- Core HR
- Time And Scheduling
- Compensation Management
- Performance Management
- Advisory Services
1. Core HR
At the heart of this expansive set of features are hiring and onboarding tools. One click is all it takes to send an offer letter, ready with all the essentials. Further, Checkr partnership ensures that you can perform background checks without leaving the platform. In addition, employees can also avail of self-onboarding services online, without the hassle of paperwork.
Boost effectiveness with dynamic organization charts and automated workflows for events such as transfers and promotions. In effect, this removes a lot of needless administrative work and lets the cream of the company work on tasks that demand their attention. Also, reporting tools allow you to keep track of the health of your business.
2. Time And Scheduling
Next up is a list of tools that help you devise schedules that sync across HR, Benefits, and Payroll. Tracking time and attendance for contractors and freelancers is a breeze with real-time data. You can use this data to record clock-in location and time as well. Fraud protection gives you the assurance that your members show up for work, and with the mobile app, reporting from home is a piece of cake. You can handle project payouts with different pay rates, without making a lot of redundant changes and updates. Further, employees can also easily submit and manage time-off requests. Cut costs with an effective scheduling platform.
3. Compensation Management
Stepping up to a Growth or a Zen plan gives you the ability to make informed choices on employee pay. By utilizing information from thousands of people using Zenefits, you can gain a better understanding of payscale data. This anonymized information lets you determine whether you are overpaying or underpaying your employees across departments. Use this to make better decisions when it comes to the salaries of your team members. In addition, create customized benchmarks with actual data to evaluate who deserves a raise and who needs to be promoted. Further, you can consistently set new hire rates based on the competition for the same experience and role and filter out search results to get the details of an ideal candidate. This will help you flank your competition and make better hires.
4. Performance Management
Another benefit of opting for a Growth or a Zen plan is the powerful Employee Performance Manager. Boost performance by setting goals, reviewing performance, and conducting meetings. Keep your team members focused on a standard set of goals, complete with deadlines, based on the department or the individual. Also, you can integrate these goals into the employees’ performance reviews to gain a better understanding of the organization’s progress. These reviews allow you to offer constructive criticism in a positive manner, and upward feedback ensures that feedback is a two-way street.
With templates built for this very purpose, review forms can be used at several stages of the project to learn more about what is going right and what can be improved. One-on-one meetings boost productivity and ensure that higher management is on the same page as the employees working on the projects at hand. Shared agendas and action items ensure that no element is forgotten. Seamless integration with the other tools offered in the suite makes it easy for you to make changes based on payroll or well-being information.
Exclusive to the Zen plan is a tool that can sustain the performance of your organization. Zenefits has teamed up with Thrive Global to boost well-being and mental health in the workforce. With short assessment surveys, you can keep an eye on the well-being of your employees across numerous metrics. Over time, you can track the fluctuations in well-being concerning changes in project stages and more. In effect, it helps you find pockets of workplace stress and eliminate them to push your productivity forward. Partnering up with Thrive means that you gain access to personalized well-being solutions and training based on what your employees require. Stress-inducing events can also trigger content delivery to select team members.
Available at an additional cost regardless of which plan you subscribe to, Payroll does quick work of paying your employees. Be it a startup or an enterprise, Payroll is designed to handle anything that you throw at it. Zenefits does most of the heavy-lifting by filing payroll taxes automatically. Furthermore, every time you hire someone, their information is synced to payroll instantly, which ensures that they can get up to speed with the task from day one. Hours worked, breaks, and other information are synced to payroll as well, ensuring that you make the right decisions when it comes to pay grade.
Automation is a godsend for businesses of all sizes. Automated reminders and payments ensure you never miss a payment, and handle reimbursements easily, without misinformation. With the Payrun feature, you can capture reported tips and offer your workforce the convenience they deserve. Reports paint an accurate picture of your spendings and the earnings of your employees.
7. Advisory Services
At an additional cost, you can avail unlimited access to a team of HR and payroll experts, ready to assist you with boosting your business. An email or a call is all it takes to contact them. Be it dealing with new features or resolving old conflicts, they’ve got your back. In addition, they can help you deal with your employees and offer guidance when it comes to making tough decisions. Reviewing company policies, which is often considered a thorn in the side, is yet another service offered by Zenefits’ advisors. Further, dealing with wage differences and employee terminations in the right manner is the difference between a workplace that is friendly rather than intimidating. Think of it as outsourcing your HR management to a team well-versed in the arena. You can also avail of the services of this team on-demand, letting you cut down on costs.