Personio

The all-in-one HR software for HRM, recruiting, performance

About Personio

Personio is the all-in-one HR software for small- and medium-sized companies with 10 to 2000 employees. Personio’s solution includes human resources, recruiting, and payroll, all while supporting a company’s core HR processes. People Workflow Automation, a new category of HR software launched by Personio, ensures cross-departmental, automated processes and seamless integrations. More than 5,000 customers in over 100 countries use Personio. In October 2021 alone, Personio received $270 million in Series E funding. With a valuation of $6.3 billion, Personio is Europe’s most valuable HR tech company.

Unlike other HR solutions, Personio covers employee management, recruiting, payroll, and onboarding, so HR can perform all core people-related tasks from one place. Highly efficient processes are enabled by centralized data and automated workflows. An example are the Personio Posting Bundles, where your company’s open positions are promoted on the most relevant job boards in only one click – and at an exclusive price just for you, too! Having accurate people data in a single system of record enables HR to gain insights while optimizing processes. It provides you with actionable insights that provide a holistic and reliable view of your company’s key workforce data to make data-driven decisions. For greater efficiency and complete data security, the seamless integration between DATEV’s payroll software and Personio allows you to send important payroll data with only the click of a button.

This collaborative foundation, through Personio, helps HR to be truly effective. Customized access rights allow employees and managers to access information in the system independently. Employee self-service supports seamless collaboration on people-related tasks, from candidate assessment to onboarding and development. Templates and workflow automation minimize manual overhead, like creating employment certificates, calculating vacation entitlements, or rejecting candidates. Built-in task management and reminders help the team stay on top of tasks and priorities, to seamlessly avoid bottlenecks.

Personio is designed to make it as easy as possible to integrate into third-party solutions, so you can design your own unique best practices. Other specialized solutions (e.g. travel expenses software) can be seamlessly integrated into Personio. The data from the integrated system is then automatically synchronized to ensure that you have all information centrally available. An entire overview of every possible integration can be found in the Personio Marketplace.


Key benefits of Personio

- Personnel data is stored correctly, completely, and in compliance with legal requirements at all times.
- The seamless integration between DATEV’s payroll and Personio allows you to send important payroll data securely and with only the click of a button.
- Job advertisements can be posted to more than 500 job portals in only one click and at an exclusive price with the recently-released Personio Posting Bundles.
- Custom reports can be quickly created for any point in time or time frame and exported to different formats.
- Onboarding tasks can be viewed centrally, while task owners are automatically reminded of pending tasks until they are complete.
- Customized access rights allow employees and managers to access information in the system independently.
- Employee self-service supports seamless collaboration on people-related tasks, from candidate assessment to onboarding and development.
- Templates and workflow automation minimize manual overhead like creating employment certificates, calculating vacation entitlements, or rejecting candidates.
- Built-in task management and reminders help you stay on top of tasks and priorities, to seamlessly avoid bottlenecks.
- Structures and processes can be adapted to specific business requirements without the involvement of IT specialists.


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Personio Software - The Personio dashboard gives you and your employees an overview of pending tasks and current events within the company.
Personio Software - Ensure that personnel data is stored correctly, completely, and in compliance with legal requirements. All personnel data and documents are stored in digital employee files and only need to be updated there.
Personio Software - All personnel data is stored correctly, completely, and in compliance with legal requirements at all times. You define access rights to determine who is permitted to view and edit which personnel data.
Personio Software - Custom reports facilitate fast and reliable HR insights – for any point in time and any time frame.
Personio Software - Implement effortless processes and ensure that working hours are calculated correctly. Employees enter their working hours, and supervisors can confirm with the click of a button. Personio reminds managers of pending approvals so nothing is overlooked.
Personio Software - Avoid working with chaotic lists just before your payroll dates. Maintain all personnel data centrally to create the basis for stress-free payroll processes.
Personio Software - Analyze personnel data at a glance and drill down into the details whenever you need to. This allows you to make sound decisions for efficient applicant and personnel processes, and workforce planning.
Personio Software - Create and publish job ads on almost 500 portals, keep an eye on which channels work best, and impress candidates with your own career page – all in a single tool.
Personio Software - Ensure that new employees can be productive as soon as possible and improve coordination during the onboarding process. Onboarding tasks can be viewed centrally, and task owners are automatically reminded of pending tasks until they are completed.
Personio Software - Personio allows employees and managers to plan their absences autonomously. Simply have employees request leave and other types of absences online and managers approve requests with the click of a button.
Personio Software - Manage applications, conduct CV parsing, and manage all of your applications from the comfort of your Personio dashboard. Best of all, you can save time with templates, all while converting applicants into employees with just a single click.
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Personio Software - The Personio dashboard gives you and your employees an overview of pending tasks and current events within the company.
Personio Software - Ensure that personnel data is stored correctly, completely, and in compliance with legal requirements. All personnel data and documents are stored in digital employee files and only need to be updated there.
Personio Software - All personnel data is stored correctly, completely, and in compliance with legal requirements at all times. You define access rights to determine who is permitted to view and edit which personnel data.
Personio Software - Custom reports facilitate fast and reliable HR insights – for any point in time and any time frame.
Personio Software - Implement effortless processes and ensure that working hours are calculated correctly. Employees enter their working hours, and supervisors can confirm with the click of a button. Personio reminds managers of pending approvals so nothing is overlooked.
Personio Software - Avoid working with chaotic lists just before your payroll dates. Maintain all personnel data centrally to create the basis for stress-free payroll processes.
Personio Software - Analyze personnel data at a glance and drill down into the details whenever you need to. This allows you to make sound decisions for efficient applicant and personnel processes, and workforce planning.
Personio Software - Create and publish job ads on almost 500 portals, keep an eye on which channels work best, and impress candidates with your own career page – all in a single tool.
Personio Software - Ensure that new employees can be productive as soon as possible and improve coordination during the onboarding process. Onboarding tasks can be viewed centrally, and task owners are automatically reminded of pending tasks until they are completed.
Personio Software - Personio allows employees and managers to plan their absences autonomously. Simply have employees request leave and other types of absences online and managers approve requests with the click of a button.
Personio Software - Manage applications, conduct CV parsing, and manage all of your applications from the comfort of your Personio dashboard. Best of all, you can save time with templates, all while converting applicants into employees with just a single click.

