We reviewed dozens of HR apps and rated each based on a one to five metric system in a number of different categories to land a final overall rating between one and five. Each category was weighted based on the importance of that aspect of the software to calculate the final score. These ratings were based on experience using the software and research that we have found available through either the company or through the use of the product.
Here is what we looked for when deciding on the best HR apps:
For pricing, we considered the cost per user per month for each paid plan, minimum user requirements, introductory pricing, the availability of free trials, free trial length and money-back guarantees. Pricing accounts for 10% of our total score.
We analyzed each HR app based on key features such as the quality of its mobile app, and the inclusion of key features such as applicant tracking, benefits administration, payroll, time and attendance tracking, e-signatures, learning management tools, reports and analytics, employee feedback and reviews, org charts, task assignments and peer reviews. These core features make up 30% of our score.
In addition to the key features, we also devoted 15% of our score to whether or not the services included unique features such as the availability of software Integrations, shift scheduling, employee engagement tools, tax tools, custom branding, PTO tracking and live support. This category makes up 20% of our score.
Ratings and Reviews
To gain deeper insight into how others find the HR software and corresponding apps, we looked at customer reviews to determine if user experience matches marketing promises. We considered each provider’s average rating and how many reviews each had and weighed them at 10%.
Lastly, we included our expert opinion based on a great deal of first-hand experience using the various HR apps across several different use cases. Additionally, we considered factors such as ease of use, value for price based on the quality of the available features and popularity. This accounts for 30% of the total score.