In my recent speaking session about recruitment technology innovations at the brilliant Recruitment Tech Event in The Netherlands I kicked off referring to Slack as one of the most innovative technologies to change the face of recruitment in 2016. I just love how Slack has taken collaboration to the next level. Something you would have expected from the likes of Google, trying to revive their Google Wave initiative, which was ahead of its time and was suspended back in 2010.
What I wasn't aware of while presenting, was that only three weeks later Slack would unfold their master plan to become the dominant social and collaboration hub. Not only was there the announcement of the Slack App Directory with over 160 apps to extend Slack’s collaboration power, but also the launch of an $80M Slack Fund backing developers to make Slack integrations part of their core product.