About BambooHR

BambooHR offers a single system to consolidate all employee and human resources related data and to manage a number of human resources activity. The software can be used to build a centralized database of employee profiles that can be accessed by anyone in the company with the access permissions you define. Each profile can store personal information and a photo, as well as details on benefits, salary, time off, documents, training, and more. You can also add custom fields to record important information unique to your company.

Employees can be given self-service access to BambooHR letting them view and update their information whenever they wish. With custom permissions you can define which users have access to which information. Employees can also use the app to request time off, see what days off they are entitled to, and when other members of staff have booked time off. Managers can add time off policies and set accrual levels, approve time-off requests, and generate custom time off reports.

Aside from time off reports, BambooHR offers a range of other custom reports with the ability to filter, group and sort any of data in the system. The software also comes with a selection of pre-built reports such as salary history, age and gender data, turnover rate and more. Data can be pulled from your other 3rd party apps with BambooHR’s API and its integrations with a number of 3rd party benefit enrolment, payroll, and performance reviews software.

BambooHR also comes with an integrated application tracking system (ATS) module. The module can be used to create and publish job openings and record, review and track the status of incoming applications. There are further advanced features of the ATS module available that cover resume commenting, candidate ratings, job postings on social media and more.

BambooHR’s Time-Tracking component makes the time entry experience simple and accurate for employees and managers alike. Have access to built in reports to understand how many hours are being worked, what projects are being worked on and by whom. Employees can track hours worked on the web or in the mobile app for quick and accurate time entry and management can see and have access at any time.

BambooHR helps you keep track of all human resources activity not only through reporting, but also through email alerts. You can set up alerts to go to anyone about anything, from birthdays, to performance reviews, to insurance expirations. BambooHR also makes running payroll easy, quick, and stress-free by offering a single source of data, comprehensive payroll reporting, superior customer support, and full-service tax filing.

BambooHR has a free mobile app for iPhone and Android that syncs in real-time with your Bamboo account.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of BambooHR

  • Employee Profiles: Managers can keep track of all employee history and recent information. Employees can update their own data. Co-workers can search the directory and discover each other's profiles.

  • BambooHR makes running payroll easy, quick, and stress-free by offering a single source of data, comprehensive payroll reporting, superior customer support, and full-service tax filing.

  • Applicant Tracking: Create job posts and track applications as they come in. Share and comment on resumes and add star ratings to candidates’ applications.

  • Time-off Management: Employees can request time off, view the company calendar and track their holiday/ sick days. Managers can approve time off and see time off reports.

  • HR Reports: Access pre-built reports or create custom reports on all kinds of data, from EEO-1 reports to age and gender profiles. Export reports to Excel, PDF & CSV.

  • Alerts: Set up email notifications to go to any member of staff to remind them of birthdays, benefit eligibility, license expirations and upcoming reviews.

  • Custom Permissions: Decide who has access to what within the system by giving specific access permissions to managers, admins and employees.

  • Globally Compatible: BambooHR supports payroll data in multiple currencies and six different languages.

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    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Spain and 6 others, France, United Kingdom, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, United States

