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Feature Set Ratings

  • BambooHR ranks higher in 1 feature set: Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

8.3

BambooHR

83%

myStaffingPro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.3
83%
62 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employment history

9.0
90%
68 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

8.7
87%
68 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

8.3
83%
61 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organizational charting

8.0
80%
66 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organization and location management

8.3
83%
61 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

7.5
75%
40 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

8.4

BambooHR

84%

myStaffingPro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
35 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

8.2
82%
30 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.6
86%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

8.0
80%
41 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.6
86%
42 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reimbursement management

8.8
88%
22 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

9.1

BambooHR

91%

myStaffingPro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

9.4
94%
67 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Balance details

9.1
91%
59 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

8.6
86%
52 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee Self Service

8.6

BambooHR

86%

myStaffingPro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

9.0
90%
47 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Update personal information

9.0
90%
74 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View company policy documentation

8.7
87%
60 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.2
72%
52 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View job history

9.2
92%
69 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Asset Management

8.4

BambooHR

84%

myStaffingPro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

8.4
84%
32 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

HR Reporting

7.6

BambooHR

76%

myStaffingPro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

7.7
77%
53 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-built reports

7.9
79%
52 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

7.3
73%
44 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Onboarding

8.1

BambooHR

81%

myStaffingPro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

8.2
82%
55 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

8.0
80%
53 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.1

BambooHR

81%

myStaffingPro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

8.1
81%
33 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.5
85%
38 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.2
82%
29 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

7.8
78%
34 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Management

8.0

BambooHR

80%

myStaffingPro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

7.9
79%
39 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.1
81%
38 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.8
78%
39 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

7.9
79%
36 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.8

BambooHR

78%

myStaffingPro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

7.8
78%
23 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate ranking

7.9
79%
27 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate search

7.8
78%
27 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate development

7.9
79%
24 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

8.1

BambooHR

81%
6.1

myStaffingPro

61%
myStaffingPro ranks higher in 11/15 features

Job Requisition Management

8.0
80%
32 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Company Website Posting

8.3
83%
36 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

7.6
76%
33 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

8.4
84%
33 Ratings
7.0
70%
4 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

7.4
74%
29 Ratings
5.0
50%
4 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

8.2
82%
40 Ratings
3.0
30%
4 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

8.7
87%
42 Ratings
5.0
50%
4 Ratings

Customized Application Form

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
4 Ratings

Resume Management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
4 Ratings

Candidate Search

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
4 Ratings

Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
4 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
4 Ratings

Email Templates

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

User Permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
4 Ratings

Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • BambooHR is rated higher in 6 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Support Rating, Online Training

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

BambooHR

89%
80 Ratings
8.0

myStaffingPro

80%
11 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

BambooHR

100%
3 Ratings
6.2

myStaffingPro

62%
6 Ratings

Usability

9.1

BambooHR

91%
3 Ratings
6.7

myStaffingPro

67%
2 Ratings

Availability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating
8.0

myStaffingPro

80%
2 Ratings

Performance

9.0

BambooHR

90%
1 Rating

myStaffingPro

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

BambooHR

84%
26 Ratings
8.0

myStaffingPro

80%
8 Ratings

Online Training

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating
1.0

myStaffingPro

10%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

10.0

BambooHR

100%
2 Ratings

myStaffingPro

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating

myStaffingPro

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR

Overall BambooHr has excelled in satisfying our needs. It performs well as a one-stop-shop for HR challenges. It has benefitted us as an excellent repository for personnel information both in processing prospective and new hires, as well as existing employees. It provides a fairly simple, but [the] straightforward system for managing and using time off. Some areas do need some work, however. There is no ability to set up a default set of time-off types/accruals for a new hire, which means this has to be done manually for each new employee. This creates a lot of opportunities for human error. It also has a very opaque and unhelpful API when it comes to the management of the time data; Whereas the rest of the API is exceptional. Lastly, the ability to request time off only allows for a flat number of hours in a day; it doesn't allow the employee to request specific times. As a result, we rely on the employee and manager to communicate the time successfully in the notes field. There is a big difference between arriving 1 hour late, leaving 1 hour early, and stepping out for an extended lunch.
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Paychex, Inc.

myStaffingPro is very easy to configure and setup and takes less than 2 business days to configure and get it up and running. It facilitates the HR Business Partners in their recruitment activities. For the Open Position in the Organization, with the use of the software, they can quickly shortlist the candidates with quick mix and match of the requirements. Interviews can be scheduled with the candidate. If a Candidate is selected, the proper background screening process is initiated and finally, the Onboarding process is also tightly integrated within the software.
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Pros

