What is HR software and how can it benefit your business? Read our guide to HR software systems, choosing the best solution for your business size, and learn more about our tailored solution for small businesses from 1 - 400 employees.
HR software systems are a type of HR technology solution for managing employees. They can vary in focus and complexity, with suitability depending on the needs of the business. UK businesses of all industries and sizes have been adopting online Human Resources software to replace older systems – such as spreadsheets and calendars – to modernise how they manage core HR processes, keep employee data accurate, and ensure HR documentation is securely accessible.
Myhrtoolkit is a leading HR software solution for SMEs, with over 1,300 companies using our software to streamline their HR processes and manage staff more effectively. If you're interested in trying a solution tailored for small and medium-sized businesses, you can book in a free trial with us:
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Many businesses are choosing to have a cloud HR software solution instead of an on-premises option, because cloud-based systems are more flexible and cost-effective. Cloud HR software solutions are particularly useful for small businesses on a budget, as they don’t require internal IT support and don’t involve a big upfront investment. They’re also a desirable option for businesses with remote and hybrid staff, as an HR software system can be securely accessed from anywhere as long as the user has an Internet connection.
There are many options in the HR software UK market alone, which can make it difficult – particularly for first-time buyers – to know which solution will fit their business best. Here are a few tips on HR software solutions for different types of businesses:
Microbusinesses (with 1-5 employees) may want to consider a free HR software solution if they are on a very tight budget, but any small business growing in numbers or complexity should check out some of the more advanced options on the market to help them save money on HR admin and headaches in the long run.
There are many affordable, cloud-based HR software solutions for small businesses sometimes referred to as core HR software, as they offer the core features a small business would need, such as recording employee holidays and absences, health and safety, performance management, tracking training, and creating reports. Read our guide How can HR software save money for your small business? to learn more.
When your SME has reached the more medium end of the scale, this may again change what you require from a software system, though other factors can affect this too (for instance, if you have staff with a variety of working patterns). Our article on 3 essential HR tools for growing SMEs can tell you more about suitable HR software solutions for upscaling businesses.
For larger organisations that have gone beyond the SME bracket, often a more bespoke HR software solution is the appropriate choice. This will cost more to implement and upkeep, but can be worth it for enterprise organisations looking for a more tailored solution.
Our complete HR software solution for SMEs was initially developed in 2005 with the needs of small and medium sized businesses in mind from the very beginning. For over 15 years, we have been improving and building on our software system, myhrtoolkit, for a growing base of over 1,300 small business customers, becoming one of the most popular solutions for SMEs looking to improve on their HR and compliance processes.
But don’t just take our word for it – we love to get feedback from our customers, including several case studies and reviews:
CJCH Solicitors is a modern legal practice with five offices in the United Kingdom and representation across the globe. We spoke to Operations Manager, Lianne Welsh about how the myhrtoolkit system has helped them develop a more consistent and compliant approach to HR management.Read more
Eye and Dental Clinic provide dental and eye care services in Lancashire. We spoke to Practice Manager, Kirsty Barnes about how using the myhrtoolkit HR software system has helped the practice streamline their staff management processes with employee welfare as a focus.Read more
Soho Theatre is a vibrant London theatre venue. The theatre’s Head of Finance and Administration, Catherine McKinney, has found myhrtoolkit to be a key component for their admin and staff management activities.Read more
Data security is paramount to our company and our software. As an ISO 27001 accredited software provider, we make the data security of our customers a business-critical priority, and our software helps SMEs make the security of their sensitive employee data a priority too.
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There’s a lot to learn when it comes to purchasing an HR software system! Here we’ll answer some of the most common questions buyers have while researching HR software solutions:
There are a few different terms out there when it comes to types of HR software systems. The main types of HR software are:
We recommend getting an HR software solution as soon as you start to recruit employees! This is because HR software can help you accurately record and securely store the employee data and HR information you need and make sure your processes are consistent, helping you avoid any communication or compliance issues further down the road.
Especially as your small business grows and size and/or complexity, it’s so important to have a robust HR system in place for tracking core areas such as holiday management, absence monitoring, performance, training and development, pay and benefits, disciplinaries and grievances, and health and safety. HR software helps you manage these activities more efficiently and consistently, storing the information and evidence of compliance that your business needs within a secure system.
This will vary from provider to provider, depending on the complexity of the solution they offer. Check out our pricing structure for an idea of how much HR software can cost based on the size of your business. Our pricing includes all the features of our software as standard. We also offer an optional premier setup service for new customers who are looking to save time on setup.
This all depends on the provider! When researching HR software solutions, make sure to check if the provider has recognised security accreditations, such as ISO 27001. You should also be looking at the security measures the software has in place, how the providers are approaching GDPR regulations, where the software is hosted (for example, myhrtoolkit is hosted by Google Cloud Platform), and their commitment to data security. HR platforms often hold sensitive staff data, so it's important to choose a secure provider.
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Ready to adopt an HR software system for your business? We offer a 14-day free trial so you can get a feel for the software and how it can help your organisation thrive with HR. Find out more by booking in a discovery call with our friendly and knowledgeable Sales team:
Want a more in depth guide on how to choose the right HR software for your business? Myhrtoolkit's Founder, Jon Curtis took part in this webinar panel on this topic with other HR software experts.
Watch the webinar here to learn more: