Apps continue to automate business and routine functions such as marketing, sales, data management, communication, and yes, even HR. It is an exciting time to be an entrepreneur or small business owner and there are multiple apps that can make your “back office” operations more successful.
These HR apps can help you get organized, save time and money, and smooth the hiring/ onboarding of new personnel as your business grows. These are just a few of the apps designed to help with critical HR functions for your business.
Paysavvy is a fully integrated payroll company that self-proclaims to be the new ADP. While they may talk a big game, Paysavvy is really a great new payroll and time management helper for small and medium sized companies.
The advantage to Paysavvy is it is designed from the ground up to be more relevant and integrate with the latest in enterprise software. The app assists in employee behavior like retirement savings and charitable contribution on demand or automatically.
The downside to Paysavvy is that, so far, the company is only available for Canadian companies or companies that have employees in Canada and need to operate payroll for those employees. If you are not a Canadian company, then for now you will just have to keep an eye on this upstart to see how quickly they expand to a country near you!
BambooHR is one of the leading and most well know HR apps for small businesses. Some of things this app offers are the ability to seamlessly transfer employee information over from your current software, generating detailed reports across a variety of topics, as well as many more items
BambooHR can also help remind you of important deadlines for taxes, payroll, licensing, accounts receivable, and other HR functions. It even helps you organize and filter through potential new hire candidates, smoothing out the hiring process so you can avoid wasting time and still find the right person to help grow your business.
The prices for this app are not listed on their site but you can contact them for a custom pricing solution and introduction to how BambooHR can help your business and HR team!
Another app in the disruptive and fast moving space of HR technology for small businesses is Zenefits. Zenefits offers a HR software and companion app that covers virtually every HR function imaginable. It will help you on-board new employees, collect and manage important tax documents like I-9 and W-2s, track employee time and PTO, and even help with the open enrollment of benefits for every eligible employee.
Most of the services of the Zenefits app are free to the user. Zenefits is paid by the plan providers and insurance companies that your company chooses to use. Even if you don't use Zenefits for your health benefits and only use some of the HR features, it remains free, with add-on options offered for fees. Since Zenefits focus is on benefits like health and dental plans, this would be a great choice if that is an area your company struggles with implementing.
There are many great HR apps and software out there to help the small business owner, with new apps entering the marketplace daily. You can find out more from these three companies or simply run an online search and several helpful HR apps will be at your fingertips.