BambooHR

  • BambooHR has a top-notch electronic onboarding process. It is fully customizable and works very well with applicants of all technological capabilities. Onboarding allows you to add every step the new employee and the business partners must complete through timed, dated, notifications, digital documents, e-signatures, and a back-end administrative ability to follow up.
  • BambooHR has good applicant tracking system. They currently integrate with indeed and ZipRecruiter. However, it is easy to create links for other platforms with the ability to distinguish where you are getting recruiting traction. In addition the ability to rate, and communicate about an applicant is confidential between the hiring managers and HR. Also, there is an easy way to create a candidate pool of eligible candidates for later passive recruiting, that is called Talent Pools.
  • BambooHR has a unique feature called Announcements. This function allows various announcements to go out via email, through the application, or a combination of both to directed target audiences or the entire company.
  • BambooHR also sends out announcements (customizable) on every new hire. This allows folks to see who is starting and learn a bit about them before they meet them.
  • BambooHR has a great function for tracking time by the task or job. This is great for tracking productivity gaps for administrative positions or job costing for positions that have billable hours.
  • BambooHR also has easy to organize digital documents. You can easily upload documents via drop and drag. Documents can be added to folders and then downloaded later if an employee terminates.
  • Goal in performance management are very good, they follow the SMART methodology but there is no way to attach them to a performance review. They do allow the employee to adjust using a slide bar and you can attach people to a goal. In addition it notifies the supervisor but you cannot shut off notifications.
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Paychex, Inc.

  • One strength of myStaffingPro is because of its heavy manual interface, there is a lot of detail and very specific reason codes. This is very useful for later reporting to get specific information on hires and rejects.
  • Also the ability to upload documents (CVs, resumes, phone screen notes, etc) is all located in a convenient place
  • The calendar function is good, there are stop measures to prevent double booking and the time zones are preset
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Cons

BambooHR

  • Some edge cases aren't as fleshed out. For example, asset inventory management isn't something BambooHR can really excel at currently.
  • Something akin to Google Forms but with the privacy protections of being already in the HRIS would be great for collecting anonymized responses.
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Paychex, Inc.

  • This product is not particularly easy to use because it is not intuitive.
  • It is difficult to generate accurate reports.
  • It is difficult to add notes and find particular requisitions.
  • Does not integrate well with our internal system in changes candidates to employees.
  • If a step in the hiring process is missed, it does not give any notifications.
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Pricing Details

BambooHR

Starting Price

$59 per month

Editions & Modules

BambooHR editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
12 Employees$991

Footnotes

  1. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional Call for Quote

Additional Details

After 12 employees, each additional employee is $8.25 each. To run payroll for employees is an additional $75 a month for $10 employees, with each additional employee being $4.25. Adding performance management is $4.25 a month and tracking features are $3.00 a month.

myStaffingPro

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

myStaffingPro editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
myStaffingPro Express1
myStaffingPro2
myStaffingPro Premier3

Footnotes

  1. Per User per Month
  2. Per User per Month
  3. Per User per Month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

Pricing is based on the number of users and configuration selected.

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR

We have tried other software in the last year and have not found it to be comparable to Bamboo HR especially in relation to the HR functionalities such as workflows, onboarding, automation, user-friendly experience, innovation, timekeeping, and ability to integrate with other 3rd party Payroll processing software. In addition, the employee ease of access and navigation of the platform makes this software crucial within our current culture of multi-site and remote work environments.
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Paychex, Inc.

If I were a decision maker, I would not choose to renew myStaffingPro because of the overly manual process and lost productivity. I've found other ATS's that have the same functionality but are more intuitive, user friendly and appealing. Getting a hold of customer service and support was difficult and they were rarely able to fix the immediate issue.
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Usability

BambooHR

Does not have many problems and this ensures all of users are able to use it reliably. There is a free demo available to illustrate the accurate usage of the platform and even customer support. All of these help in improving the usability of the platform and ensure that all users are comfortable with the platform.
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Paychex, Inc.

