field of people and organizations, and also in adjacent areas.

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