As the new HR Technology Editor for Human Resource Executive®, I feel like I am in the catbird seat. I have been covering technology for homes and families and small businesses and major financial firms for the past 25 years. I have always been fascinated not by the technology itself but by what it can allow us to do with it.

Phil Albinus

After working for three years as an Executive Editor for a pair of employee benefit business-to-business brands, I have seen firsthand that it’s an exciting time and an especially auspicious one for HR. The HR professionals in the corner offices had to step up during this historic pandemic as the very definition of work, work-balance and team building and collaboration changed, possibly forever. HR needed the latest tools to meet the needs of employees and their families as well as the expectations of the corner office.

As HR Tech Editor for HRE, I will look for the latest innovations that companies are using to engage their workers, retain talent and meet the needs of business in these evolving times. I will be covering the HR Technology Conference®, HR tech webinars along with trends and analysis of the big picture of what technology can bring to the HR table.


We won’t be sharing the latest press releases as if it’s the advent of a new day. Instead, we will dig deep beyond the self-promotion and ask if this solution has the potential to help chief human resource officers do their jobs and if other businesses should consider adopting this new technology.

Please join me as we uncover the technology needs of the HRE audience. You can email me at and follow me on Twitter @PhilAlbinus.

I can’t wait to see what’s around the corner.