HR Software and Reviews

HR technology is available to help you streamline and automate all HR processes in your organization. Recently we had a small client come to us to find the right HR platform for their growing business and review plenty of options on the market. We were able to dive deep into different HR software that all offered valuable tools to help businesses remove paperwork, simplify HR, and add time into their busy work schedule. We researched and evaluated Paylocity, BambooHR, Rippling, and 15Five and here is what we found.

  • Paylocity

Review: Paylocity was one of our favorites because of how easy it is to use and that it contains the necessary functions such as payroll, time keeping, PTO tracking, and performance management. They offer a user-friendly platform that remained simplistic in what is essential for an all-in-one HR software. Paylocity was responsive to our questions, our client’s needs, and in giving support. It is customizable to your requirements as a company since you can add on certain features like applicant tracking (recruiting), onboarding, and benefit administration as you grow in size. Performance reviews are also customizable for employees and easy to manage with journal entries and full-scale feedback. Overall, this is great all-in-one platform with a good price.

  • BambooHR

Review: BambooHR was also another pick of ours as it is a SaaS (Software as a Service) company that provides a cloud based HR software for small and medium sized businesses. The platform is modern with design, easy to use, and simple to navigate. BambooHR offers an applicant tracking system, employee record keeping, time-off management, benefits tracking, performance management, and a mobile app for employees. One of the downsides of BambooHR is having to add on and pay for a payroll integration with TRAXPayroll. Overall, even with the payroll integration, BambooHR remains affordable.

  • Rippling

Review: Rippling is an HR and IT software that connects with various third-party applications like Slack and Zoom. Rippling includes payroll, benefits, time and attendance, learning management, and talent management. Rippling is unique compared to others because it can also handle IT such as device management and app management if you are interested in that service. Rippling was simple to use as well and looked great in their design when we were assessing it. Rippling offers assistance with transfers from other HR software during a switch. One of the downsides we found about Rippling was that performance management must be integrated, and it was more expensive than the other platforms we researched.  Performance management can be integrated through 15Five.

  • 15Five

Review: 15Five is a human-centered performance management software that can be used on its own or integrated through Rippling, Gusto, and other HR software that does not offer any. 15Five is a modern approach to engaging employees, measuring performance, and tracking goals. The “Give a High Five” tool for employees helps build a community at work and facilitate conversations through a mobile app or on a desktop.  More and more clients are looking to move their performance discussions online to accommodate remote employees and tech savvy employees.

We know it takes time to figure out what your business needs, decide on priorities, and then evaluate which HR platform will work best for you. While exploring the different types of software for our client, we were able to learn about each platform and what they can offer. Each platform has a little different twist that can cater to your organization better, so it is important to research and select which one will work for you currently and in the future. Make sure you assess your organization size, culture, what industry you are in, and the requirements that you want the HR platform to have before deciding.

Contact us today (727) 350-0370 if you have any questions or if you want to know more about an HR software for your business!

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