I have used a lot of applicant tracking systems in my career. I've always gone back to MSP saying that it's always been my favorite. It's easy to use, I've never worked with a system so easy to use. It's also easy to figure out if you don't know where something is located - you can typically figure it out on your own without having to ask anyone.
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Reliability and Availability

BambooHR

Yes, there is a huge team in the back of the online platform or it looks like it because I have never been left without an answer when I have a question or waiting from a response on my chat .... There must be a huge team, this is so great and I always seem to have someone that is very knowledgeable too. So many times in the past I had to leave with customer service that would connect you with someone else because of the expertise, here everyone seems to be some kind of an expert in the HR function.
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Paychex, Inc.

They are good about scheduling maintenance during overnight periods. There have been a few server issues with the e-signature system over the weekends.
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Performance

BambooHR

I love BambooHR. Reports are easy to run and download and it usually covers any types of requests I get from the management team. You get excel or .csv downloads/reports and it is fast and simple, not too crowded so it is easy to read through. We don't integrate the tool yet but again, soon we will. we just did not had the time to utilize it yet but that's the plan.
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Paychex, Inc.

No answers on this topic

Support Rating

BambooHR

Support is effective and responsive. During our time with BambooHR we did not experience many issues, but initial support on setup was helpful and allowed for a quick turnaround on getting started. Since then, few needs have arisen for contacting support, but I would not hesitate to do so and would recommend BambooHR based on the quality of their support team.
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Paychex, Inc.

We recently had an issue where it was brought to our attention by a candidate that specializes in Information Assurance and Network Engineering that their site was missing a secure socket layer for entering in your ssn, which means that when entering it, your ssn is in plain text in plain site. It should hide it with dots or asterisks as you type it to make it secure like when you enter passwords online. I turned off the field that collects SSN's immediately and have been waiting for a response as to when this would be updated so I could turn it back on. I submitted this to our rep back in October 2013 and they said they would forward it to their IT team. I never received any further follow up as to whether or not they would be updating this. I sent a follow up email and left voice messages asking for a status update in Jan. 2014 with no response. I finally called again at the end of Feb. 2014 and emailed. The rep seemed put out that I was telling her I was frustrated with the lack of follow through and that I told her I needed a response on whether or not this would be resolved. She then forwarded me an email from the IT team that said they didn't think this was an actual requirement, they would look into it. Today she emailed to let me know the IT team will not be making any changes.

Whether or not the issue above is a DoD issue or not, the length of time to receive the final response was way too long and involved too much follow up on my part. The fact that they are unwilling to update the SSN field is also troublesome. Even if this is not an actual DoD violation or a mandate, it's a pretty common practice on most websites for collecting private information. Would you enter your PIN number into an ATM if it showed your PIN number until you hit enter? Identity theft is very high these days and people should feel like the company cares enough to help provide that extra layer of protection of their personal information.

This recent development has really changed my opinion of MyStaffingPro drastically since I last wrote my review
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Online Training

BambooHR

The online training team is great. Theis is so well done! very user friendly, very nice to go through. Then you get all those exemples and questions to test you and make sure you understand the training as we go along. This is a great asset from the tool, I don't think I have ever been left without understanding because there is help and additional resources to understand or extra windows that explain terms or answer Q&A.
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Paychex, Inc.

No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

BambooHR

it was very easy to sign up, quick and we could use the site very quickly as well.
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Paychex, Inc.

No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

BambooHR

I would say they both have a lot of strengths for sure. Workday manages data on a mass scale a little bit better in my opinion, but Bamboo HR is more user friendly and pleasing to the eyes
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Paychex, Inc.

We thought it would've been better than ADP, but it wasn't. Also, the sales person who sold us on Paychex promised that this and Paychex would be able to do a lot of things we needed, which turned out to be a lie when we were implementing it, and the MyStaffingPro expert told us it wasn't possible, and it never was. It wasn't as user friendly either.
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Scalability

BambooHR

There is so much you can do with this platform, it is incredible and so welcoming. We don't utilize it 100% yet just because we are growing and the HR team has not been able to concentrate on other areas offered to us but but we will soon. Which is also why we got the product, specifically because what BambooHR can do to help us meet our growing business needs.
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Paychex, Inc.

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

BambooHR

  • There has been an excellent rate of profitability in our work season, especially thanks to the optimization of our operations through BambooHR.
  • Currently estimated gains appear to be 500%, which leaves our ROI at 4, demonstrating that the platform has a high return on investment.
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Paychex, Inc.

  • Positive - Went from tracking candidates to excel to having a proper tracking system to move candidates through the hiring process faster
  • Positive - Always working to improve current program to make it easier to use for recruiter, hiring managers, and candidates applying
  • Negative - Bumpy start, but after building a relationship with the staff, smooth sailing to what we invested in
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