Access PeopleHR

Straight-forward cloud-based HR software for SMBs.

About Access PeopleHR

Small and medium businesses need to do all the same HR tasks that large-scale enterprise businesses do – but without the large HR team to do it.

Access People HR exists to solve this problem.

Time and time again, we are contacted by business owners, operations leaders, and finance managers who are spending time (and money) managing holiday requests, scheduling interviews, and preparing monthly reports on their key HR metrics. And it’s just not what they went into business to do.

Our team of experts get a buzz out of helping people like you automate your manual HR tasks, giving you back the time to do whatever it is you love, whilst giving your employees the great experience that they expect.

So, whether you’re a small 10-person business with no HR department or a growing business looking to implement a market-leading HRIS, we’re here for you.

Let’s delve a bit deeper into our specific modules and features.

*Features*

The employee records feature allows companies to store and manage employee information in one centralised location. This includes personal information, employment history, and other relevant data.

Our performance management feature helps you track employee performance over time and provides tools for creating performance reviews, setting goals and tracking progress.

We also have a recruitment feature which allows you to manage the entire hiring process, from posting job listings to tracking applications, and scheduling interviews.

Time tracking and absence management is also a feature available to users. Time tracking software offers a flexible way to record timesheets and track attendance, allowing you to manage employees’ time in a way that works best for you. And absence management software gives users a holistic understanding of employee absence.

Workflow management software (Ripple®) is also available for customers on our ‘Elite’ package. This feature allows users to build personalised workflows that encourage collaboration, save time and automate once difficult tasks for smoother work processes.

We also offer a multitude of payroll services, from payroll software to a payroll outsourcing bureau, giving customers a simple and reliable way to ensure their staff get paid correctly. In 2022, we acquired Paycircle - a cloud-based, collaborative payroll platform for modern payroll bureaus – giving more depth and flexibility to our payroll offering.

*Pricing*

Access PeopleHR provides a flexible, and affordable, three-tier pricing structure. Our basic package starts at just £5 per employee, per month, and £9 for our most advanced solution.

*Focus on what’s important*

If you’re a small to medium-sized business looking to improve your HR efficiency and scalability, Access PeopleHR is for you. With us in your corner, you can focus on growing your business, safe in the knowledge that your HR needs are being taken care of by a reliable and effective system.

Access People HR is part of The Access Group family, and together we are supporting the world of HR. From supplying HRIS’ for all sized businesses, providing learning content, payroll systems, and much more. This means that as you grow, we’re able to grow with you – supporting you every step of your journey.


Key benefits of Access PeopleHR

Access PeopleHR offers a range of benefits for small to medium-sized businesses looking to improve their HR efficiency and scalability.

Centralised Employee Records: Access PeopleHR allows you to store and manage employee information in one centralised location. This includes personal information, employment history, and other relevant data. This makes it easy for managers and HR professionals to access the information they need, when they need it.

Performance Management: The performance management feature helps you to track employee performance over time and provides tools for creating performance reviews, setting goals, and tracking progress. This allows you to identify areas of strength and weakness within your workforce and make informed decisions about promotions, bonuses, and other rewards.

Recruitment Management: The recruitment feature allows you to manage the entire hiring process, from posting job listings to tracking applications, and scheduling interviews. This makes it easier to find the best candidates for your open positions.

Self-service portals: Access PeopleHR also provides self-service portals for your employees to access their personal information and request time off. This empowers them to take responsibility for their own time off and schedule, and reduces the administrative load on your HR department. Employees can also self-serve by our powerful mobile app!

Customisable and User-Friendly Interface: With a user-friendly interface and customisable options, Access PeopleHR helps businesses streamline their HR processes and improve efficiency. You can tailor the platform to your specific needs and preferences, making it easy for your team to use and navigate.

Payroll made easy: Select from payroll software or our payroll outsourcing bureau. Access PeopleHR gives you the power to manage your payroll in a way that works for you. With our recent acquisition of Paycircle – a cloud-based, collaborative payroll platform for modern payroll bureaus – SMBs will benefit from an all-encompassing and flexible payroll solution.

Cost-effective: Access PeopleHR is a cost-effective solution for companies looking to scale their HR operations. It helps you automate many of the manual tasks that are typically associated with HR management, reducing the need for additional staff or outside consultants. Prices start at £5 per employee, per month.

