Best for large enterprises
Compared to small or medium businesses, HR professionals at large enterprises have more complex HR needs due to the number of employees they have.
Their priority will be getting the whole company to streamline and automate processes on one platform to ensure consistency across the various teams.
Cloud systems like Oracle do just that: they offer an all-encompassing solution to span everything from HR, finance and IT. This is the ideal solution for companies with multiple offices around the world (or a remote, global workforce) who need one, advanced employee self-service system to keep everything under control.
Pricing will be too steep and functionalities too complex to appeal to small businesses and startups, who need more straightforward solutions.
Time management software
Best for timesheets
Time management software is a type of employee self-service that allows you to manage shift scheduling for your team.
If you’re for example in the retail and hospitality industry, it can be very useful as it will allow your team members to:
- Check their shift patterns
- Swap shifts with their colleagues
- Request time off through the app
This type of employee self-service is usually pretty cheap for a small business or startup. However, it won’t be suitable for everyone as it only allows you to manage shifts (it is not relevant for companies working normal office hours, Monday-Friday, 9-6).
If you really want to invest in a tool that will help you grow your business and support your team’s development, in our experience it is best to invest in HR software (see below).
Best for small businesses and startups
With HR software (also known as HRIS), you get all you need to automate your HR processes at your small business:
- An easy setup so your team can use it in a matter of seconds
- Time-saving features such as time off management and onboarding
- Opportunities to support your team’s development and growth with automated reviews
- Features that will help you build a great environment to work in and a positive employee experience, such as engagement surveys
On top of this, HR software for small businesses like CharlieHR usually comes at an affordable price.
Try CharlieHR for free
With Charlie, you can get all of our features, including our Perks for £4 per month per user.
If you’d like to see Charlie’s self-service functionalities in action and find out more about how they could help you, join one of our next Group Demos.