About Bob

Bob is a modern HR platform for modern HR challenges. Simplify complexity Bob lets you manage people globally and thrive through change. From culture and connections to performance and payroll, Bob is the HCM built for everyone in your company, for everything HR. Whether it's streamlining HR processes to save HR admin time, understanding your people with feedback cycles and surveys, or creating reports for leadership and board members, Bob has what it takes to put your people first while getting your HR strategy done. Remain agile and flexible Bob easily adapts to your organization’s ever-changing needs. Unlike legacy HR systems that make HR conform to traditional HR practices, Bob’s unparalleled configuration capabilities let HR set up processes that fit their unique organization. Quickly meet local regulations, market conditions, and much more while giving your people an exceptional experience. Save time on core HR processes Bob streamlines core HR and saves time while preserving accuracy. You can automate and simplify processes, customize onboarding for any site or position, set up task lists, and automate approval cycles. Time and absence management can be tracked via desktop and mobile or Microsoft Teams and Slack integrations. Surveys let you closely monitor employee sentiment changes, while HR insights and reports allow you to improve HR performance and enhance the employee experience. Leverage powerful analytics Gain meaningful intel, and uncover hidden insights about your people. Bob’s Analytics provides you with real-time, cross-platform data, enabling you to tell the story behind the numbers. Bob’s KPI dashboards help you view and measure important metrics such as headcount, growth, retention, and absenteeism to uncover blind spots, patterns, and hidden bias. Drive global connections and belonging When your people feel they belong, they’re more likely to want to stay and grow within your company. Having a platform to help you do this—no matter where your people work—is critical. Bob includes features for creating community and culture like Clubs, Shoutouts, and Kudos. It also allows for personalized pre-boarding and onboarding workflows that help new hires get comfortable, learn your culture, and meet their teammates.
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Bob pricing

Bob does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Starting Price:
Not provided by vendor
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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Bob Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.5
Functionality
4.4
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.6
5 reviews of 146 View all reviews
Elena
Elena
  • Industry: Human Resources
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 06/06/2018

I've chosen bob over another great product I was using in the past and haven't regretted!

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.

Anders
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 18/05/2023

Extremely satisfied with bob as a comprehensive HRIS

Our experience has been exemplary, especially compared to past HR systems we've worked with.

Pros

Bob is extremely user friendly and allows for customization to meet our needs. Customer support is very responsive and helpful in coming up with creative solutions to achieve our goals for the system. They take our feedback and implement changes regularly that constantly improve efficiency and make our lives easier.

Cons

My only complaint is the relative lack of flexibility to update the look and feel in bob. We have also experienced some issues with moving task due dates.

Alternatives Considered

BambooHR

Reasons for Choosing Bob

We were looking for a comprehensive solution to consolidate multiple softwares.

Switched From

Lattice and Appogee Time
Martyna
  • Industry: Medical Practice
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
3
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

3
Reviewed on 18/11/2019

Review of HiBob

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.

Finan
  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 30/04/2024

My Experience Using Bob As a HR Solution

Pros

With the great talenet management and onboarding features, Bob is my favorite.
It also helps with most HR needs

Cons

Bob has been amazing. I cant think of any failures.

Valentino
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
2

4
Reviewed on 12/03/2023

Bob can be a great friend, but you need to know him well first

Bob is our HRIS. Whether that’s our people themselves (being able to see all of their employment information in one place, being able to book a holiday and see when others have time off), our managers (getting a full view of their team’s details - salaries, job titles, locations in one place and seeing time off in full view in order to capacity plan accurately) or our People, Culture and Inclusion team (reporting, right to work checks, onboarding new folks, onboarding ourselves onto new systems and employment changes) - all of these things get simpler with Bob. We make a great use of the automation of tasks that Bob allows to build, from new joiners to leavers, from probation and onboarding to parental leave, we have created flows that automatically assign tasks to the relevant people, to make sure nothing is missed on important lifecycle phases of employees.

Pros

great user and admin experienceDEIB focus with pronouns and demographic fieldsmass loading possible super quick implementationautomation of tasks and workflows

Cons

Automations don't always workSupport is patchy and relies too much on users being able to solve the problem themselvesA lot of workarounds are necessary to overcome Bob's limitations

Alternatives Considered

Personio and Humaans

Reasons for Switching to Bob

Quick implementation, onboarding & pre boarding workflows were suitable based on our needs, the UI is intuitive

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