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  • Zenefits    22

    OnBoarding | Payroll | Benefits | Compliance
    Zenefits helps to manage all HR-related activities in one platform such as payroll & taxes, benefits & insurance, complianceread more, onboarding, offboarding, and more.
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  • SentricWorkforce  

    HR and payroll management software
    SentricWorkforce is a comprehensive HR solution for SMBs
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  • Optimum HR  

    Online Human Resources software with common database support
    Optimum HR provides core Human Resource management features within the HRIS suite of single database apps, serving cloudread more-based employee record-keeping & reports
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  • BambooHR    20

    Personalized HR software for SMBs
    BambooHR combines essential HR features such as time off management, employee profiles, applicant tracking, reportingread more & tracking of training, benefits & salary.
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  • HireSelect    1

    Pre-employment Testing Made Easy
    HireSelect is a SaaS pre-employment testing service that features aptitude, skills, and personality tests. Small andread more medium-sized businesses rely on our tests to get reliable, objective information on candidates, resulting in more informed hiring decisions. Our tests were designed and validated by our test development team, made up of accomplished psychologists and statisticians from leading Universities across the US, including Harvard University, Stanford, and Penn State. Our customers can access customized test batteries for over 1,100 positions. HireSelect also includes advanced analytics that allow recruiters and hiring managers to compare test scores to nationwide averages for similar positions, set cutoff scores based on large data samples, and filter through large applicant pools efficiently. HireSelect also includes many features often found in Applicant Tracking Systems, including resume upload features, applications, and tools to sort, filter and message candidates.
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  • Zoho People    4

    Human Resources Information System
    Zoho People combines employee self-service, employee data management, complete time management - from leave to holidaysread more, real-time collaboration & automation.
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  • Workable    55

    Modern Hiring Software
    HR can use Workable to attract candidates, track applications, optimize and prepare for interviews, and analyze & reportread more on recruiting efforts.
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  • Halogen TalentSpace    13

    Performance and Talent Management Made Easy!
    Ranked number one in customer satisfaction and endorsed by thousands of HR professionals worldwide, Halogen Softwareread more offers the first talent management system built from the ground up to drive higher performance for companies across all industries. Halogen’s award-winning cloud-based products automate, simplify and integrate performance appraisals, 360-degree feedback, compensation management, succession planning, job descriptions, learning management and recruiting.
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  • VibeCatch    4

    Collect employee feedback automatically and continuously
    Collect employee feedback automatically and continuously
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  • Cornerstone Growth Edition    1

    Performance Management, Learning, and Analytics for SMBs
    Growth Edition is a self-configurable, mobile-optimized, world-class talent management solution that helps SMBs realizeread more the potential of their employees.
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  • Nicoka HR  

    HR management application
    Nicoka is a complete HRIS with employee data management, time-off requests, approvals, recruitment and applicant trackingread more features.
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  • Loopline Systems    2

    Performance management & feedback solution
    A cloud-based solution for managing your performance reviews including objective management, feedback and employee developmentread more.
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  • Deputy    18

    Scheduling, Time & Attendance, Tasking - anytime, anywhere
    Create schedules based on smart data such as availability, training, weather, overtime hours & more. Manage time offread more, over time, canceled shifts & more.
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  • Go Reception    3

    Visitor management & office automation system
    Welcome your visitors in style with Go Reception's cloud based Visitor Management platform! Replace paper sign in booksread more with a modern front desk solution.
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  • Zoho Recruit    7

    All in one staffing and recruiting software
    HR staff can use Zoho Recruit to promote new job posts, publish career pages, review & store resumes, communicate withread more candidates, and automate workflows.
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  • Workplace Mobile  

    Workforce management for retail and hospitality
    Workplace Mobile provides retail & hospitality staff with real-time access to schedules. Users can swap shifts, requestread more time off & accept extra shifts, remotely
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  • VistaHRMS  

    PDS’ Vista HRMS® is the complete web-based software solution for organizations with employees in the United States andread more/or Canada. All of the pieces - human resources, benefits, payroll, recruiting, self-service, workflow, and reporting – come together to reflect your business practices and processes. Vista HRMS’ extensive workflow engine reduces the overhead involved in day-to-day tasks and frees up your HR/Payroll professionals to focus on more strategic issues. Available On-Premise or Hosted.
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  • CompensationXL    1

