Top 7 Web-Based Human Resources Applications With Free Trials

It’s not a straightforward choice when picking a web-based HR application for your business needs. With a huge amount of apps and with every developer promising the same capabilities, it’s often impossible to distinguish between the best options.

In this article we’ve teamed up with our sister site GetApp to highlight the best ranked web-based HR applications. To help you make your HR software decisions easier I will cover the features that make each app special. Each of the HR apps I’ve picked out comes with a free trial so you can assess if it fits the needs of your business before you take the plunge and purchase the software.

Read on to find out more!

BambooHR

BambooHR is an online HR software that provides human resource professionals with the necessary tools to successfully transition from manually tracking employee information in paper forms and spreadsheets to managing it with personalized HRIS (human resource information system), leaving them with more time to perform more value-adding tasks.

BambooHR is distinctively strong in its customization options by recognizing that every organization has different needs. For managers, user security levels can be created and employee profiles can be adapted by adding additional fields to enable the gathering of more specific information.

Price: Pricing starts at $8/month per employee with a $99/month minimum.

BambooHR

BambooHR

FinancialForce HCM

Human resources personnel wear many different hats, but that doesn’t mean they have to rely on just as many different software systems to manage their workforce. FinancialForce HCM brings human capital management into the cloud, providing businesses with recruiting, onboarding, talent management, benefits, and time and attendance tools within a unified application.

FinancialForce is most proud of its talent scouting methods. Through your job postings, FinancialForce seeks candidates by advertising on the LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook networks in order to give you a broader outreach. This helps you to find the perfect employees, instead of relying on the employees to find you themselves.

Price: Pricing is controlled by custom quotes based on your needs.

FinanicalForce HCM

FinanicalForce HCM

Halogen Software

Halogen Software is a complete suite of talent acquisition and learning management solutions in one cloud-based platform. It helps companies attract the best talents in their fields, manage team and individual performances, align workforce goals with the company’s objectives, develop a highly skilled manpower pool, and identify the next batch of leaders from within.

Halogen helps to identify leaders with their ‘Succession and Leadership’ module. Through this tool, employers can filter through employees based on factors including strengths, timing of next promotion and risk of leaving. Potential reports can then be made, consisting of the most optimal employees, making the promotion decisions much easier.

Price: Pricing is controlled by custom quotes based on your needs.

Halogen Software

Halogen Software

TribeHR

TribeHR is a social HR (human resources) platform whose unified HR suite allows HR professionals to concentrate on the more value-adding aspects of their jobs and less on repetitive administrative functions such as time-off tracking, updating of employee records, and others. It aims to make HR management more engaging for employees, managers and HR professionals through wizards, intuitive workflows, profiles and social recognition.

TribeHR’s main focus is about making sure that employees are praised for their work. This is achieved through a ‘Kudos’ system. Through this system, colleagues can click the ‘Kudos’ button to recognize good work and notes can be left that describe the work done. All of this information is then saved on an employee’s record so that managers can incorporate them into performance reviews.

Price: Pricing starts at $5/month per employee.

TribeHR

TribeHR

Namely

Namely is a HRIS (Human Resource Information System) which consolidates all HR and employee needs onto one platform. Ideally suited to mid-sized and growing organizations, Namely’s highly configurable HR platform can be adapted as the needs of your organization change and evolve. Namely’s scalable platform supports anything from local organizations right through to global scale operations. Namely incorporates an employee database, benefits delivery, full-service payroll provision and talent management system.

Namely makes use of a social news feed to boost collaboration. In this feed general company updates can be shared and people can engage in more casual conversation. As part of this feed recently employed candidates, out of office employees, and individuals with upcoming work anniversaries are listed, to help add to a community spirit.

Price: Pricing is controlled by custom quotes based on your needs.

Namely

Namely

Zenefits

The amount of paperwork involved in new employee onboarding can be overwhelming for managers, and it can decrease the productivity of even the most efficient human resources department. Zenefits is a cloud-based solution that automates the employee onboarding process and makes it easier for companies of all sizes to get new hires up and running.

For new hires, Zenefits gives them the ability to control benefits such as healthcare, pensions and vacation time off. This can all be done online, adhering to the focus of Zenefits, which is to stop the use of physical paperwork by switching to online document storage.

Price: Freemium model that is paid for by benefits providers (such as your health insurance carrier.)

Zenefits

Zenefits

Workday Human Capital Management

Workday Human Capital Management includes a number of HR features including organization management, talent and performance management, and Workday Absence Management, which allows you to manage time-off and absence policies across global offices. Workday also offers a range of recruiting tools to help set up career sites that are compatible with mobile devices and integrated to social media platforms such as LinkedIn.

Workday’s goal is to make the display of information simple. Through the use of graphs, created by analysis of your employee data and task progression, information is readily available. These can be customized to give you stats on headcount, open positions and the average time it takes to fill those positions.

Price: One time license and subscription options.

Workday

Workday

For more information about the top web based HR applications, visit our sister site GetApp and check out the top HR software GetRank. Let us know in the comments below your preferred HR tool!


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