Managing the true human part of the work experience is a challenge that a very special few can really handle with efficiency, professionalism and grace. To those of you who have chosen this career path and work hard to help your teams day in and day out, we are in awe of you and thank you for all you do. More than thank you, we want to provide you with some of the best (and most affordable) online resources and apps for SMB HR professionals and their teams to hopefully make your life a little easier.
Our Picks for Sanity Saving Apps for SMB HR Pros
This is an HR director’s dream. BambooHR makes every step of the hiring process and employee management easier and cleaner. With constant monitoring of the applicant pool you set up, you will always have the most recent and best applicants to choose from even when a job needs to be filled ASAP. Employee self-onboarding makes this process feel better. When you have a million things to do it’s extremely difficult to stop and walk someone through their onboarding process step-by-step. It also makes your new hire feel less than welcome. Send and have employees pre-fill paperwork and exchange warm fuzzy emails before they even start so everyone already feels that they know each other on day one. No one wants their first day to feel like a cold call!
The ability to create custom time-off policies that can be digitally requested and approved by the system according to your criteria. It can be accessed by mobile device so it’s easier than ever to manage. Data management, performance analytics and reporting are all part of the package, as is custom workflows to keep everything running smoothly. BambooHR is quickly becoming a favorite of HR managers everywhere with its fresh look and take on HR.
GUSTO is a favorite for its robust onboarding abilities, saving you from spending an entire day getting one new employee set up. The biggest advantage of GUSTO seems to be their ability to create an easier than ever payroll process and benefits assistance. Benefits specialists are available to help you choose the best options for your employees and integrate them into the software. The same integration is part of the 401k and all other benefits, including employee expenses which can be inputted and automatically deducted from payroll. No more tracking down dollars! Modern HR departments love the no paper method that GUSTO encourages. A place for everything and everything in its place.
Run (Powered by ADP) has excellent features that will make and HR or small business owners’ life easier. Along with access to track time and payroll information, this awesome app lets the user track and verify payouts without actually processing those payouts in order to see the impact on finances in real time. It also saves important employee documents all in one place for easy reference and cataloguing. Run is compatible with many of ADP’s management systems and can be accessed on any touchscreen device, making those inevitable last-minute fixes easier than ever.
Kronos Workforce Ready Software has a unique feature in that it not only helps manage human resources but also human capital. This software can follow your funnel from recruiting, through to performance, compensation, absence and more, hence the human capital tracking. If you’re ready to go to the next level of HR, this is a scalable option that can work well for tracking tactics and employee value from start to finish. Information is available in real time to help make decisions about workflow on the fly.
“Tools of the trade” has really taken on a whole new meaning. We hope this helps narrow the field for you if even a little bit. Based on research across the web from third-party articles and resources, these are some of the top-tier options for human resource management as we head into 2018. If left any out that you feel particularly passionate about, let us know in the comments!
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