    Supported Languages

    Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, pt-br

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    Features

    Total features of BambooHR: 151

    • 360 Degree Feedback
    • 401(k) Tracking
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity/News Feed
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Applicant Tracking
    • Application Management
    • Approval Process Control
    • Archiving & Retention
    • Assessment Management
    • Attendance Tracking
    • Audit Management
    • Audit Trail
    • Automatic Time Capture
    • Benchmarking
    • Benefits Management
    • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Bonus Management
    • CRM
    • Calendar Management
    • Candidate Management
    • Candidate Profiles
    • Candidate Tracking
    • Charting
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Compensation Management
    • Compensation Plan Modeling
    • Compensation Statements
    • Competency Management
    • Compliance Tracking
    • Configurable Workflow
    • Contact Database
    • Contractor Management
    • Customisable Branding
    • Customisable Reports
    • Customisable Templates
    • Customizable Fields
    • Dashboard
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualisation
    • Deduction Management
    • Digital Signature
    • Direct Deposit
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
    • Electronic Forms
    • Electronic Signature
    • Email Alerts
    • Email Invitations & Reminders
    • Email Templates
    • Employee Benefits Administration
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Directory
    • Employee Handbook
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Onboarding
    • Employee Portal
    • Employee Profiles
    • Employee Self Service
    • Employee Time Tracking
    • Event Calendar
    • FMLA Administration
    • File Sharing
    • Goal Setting / Tracking
    • HIPAA Compliant
    • HR Management
    • HR Metrics Library
    • Individual Development Plans
    • Internal HR
    • Interview Management
    • Interview Scheduling
    • Job Application Management
    • Job Description Management
    • Job Posting
    • Job Requisition
    • Leave Tracking
    • Messaging
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Time Tracking
    • Multi-Country
    • Multi-Currency
    • Multi-Language
    • Multi-State
    • Negative Feedback Management
    • On-going Performance Tracking
    • Onboarding
    • Online Benefits Enrollment
    • Online Time Clock
    • Online Time Tracking Software
    • Organisational Charting
    • Orientation Workflow Management
    • Overtime Calculation
    • Payroll Management
    • Payroll Reporting
    • Peer Appraisals
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Performance Management
    • Performance Metrics
    • Performance Review Management
    • Predictive Modeling
    • Process/Workflow Automation
    • Progress Tracking
    • Pulse Surveys
    • Purchasing & Receiving
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Records Management
    • Recruitment Management
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Resume Storage
    • Retirement Plan Management
    • Review Cycle Tracking
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • Rules-Based Workflow
    • SSL Security
    • Salaried Employee Tracking
    • Salary History
    • Search/Filter
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Self Assessment
    • Self Service Portal
    • Sick Leave Tracking
    • Skills Tracking
    • Succession Planning
    • Summary Reports
    • Surveys & Feedback
    • Talent Acquisition
    • Talent Management
    • Task Management
    • Tax Compliance
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time & Attendance
    • Time Off Management
    • Time Off Requests
    • Time Tracking
    • Timesheet Management
    • Training Management
    • Trend Analysis
    • Turnover Tracking
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking
    • Variable Workforce
    • W-2 Preparation
    • Wage Garnishment
    • Workflow Management
    • Workstation Tracking

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (1,247)
    Value for Money
    4.4/5
    Features
    4.4/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support
    4.4/5

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    Jeremy S.
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    • Industry: Human Resources
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    BambooHR Turns a Small Business into a Big Business

    Reviewed on 02/03/2020

    I enjoyed it more than other recruiting software I've used. It makes work easier and helps me be a...

    I enjoyed it more than other recruiting software I've used. It makes work easier and helps me be a manager instead of a paper pusher.

    Pros

    I personally like that BambooHR has different portals for its users. They've built a database that allows employees to: 1. Maintain their own records (whether the company sends or user uploaded); track time off earned, sick days used, and hours worked; while allowing the user to sign documents easily electronically; and 2. Makes being an HR manager, easy. What I mean is, creating records (employees or temps) and ensuring they have all the blocks checked (background ran, drug test paperwork properly filled out, and any other documentation needing signed) within the timeframe needed to start working - is tracked, maintained, and recorded for you... so all in all, eliminates the monotony of HR and time wasted on paperwork while assisting managers/employees in ensuring proper compliance.

    Cons

    Well, I still had to scan any documents that weren't created or automated through the software and label them. For example, I work at a satellite location; the warehouse I staff for has a basketball court out back for employees to use on their break. I had to create a document that stated employees for my agency had to make sure they were clocked out, that they were responsible for any risk of injury and that the company and staffing agency would not be held liable for any resulting injury that may occur. The rest of the staffing agency didn't need this so I still had to print out 50 copies, have each employee sign one, upload it, file it in the employee file in the software, label it, then give the copy back to the employee. This really is not an issue unless if turnover is high, this could get annoying.

    Jeff W.
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    Bamboo HR, a slick but severely limited recruiting software

    Reviewed on 28/07/2020

    As stated, the BHR system is a recruiters dream and makes the talent acquisition process easier for...

    As stated, the BHR system is a recruiters dream and makes the talent acquisition process easier for those businesses that are only using the job boards to get applicants. Just don't expect much more after that.

    Pros

    The look an feel of BambooHR (BHR) is amazing! Its almost like Facebook for recruiting. It is very intuitive for what it does and offers to the administrator and end user. The applicant tracking system is very easy to use and goes the extra mile with automation and thoughtfulness concerning on-boarding and then " flowing" into the core HRIS. The BHR system was chosen by a previous HR professional that clearly had a recruiting bias. Although important, more vetting should have been done to make a sound choice for long term success regarding the needs of a small to mid-size business.

    Cons

    Beyond what I described above there is limited functionality without also purchasing and integrating other systems through a "bolt-on" approach. By "Bolt-on" I mean that BHR will not automate between the core HR system of BHR and a timekeeping system, a payroll system, benefits administration system, leave administration system. The ability to have a robust system is possible but is not practical or cost effective with BambooHR. In order to get a full platform, covering the full life cycle of and employee, through BHR, a business would have to pay upwards of 30-40 dollars per employee per month. Simply put other options are available and far more robust with better long term results for less money- See my review of APS Payroll for an example.

