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The 10 Best HR Software To Manage Payroll & People In 2021

The best HR software for modern workplace should streamline processes, ease navigation, and treat people like people—here are my top picks for this year.

Top 10 Best HR Software Tools

HR Software FAQ

What is an HR database used for?

An HR database is used by the HR team to store personal information regarding its employees. It proves to be very useful for organization and security.

What is the typical HR process?

The HR process is:
– planning & understanding goals
– Assessing the situation
– Forecasting what needs to be addressed
– Implementing
– Evaluation and feedback of the process

Is payroll part of HR?

This depends on the size of the business. With smaller companies, typically they do not have an HR department which in that case, accounts payable will oversee payroll.

However, in larger companies and organizations the HR department will generally enter employee data into the payroll system. In most cases, payroll is classified as a function of HR as it pays and deals with people.

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Overviews Of The 10 Best HR Software

Here’s a brief description of each of the HR Software on my list showing what it does best, plus screenshots to showcase some of the features.

  • $4.00 per feature/month

Uzio

Manage your HR, Payroll & Benefits in one place using the integrated UZIO platform.

  • From $3.00 per user/month

Factorial

Visualize and keep track of employee schedules in one view.

  • From $5 per month $60 per year

HR.my

Users can set up alerts for upcoming leaves, probationary periods, contract expiry, legal document expiry, and more.

  • From $8 a month per employee.

Zenefits

Manage payroll by setting pay periods, setting up draft payroll, and running payroll.

  • From $6 per employee per month

Kronos

Keep track of employee hours, time-off requests, schedules, and more.

  • From $8 user/month

Rippling

Run payroll for employees with salary, bonuses, commissions, and reimbursement.

  • From $11.15 per user/month

Paycor

In addition to tracking employee work and hours, users can view overtime by week, month, department, and more.

  • Offers one job posting free to try it out
  • From $99/job /month

Workable

Applicant tracking features assist with sourcing and hiring for open positions.

  • From $5.50 user/month

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Set and view employee schedules to ensure all team members are on the same page.

  • From $50 per month

HappierHire

Employee dashboards provide overviews of the hiring and recruitment process including interview schedules and job requirements.

Other HR Software

  1. Bitrix24
  2. Zoho 
  3. Collage
  4. Core
  5. Namely  
  6. ClearComany
  7. JazzHR
  8. BambooHR
  9. SutiHR  
  10. HR Partner
  11. Orange 
  12. WebHR
  13. Qualtricks
  14. Freshworks  

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