About Bob

Bob is a modern HR platform for modern HR challenges.

Simplify complexity
Bob lets you manage people globally and thrive through change. From culture and connections to performance and payroll, Bob is the HCM built for everyone in your company, for everything HR. Whether it's streamlining HR processes to save HR admin time, understanding your people with feedback cycles and surveys, or creating reports for leadership and board members, Bob has what it takes to put your people first while getting your HR strategy done.

Remain agile and flexible
Bob easily adapts to your organization’s ever-changing needs. Unlike legacy HR systems that make HR conform to traditional HR practices, Bob’s unparalleled configuration capabilities let HR set up processes that fit their unique organization. Quickly meet local regulations, market conditions, and much more while giving your people an exceptional experience.

Save time on core HR processes
Bob streamlines core HR and saves time while preserving accuracy. You can automate and simplify processes, customize onboarding for any site or position, set up task lists, and automate approval cycles. Time and absence management can be tracked via desktop and mobile or Microsoft Teams and Slack integrations. Surveys let you closely monitor employee sentiment changes, while HR insights and reports allow you to improve HR performance and enhance the employee experience.

Leverage powerful analytics
Gain meaningful intel, and uncover hidden insights about your people. Bob’s Analytics provides you with real-time, cross-platform data, enabling you to tell the story behind the numbers. Bob’s KPI dashboards help you view and measure important metrics such as headcount, growth, retention, and absenteeism to uncover blind spots, patterns, and hidden bias.

Drive global connections and belonging
When your people feel they belong, they’re more likely to want to stay and grow within your company. Having a platform to help you do this—no matter where your people work—is critical. Bob includes features for creating community and culture like Clubs, Shoutouts, and Kudos. It also allows for personalized pre-boarding and onboarding workflows that help new hires get comfortable, learn your culture, and meet their teammates.


Key benefits of Bob

Save time on core HR processes and focus on the big picture
Bob streamlines core HR by automating and simplifying processes, including onboarding for any site or position, easy to set up task lists, and automated approval cycles. Time and absence management are easily tracked via desktop and mobile or on Microsoft Teams and Slack. Surveys let HR closely monitor employee sentiment changes while HR KPIs and talent analytics deliver reports with metrics that let you continuously improve HR performance and enhance the employee experience.

Support scaling
Bob’s flexible, global-at-the-core, and specialized capabilities such as support for non-hierarchical organizational structures make it easy to scale from a 50 ee company to a 2,500 ee company. Configurable processes for each site, including time-off policies and workflows enable growth and scaling.

Leverage powerful analytics
Using Bob, your team can produce reports and proactive insights on vital HR KPIs. Data is collected daily from employee and manager engagement with the platform. Data insights from the platform assist HR leaders in forming strategic programs and bringing valuable information to the executive table.

Retain talent
Your people will want to use Bob. Bob offers a distinct user-friendly experience that brings people together to create meaningful professional and social relationships, whether they work on-site or remotely. Employee records act as social media-style profiles and company news is shared on the homepage feed. Employees and managers can acknowledge achievements using the Kudos and Shoutouts features. Using Bob motivates employees and keeps them feeling good about their company and their contributions.

Create a remarkable employee experience
Bob enhances your company culture by creating transparency in the organization’s structure with the Org Chart functionality. It also provides the ability to click and see each employee's journey (or timeline) so new employees, as well as veterans, can quickly see important details about their co-workers. Bob’s Your Voice feature is an anonymous reporting tool that creates a safe and inviting space for your people to voice their concerns, enabling inclusivity and honesty.


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Bob Software - Leave & absences can be managed through bob, with employees able to make requests online, and line managers able to approve or reject requests
Bob Software - Reports can be generated throughout the year to analyse time off, and identify any under- or over-spends
Bob Software - bob enables new hires to upload their own information during the onboarding process, removing the workload from HR
Bob Software - Team members can be introduced to new hires through the onboarding process, before the new employee's start date
Bob Software - Employees can join 'clubs' in bob, based on their interests, allowing new hires to feel part of the company culture before they start
Bob Software - Employee 'clubs' can be viewed and used to identify prospective activities or benefits to be offered
Bob Software - Employee and company documents can be stored & managed in bob
Bob Software - Report templates can be created by users, which automatically update with real-time data when they are needed
Bob Software - Filters can be applied to drill down into report data
Bob Software - Users can manage a range of employee benefits through bob, including automatic pension enrolment
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Bob Software - Leave & absences can be managed through bob, with employees able to make requests online, and line managers able to approve or reject requests
Bob Software - Reports can be generated throughout the year to analyse time off, and identify any under- or over-spends
Bob Software - bob enables new hires to upload their own information during the onboarding process, removing the workload from HR
Bob Software - Team members can be introduced to new hires through the onboarding process, before the new employee's start date
Bob Software - Employees can join 'clubs' in bob, based on their interests, allowing new hires to feel part of the company culture before they start
Bob Software - Employee 'clubs' can be viewed and used to identify prospective activities or benefits to be offered
Bob Software - Employee and company documents can be stored & managed in bob
Bob Software - Report templates can be created by users, which automatically update with real-time data when they are needed
Bob Software - Filters can be applied to drill down into report data
Bob Software - Users can manage a range of employee benefits through bob, including automatic pension enrolment

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Elena
Elena
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  • Industry: Human Resources
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 2018/06/06

ease of HR management, also our finance team benefits from easy holidays/absenses management,...