    Flexible, Affordable, Compensation Planning Automation
    Compensation Planning Software
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  • Jazz    5

    Jazz has been on a mission to make recruiting and hiring easy, effective, and scalable since 2009. Jazz replaces outread more dated hiring processes with an intuitive applicant tracking system that helps recruiters & hiring managers build a scalable recruiting process to consistently result in great hires.
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  • Gusto    14

    Simply the best payroll for your small business
    Gusto unites payroll, health benefits, workers compensation insurance and automated tax processing, accessible fromread more any web-enabled device.
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  • BenefitMall - PayFocus  

    Online payroll and HR solutions for growing businesses.
    PayFocus is a payroll and basic HR platform designed to simplify payroll experiences and employee-related tasks withinread more small to medium sized businesses
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  • HR Avatar Pre-Employment Tests  

    Human resources software for pre-hire employment tests
    HR Avatar Pre-Employment Tests helps businesses to recruit the best candidates for a job by sending them pre-hire employmentread more tests
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  • Engagedly    2

    Performance Management Software for High Performance Teams
    Performance Management platform built for High Performance Teams. 360 Performance Appraisals, 1on1 Feedback, Goal Managementread more and Social Praise.
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  • ShiftPlanning    50

    Easy Employee Scheduling & Workforce Management
    ShiftPlanning creates industry-leading employee scheduling and management software, trusted by thousands of companiesread more all around the world. The web-based application allows employers to schedule their employees intuitively and quickly, monitor time and attendance behavior and process payroll in the cloud. ShiftPlanning improves company communication, streamlines management processes and gives both employers and employees access to their work information anywhere, anytime. Highly customizable and incredibly flexible, ShiftPlanning is used by companies in a hug
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  • Hyrell    11

    Applicant Tracking & Recruiting Software
    Hyrell provides tools for applicant evaluation, tracking & management. Features include applicant files, auto-screeningread more, virtual interview & reference checks.
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What is Human Resources (HR) Software?

Human resources software is used to improve the overall management of employee data by automating administrative tasks otherwise performed by the HR department. Core functionalities of HR software include employee data management, applicant tracking and recruitment, benefit and payroll administration, time off and sick leave, as well as training and development.

With a HR application, employee records and applicant data can be recorded, updated and accessed from one central location by all team members. This overview of personnel profiles also allows managers to keep an eye on events such as pending performance reviews, upcoming time-off and payment.

These apps help to further improve workforce management with features to manage training and development, as well as to track employee performance over time. HR software often includes talent management tools such as learning and development, succession planning, rewards management and employee evaluation.

Many HR applications can also be used to attract and recruit the right talent. With features such as job boards, CV collection and storage, online application tools and social media integration, your company can ensure it is finding the best matches. Once the hiring process begins, features such as interview note sharing and consolidation can be used to streamline the process.

HR software can also be used to increase company wide communication through social features such as peer recognition, goal and value sharing, business news feeds and sharable company calendars so no one forgets birthdays and anniversaries.

More robust HR solution can also be used to align corporate goals with company value and culture. This can be done through company related documents, such as employee handbooks and safety guides. You can also set defined employee or team objectives and raise awareness of company values with reward schemes and public recognition for goals reached.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Recruitment and talent acquisition
  • Applicant tracking and hiring
  • Benefits, tax and payroll
  • Training, development and succession
  • Management of employee data
  • Sharing of company resources and cross-company communication
  • Time off, sick leave and attendance
  • Payment, position and pay grade reviews
  • Performance evaluation, reward schemes and disciplinary actions

Human Resources (HR) Category Leaders Q3 2016

GetApp's quarterly ranking showcases the top 25 Human Resources (HR) apps based in the cloud. Each app is scored using five factors, worth 20 points each, for a total possible score out of 100. These factors include user reviews, integrations, mobile app availability, media presence, and security. Each app's score is independent of commercial interests and existing relationships that GetApp has with app vendors.

Scroll down for more details about how we calculate scores.

