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Kin HR

Kin is easy-to-use HR software for small businesses

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Kin HR Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Kin HR product overview

Price starts from

$

3

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Per Feature

What is Kin HR?

Kin is easy-to-use and implement and includes features like an employee directory, time-off tracking, file management with eSignatures, new hire onboarding, and employee performance reviews. Kin runs in all modern browsers, so there's nothing to install. Likewise, Kin's pricing is per-user, and there are no contracts required to start using it.

Key benefits of using Kin HR

  • Manage time off and leave within Kin by creating policies and allowing employees to make requests for leave with an easy approval process.

  • Store and manage employee data and files within Kin with an employee directory, self-service pages, and file storage.

  • Onboard new hires by creating a welcome page for each new employee detailing what tasks they need to complete and forms they need to sign. Include information on the workplace such as locations of important places, working hours, team member bios, and more.

  • Gather feedback from employees by scheduling employee performance reviews. Manage feedback and reviews within the system and use the information to improve or update processes and policies.

  • Use the team calendar to view upcoming leave for every team member, view employee availability, and gather details of any other upcoming events within the business or team.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Email/Help Desk
    Phone Support
    Chat
    FAQs/Forum
    Knowledge Base

    Training options

    Webinars
    Documentation
    Live Online
    Videos

    Kin HR pricing information

    Value for money

    4.5

    /5

    13

    Price starts from

    $

    3

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    Per Feature

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Value for money contenders

    Kin HR features

    Functionality

    4.2

    /5

    13
    Total Features38 5 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Reporting/Analytics
    Self Service Portal
    API
    Alerts/Notifications
    Employee Database
    Employee Management
    Data Import/Export
    Employee Profiles

    Functionality contenders

    Kin HR users reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6

    /5

    13

    Positive reviews

    92%

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    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.8/10
    Rating distribution

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    9

    3

    1

    0

    0

    Pros
    It's simple to use, but is very powerful. I have found that if I create a solid plan before implementing into KIN, my confidence level is super high.

    KK

    Kevin K.

    Great for employee on boarding, makes the process virtually paperless and easy to track. Great for making sure all the documentation is in, and clearly tracking PTO.

    AN

    Alissa N.

    Lindsay has been great to work with, helping us streamline our process. If you're looking for a simple solution, KIN is it.

    KK

    Kevin K.

    Cons
    Can't think of anything that I really dislike about this tool.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    Also, we use the review and task areas of the software. No more pesky emails about tasks or paper files for reviews.

    NG

    Nadia G.

    Overall rating contenders

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Kin helps new employees acclimate to your business culture.

    Reviewed 3 years ago
    Pros

    Kin is a consultant-based software company that helps build meaningful workplaces. We usually like to bring them in once a month to help us refocus on our mission and vision. It is a good time for new employees to connect with the work culture and purpose. They differentiate their services per situation and they have expertise in everything from motivation, self-care, onboarding, and social media integration.

    Cons

    I have really tried to come up with some negatives to working with Kin. They do a great job. They listen to our needs and want to help us get better. Their authentic approach makes us feel like family every time we meet.

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    One-stop employee resource tool

    Reviewed 5 years ago

    We are a small company with a dozen employees. KinHR not only allows us to track our personal time off efficiently, it keeps all of those necessary employee files in one location. I can quickly upload files that everyone needs - such as 401(k) documents, federal and state posters, and employee guides, manuals, and procedures to each employee. When someone has a question, I point to KinHR. Also, we use the review and task areas of the software. No more pesky emails about tasks or paper files for reviews. Everything is there and you can go back and review easily what was assigned and what was discussed during review time. It is a great product that I would recommend to any small business owner!

    Pros

    One-stop place for everything!

    Cons

    I wish the review area was easier to use. It is clunky when setting up. And sometimes employees don't know exactly where to put their responses. I wish when you setup the review, you could add fields for questions and response areas. Small Improvements has a great model that we used prior to switching over. The review area is ok, I just wish it was a bit more robust. Such as hiding what the employee says until they are ready for their employer to review it. Sometimes, people want to have time to reflect their thoughts before hitting send.

    Overall Rating
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    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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    Kin is great for small business HR needs

    Reviewed 3 years ago
    Pros

    I liked the on boarding ease for new hires at the small company I worked at

    Cons

    Some employees were used to larger platforms, just had to get used to how to use Kin

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    The right tool for our Small Business

    Reviewed 5 years ago

    Plank switched over the Kin in May 2014. The Kin team made the process painless and trouble-free. Kin seemed like the right type of solution for us. We have on average 13 active users, and we use about 80% of the features offered. We were a bit worried with a SaaS solution, but the product has been rock solid with almost no issues and zero unscheduled downtime. After 2 years we're still extremely happy.

    Pros

    Great employee records; sane and easy to use time-off management; a method to keep notes on reviews and goals; a clean, friendly and simple design; excellent customer support with quick turn around times for questions.

    Cons

    Being in Canada, we wish there was a bit more tie-in to our countries rules and regulations around typical HR tasks.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Great experience!

    Reviewed 5 years ago

    We moved to KIN HR to consolidate our onboarding system and manage our time off - it's been a great experience from the UI experience to the customer service.

    Pros

    It's easy to use, intuitive, and they're always coming out with new, better features.

    Cons

    Can't think of much, though I'm eager for them to integrate a more in-depth performance review process.

    Kin HR FAQs and common questions

    Kin HR has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $3.00/month
    Pricing model: Subscription
    Free Trial: Available


    Kin HR has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Kin HR supports the following languages:
    English


    Yes, Kin HR has an API available for use.


    Kin HR integrates with the following applications:
    Google Calendar


    Kin HR offers the following support options:
    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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