bob

bob

Cloud-based HR & benefits administration platform

4.6/5 (34 reviews)

bob Overview

bob is a cloud-based human resources (HR) management and benefits administration platform for HR teams, CEOs, and accountants. Bob covers onboarding employee engagement, document management, automatic pension enrolment, time off management, reporting, and more. The system is designed for businesses and nonprofits with 100-1000 employees.

bob’s document management tools allow users to store all employee-specific and company-wide documents in a centralized repository, with the ability to link individual documents to specific employees, and assign documents to anyone who needs to read them. When documents are assigned to employees, such as the company handbook to new hires, users can request confirmation that the document has been read, which employees can complete with a single click. During the onboarding process, new hires can input their own information and upload documents, removing the workload from HR teams or managers. Automated tasks can also be setup to streamline onboarding, from requesting a new computer to booking after-work welcome drinks.

Holiday and absences can be managed through bob, with users able to define a range of time off policies for different groups, and employees able to request and view their leave online. Requests are approved or rejected by line managers, who are given full visibility into which employees are off during the requested dates. Reports can be generated throughout the year to alert users to time off under- or over-spends, allowing these to be managed before the end of the year. Custom reports can be set up and saved as templates, with all data updating in real time each time the report is required.

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Markets

Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

bob Reviews

Overall rating
4.6/5
97% positive reviews
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Elena M.

I've chosen bob over another great product I was using in the past and haven't regretted!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/06/06
Review Source: Capterra

ease of HR management, also our finance team benefits from easy holidays/absenses management, payroll reports and such.
I'm doing all admin in bob, from contracts to onboarding, org structure, salary changes etc

Pros

It's very easy to use - user friendly interface, intuitive navigation, you can find whatever you need in the matter of seconds even if it's your first experience with the platform
It's beautiful - our employees love it too
The support team is amazing - they not only resolve any issues quickly, but they also listen to suggestions and implement them within reasonable time. I love getting product updates as I know that there will be something I asked about.
The system features everything you'd want from a modern HRIS and even more - we love club feature and about section - it helps employees learn more about each other and find common interests.
There's some functions that I'd love to have but they are not yet there (such as pre-boarding or e-signature) but the guys are constantly working on them and I've seen that for example e-signature is coming within next few weeks.

Cons

If we are talking about bob as HRIS there's very few things that I don't like, or rather I would like to have and they are not yet there - prebording being one example.
I'd love performance module to be more sophisticated but the guys have just introduced it and I see that it gets updated constantly, which is great. also, it's not a separate platform for performance management so I wouldn't expect it have all the features that other platforms dedicted to performance only have.
There are other small things (such as I can't send a survey to 1 person only), but they are small compared to all the benefits and again, I know that sooner or later those will be resolved too.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Kate J.

Easy to use. Comprehensive. Great support. Feedback is acted on. Know you are valued as a client.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/05/10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Being able to feedback and see your feedback quickly acted on influencing the growth of the product. You feel valued and part of the journey. I am a 1 person HR/office team helping out a small finance team for a company of 50 and this software has saved me hours of time and stress. I am not even using it to its full potential yet due to finite time. It has also helped give power to employees where as an example they can see their annual leave so I don't have to keep spreadsheets and constantly update individuals. It is just their. Managers can see their teams, Org charts are great. adding photos so people can see who's who in a growing team and that is just the very tip of the iceberg that is bob. Fantastic.

Cons

The performance review section. I know when bob developed it they developed a product I was super excited about and holding out for. They, as any business would do, sought feedback and ended up releasing a much lighter touch performance review section based on the feedback. As a result I am going to use another platform which is more suited to my companies needs. However I am sure it will be a very suitable process for many companies, as their own research shows.

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Sally-ann S.

Intuitive, time saving and effortlessly engaging for everyone who uses it.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/05/17
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

They are constantly listening to their customers and adding functionalities to Hibob. The rate of innovation to their product is something that I have never experienced before in the HR world. Normally you buy the software and once a year an element of it is updated. With Hibob they very regularly update and improve the system, constantly working on an even better experience for the user and admins. Compared to Hibob our pricey payroll system (from a global market leader) feels like a system from the dark ages! We use HIbob for our 'Pulse' questions to check in with how the company is feeling, we use it for our appriasal process, the reporting is great, booking holidays on it and reporting on holiday is very simple. Love the dashboard for quick answers that in the HR Team we so regularly get asked. The workflows for new joiners and leavers have saved so much team time! We are complete Hibob lovers! The 'Club View' is a great quick way at looking at salaries, who drinks red wine and everything in between!

Cons

Ummmmmm.....I really can't think of anything...it really is a revolutionary and essential piece of HR kit!

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Ryan G.