    Travis A.
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    • Industry: Telecommunications
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Excellent choice for SMB's

    Reviewed on 07/06/2021

    Needed an affordable HR system that could do everything we needed it to. For the most part it...

    Needed an affordable HR system that could do everything we needed it to. For the most part it does, but we have to use ADP for our Payroll to satisfy that aspect of our business, including our time keeping and vacation. We use a different Applicant Tracking System for recruiting and hiring, but everything else goes through BambooHR.

    Pros

    The user interface is perfectly logical and easy to navigate. Very simple format with ability to handle complex scenarios.

    Cons

    The time keeping and payroll features are bolt ons. It would be nice to have fully integrated, inhouse designed and operated options for a 100% complete all-in-one system.

    Christina A.
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    • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

    Middle of the road software that needs improvement

    Reviewed on 15/09/2017

    We are currently researching other HR software. I'm not sure which is better, software that...

    We are currently researching other HR software. I'm not sure which is better, software that contains the modules needed with obvious and crippling flaws or software that is easy to use both by admin and employees with limited modules.

    Pros

    The idea of on-boarding a new employee electronically is a huge plus. It engages employees before they start and makes it so that they come in with paperwork already filled out and spend their first day doing more than just paperwork.
    Most of the framework is in place, but EACH area needs improvement, both in the functionality for administration and the ease of use for employees. The sections offered are vital, but aren't complete.

    Cons

    The benefits area is lacking a lot of common sense tools - like the ability to attach plan documents to an insurance plan (only a link can be used), display plan cost information to an employee BEFORE they sign up (the pricing is only available AFTER they sign up and become eligible). Many things like this create double the amount of work for the administrator.
    The actual on-boarding process was a struggle because even though the forms were done properly by the employees (I sat with a few and watched them), it didn't save all information in completed fields. Employees were frustrated when they had to fill out forms multiple times because you cannot edit once saved.
    I love that employees can e-sign documents, but preparing the forms is cumbersome and they can't be customized easily. For instance, if you need to update a form because something has changed or didn't save properly, you have to delete the task and resend to any employees who need an updated form.
    When I discussed a few very basic items with support, they just offered a work around that many clients use. These are obvious flaws in the system that need to be addressed, but aren't necessarily a priority. Bamboo HR seems to focus more on flashy design than actual content. It makes them seem like a leader in the industry, but as soon as you dig in, the flaws are obvious.
    For the price, there needs to be more development in the software.

    Lee-ann R.
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Easy to use, affortabe solution

    Reviewed on 04/06/2021

    We love it. It absolutely meets the needs of small to medium businesses with great value for your...

    We love it. It absolutely meets the needs of small to medium businesses with great value for your dollars.

    Pros

    The look and feel of the software. Great organization charts with clear view to all people in the company with employee pictures, (which are extremely helpful for new staff). Simple to navigate, easy to integrate and great for recruiting and onboarding. Ability to customize.

    Cons

    Limitations in undoing transactions made in error when booking time off.
    Limited and light reporting and analytics
    Staff have the ability to book time off even when no time off is available

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    BambooHR FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for BambooHR.

    BambooHR offers the following pricing plans:

    BambooHR has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000

    BambooHR supports the following languages:

    Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, pt-br

    BambooHR supports the following devices:

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

    BambooHR integrates with the following applications:

    15Five, Ability Network, Absorb LMS, Applauz Recognition, ApplicantPRO, BambooHR, Beekeeper, Bitium, Bonusly, Breezy, CATS, Carta, Carta by Archon Systems, Comeet, Cornerstone HR, Deputy, Engagedly, GoodHire, Google Calendar, Greenhouse, Grovo, Humanity, Indeed, JazzHR, JobScore, Jobma, Jobvite, Justworks Hours, Kudos, Lattice, Lattice Engines, Lever, Lucidchart, MakeShift, Mavenlink, Maxwell Health, Motivosity, NetSuite, NetSuite CRM, Newton, Northpass, Officevibe, Okta, OneLogin, OrgChart, Paycor Talent Development, Peakon, a Workday company, Performance Pro, PlanSource, Primalogik, Reward Gateway, SAP Litmos, Small Improvements, SmartRecruiters, SocialChorus, TalentLMS, TimeRewards, TimeWorksPlus, TravelPerk, Travitor, TriNet Hire, Workable, Zapier, iMocha

    BambooHR offers the following support options:

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

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