To sum up: Access PeopleHR offers a comprehensive solution for small to medium-sized businesses looking to improve their HR efficiency and scalability. With this software, you can focus on growing their business, safe in the knowledge that your HR needs are being taken care of by a reliable and effective system.


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Features
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4,3/5
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Rebecca
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  • Industry: Management Consulting
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent customer service and a great system

Reviewed on 2017/09/05

Thanks again for all your help and support! We cant wait to fully start making the most of the...

Thanks again for all your help and support! We cant wait to fully start making the most of the system!

Pros

The customer service is outstanding. We are a small company so implementing a system like this is a big deal for us- we were looking at simplifying operations as we currently use different systems for holiday booking, employee praise and expenses. I therefore had hundreds of questions to ensure that we were making the right decisions. The chat feature is extremely useful as you get a quick response to questions and do not have to leave the system to ask. Special thanks to customer service agent who has been very helpful even when I have been asking multiple questions on a daily basis!

The system is easy to use and has lots of great features which are really good value for money. I have looked at many other systems and this one definitely came out top for value for money, features and customer support.

Cons

Some of the settings are complicated to find and change- would be better if they were all in a centralized location- however once all set up this is a minor inconvenience.

The pulse surveys are a great addition- however it would be good if you could access this from the desktop site and also could have the option of making these anonymous.

The expenses section- we use Expensify currently- would be useful if you could scan receipts for information so the form auto fills as this is how it worked in Expensify but just a minor con.

Finally, we allow our employees to Swap their normal working days- would be good if there was a specific capability for this rather than adding as an event as this allows you to swap out and not guarantee that the employee has swapped out also.

Iain
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

A good HR system with great potential

Reviewed on 2018/09/25

Although I've listed more Cons than Pros the system is good and I'm enjoying using it, but its by...

Although I've listed more Cons than Pros the system is good and I'm enjoying using it, but its by no means perfect. As long as you go into the PeopleHR experience with your eyes open and a realistic expectations you will find the system easy to use functional and it will add value to your business.

None off my Cons are show stoppers they are more annoying than anything, but loads of annoying niggles can add up. Having used many HR systems over the years they all have quirks and limitations, PeopleHR are very proactive and I'm sure these will all be addressed in the future

Pros

The People HR platform is a easy to use and relativity simple HR platform that gives small / medium sized businesses a flexible HR solution. We've been able to get up and running in a few weeks with little intervention from the People team, which is a testament to the usability of the system. Out of the 11 platforms we looked at People gave us the best value and of offered the widest amount of functionality. The system is constantly being developed with new functions and features being added on a regular basis, due to the modular nature of the system you can cherry pick the parts of the system you need to use helping with the deployment process.

The ability to create custom forms (though the logbook) adds a unique level of on the fly customization which lets you capture additional data removing the use of third party tools.

There is a decent amount of supporting documentation (written & video content) which makes getting going really easy.

The reporting out of the system is also really solid and very flexible.

You can load your own data !!! (this is a great feature)

Cons

The custom logbook forms are good but are also very limited, and working with them can be frustrating . It can take some very creative thinking to get them to behave in the way you want, this can be very frustrating. (this feature has so much potential and more development would greatly enhance the functionality and impact the system has)

The ripple workflow engine is very "unique" and does require a solid understanding of the system to make best use of it. There isn't a "test now" button which means when you build a workflow, you have to sit about waiting to see if its worked which is time consuming and a little frustrating.

The guys on he support desk are really knowledgeable, although it can take along time to get the right answer out of them. They are prone to making assumptions about your request with out fully understanding your requirements, and you end up going round the houses.

There isn't a customer roadmap showing platform development, understanding whats being worked on would be really useful.

Training matrix offers little functionality and currently isn't very usable

After a few weeks of use you start to notice there are lot of unnecessary clicks when navigating the system, e.g. to jump between employee records takes 4/5 clicks, when making a single change across multiple records this can become very annoying.