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4,3 /5
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Value for Money
4,1/5
Features
4/5
Ease of Use
4,3/5
Customer Support
4,4/5

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Veit
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  • Industry: Translation & Localization
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Personio

Reviewed on 2022/09/08

I believe that Personio really helps us to become a better company on the operational side of...

I believe that Personio really helps us to become a better company on the operational side of things. Also, they really listen to what you have to say. Personio is under constant development and since it is a SaaS product, new and useful features will pop up all the time as part of your SaaS plan.

Pros

I like the UI. Most of it is self-explanatory and specific topics can also be found by entering a search term, for instance "notification", into a Google type search window. Personio's implementation team has some really bright people who understand what your needs are. I think we had 6 video calls over a period of six weeks. They help companies with the implementation because a lot can go wrong: users getting to little or too many access rights, workflows not defined properly, data not imported correctly etc.

Cons

Sometimes there are global system outages. Also, synchronisation with the Outlook calendar is a bit bumpy.

Lucy
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  • Industry: Furniture
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

The only HR tool you need for small-mid market operations

Reviewed on 2023/09/17

We couldn't be happier with the service that Personio provides. With it, we've been able to have a...

We couldn't be happier with the service that Personio provides. With it, we've been able to have a smooth functioning HR system from day one. You can use it to manage everyhing from attendance to payroll and ATS. It's the only tool you need for up to a couple hundred employees

Pros

I love how simple the interface is for all the different modules. We started using it when we were much smaller, and it was a relief to be able to start using it confidently without having to spend hours upon hours trying to learn it.

Cons

I think one of the biggest things it's missing is more comprehensive documentation like best practices or ideas for how you can use it better. Without it, in the beinning, we kinda had to figure everyhting out on our own

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Philip
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Software with a good potential but a lot of issues

Reviewed on 2021/08/20

After struggling with problems for a long time, we approached them with a request to fix things...

After struggling with problems for a long time, we approached them with a request to fix things again. And the reply was a mail with an announced price increase.

Pros

It's easy to understand and adapt and newer features often work quite well

Cons

The development process is very slow. Even critical bugs that make a feature impossible to use were not fixed for months and the fix still had problems which were either not fully thought through or still buggy. It's not possible to get an estimate from the devs when things will be fixed or even addressed.

Ariane
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Not perfect but for me the best HR and Recruiting Tool I've seen so far

Reviewed on 2023/08/10

The employee profiles are clearly structured, vacation/leaves are easy manageable, orgcharts,...

The employee profiles are clearly structured, vacation/leaves are easy manageable, orgcharts, admin, accesses are easy manageable, the recruiting feature is great, you can save all employee documents according to categories. If I need help, the Support team is usually quite fast and very friendly and helpful.

Pros

Most features are very intuitive, the user interface is simple and clear, really helpful support team, really good functions. Not perfect but for me the best HR and Recruiting Tool I've seen so far for everything except payroll!

Cons

The new payroll feature is not really good (yet). E.g - no way to transfer bonus payments, hourly wages that differ from month to month. We did not expect this to be a payroll tool for only fix salaries that don't change, this is simply only half useful. We still have to do so much manual work every month.

Marta
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Easiest HRIS to set up and maintain

Reviewed on 2023/07/31

Pros

Flexibility, Slack integration, Zapier / Make integration

Cons

Sometimes a bit slow, better UX needed for custom report creation

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Personio FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Personio.

Personio offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: €2,88/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Essential: from €3.76/ month. Professional: from €5.7/ month. Enterprise: price upon request. Prices vary depending on the number of employees and functionalities. Discounts apply for yearly payment plans.

Personio has the following typical customers:

11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Personio supports the following languages:

Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Personio supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Personio integrates with the following applications:

ATOSS, Circula, CodeSubmit, Culture Amp, Dataddo, ESG and Sustainability Cloud, Engagedly, Evalea, Firstbird, GitHub, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Workspace, Greenhouse, Greenhouse PM, HRider, HelloID, HeyJobs, Indeed, Indeed Hire, Indevis, JobUFO, Justworks Hours, Lanes & Planes, Lattice, Leapsome, Ledgy, LinkedIn Jobs, LinkedIn Recruiter, Localyze, Loop Now, Loopline, MOCO, Merge, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Outlook, MoBerries, Mobilexpense Declaree, Molteo, MuchSkills, Okta, Recruitee, Rydoo, Shyftplan, Slack, Small Improvements, Staffomatic, Talentry, Teamtailor, Timr, Wellbeing Warrior, Workable, Workademy, Workday Peakon Employee Voice, Workpath, ZEP, ZMI, askDANTE, easyJOB, teambay, vyble, yoffix

Personio offers the following support options:

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

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