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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  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great for Growing Global Company

Reviewed on 2023/03/21

Our first implementation specialist was amazing. She provided excellent resources and followed up...

Our first implementation specialist was amazing. She provided excellent resources and followed up quickly. She was knowledgeable and helpful. Our account manager is also very good and she works with us monthly to help make sure that we're meeting our annual HR goals by reducing administrative workload in the system and allowing us more time to focus on the people of the organization.

Pros

More than just an HRIS, it's a place for employee engagement. Great personalized homepage to keep people updated. Easy to use and to set up. You can keep a pulse on the culture with ease. They are constantly improving product and takes feedback from clients and they keep you informed. They also work with you to ensure that the product is meeting your needs and help you find ways to better utilize it. It's easy to implement new items and grows with the company well. We were able to globalize our Org chart and better integrate the global teams.

Cons

Currently, there is no way to have a site admin vs a total admin. This is an issue if you want a HR lead at each site to be able to customize the program without access to their counterpart's private information. Also, employee's do not have the ability to opt in or out for their birthday or work anniversary being shared. There are work arounds but right out of the box, it's either all employees show up or none show up on the homepage.

Alternatives Considered

UKG Ready, Access PeopleHR, TriNet Zenefits, BambooHR and Ciphr

Reasons for Choosing Bob

Needed to globalize our systems and find a system that could serve us as we grow.

Reasons for Switching to Bob

Had the features we needed and big on engagement.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Bob for Web Developers

Reviewed on 2023/11/23

Pros

You can easily access all employee database and quickly. The software doesn't lag. The time and attendance tracking is always accurate and it also provides a report of all the gathered data.

Cons

It's not available for all languages, so the selection is limited, as well as offline functionalities, which are also limited. If you are not used to HR platforms, some of its tools can be confusing to use at first.

Claire
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Easy to Navigate Platform! Useful and user friendly

Reviewed on 2023/11/25

Pros

It's very easy to navigate as a user. The side panel makes it easy to find what you are looking for. The Time Off section is what I mainly use Bob for and I like the feature where you can estimate how much time off you'll have in the future

The demographics for our organisation is also a very neat feature on the homepage

Cons

I do not have anything that I don't like about Bob. If anything, I wish there were more demographics for our organisation on the homepage, and maybe update the demographics! As I'm not sure the demographics have been updated since I joined the org

Valentino
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Bob can be a great friend, but you need to know him well first

Reviewed on 2023/03/12

Bob is our HRIS. Whether that’s our people themselves (being able to see all of their employment...

Bob is our HRIS. Whether that’s our people themselves (being able to see all of their employment information in one place, being able to book a holiday and see when others have time off), our managers (getting a full view of their team’s details - salaries, job titles, locations in one place and seeing time off in full view in order to capacity plan accurately) or our People, Culture and Inclusion team (reporting, right to work checks, onboarding new folks, onboarding ourselves onto new systems and employment changes) - all of these things get simpler with Bob. We make a great use of the automation of tasks that Bob allows to build, from new joiners to leavers, from probation and onboarding to parental leave, we have created flows that automatically assign tasks to the relevant people, to make sure nothing is missed on important lifecycle phases of employees.

Pros

great user and admin experienceDEIB focus with pronouns and demographic fieldsmass loading possible super quick implementationautomation of tasks and workflows

Cons

Automations don't always workSupport is patchy and relies too much on users being able to solve the problem themselvesA lot of workarounds are necessary to overcome Bob's limitations

Alternatives Considered

Personio and Humaans

Reasons for Switching to Bob

Quick implementation, onboarding & pre boarding workflows were suitable based on our needs, the UI is intuitive
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  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
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Bob has the following typical customers:

51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Bob supports the following languages:

Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese

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Bob integrates with the following applications:

360Learning, Apideck, Auzmor Learn, Breezy, Capdesk, Carta, Comeet, Culture Amp, Deel, DocuSign, EasyLlama, Go1, Google Calendar, Google Workspace, Greenhouse, HowNow, JUNO, JazzHR, Jira, JobAdder, Jobvite, Jobylon, JumpCloud, JumpCloud Directory Platform, Leapsome, Learn Amp, Learnerbly, Learnster, Ledgy, Lever, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Navan, Occupop, Officevibe, Okta, Omnipresent, OneLogin, Oyster, PayEm, Payfit, Pento, Perkbox, Pinpoint, RAMP, Reachdesk, Recruitee, Rydoo, Slack, SmartRecruiters, Stryve, Teamtailor, WorkMotion, Workable, Workato, Zapier, Zavvy, Zinc, tilr

Bob offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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