Every industry is experiencing rapid change and evolution due to automation tools and the HR industry is no different. HR automation is one of the latest tools to enter the market and make an instant impact. For the longest time HR tasks were handled manually but with advances in technology, companies can expect to see less paper, less filing and less outsourcing or people needed to complete these processes.

Companies are seeking an efficient, agile, and fast-paced HR management software and HR automation provides this at a significantly lower price.

 Reasons You Might Need HR Automation Tools:

Some leaders are hesitant to adapt to new technology as it enters the market for several reasons and the topic of machines replacing a human workforce is always a hot debate but here are some reasons it might be time to make the switch:

  • Reductions in budget or staffing
  • Unsuccessful recruitment and onboarding processes
  • Difficult Timesheet management
  • Unproductive performance appraisal process
  • Outdated leave approval process

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HR Automation Benefits:

If your company is struggling with any of the scenarios listed above, HR Automation is a necessity. The right tool can provide countless benefits. Here are just a few:

  • Higher accuracy, eliminating human error
  • Time-saving
  • Cost-effective
  • More efficient
  • More consistent


Choosing the Right Tool:

Now that you know why you might need an HR automation tool, how do you choose the right one? Well, there are several popular HR tools on the market so you must evaluate them and the needs of your business thoroughly before deciding. Here are 10 great HR automation tools to get you started:

  • BambooHR

BambooHR is ideal for small to medium businesses. Their software collects and organizes every data point throughout the employee life cycle. Data should be behind every important decision you make and BambooHR makes it easier to analyze that data before hiring, onboarding, preparing compensation or other important events. They take pride in giving you your time back to focus on what matters, your people.

  • BreatheHR

BreatheHR is a cloud-based HR software, ideal for growing businesses. Their software saves you time by making it easy to manage your staff from anywhere and they always have support to help. They offer a 14-day free trial with a 10% annual discount but also offer a variety of monthly plans if you are not ready for a year commitment yet.

  • CavinHR

CavinHR is designed for any size business but they specialise in attendance tracking and time off management. Their software is available on the cloud and accessible from any device. They also offer an activity feed, messages & notifications and to do tasks to foster engagement within your organization.

  • WebHR

According to WebHR, they are the global leader in cloud-based HR. They offer an all-in-one HR software that helps you manage every aspect from hiring to retiring. Their software is available in 30 languages and is capable of integrating with 20+ software solutions, one being Amazon Alexa to create a hands-free work environment.

  • Sigma HR

Besides the normal HR tasks like talent management, attendance tracking and managing expense reports, Sigma HR also allows you to manage Occupational Health and Safety by efficiently managing workplace accidents, controlling your annual contributions to the worker compensation board and assessing your risks.

  • PulseHRM

PulseHRM is a comprehensive, cloud-based HRMS and payroll software built on Oracle APEX. They truly believe your employees are the pulse of your company and give you the tools to focus on them. Get up and running in three simple steps; signup, set up your data and roll it out! They also have a team of consultants to help you strategize.

  • Kissflow HR Cloud

Kissflow offers a cloud-based platform to manage your entire digital workspace but their HR cloud, specifically, allows you to create a hassle-free HR management system in 3 simple steps. First, hire the right talent. Next, build an engaged workforce and then, empower your employees. Kissflow is flexible and completely customized for your business needs.

  • Zoho People

Zoho People is a cloud-based HRMS solution designed for small to medium enterprises. It is easy-to-use, customizable and scalable to help you manage all workforce and employee-related activities or concerns. Zoho People also integrates with several applications your business might already be using.

  • iCIMS Talent Acquisition

Earlier this year, iCIMS was named a leader in the IDC marketspace on talent acquisition for medium enterprises. They offer several recruitment solutions, from candidate marketing to reporting and analytics to seamless integration and compliance; they help you ensure your businesses success.

  • ADP

ADP offers exceptional payroll and HR solutions, plus tax, compliance and benefits services. They have designed an easy to use tool to find what solution you need. Simply slide the bar over to the number of employees your company has, enter your role and what you are interested in and then find out what options are available for you. ADP has also addressed challenges you might face in different industries so you can see how they have helped others in your field.


All of these tools can provide several benefits for your business. The key is selecting the right one for you, to drive business efficiency and increase revenue. Not every tool you come across will be able to provide you with the competitive advantage you are looking for.

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