👋 EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING SOFTWARE

The easiest way to onboard new employees

Welcome new employees with a customised onboarding flow (and get rid of hiring admin for good).

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Save yourself hours of admin with every hire

Cut down on your workload with an automated onboarding platform. With Charlie, you can onboard new employees in seconds, not hours.

  • One-click onboarding: employees submit own details

  • Self-service system: no need to supervise

  • Legally-compliant hiring: for total peace of mind

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Integrations for a seamless hiring workflow

No more copy-and-pasting between platforms. From ATS, to onboarding, to payroll – Charlie integrates with your HR tools to banish hiring admin for good.

  • Streamlined workflow: saves you hours every week

  • Joined-up pipeline: for a seamless employee experience

  • Synced databases: stop micro-managing your records

Charlie HR app integrations
Charlie HR app integrations

Give new employees a warm welcome

Build a customised onboarding flow that gets new hires excited for their first day. Set it up once, then let Charlie take care of every new employee.
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Visualise your data, understand your team

Understand at a glance:

  • How much holiday different people have taken

  • Who’s needed more sick days than normal

  • Who looks like they could need a break

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Create and export reports in a single click. Choose from ready-made templates or design your own with our custom builder – either way, Charlie helps you turn data into good decisions.

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With Charlie, difficult and time-consuming calculations happen in the background, with no supervision required.

Set it up once, then forget it – Charlie provides clear, simple, accurate records that you can absolutely trust.

  • Calculate leave entitlement for new starters

  • Pro rate calculations done for you

  • Holiday rollover happens automatically

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Charlie sweats the details, so you don’t have to

Make your onboarding effortless

Why small companies love onboarding with Charlie

We asked small businesses how Charlie has helped them streamline their employee onboarding...
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"If you have any intention of hiring, Charlie is going to save you so much time and energy onboarding.”

James, GoSquared

Harriot Pleydell-Bouverie

“Charlie makes for a great onboarding experience: I don't need to worry about forgetting anything and new hires get a warm, efficient and consistent welcome to our company every time.”

Harriot Pleydell-Bouverie, Mallow & Marsh

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"Every single person comes away and says 'wow, that's a really slick onboarding tool, that was so easy to use'."

Elliot Brooks, Thriva

Harriot Pleydell-Bouverie

“Charlie makes for a great onboarding experience: I don't need to worry about forgetting anything and new hires get a warm, efficient and consistent welcome to our company every time.”

Harriot Pleydell-Bouverie, Mallow & Marsh

Save time on HR admin and build an engaged, high performing team

👋 Onboarding

Welcome new team members and seamlessly collect their data

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📅 Time off

Let Charlie handle your time off admin for you

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📈 Reviews

Help your team to grow personally and develop professionally

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🗳️ Polls

Run engagement surveys that give your team a voice

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🎁 Perks

Give your team the experience they deserve

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💬 HR advice

Receive on-demand guidance from your dedicated advisor

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Employee onboarding software FAQs

What is onboarding software?

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Onboarding software saves you time and effort by automating all the hiring admin that you'd otherwise have to do yourself. In the past, someone at every small business (someone like you!) had to collect new starter details from their employees manually, usually over email and then noted down in spreadsheets or Google Docs.

That might work the first couple of times, but sooner or later that admin starts to get overwhelming.

Here's how Charlie does things instead:

  • You set up your company's bespoke onboarding flow, then keep it saved and ready for the next time you make a hire.

  • Then, you can invite new team members with a single click. Charlie will collect all the employee data for you, without you needing to chase up.

  • We'll keep their employment details safe and secure, and where you can always find them.

  • If you want, you can also create onboarding checklists and delegate tasks to line manager

  • And don't worry – we'll make sure your whole onboarding process is fully compliant and up-to-date with UK employment law.

To find out more about how employee onboarding software can save you time and effort, check out our guide on onboarding automation.

Why do small businesses need onboarding software?

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Onboarding is an essential step in setting up new employees for success.

However, without the right onboarding tools it can quickly become a full-time job in itself, especially if you work at a small business without an HR team.

That’s why many startups and small companies choose to switch from manual HR processes to onboarding software — so that they can streamline and automate the most repetitive  onboarding tasks and get some time back to focus on building a high-performing team.

On top of cutting back on manual admin, another reason small businesses use onboarding software is make sure every new employee gets a warm welcome and a positive onboarding experience from day one.

A good first impression is really key to engaging new joiners, and onboarding software like CharlieHR helps you deliver that.

A third, very important reason why small companies need an onboarding platform is legal compliance. Small business onboarding solutions like Charlie ensure you tick off all the necessary steps required by employment law, with no space for forgetfulness or human error — so you’re safe in the knowledge you’re protecting your business at all times.

Why is Charlie the best employee onboarding software for
small businesses?

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Charlie is a HR software built specifically for small companies.

Employee onboarding is just one feature of Charlie’s HR software – we also cover time-off management, performance management, employee engagement surveys, employee perks and benefits and even integrations with other powerful HR tools.

Employee onboarding is just one feature of Charlie’s HR software – we also cover time-off management, performance management, employee engagement surveys, employee perks and benefits and even integrations with other powerful HR tools.

Setting up and launching Charlie takes minutes, and the user-friendly interface means your team members will find it a breeze. If you're want to try it out first, we offer a 2-week free trial (and you can cancel anytime).

Want to find out more about what customers think of Charlie?
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