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.
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.
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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.
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:
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.
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 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 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 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.