There are parts of the system where you assume you will be able to click on something e.g. when looking at a line manager you can see all their direct reports listed, but you cant click on them to view their profile. Cant click on employee profiles from the org chart

To assign an employee goals they have to have an active performance review

You cant have goals linked / team goals

If you want to add the same goals across team you have to copy and paste each goal to every individual team member

The performance review isn't "smart" there is no ability to add weighted questions.

You cant have an employee involved in more than one performance review at a time.

No ability to plot your staff into a 9 box talent matrix using the outcome from the performance review (having to do this off system using a separate tool)

The implementation process is a little vague, with little project management from their side. e.g. handing over data to be uploaded and not being told when this will happen.

Our system training is being delivered after having the system for 2 months, we could be using elements of the system completely wrong and wouldn't know.

When uploading data into the system, the data was "adjusted" by the system during the upload process which caused a random (/nr) command to be added to all our employee addresses, I still haven't had a response as to what happened. This means i have to go through 110 employees and remove this manually....

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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

A terrible product

Reviewed on 2022/01/13

Pros

Honestly, nothing. It's not easy to use, it crashes all the time, everything is so many more steps than it needs to be, I can go on, but I'll save it for the cons.

Oh, maybe the mobile app, that's not bad.

Cons

This whole product makes no sense at all. Everything you want to do on the platform is completely extra confusing and not simple AT ALL. The program crashes almost weekly when you want to use it from a HR perspective daily, this becomes very annoying.

The user interface is from the 90's, extremely ugly. Almost every single task on this system is painful, it makes you dread want to use it. I've never experienced anything like it, it's very different to every other system in our toolbox, and for all the wrong reasons. They need to take a long hard look at this system and redesign it from the ground up. Yes, you have a nice app, but 95% of people don't use a HRIS app, they use the web page.

Alternatives Considered

Personio and BambooHR

Reasons for Choosing Access PeopleHR

We thought this was a better option, and hibob was trying to charge us extra for something we didn't need. Little did we know, we'd regret this

Switched From

Bob

Reasons for Switching to Access PeopleHR

BambooHR rejected our business
Marco
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  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

My Experience with Access PeopleHR

Reviewed on 2023/03/01

I'm a happy customer of Access PeopleHR. The system's administration is straightforward, and...

I'm a happy customer of Access PeopleHR. The system's administration is straightforward, and employees find it easy to use, even those who aren't tech-savvy.

Pros

I have been using Access PeopleHR for some time now, and I am very impressed with the system's usability and advanced features.

Cons

Access PeopleHR is an excellent system, the performance module could use some improvements. It's not as customizable as other areas of the system, and the manager's sections cannot be reworded.

Response from The Access Group

Good morning Marco - Thanks for taking the time to share your positive feedback with Access PeopleHR. We really appreciate it, and we'll be sure to pass on your comments to the team. Thanks again, The Access Group

Sally
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Having used a number of HR Platforms, People HR is by far the best

Reviewed on 2017/08/16

Think you can tell I really love People HR, it makes my job as a HR Consultant so much easier...

Think you can tell I really love People HR, it makes my job as a HR Consultant so much easier having everything in one place.
I particularly like the queries facility, and probably use it everyday for something.
Also if I have a question I usually try the 'get help' tab but if I struggle the help desk guys are great too.

Pros

People HR is a very intuitive piece of software, its just so easy to operate.
We've watched it grow as our business needs change, not only can you use it for basic tasks like monitoring holidays and absence.
It is possible to run the full employee life cycle of an employee from recruitment via the ATS tab to monitoring the employee's progress via the progress tab.
We've recently used the facility to upload payslips to our system which will be a huge saving in stamps and stuffing envelopes!

Cons

Sometimes the queries facility baffles me, there are so many options, not really a con just a comment.

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Access PeopleHR offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: £3,00
  • Free Trial: Available

Essentials pack: £3 per employee per month Professional pack: £5 per employee per month Enterprise pack: £7 per employee per month Elite pack: £9 per employee per month

Access PeopleHR has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500

Access PeopleHR supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, German, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Access PeopleHR supports the following devices:

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

Access PeopleHR integrates with the following applications:

Findmyshift, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Workspace, Greenhouse, Indeed, Learn Amp, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Okta, OneLogin, Pingboard, RotaCloud, Sage Payroll., TeamPay, Twitter/X, WeThrive, When I Work, Zapier

Access PeopleHR offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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