About bob

Bob is the HR platform that simplifies people management and modernizes the work experience for every employee —driving engagement, culture, and productivity. Bob is configurable for the way you operate—onsite, remote, or hybrid work. It empowers HR and managers to increase performance and retention, leading to healthier and more productive teams.

With Bob, you can streamline your core HR processes such as onboarding, performance management, and compensation management using automated workflows to increase your efficiency, cover all touchpoints, and save precious time. Bob provides real-time quantifiable data that can inform strategic decisions that impact the bottom line. Bob helps dynamic companies bring out the best in their employees.

Hibob’s dedicated teams across the US, UK, Europe, Israel, and Australia are working every day to serve over 1,400 modern, fast-growing, mid-sized businesses.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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Devices

Business size

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Markets

Canada, United Kingdom, Israel, Netherlands, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
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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

Features

Total features of bob: 100

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Benefits Management
  • Bonus Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Calendar Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compensation Management
  • Compensation Plan Modeling
  • Compensation Statements
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Continuous Feedback
  • Create Subtasks
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Questions
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deduction Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Reminders
  • Email Templates
  • Email-to-Task Conversion
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • Gamification
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HR Management
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Currency
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Organisational Charting
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Provider Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Salary History
  • Salary Planning
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Assessment
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Skills Assessment
  • Spreadsheet View
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Board View
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • To-Do List
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Variable Workforce
  • Weighted Performance Measures
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(50)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.8/5

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Vilius Č.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great all-around people management software

Reviewed on 05/11/2019

Pros

bob team is extremely agile and receptive to feedback. New features are pushed frequently and we feel heard when talking to the client service.

Cons

Most definitely the application's speed. It's sluggish, and the login takes forever.

Alternatives Considered

Workday HCM, Namely, Zoho People, Podio and BambooHR

Reasons for Switching to bob

bob seemed to have the best balance between customizability and provided/fixed frameworks of people management.
Elena M.
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  • Industry: Human Resources
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • 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 06/06/2018

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.

Martyna J.
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  • Industry: Medical Practice
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

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Reviewed on 18/11/2019

Bob has become our main HR system and allows us to track all the absences and employee information....

Bob has become our main HR system and allows us to track all the absences and employee information. We also use it as a base for the monthly payroll and use various reports. Bob provides a good onboarding experience for the new starters and allows employees to bond over some additional, fun information such as hobbies, food preferences, superpowers etc.

Pros

Very easy to use, helpful and quick customer support and account management, user-friendly layout.

Cons

Sometimes there can be limited functionality - examples include not being able to amend the automatic responses (onboarding) or adjusting holidays for part-timers.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Market Research
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great HR platform!

Reviewed on 13/10/2021

Pros

Very easy to use which is a must-have when such tool needs to be used by every employee in a company. The Slack integration makes requesting (and approving) time-off very simple, just a few seconds and it's done. Bob API is also very well documented which is a big plus for my job!

Cons

Can't think of anything that I really dislike with bob! To be picky I could say that having to login in two steps (first entering the email and validating, and then entering the password and validating) is not the most user-friendly way to login and I'd be happy to only have one step for that part.

Tory P.
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

An HRIS that does it all and then some!

Reviewed on 09/09/2021

Great all around HRIS. I would and have recommended to others.

Great all around HRIS. I would and have recommended to others.

Pros

Bob is intuitive, easy to use and gets ahead with all its features. It's not only an employee data management software, it's a one-stop-shop for all-things-employee lifecycle (performance, surveys, compensation, org charting, reporting, etc.). Employees love to use it because it provides value to them outside of simply storing their data with things like shout-outs, company announcements, clubs, interests, demographics, etc. It's also very beautiful to look at!

Cons

Hard to pick something to dislike. I will say that sometimes it takes longer to hear back from chat support. I wish they had an implementation team or person to work with you to set the tech up appropriately according to your use case. The implementation is very self-lead, and for someone that is maybe the only person in their department, this can be overwhelming if you can't find the time to dedicate to it. Other than that, I'm very happy with the software and each team member I've had the pleasure of chatting to has been more than helpful and lovely.

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bob offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
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bob has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

bob supports the following languages:

English

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bob integrates with the following applications:

ADP Globalview Payroll, Breezy, Comeet, DocuSign, Google Calendar, Google Workspace, Greenhouse, HowNow, JazzHR, Jira, Jobvite, Jobylon, JumpCloud, JumpCloud Directory Platform, Lever, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Okta, OneLogin, Payfit, Pento, Perkbox, Recruitee, Slack, SmartRecruiters, Teamtailor, TripActions, Workable, Zapier

bob offers the following support options:

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

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