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bob

Cloud-based HR & benefits administration platform

4.56/5 (43 reviews)

bob overview

What is bob?

bob is a cloud-based human resources (HR) management and benefits administration platform for HR teams, CEOs, and accountants. Bob covers onboarding employee engagement, document management, automatic pension enrolment, time off management, reporting, and more. The system is designed for businesses and nonprofits with 100-1000 employees.

bob’s document management tools allow users to store all employee-specific and company-wide documents in a centralized repository, with the ability to link individual documents to specific employees, and assign documents to anyone who needs to read them. When documents are assigned to employees, such as the company handbook to new hires, users can request confirmation that the document has been read, which employees can complete with a single click. During the onboarding process, new hires can input their own information and upload documents, removing the workload from HR teams or managers. Automated tasks can also be setup to streamline onboarding, from requesting a new computer to booking after-work welcome drinks.

Holiday and absences can be managed through bob, with users able to define a range of time off policies for different groups, and employees able to request and view their leave online. Requests are approved or rejected by line managers, who are given full visibility into which employees are off during the requested dates. Reports can be generated throughout the year to alert users to time off under- or over-spends, allowing these to be managed before the end of the year. Custom reports can be set up and saved as templates, with all data updating in real time each time the report is required.
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United States, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
bob screenshot: Leave & absences can be managed through bob, with employees able to make requests online, and line managers able to approve or reject requestsGlad you're herebob screenshot: Reports can be generated throughout the year to analyse time off, and identify any under- or over-spendsbob screenshot: bob enables new hires to upload their own information during the onboarding process, removing the workload from HRbob screenshot: Team members can be introduced to new hires through the onboarding process, before the new employee's start datebob screenshot: Employees can join 'clubs' in bob, based on their interests, allowing new hires to feel part of the company culture before they startbob screenshot: Employee 'clubs' can be viewed and used to identify prospective activities or benefits to be offeredbob screenshot: Employee and company documents can be stored & managed in bobbob screenshot: Report templates can be created by users, which automatically update with real-time data when they are neededbob screenshot: Filters can be applied to drill down into report databob screenshot: Users can manage a range of employee benefits through bob, including automatic pension enrolmentWhy Companies Love bob

bob reviews

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Vilius Česnauskas

Great all-around people management software

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-11-05
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
bob team is extremely agile and receptive to feedback. New features are pushed frequently and we feel heard when talking to the client service.

Cons
Most definitely the application's speed. It's sluggish, and the login takes forever.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Elena Markina

I've chosen bob over another great product I was using in the past and haven't regretted!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-06-06
Review Source: Capterra

ease of HR management, also our finance team benefits from easy holidays/absenses management, payroll reports and such. I'm doing all admin in bob, from contracts to onboarding, org structure, salary changes etc

Pros
It's very easy to use - user friendly interface, intuitive navigation, you can find whatever you need in the matter of seconds even if it's your first experience with the platform It's beautiful - our employees love it too The support team is amazing - they not only resolve any issues quickly, but they also listen to suggestions and implement them within reasonable time. I love getting product updates as I know that there will be something I asked about. The system features everything you'd want from a modern HRIS and even more - we love club feature and about section - it helps employees learn more about each other and find common interests. There's some functions that I'd love to have but they are not yet there (such as pre-boarding or e-signature) but the guys are constantly working on them and I've seen that for example e-signature is coming within next few weeks.

Cons
If we are talking about bob as HRIS there's very few things that I don't like, or rather I would like to have and they are not yet there - prebording being one example. I'd love performance module to be more sophisticated but the guys have just introduced it and I see that it gets updated constantly, which is great. also, it's not a separate platform for performance management so I wouldn't expect it have all the features that other platforms dedicted to performance only have. There are other small things (such as I can't send a survey to 1 person only), but they are small compared to all the benefits and again, I know that sooner or later those will be resolved too.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Martyna Jaskowiak

Review of HiBob

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-11-18
Review Source: Capterra

Bob has become our main HR system and allows us to track all the absences and employee information. We also use it as a base for the monthly payroll and use various reports. Bob provides a good onboarding experience for the new starters and allows employees to bond over some additional, fun information such as hobbies, food preferences, superpowers etc.

Pros
Very easy to use, helpful and quick customer support and account management, user-friendly layout.

Cons
Sometimes there can be limited functionality - examples include not being able to amend the automatic responses (onboarding) or adjusting holidays for part-timers.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Mats Stegemann

Great product

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-11-06
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent implementation and easy to get the users engaged. Creates al ot of values for us.

Pros
Employee-data management with modern API´s and much functions connected to engagement and employeer branding. The employee is in focus, not the admin department.

Cons
The product is still developing. It is a pro and a con at the same time. We missed some features in the beginning but new functions are built all the time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kat Ulanczyk

Best HRIS on the market

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-11-14
Review Source: Capterra

Implementation of automation across HR department.

Pros
1. Very easy to customise and use. 2. Really high standard of cutomer service. 3. Continuous improvements and new features.

Cons
Some limitations around different shift patterns and rota roastering.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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bob pricing

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bob features

API
Activity Dashboard
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Performance Management
Real Time Reporting
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration

Activity Tracking (255 other apps)
Recruitment Management (253 other apps)
Self Service Portal (302 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for bob

Key features of bob

  • Automated approval process
  • Automated tasks
  • Automated workflows
  • Automatic reporting
  • Benefits management
  • Culture management
  • Custom reports
  • Dashboard
  • Digital admin
  • Document categorizing & tagging
  • Document management
  • Document read confirmations
  • Document templates
  • Employee onboarding
  • Onboarding
  • Organizational chart & company directory
  • Payroll management
  • Pension auto-enrolment
  • Performance tracking
  • Real-time data
  • Real-time reporting & analytics
  • Report templates
  • Reporting /Analytics
  • Self-service portal
  • Smart Filters
  • Surveys
  • Third party integrations
  • Time & attendance tracking
  • Time off policy definition
  • Time off requests
  • Time off tracking
  • Timesheets
  • Workflow management
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Benefits

Multiple different time off policies can be defined and assigned to different groups or individual employees.

Employees can join ‘clubs’ within the company, based on their interests, which gives users an overview of the range of cultures present in the company such as cyclists, yoga enthusiasts, and Airfix fanatics, giving insight into benefits or activities that may be particularly well-received.

Automated tasks can be setup to streamline the onboarding of new hires, with employees able to interact with their new colleagues even before they have started work.

Employee-specific and general documents can be stored centrally, accessible from anywhere, with the ability to link documents to individual employees, sort and filter the company directory, and request confirmation that important documents have been read.

Users can define custom report templates, which are automatically updated each month with real-time data, and filters can be applied to drill down to specific information.

Employee benefits can be managed and delivered through bob, with automatic pension enrolment, support for cycle to work schemes, childcare vouchers, and cash plans, and full visibility of the value of benefits to employees.