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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 4.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    7.1

    Darwinbox

    71%

    HotSchedules

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Darwinbox ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Employee demographic data

    5.4
    54%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Employment history

    6.7
    67%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    7.5
    75%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    6.7
    67%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    8.2
    82%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    7.7

    Darwinbox

    77%

    HotSchedules

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Darwinbox ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Pay calculation

    7.3
    73%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for external payroll vendors

    7.7
    77%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

    7.6
    76%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    7.3
    73%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Leave and Attendance Management

    8.5

    Darwinbox

    85%

    HotSchedules

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

    Approval workflow

    8.3
    83%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Balance details

    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    8.4
    84%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Employee Self Service

    7.7

    Darwinbox

    77%

    HotSchedules

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

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    8.1
    81%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Update personal information

    8.2
    82%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    View company policy documentation

    7.9
    79%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Employee recognition

    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    View job history

    7.5
    75%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Asset Management

    7.3

    Darwinbox

    73%

    HotSchedules

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

    Tracking of all physical assets

    7.3
    73%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    HR Reporting

    8.3

    Darwinbox

    83%

    HotSchedules

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

    Report builder

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-built reports

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ability to combine HR data with external data

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Onboarding

    8.0

    Darwinbox

    80%

    HotSchedules

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

    New hire portal

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    8.1

    Darwinbox

    81%

    HotSchedules

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

    Corporate goal setting

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance Management

    7.4

    Darwinbox

    74%

    HotSchedules

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

    Performance plans

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Review reminders

    6.5
    65%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Succession Planning

    7.7

    Darwinbox

    77%

    HotSchedules

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

    Create succession plans/pools

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Candidate ranking

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Candidate search

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Candidate development

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    7.8

    Darwinbox

    78%

    HotSchedules

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

    Job Requisition Management

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Darwinbox is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.1

    Darwinbox

    71%
    3 Ratings
    1.9

    HotSchedules

    19%
    167 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Darwinbox

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    HotSchedules

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    Darwinbox

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9

    HotSchedules

    89%
    12 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Darwinbox

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9

    HotSchedules

    89%
    8 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Darwinbox

    Employees that come into work are needed to clock in to get paid for the amount of time they are working per day. They will log on to Darwinbox and clock in as soon as they can. Some will use the PTO they have available to use. HR will be able to make payroll in a timely manner for employees.
    Mario Alvarez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HotSchedules

    For small to medium-sized companies HotSchedules works great when business is very static. If you are simply using HotSchedules for a schedule writing tool, it is phenomenal. However, it does miss the mark as a labor control software. Needs more controls to keep managers aware of spending versus historical sales data.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Darwinbox

    • Employee Management - including personal details and other core HR and resourcing features e.g. time tracking, expense, payroll etc
    • Workforce planning, recruitment, tracking the recruitment drives and interview statuses and updates for the potential hires at one place
    • Integrated Rewards and Recognition, Performance management systems, and project and resourcing management
    • Great analytics dashboard allowing the more holistic and drill down visualization as per the need
    Himanshu Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HotSchedules

    • Communication is so simple on HotSchedules. Whether it is communicating a new schedule release, or a quick note about tonight's shift we as managers are able to easily communicate and know that it will reach our team through text notifications, or email notifications.
    • The Meal Break planning tool is very useful in being able to help our floor leaders clearly understand and plan for what breaks are needed throughout the shift. This allows them to come up with a strategic game plan quickly and spend more time with our guests.
    • Shift Swaps and Releases are so seamless. This is our favorite tool as it makes helping our team cover shifts extremely easy and painless. On the flip side it also makes staff who want more hours be able to find what is available in real time.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Darwinbox

    • The app version is a bit lankier than the pc version.
    • Interface customization would be great for individuals wanting to change style.
    • No other real issue to improve, possibly lower the price but that's not too bad.
    Mario Alvarez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HotSchedules

    • Clocking In and out can be a little slow. It takes longer to clock in then our previous method. Before we just had a card you swiped and it would clock you in. Took 2 seconds. Now with the Hotschdules method we use it take 30 seconds or so. Not a huge issue but it can add up if you have one computer and a line of employees waiting to clock in.
    • Time Cards. It does not allow you to view someones current time until the "punch" has ended. If the manager would like to check what time the employee clocked in/out from lunch they have to wait until the employee has clocked out for the day before the record is generated. As a shift lead you may send and employee to lunch but forget to note what time you sent them. Awhile passes and you feel like they should be back by now, so you want to go in and see what time they left for lunch but it does not show you that punch record because the employee is still "clocked in" they are just on their "Meal Break"
    • The ability to customize the restrictions for Clocking in and out. You can set it up so that employees can only clock in from a specific location, however if you have a manager who is allowed to work from home they would not be able to clock in without being at the same location as set in the software. It would be nice to see it able to be customized per user.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Darwinbox

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    HotSchedules

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Darwinbox

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    HotSchedules

    HotSchedules 9.1
    Based on 2 answers
    Ease of use, efficiently creating and posting staff schedules.
    Sawyer Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Darwinbox

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    HotSchedules

    HotSchedules 8.9
    Based on 12 answers
    6 Years of Experience provides me the insight on the upgrades and changes that HotSchedules has done to improve the experience of its users. There are so many features that we still have not started or used to the fullest, but we believe that we are currently getting a strong value out of the money that is paid for this product.
    Frank Jameson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Darwinbox

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    HotSchedules

    HotSchedules 8.9
    Based on 8 answers
    On rare occasions a phone call has been required to find the solution to a problem, the HotSchedules response staff have been helpful, courteous, and genuinely seem to care for their clients and take pride in what they do. The consistent development and fine tuning of the platform, interface, and mobile environment shows that this is not a program full of people who rest on their laurels.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Darwinbox

    Darwinbox is up there with ADP in terms of quality for employers to use in such an open-level style. I personally would support the use of Darwinbox against the competition.
    Mario Alvarez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HotSchedules

    I have not used any other Scheduling software for employees. As a campground manager in the summer season, we are using campground master for reservations. it is very similar in process to employee scheduling. the ability to the user of that program to set up their own parameters for time and reservations is something that would benefit the employee scheduling software.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Darwinbox

    • The ability to view the organization structure and functional structure for the entire company.
    • One-stop solution for talent acquisition, payroll, leaves, reimbursements, attendance (time-sheet), holidays, etc. So I don't have to open a lot of different apps.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HotSchedules

    • Saving time on scheduling means our managers can focus more on guest experience, managing the floor and other areas that contribute to the success of our business.
    Amanda Zelichowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

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