Starting at $5 per employee per month
How does TribeHR compare with other HR & Employee Management apps?
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
TribeHR is a social HR (human resources) platform whose unified HR suite allows HR professionals to concentrate on the more value-adding aspects of their jobs and less on repetitive administrative functions such as time-off tracking, updating of employee records, and others. It aims to make HR management more engaging for employees, managers and HR professionals through wizards, intuitive workflows, profiles and social recognition.
TribeHR reduces menial tasks for HR officers and empowers individual employees by allowing them to maintain an updated record on their own. It fosters an enjoyable work environment through its kudos tools that recognize jobs well done, and bring assistance, as well as fun things, to people’s attention. Created for small businesses to large enterprises, some of TribeHR’s main features are employee profile with self-serve capabilities, kudos that can be tied to performance reviews, applicant tracking, performance management and time-off tracking.
TribeHR’s core HRIS (human resource information management) features consist of a searchable company directory, employee self-service, personalized employee profiles, dynamic organizational chart, employee history timeline, employee and resource document storage, compensation tracking, corporate calendar, employee time-off tracking, HRIS reports and multi-location and currency support tracking. On the talent management side, functionalities it supports include 360 feedback, peer and public recognition, skills tracking, goal management, reviews, and alignment of employee goals with the company’s values and culture.
For recruiting, it’s equipped with an applicant tracking system, social network integration, resume collection, job board, hiring teams and review notes. TribeHR also has an iOS app, which offers employee self-service, time-off management, employee directory and kudos – a feature available to all customers regardless of the package they’re subscribed to.
TribeHR’s target customers are businesses with a user base that ranges from 100 to 1,000. The software can service companies from various industries like software, general business, advertising, services, wholesale and manufacturing. It is specifically created for company roles like internal HR administrators, general managers and employees, and not designed for use by job applicants, temporary consultants, auditors, and the like. Some of TribeHR’s customers include Top Hat Monocle, Magmic and Outbrain.
TribeHR has three user types: employees, managers and administrators. Employees are the most basic users and are provided with their own login credentials so they can update their own records through TribeHR’s employee self-serve system. Employees can only access their own data, including data other users share with them. Managers can access their own data plus those of employees who directly report to them. Administrators, on the other hand, can see everything, in addition to configuring the company’s domain settings and adding company holidays.
If you’re an employee and you need to update your data (e.g., you just moved to a new address), once logged in to TribeHR, point to your name at the top of the page and click My Employee File. When you click on the Edit Profile link, you’re ready to update your account details, employee details, job details, even your profile picture. An employee profile includes basic data, complete history, related documents and vacation tracking information, recent kudos, active goals, employee skills, and notes.
Various studies show that employees are motivated by praise, and not so much by money, which goes to show that frequent employee recognition is a surefire way to motivate and keep employees engaged. TribeHR’s peer and public recognition feature helps cultivate a high-performance culture and reinforce positive behavior in the workplace. To encourage peer recognition, the green Kudos button is visibly displayed on the right hand side of pretty much every TribeHR page, which makes it easy for employees to publicly recognize their colleagues and for managers to send their team members congratulatory messages.
All commendations are stored in the employee’s record and prominently shown on the dashboard. Managers can even automatically tie them to employee performance reviews. Plus, employees have the option to post recently received recognitions to their Facebook pages.
TribeHR’s applicant tracking feature is designed to help HR administrators organize their hiring process. It starts with a customizable job board to match your company’s branding and website. Applications can be accepted via email, or through the applicants’ LinkedIn and Facebook profiles. TribeHR creates a file for each applicant, which are then kept in a single location for easy access and collaboration.
Whether public or internal, for each posted position, the hiring team is selected and assigned. And for every application received, the hiring team is automatically notified based on pre-defined preferences. Depending on your hiring protocols, applicants can first be screened by reviewers before they move on to the hiring team. All interviewer notes, ratings and comments are kept in one place. Once hired, an applicant’s data, including resumes and cover letters, are automatically transferred to the TribeHR employee file.
TribeHR provides three tools to track and manage employee performance: goals, kudos and skills. The Goals tool allows managers and employees to track goals and objectives on an individual and team level. To add a goal, visit the employee profile and click the Add a New Goal button. The goal should have a title, description, start and due dates. Public goals appear in the company calendar, and employees can opt to keep their goals private or share them with teammates. Goal participants receive the goal on their employee files and see them on their overview pages when logged in. Once the goal is complete, they receive a news item on their overview page.
Kudos can automatically be tied to period-end performance reviews, and once received, a news item will be published in the company’s overview page for everyone to see. The Skills tool is used by managers to identify certain skills and competencies in individual employees, which are then tracked across the company. The generated matrix report is used to pinpoint areas for employee development. TribeHR gives managers the option to automatically include skills in their review templates. TribeHR also tracks 360 feedback, a system where employees receive anonymous feedback from their colleagues, and ongoing notes, like one-on-one or disciplinary notes.
Time-off tracking is a time-consuming HR process that’s better left automated. If done manually, what normally happens is an employee sends a time-off request. The manager then checks with the HR department the number of leave days the employee has already accrued. Next, he checks the service level requirement for the leave dates being applied. If work distribution wouldn’t be affected, the manager then approves the leave request and posts notes in the company calendar – an exercise that can become tedious over time, particularly if the manager handles a large team of employees.
TribeHR comes pre-built with common leave policies that you can implement right out of the box or customize according to your HR protocols. Used and available time-offs are then automatically tracked based on the specified accrual parameters and carryover policies. Employee requests and manager responses are logged. To better manage workload and service level requirements, TribeHR’s time-off tracking system integrates with the company calendar. Accruals and usage tracking make running payroll reports easier.
TribeHR supports software integration and works with apps like [HipChat] (http://www.getapp.com/hipchat-application), Facebook, LinkedIn, NetSuite, Paychex (US only), ADP (US only), [Salesforce] (http://www.getapp.com/salesforce-application) and Google Apps.
Starting at a monthly $5 per employee, TribeHR offers three packages: Starter, Group and Team. Starter is a basic social HRIS packed with the essentials, plus a platform for kudos and public recognition to boost employee engagement. Aside from a richer employee development and performance management environment, the Group package includes recruiting tools, an applicant tracking system, skills tracking, and team and individual goals monitoring.
On the upper end of the spectrum is Team that offers enhanced reporting, comprehensive talent management, goals alignment, and LinkedIn and Facebook integrations for social recruitment. Packages can also be customized according to a company’s specific HR requirements.