HR is a tough job. The company expects you to pick the right people for the job, with only the most basic information you can get on them, while they try hard to oversell themselves. And you’re maligned by the staff for being the one to hand out pink slips, citations and of course, handle employee evaluations and other much-hated things. So, human resources software that makes at least one part of your life less hellacious as an HR person, would be a blessing wouldn’t it?
It’s bad enough you have to make impossible decisions and be the doomsayer of the office, you don’t need overly-complex, inefficient software making it all worse. Well, human resources software is one of the rare niche software concepts that didn’t have to wait for SaaS to become a very real thing. It did however, need SaaS to become truly awesome.
Today, there’s a whole host of software suites to make HR less of a pain, at least on the technical standpoint. Below are four of these that exemplify this quite well.
#1 – BambooHR
BambooHR is used by a ton of companies I work with, and my colleagues in the HR field swear by this one. And now that I’ve had a chance to see it demonstrated, and really research it, I can see why. This one has online tracking for leave, time off, workflows and calendar sync, training and benefit tracking with customizable alerts, new hire checklists, employee self service (oh yeah), online document storage, custom fields and tables, and an amazing dashboard to control it all from with ease and speed.
This one’s affordable and quick to learn, so BambooHR stands a good chance of being the right one for you.
#2 – Vana Workforce HR
While the name may lead you to think it wears a low cut dress and demonstrate the alphabet, this program does something far more attractive. A little more affordable than Bamboo, this one still packs some punch, offering integrated human capital management, global HR time and workforce tracking, reports and dashboards, full lifespan management, and much more.
Built on Salesforce’s platform, you know it’s going to be something impressive.
#3 – Recruiterbox
Great for smaller businesses, but scalable for even enterprises, Recruiterbox is a one size fits all solution. One of the particularly convenient features of this is the ability to accept and process resumes of various layouts in all manner of formats like HTML, word, open office and various indexed text and plain data formats as well. But, it also directly improts email, supports candidate searches by skill, company, name and email, creates and manages multiple openings, offers customizable workflows for hiring, tracks applicant progress, reports status across multiple openings, captures notes on candidates, and adds documents such as cover letters and evaluation suites.
Recruiterbox might not be the fanciest on this list, but it definitely has its conveniences to give it appeal.
#4 – Zoho Recruit
Built on the Zoho Platform that’s led them to be one of the few CRM providers that actually competes with Salesforce, their HR software is pretty darn impressive too. Offering resume form embedding, resume parsing, applicat tracking with CRM, email, resume databasing, candidate status tracking, interview scheduling, source tracking, and creation and publication of job openings, along with LinkedIn integration and the obvious Zoho CRM integration, this one’s worth keeping an eye on.
These are only a few of the powerful human resources software suites out there that can make the life of HR personnel a little easier. They’ve got the technical struggles covered. As for not having a stapler thrown at you when you hand out layoff notices? Well, technology can’t address that just yet!