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From onboarding to performance to benefits and paying your team, our intuitive employee management software does it all for you.

And when it comes to pricing and service? It’s where we clearly rise above.

Tips for choosing your employee management software

The best software is one that grows with you—not one you outgrow. Ask about modern features such as employee self-service and a mobile app that can keep everyone on your team connected and empowered. 

Your new employee management software might have a learning curve, but it should feel intuitive and easy to use. Reports should be simple to find but detailed in nature, giving you the insights you need to make informed decisions.

Remote work has opened up more possibilities for talent. Will you need to add contractors for part of the year or need more part-time staff or have employees in another province? Ask to see how the software handles it.

Is the price that you were quoted the full price? Ask if you’ll be charged for “extras” such as custom reporting, generating T4s, ROEs, or online pay stubs, or ad-hoc pay runs.

Adding employee and payroll data into a new system can be a lot to manage. Ask who will be handling the migration and how much work will be required on your part (hint: it should be very little to none).

Having local, knowledgeable support (i.e. PCP certified) with extended hours of availability can cut down on your stress. Ask if support is just by phone or also includes email and online chat. Ask also if there’s a help centre with FAQs and articles to guide you.

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Automated ROE filing yes
No extra charge for year-end documents yes
On-demand employee pay stubs yes
Auto-emailed employee pay stubs yes
Scheduling and Time Tracking
Easy and intuitive creation of schedules by using drag and drop yes
Straightforward recurring shifts creation yes
Holiday customization yes
Black out period customization yes
Summary of weekly hours per employee yes
Punch in and out with geofencing and IP restrictions on Mobile app yes
Punches recorded on a terminal in kiosk mode (no need for dedicated hardware) yes
Biometric clocks yes
Time Off
Integrated with Payroll, Scheduling and HR yes
Submit time off requests on Mobile app yes
Employees can review balances at any time on Mobile app yes
Managers can approve on Mobile app yes
Calendar overview & integration yes
Performance Management
Fully customizable 360º reviews yes
Bias-reducing review questions and templates database yes
Unlimited 360º peer reviewers from anyone in organization yes
Customizable reviewers for special project teams yes
Multiple manager reviewers for shared staff yes
Group or individual 1-click smart nudges yes
Automated recurring manager-employee check-ins yes
Emoji-based employee sentiment plus open-ended insights yes
Employee sentiment spotlight and trends yes
Emoji reactions and thought starters for managers yes
Check-in engagement metrics yes
Automated check-in notifications and nudges yes
In-app offer letter creation yes
Custom offer letter templates yes
Custom offer letter tokens yes
Custom offer letter page yes
Daily recruiting updates yes
Custom hiring funnels yes
Automatic notifications yes
Digitally sign documents yes
Onboarding/offboarding tasks assignment yes
Integrated payroll enrolment yes
Custom fields in self-onboarding yes
People Management
Automated employee journey yes
Employee self-service (with or without approval) yes
Unlimited organization policies and handbooks yes
Unlimited employee-specific documentation yes
Custom roles and permissions yes
Unlimited eSignatures assignees and cosigners yes
Unlimited eSignatures documents yes
Dynamic, customizable signer fields yes
Expandable and collapsible org chart yes
Direct report count on org chart yes
Automated birthday and anniversary reminders yes
Automated change-approval workflows yes
Benefits Management
Commission-free group benefit plans yes
Employee self-enrolment yes
Paperless administration yes
Employee self-service yes
Automated premium management yes
Real-time payroll integration yes
Advisor access yes
Benefits reports yes

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