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Integrations
Mobile
Media
Security

1. BambooHR

Personalized HR software for SMBs
73
20
20
16
4
13

2. WebHR

Everyon's Favorite All-in-One Social HR Software | WebHR
71
18
17
13
6
17

3. Cezanne HR

Flexible, global HR for mid-sized and growing businesses
62
16
17
14
2
13

4. CakeHR

Your HR. Simplified.
59
18
10
13
5
13

5. Namely

HR, payroll, and benefits
59
18
17
8
4
12

6. Zoho People

Human Resources Information System
58
14
4
14
16
10

7. Workday Human Capital

Global Human Capital Management
54
7
18
16
13

8. Halogen TalentSpace

Performance and Talent Management Made Easy!
53
18
8
0
12
15

9. Oracle TBE

Talent Management for Small to Midsize Businesses
52
0
17
15
20

10. Humanity

Employee Scheduling & Workforce Management
49
0
12
15
4
18

11. FinancialForce HCM

Complete HR Solution for SMB from Hire to Retire
49
9
18
0
9
13

12. CIPHR

One of the UK's Leading HR SaaS Providers
47
14
6
6
4
17

13. SuccessFactors

Cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) software
47
0
17
14
16

14. Zenefits

OnBoarding | Payroll | Benefits | Compliance
45
17
17
6
5

15. TribeHR

Workforce Management & HR
43
15
17
6
5

16. breatheHR

Brilliantly Simple HR Software for Growing Companies
42
16
10
13
3

17. ADP Total Source

HR management and employee benefit
42
9
4
20
9

18. UltiPro

HR, Payroll, and Talent Management
41
13
17
0
11

19. Fairsail HRMS

Comprehensive Global Cloud HRMS
39
0
17
0
2
20

20. OrangeHRM

Open source human resources software
35
10
4
14
7

21. Staff Squared

HR software for busy business people.
31
9
6
13
3

22. Nortek People Management

Cloud-based People Management Software
30
8
0
0
2
20

23. Dayforce Ceridian HCM

HR software for medium and large companies
30
0
6
18
6

24. BrightHR

HR software and guidance for SMEs
27
12
0
13
2

25. Sage HRMS

HR Management System
23
0
6
0
17
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Who is the ranking for?

This ranking is for business owners and decision makers looking for a first glance at the leading cloud-based Human Resources (HR) software in the industry. The data serves as a point of reference highlighting the key factors that small businesses should look at when first analyzing a piece of software. These factors include user perception (reviews), compatibility (integrations and mobile app availability), market presence (media presence), and security features (security).

For more details on why we chose these data points, take a look at our industry research reports, which provide in-depth explanations of each data point, as well as trends in the industry.

How are the scores calculated?

An app’s score is calculated based on five unique data points and is completely independent of any relationships that GetApp has with app vendors. The data points are calculated as outlined below:

User Reviews

The score for user reviews is calculated using a Bayesian estimate, which is a weighted average that includes the number of reviews and the rating of an app, benchmarked against other apps in the category. This raw number is then scaled to represent a value between one and 20.

Integrations

Integration scores are calculated by scaling and adding two different averages for the number of listed integrations on GetApp: the first 15 points are awarded for the total number of integrations scaled against the average for the top 25 percent of apps in the category, while the final five points are awarded for the total number of integrations scaled against the leader in the category.

Mobile Platforms

Mobile platform scores are calculated using data from Google Play and the Apple App Store. Five points are awarded for having an Android App, and another five for an iOS app. The additional 10 points are calculated based on the user ratings of the app in each store, rated out of five, for a total of 20 points.

Media Presence

Media presence is calculated using the number of Twitter followers and Facebook fans a vendor has. Each social network contributes a maximum of 10 points to the total score. The first five points are awarded for total number of followers scaled against the average number of followers that each vendor in the category has, while the remaining five points are awarded based on the total number of followers, this time scaled against the category leaders. The scores for Facebook and Twitter are added together for a total score out of 20.

Security

Security is calculated using answers from a vendor-completed survey. The questions in the survey are based on the Cloud Security Alliance self-assessment form as part of the Security, Trust & Assurance Registry. With 15 questions, each answer is assigned a point value based on vendor response, with additional points given for security certifications, for a maximum possible score of 20.

In the event of a tie, each data point is weighted for importance, with security taking precedent, followed by reviews, integrations, mobile apps, and media presence, respectively.