Five tools to empower your HR

Technology that works for you.

By Leslie T. Snadowsky

Is hiring cumbersome, are your employees disgruntled, and is performance at an all-time low? A Human Resources department supports the employee life cycle from recruiting to onboarding to cultivating company culture to tracking productivity. By investing in the latest technology tools, you can help your HR team empower your workforce and exponentially grow your business. Here are some suggestions on how to strategically position your personnel to excel.


When onboarding new workers, there’s a lot you can get wrong. With Gusto, set employees up for success from the beginning, even if you’re a beginner. The platform promises easy and time-saving interfaces with customizable onboarding checklists and options to send offer letters, e-sign, store new-hire paperwork and set up software in just a few clicks. Costs of custom plans vary, but a core plan starts at $39 a month plus $6 a month per person. gusto.com


BambooHR’s all-in-one software offers an applicant tracking system (ATS) that can help you hire the right people for the job efficiently and effectively. It also features collaborative programs that centralize data and allow team members to chime in about prospective hires. Its Hiring Mobile App makes it even easier to review new candidates as they apply. Price quotes are available via its website and hotline. bamboohr.com

If Outsourced HR

A dynamic workforce is a business’s greatest asset. But what if you can’t afford an expansive HR team to recruit and onboard new hires? Bambee, an outsourced HR option that caters to companies of any size with any budget (as low as $99 a month), was founded on the disruptive idea that every business should have access to an affordable human resource manager and run like a Fortune 500 company. After a free trial, you can sign up for month-to-month help with no contracts. bambee.com


Creating a company culture requires an insider’s look at what your employees are thinking. Culture Amp provides tools to build high-performing teams and a category-defining culture by enabling anytime feedback, development-focused reviews and better one‑on‑ones. There’s even a self-reflection option. Navigate its plans and pricing matrix to find what works for you. cultureamp.com


Tracking an employee’s productivity is key, but kind of creepy. You want to make sure they’re doing their job but not make it seem like you’re looking over their shoulder. SoGoSurvey’s secure employee experience survey platform helps employers gather, analyze and mobilize employee data to transform workplaces, attract better candidates and improve retention and productivity. With more than 100,000 customers in 96 countries, SoGoSurvey refines your survey questions, adds engaging features and improves response rates. You can request a demo, and plans range from $25-$99 a month. sogosurvey.com

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