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BambooHR: Powering the Strategic Evolution of HR

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Ben Peterson, CEO, BambooHRBen Peterson, CEO Great vision without great people is pretty much irrelevant. As a result, year on year businesses end up spending billions on recruitment, and the war for talent and employment branding has never been more intense. In such times to attract, hire, and retain the best employees, companies are adopting the most cutting-edge HR technologies. But in most cases, the top of the line and bigger companies stand to win, with significant advantages when it comes to scalability and financial position. Small and mid-sized companies, on the other hand, end up with the shorter end of the stick as oftentimes the current human resources management systems (HRMS) fail to fit their needs, nor is the price point of such solutions in the realm of possibility for them.

Awakening to the needs of such companies is BambooHR. Their state-of-the-art, cloud-based HR system is an intuitive, affordable way for growing companies to manage essential employee information through a personalized Human Resources Information System (HRIS). Today, BambooHR’s best-in-class software enables HR personnel to get rid of everyday mundane tasks, empowering them to focus on the most important asset in an organization—their people.

Setting HR Professionals Free

The story behind BambooHR’s genesis is as unique as its value proposition. The founders of the company, Ben Peterson and Ryan Sanders, met for the first time over a game of ping-pong at a bar. Although at that point the leaders shared the same dream for HR technology they went their separate ways only to meet eight years later to bring life to their vision. Under the helm of Ben Peterson the CEO of BambooHR and an industry veteran who has held several leadership roles in top-notch companies, BambooHR has achieved great heights, experienced triple-digit growth, and simplified the HR game for tens of thousands of organizations.

So what makes BambooHR optimized for small businesses? For starters, the ease-of-use, rapid implementation, and lavish support facilities all backed by an affordable price makes it the perfect match for small and mid-sized companies. Small companies are usually strapped for resources with one or two staff members managing the entire show. With BambooHR clients can manage myriad HR processes from one single console and its feature-rich and open API makes the software completely scalable with the dynamic needs of a growing company. Also, BambooHR comes with no long-term contracts, hidden costs, and exorbitant licensing or training fees.
Having catered to the needs of clients for over 10 years, today BambooHR is the go-to solution of choice for bringing the best value to HR in more than 120 countries.

Win the Talent Game

Specifically, when it comes to recruitment, their software empowers the HR team to up their game by several notches. For example, BambooHR’s applicant tracking software enables businesses to keep applicant information organized through every phase of hiring so that they can focus on finding the right talent for the job and creating a great candidate experience. With BambooHR, clients can ensure timely communication at every step of evaluation, so applicants feel acknowledged and informed. The solution auto-populates candidate information wherever necessary and customizable offer letter templates save HR personnel from time-consuming processes. Collaborating on hiring is a breeze with BambooHR as clients can now easily add custom permissions to get input from team members at any stage in the hiring process. Moreover, automatic alerts and in-system messaging keep things moving without delays. For this purpose, the company has designed BambooHR® Hiring which allows recruiters to avail the benefits of BambooHR on the go. Through this application, HR leads can review resumes, cover letters, and answers to application questions, all from the comfort of their smartphone.

BambooHR’s best-in-class software enables HR personnel to get rid of everyday mundane tasks, empowering them to focus on the most important asset in an organization—its people

Since improving a recruitment process can be hard without real-time insights into the hiring process, BambooHR’s applicant tracking also includes reports and analytics to measure hiring speed and identify bottlenecks. The company’s reporting software makes it easy to generate instant, easy-to-read, detailed reports on almost any data in BambooHR from workforce planning to approval tracking with just a few clicks.

Even when it comes to onboarding and offboarding processes BambooHR steals the show. With their software, prepare to redefine hiring, benefits management, PTO tracking, performance management, compliance in no time. Research shows that new hires decide in the first six months whether to stay with an organization or not and that effective onboarding has a big influence on their decision. With BambooHR however, clients can be rest assured to convert promising candidates into engaged, productive employees. Another feature that must be mentioned is the built-in electronic signatures component that makes onboarding new employees easier for everyone involved. Fresh hires don’t have to wade through an ocean of paper forms, and HR can cross essential items off the list before the new employee even steps foot in the office.
The same efficient workflow is witnessed during exit procedures where the software takes care of compliance mandates, last paychecks, and benefits coverage.

A Strong Foundation for Better HRWhile an exhaustive features list is only one side of the story, clients can also avail the benefit of free trials and price for performance comparison before signing up with the company. Customer service takes precedence for BambooHR and a dedicated project manager always works hand in hand with a client. For the maximum benefit of clients, BambooHR also partners with several HR software service providers and on request from a client can easily integrate with them to further enhance BambooHR. Recently BambooHR joined the Google Cloud Technology Partner Program, giving Google Cloud customers the ability to unite their Cloud Identity and HR solutions, simplify user lifecycle management, and improve security. As a Google Cloud partner, BambooHR offers customers a smoother experience when working across multiple platforms.

"Clients can also avail the benefit of free trails and price for performance comparison before signing up with the company"



Today clients from across verticals such as finance, IT, and publishing reach out to BabmbooHR and the software helps simplify the life of over one million active employee users. The company counts the likes of Asana, FreshBooks, and Reddit in their clientele. To better highlight their prowess, the case study of a CPA firm is the perfect example. Literal stacks of paper cluttered the entire HR division from employee files, onboarding and benefits paperwork, and other documents. With BambooHR, the client finally found a system that was robust enough for their HR requirements and at the same time simple enough to master in no time. Within a few days of implementing BambooHR, the CPA company could put their pen-pushing approach behind and instead establish streamlined processes, self-service capabilities, and responsive employee service.
A report by Future Workplace reveals that 97 per cent of HR leaders are planning to increase their investment in recruiting technology by the year 2020. With technology seeping into all facets of the business world, this whopping estimate doesn’t come across as much of a surprise. Even with the proliferation of automation in most manual tasks, it’s true that—one machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men, but no machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. Given this scenario, democratizing the ability to hire the best talent is BambooHR, with their unique, all-in-one HR software.
- Hanna Wilson
    June 12, 2019