WorkSmarter Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

WorkSmarter

The modern HR software platform purpose-built for UK SMEs

4.5/5 (2 reviews)

WorkSmarter overview

What is WorkSmarter?

WorkSmarter is a cloud-based HR (human resources) software platform that provides UK businesses with a HRIS (HR information system) and suite of online HR tools. WorkSmarter was created and designed by HR professionals, specifically for growing companies. The suite of tools includes holiday planning, absence management, company announcements, training records, digital HR file management, a document library, employee onboarding, and legal alerts.

Created for growing companies, WorkSmarter provides tools to help HR teams streamline and automate common workflows for onboarding, training, and time off management. Employees are able to submit holiday requests within the system, and managers can view planned time off on the calendar before approving or denying the request. Absences can also be tracked using reports on metrics such as time off per employee, team, or department, as well as reasons for absences. WorkSmarter facilitates communication between HR teams and employees with features such as company-wide announcements, automatic training reminders, and HR file sharing.
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Pricing

Starting from
£1.49/month
Pricing options
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Devices

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WorkSmarter user reviews

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Suzanne H.

Great for onboarding new employees

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-05-28
Review Source: Capterra

Having everything together on one platform saves a lot of time once you get to know your way around. The ability to control access to different admin features means that confidential employee information is only seen by the right managers. Being able to electronically onboard new employees makes our admin processes much simpler and getting help with the legals and compliance takes a lot of the stress away. Everyone who needs to know is automatically kept in the loop. Using digital signing for contracts and documents makes recruiting more straightforward and professional. New employees get eased in better because they begin to engage with us earlier and all the basics are set up and sorted before their first day.

Pros
Lots of useful features, works well, easy for staff to navigate and use. Keeps everyone informed and updated, great for compliance.

Cons
Although the system's set up well in my opinion and the functionality is very good, it will take a little bit of getting used to. But the more you use it the easier it gets.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Daniel C.

Saves time, reliable, easy for employees to use

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-13
Review Source: Capterra

We originally signed up for WorkSmarter just for holidays and absences but decided to upgrade to the full package after 6 months — mainly down to the functionality and reliability of their system. Moving all of our HR online was a bit daunting to start with but everything works really well and it was good to make the move when we did. The site's well designed so navigating your way around is logical and straightforward. The dashboard's clear and simple to use and we love the convenience of being able to access what we need when we need it, regardless of our location. The digital HR files mean you can find the right documents straight away and the calendaring system for absences is really clear and syncs to our devices. Support is there when we need it, nothing too much trouble.

Pros
Good value for money, saved us a lot of time once the initial setup was completed. Site is intuitive, secure and reliable.

Cons
They don't do payroll so it's not a good fit if this is what you're after.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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WorkSmarter pricing

Starting from
£1.49/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
View Pricing Plans

WorkSmarter offers a 14-day free trial, after which it is available on a subscription basis starting at £1.49 per month. Pricing options are outlined below:

HR Lite: £1.49/employee/month for holiday planning and absence management
HR Complete: £5.00/employee/month for all features

WorkSmarter features

Employee Database
Employee Profiles
Performance Management
Recruitment Management
Reporting/Analytics
Self Service Portal
Training Management

API (678 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (667 other apps)
Activity Tracking (434 other apps)
Alerts/Notifications (641 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (441 other apps)
Assessment Management (456 other apps)
Customizable Branding (441 other apps)
Customizable Reports (436 other apps)
Data Import/Export (492 other apps)
Employee Management (538 other apps)
Mobile Access (506 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (694 other apps)
Third Party Integrations (566 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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