Bob is a great HR platform for the average staff member at a business. Could not be easier!

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/06/27
Review Source: Capterra

Streamlining the HR process for staff at a business saves time and money. Centralizing these functions in a stable platform like Bob will allow you to focus more on your staff and business relationships, provide benefits to staff, and manage your company time off. This is a great product for a small business looking to manage their human resources in a simple and cost efficient way.

Pros

HR platforms are typically robust and house many different features for managing your employment and benefits at a company. Bob is the perfect match between a platform that has a high level of functionality - but remains easy to use.

For HR Staff using the system to manage a business; it contains stable features to manage time off, holidays, employee on-boarding, document provision, and company benefits. For the average staff member at a business, it is simple to use and has an intuitive interface. Taking time off is easy!

Bob is a new platform that is growing quickly. Although it may be simpler than some other HR platforms as a result, it's ability to easily solve a large amount of HR tasks in one platform is well worth the investment.

Cons

Being a new piece of software, some of the complexity found in managing company benefits, for instance, is limited in features at this time. This is only the result of having launched in the past couple of years; but the success so far is allowing them to continue development for improving the product.

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Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Hannah K.

Simply the best HRS out there

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/07/13
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Brilliantly designed, intuitive, easy to use for employees and People professionals. By far the biggest selling point though is the fact that Hibob is constantly developing new features which are actually based on customer feedback. All of the traditional HRS' i've used (e.g. BambooHR, Workday, Fairsail) are slow to respond to the needs of a changing HR/People function with an expanded remit (e.g. employee experience & wellbeing). Other challenger HRS (e.g. Namely, Charlie) only offer barebones features with a few gimmicks or are developing at the cost of platform stability. Hibob has unlimited ambition to actually fulfil the needs of the HR/People community

Cons

Occasional bugs due to there being a lot of new features (however these are few and far between and the longest i've ever waited for a fix is 36 hours), need to grow Customer Success team to ensure they can maintain same awesome levels of support.

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bob Pricing

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Contact bob for pricing information.

Free 14 day trial, no credit card required.

bob Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Self Service
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration

  • Activity Tracking
  • Recruiting Management
  • Self Service Portal

Additional information for bob

Key features of bob

  • Automated approval process
  • Automated tasks
  • Automatic reporting
  • Custom reports
  • Dashboard
  • Document categorizing & tagging
  • Document management
  • Document read confirmations
  • Document templates
  • Onboarding
  • Organizational chart & company directory
  • Pension auto-enrolment
  • Real-time data
  • Real-time reporting & analytics
  • Report templates
  • Self-service portal
  • Smart Filters
  • Time off policy definition
  • Time off requests
  • Time off tracking

Benefits

  • Multiple different time off policies can be defined and assigned to different groups or individual employees.

  • Employees can join ‘clubs’ within the company, based on their interests, which gives users an overview of the range of cultures present in the company such as cyclists, yoga enthusiasts, and Airfix fanatics, giving insight into benefits or activities that may be particularly well-received.

  • Automated tasks can be setup to streamline the onboarding of new hires, with employees able to interact with their new colleagues even before they have started work.

  • Employee-specific and general documents can be stored centrally, accessible from anywhere, with the ability to link documents to individual employees, sort and filter the company directory, and request confirmation that important documents have been read.

  • Users can define custom report templates, which are automatically updated each month with real-time data, and filters can be applied to drill down to specific information.

  • Employee benefits can be managed and delivered through bob, with automatic pension enrolment, support for cycle to work schemes, childcare vouchers, and cash plans, and full visibility of the value of benefits to employees.

  • bob FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for bob.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does bob offer?

    bob offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Contact bob for pricing information.

    Free 14 day trial, no credit card required.

    Q. What are the main features of bob?

    bob offers the following features:

    • Automated approval process
    • Automated tasks
    • Automatic reporting
    • Custom reports
    • Dashboard
    • Document categorizing & tagging
    • Document management
    • Document read confirmations
    • Document templates
    • Onboarding
    • Organizational chart & company directory
    • Pension auto-enrolment
    • Real-time data
    • Real-time reporting & analytics
    • Report templates
    • Self-service portal
    • Smart Filters
    • Time off policy definition
    • Time off requests
    • Time off tracking

    Q. Who are the typical users of bob?

    bob has the following typical customers:

    Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

    Q. What languages does bob support?

    bob supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does bob offer?

    bob has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does bob support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices bob supports

    Q. What other apps does bob integrate with?

    bob integrates with the following applications:

    DocuSign, G Suite, Greenhouse, JIRA Software, Microsoft Azure, Okta, OneLogin, Peakon, Workable, Workable

    Q. What level of support does bob offer?

    bob offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials