What is Zenefits?
Bring all your HR online, then automate the paperwork. You can connect your current HR systems, or get new ones. Experience a radically better way to manage your business. See why 10,000+ companies turn to Zenefits. One system to manage, analyze, and care for your employees. Employees also receive self-serve accounts, so they can get what they need, when they need it.
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Why use Zenefits?
Key differentiators & advantages of Zenefits
Our human resources information system (HRIS) consolidates your HR records online and automatically syncs your employee data across multiple key systems — including payroll, benefits, and time off. The result is a dramatic reduction in administrative busy work and employees who feel more empowered.
Employees can view and update their own information by logging in from their computer or through the Zenefits Mobile app and doing what they need to do — from requesting time off, to updating their benefits elections, to checking their pay stub.
With Zenefits, changes to employee information — address changes, new hires, promotions, transfers, terminations — automatically update across all your Zenefits apps, including Payroll, Benefits, Time Off, and the online Employee Directory. No more manual entry in multiple places.
Managers can request employee-level changes such as hiring, promotions, transfers, and terminations, while admins retain ultimate approval authority. This allows companies to delegate efficiently and eliminate organizational bureaucracy.
Dynamic org chart – Zenefits gives all your employees access to a dynamic organization chart that reflects real-time changes such as employee departures, title changes, contact information, and more. And through our online employee directory, your entire team can easily stay connected from anywhere — at work, at home, or on the go through the Zenefits Mobile app.
Focus on your people, not your pay runs. While employees go about their day — clocking in and out, requesting vacation, changing their benefit selections, and performing a host of other HR actions — Zenefits Payroll automatically makes those changes in payroll and crunches the numbers for you. It’s efficient and flexible, so you can be, too.
Automatic up– keep Whatever you choose to manage on Zenefits – HR, benefits, and/ or time-tracking – flows into payroll directly, with zero clicks, zero spreadsheets. No need to track down data and type it up all over again.
Onboard an employee once – for the entire system. Once your new hire completes selfonboarding, we sync their info straight to payroll, add them to the appropriate pay schedule, and prorate their first check – no action needed.
Get peace of mind. As a full-service provider, Zenefits remits and files your federal and state payroll taxes, backed by a team with decades of tax experience. W2s and additional states also come included at no additional charge.
Run payroll in as few as three clicks. Since our system automates much or all of your data entry, you can simply review and approve your pay runs in our beautifully designed, easy-to-use interface.
Figure out what changed and when. Features like Payroll Timeline help admins pinpoint when specific changes occurred. Employees get more transparency, too, since they have the power to make certain changes – like updating withholdings or bank accounts – on their own.
Zenefits Time and Attendance lets you control how your employees clock in and out hourly – via iPad, mobile, or laptop – all of which are easy to use and integrate automatically with payroll.
Flexible Reporting Methods Our flexible reporting methods support a variety of employees—whether they are in front of computers all day or on the go. Employees can record hours via computer, smartphone, and the TimeKeeper iPad app, and can assign their hours to specific project codes.
360-Degree Visibility The Zenefits dashboard is your time-tracking HQ. See who’s clocked in and out in real-time, view a snapshot of hours worked each pay period, and access an audit log of corrections made to time entries. Our pay period timeline keeps you on top of deadlines so nothing slips through the cracks.
Minimize Compliance Risks Enjoy built-in compliance with state overtime laws, no matter where you’re located. Create custom rules to flag employees who forget to take meal breaks. And guard against fraud with our TimeKeeper iPad app, which snaps pictures of employees as they clock in and out. Effortlessly
Integrated Hours automatically sync across connected apps — from payroll to ACA Compliance. And other Zenefits apps push relevant data, such as employment status and vacation time, back into Time & Attendance.
Zenefits Performance Management enables your people to quickly create a variety of performance review types from customizable templates, such as annual review, 360, self/manager review, quick feedback, and more. Then track team progress through a simple dashboard. Employees can complete reviews and provide feedback from their mobile devices.
Tailor Templates to Specific Methodologies – Choose from a variety of industry leading, prepopulated performance management templates, and customize to apply your own methodologies.
Flexibility in Targeting & Scheduling – Create initiatives for diverse groups, departments, and segments. Then target them across different schedules & time zones.
HR Expertise – Engage best-in-class HR experts with Zenefits HR Advisor, and learn how to rapidly design performance initiatives that make work move.
Optimized for the Mobile Workforce – Increase employee engagement and promote fast, full-cycle completion with our proven mobilefirst philosophy.
The following reviews for Zenefits are taken from the SelectHub ReviewFeed which collects and aggregates reviews from across a variety of online review platforms such as Capterra, Software Advice, Gartner Peerinsights, PC Mag and G2 Crowd.
Good at capturing employee benefits and time off information
I'm not sure my company uses the software and the full suite of integrations possible with Zenefits but I have enjoyed using the platform to track and manage employee time off as well as look up benefit information. They also have a unique link that I can share with potential employees to give them insight into how much benefits through my company may cost. Has been helpful software at my current and previous companies.
I think the navigation throughout the software can be pretty cumbersome. It's not always an intuitive flow to get where I want to navigate to on the website.
Easy to Use for Profiles and Benefits
I love the look and feel of this product, as well as how easy it is to view the hierarchy of my company and click to find employee details. It makes finding an extension number of coworkers or who to talk to if they're out of the office super easy. Requesting time off or working from home is easy and I love that I can track it back to the beginning of my tenure here.
The reporting is off for PTO. The roll-up number on the main page includes Work From Home days, which skews the number, and the history view is very hard to follow, has no filters, and doesn't differentiate between what years PTO is for/used, so it can throw off counts.
The New Way to HR
Love how Zenefits is cloud-based, eliminating the need to download software directly to the computer. Also a big fan of the simplification of onboarding--new hires can complete and sign documents online, and it is processed automatically. Reduces the headcount of HR and simplifies everything for a lean team to take over with ease.
As with many elements of the benefits process, changes are plentiful due to changing regulations and laws. The software responds to these changes, which is good, but sometimes the need to learn something new is difficult.
Running a small business, we don't quite have the resources for a fully-dedicated HR staff. Our HR team of 2 uses Zenefits for everything HR-related, from onboarding, to benefits, to exit. From a cost-benefit perspective, the benefits far outweigh the costs and I'm glad we started using this software.