Human Resources (HR) Software

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  • iCIMS Applicant Tracking System    11

    Top Rated Applicant Tracking and Recruiting Software
    iCIMS empowers organizations to streamline the talent acquisition process and simplify applicant tracking onto one easyread more-to-use applicant tracking system.
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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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  • FinancialForce HCM    2

    Complete HR Solution for SMB from Hire to Retire
    Use FinancialForce HCM to manage your global workforce with benefits, recruiting, onboarding, talent management, employeeread more self-service, and time & attendance.
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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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  • VibeCatch    4

    Automated job satisfaction polls for employees
    Keep track of your team's job satisfaction with automatic employee polls and improve your working environment. Viewread more results in real time and react in time.
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  • Workable    53

    Affordable 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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  • Zoho Recruit    4

    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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  • Halogen Software    19

    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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  • Zoho People    2

    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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  • Go Reception  

    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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  • Loopline Systems    1

    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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  • 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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  • NimbleSchedule    10

    Online Employee Scheduling & Time Clocking
    NimbleSchedule Employee Scheduling Software is a novel solution to a notorious problem.Many scheduling solutions putread more the cart before the horse: their primary aim is to fill blank spaces in a calendar. The people in the equation – you! – are forgotten. As a result, you sink time into tedious tasks like tracking schedules that still end up creating headaches. NimbleSchedule takes a new approach to an old problem to make scheduling easier. With anytime, anywhere access via the Web or smartphone, NimbleSchedule is convenient and perfect for busy people who need flexibility. By involving your team in the scheduling process, you no longer have to juggle all the requests nor seek out employees to solicit information. With less need for management intervention, you have only to glance and approve.
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  • PCRecruiter    12

    The flexible, affordable, web-based solution for recruitment and sourcing.
    Empower your internal sourcing team with the tools used by third-party recruiters. PCRecruiter makes a great internalread more recruitment solution.
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  • HRMatrix  

    Human resources information and document management system
    HRMatrix offers an integrated HR management experience, designed to simplify the execution of HR processes for HR personnel
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  • Time-Off Manager    2

    Most Trusted & Complete Time-Off Management System Available
    Time-Off Manager is a fully automated, 100% web-based solution to easily track and manage employees' paid time-off,read more vacation, sick days or any other custom leave types. With 3 types of users (admins, managers, employees), our solution is suitable for any type of companies. Email notifications are sent to all designated users upon approvals, rejections and cancellations. All requests must be submitted through the system, which eliminate manual leave processes and the risk for errors.
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  • ShiftPlanning    43

    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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  • Gusto    11

    Modern, delightful payroll
    Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll) unites payroll, health benefits, workers compensation insurance and automated tax processingread more, accessible from any web-enabled device
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  • Zenefits    21

    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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  • Recruiterbox    8

    Recruiting Software & Applicant Tracking System
    For less than $500 per month, hire better than a Fortune 500 company. Customers include Wolfram, Lonely Planet & USread more Government.
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  • ApplicantPro    7

    Hiring Made Easy.
    ApplicantPro facilitates job advertising across multiple channels; applicant tracking & assessments; video interviewingread more; background checks; HRIS, & onboarding.
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  • myStaffingPro    3

    #1 in Quality of Service
    myStaffingPro is a comprehensive recruiting platform that offers applicant tracking, candidate recruiting, and onboardingread more in a scalable, configurable solution. With more than 500 clients, myStaffingPro is not limited by industry, browser, or integration requirements. Its SaaS model makes it accessible from anywhere at any time, and offers unlimited integration capabilities. The system supports businesses ranging from a small office to large enterprises.
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  • VidCruiter VidInterviewing    4

    The New Standard for Recruiting - Video Interviewing
    A complete suite of recruitment products that will help your team hire better quality employees in a faster and moreread more cost-effective way.
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  • ClearCompany    2

    Talent Management Software for SMBs
    The ClearCompany platform allows you to easily move talent from applicant to top performer, collecting data and trackingread more analytics from stage to stage.
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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 Q2 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
72
19
20
16
4
13

2. Namely

HR, payroll, and benefits
64
19
17
12
4
12

3. WebHR

Everyon's Favorite All-in-One Social HR Software | WebHR
56
16
4
13
6
17

4. Zoho People

Human Resources Information System
56
12
4
14
16
10

5. Halogen Software

Performance and Talent Management Made Easy!
55
20
4
0
16
15

6. CakeHR

Your HR. Simplified.
54
18
10
7
6
13

7. FinancialForce HCM

Complete HR Solution for SMB from Hire to Retire
52
9
19
0
11
13

8. Workday Human Capital

Global Human Capital Management
50
0
18
16
16

9. Oracle TBE

Talent Management for Small to Midsize Businesses
50
0
15
15
20

10. Humanity

Employee Scheduling & Workforce Management
49
0
12
15
4
18

11. CIPHR

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

12. TribeHR

Workforce Management & HR
45
15
17
7
6

13. Cezanne HR

Powerful global HR for mid-sized and growing businesses
44
16
0
13
2
13

14. ADP Total Source

HR management and employee benefit
43
8
4
20
11

15. SuccessFactors

Cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) software
43
0
12
15
16

16. Zenefits

OnBoarding | Payroll | Benefits | Compliance
41
17
12
6
6

17. Fairsail HRMS

Comprehensive Global Cloud HRMS
39
0
17
0
2
20

18. OrangeHRM

Open source human resources software
35
10
4
14
7

19. breatheHR

Brilliantly Simple HR Software for Growing Companies
34
14
4
13
3

20. Staff Squared

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

21. Nortek People Management

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

22. UltiPro

HR, Payroll, and Talent Management
30
0
15
6
9

23. Sage HRMS

HR Management System
23
0
4
0
19

24. Sleekr

Simple cloud HR software for business owners
20
0
4
0
3
13

25. EmployWise

Integrated Employee Life Cycle Management Software
20
12
6
0
2
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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.