Tech behemoths Google and Microsoft unveiled offerings late last month intended to grow their footprints in the $200 billion market for job recruiting and hiring software — as well as the human resource information systems arena in general. But the vendors’ new products take different approaches and reflect different strategies for HRIS.

Microsoft’s announcement was the latest outgrowth of its $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, which closed at the end of last year, and is part of a much larger HRIS initiative aimed at the enterprise.

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