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Score 7.8 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

HotSchedules

Absolutely appropriate for restaurant workers. Less so for manufacturing, but it does gather the labor data effectively when everyone logs in properly.
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Paylocity

Paylocity is great for easily recognizing coworkers or saying thank you. It doesn't take a lot of time, doesn't cost extra, but is effective and more personal than just an email or message. The main functions for vacation requests, looking at pay check stubs, journal entries for 1:1 meetings, performance management, etc. are great too. They are mostly intuitive and helpful. Paylocity may not be best suited for extremely large or global companies. Although it has good capabilities and mostly is easy to use, this platform may not offer all the customization that would be needed for workforces that are very diverse and scattered
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.9
Employee demographic data
HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.9
Employment history
HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.0
Job profiles and administration
HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.7
Organizational charting
HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.8
Organization and location management
HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.5

Payroll Management

HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.4
Pay calculation
HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.9
Support for external payroll vendors
HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.2
Benefit plan administration
HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.5
Direct deposit files
HotSchedules
Paylocity
8.1
Salary revision and increment management
HotSchedules
Paylocity
8.1
Reimbursement management
HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.9

Leave and Attendance Management

HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.8
Approval workflow
HotSchedules
Paylocity
8.4
Balance details
HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.7

Employee Self Service

HotSchedules
Paylocity
8.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
HotSchedules
Paylocity
8.2
Update personal information
HotSchedules
Paylocity
9.3
View company policy documentation
HotSchedules
Paylocity
8.5
Employee recognition
HotSchedules
Paylocity
8.1
View job history
HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.9

Asset Management

HotSchedules
Paylocity
8.4
Tracking of all physical assets
HotSchedules
Paylocity
8.4

HR Reporting

HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.4
Report builder
HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.3
Pre-built reports
HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.1

Onboarding

HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.6
New hire portal
HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.8
Manager tracking tools
HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.4

Performance and Goals

HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.0
Corporate goal setting
HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.6
Individual goal setting
HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.4
Line-of sight-visibility
HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.1
Performance tracking
HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.9

Performance Management

HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.6
Performance plans
HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.8
Performance improvement plans
HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.5
Review status tracking
HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.4
Review reminders
HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.5
Multiple review frequency
HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.0

Succession Planning

HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.9
Create succession plans/pools
HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.7
Candidate ranking
HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.3
Candidate search
HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.0
Candidate development
HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.7

Recruiting / ATS

HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.3
Job Requisition Management
HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.8
Company Website Posting
HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.3
Publish to Social Media
HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.7
Job Search Site Posting
HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.0
Applicant Tracking
HotSchedules
Paylocity
6.8
Notifications and Alerts
HotSchedules
Paylocity
7.7

Pros

HotSchedules

  • HotSchedules tracks our labor hours and dollars. Being able to do quick labor analysis helps us make sure our pricing is in line with our estimates for clients.
  • HotSchedules tracks our employee trainings. Because we are a third party audited food manufacturing facility, we have both formal certifications (CA Food Handler Cards) and monthly trainings on subjects such as Food Safety, GMP's, Pest Control, Allergen Control, HACCP and Sanitation. Being able to have a record easily accessible for each employee to prove to our auditors and keep those employees up to date with training is invaluable as an organizational tool.
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Paylocity

  • Work-arounds they do really well
  • Customer service reps are usually VERY willing to help find that work-around.
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Cons

HotSchedules

  • The Time Clock feature could definitely use some help. We have to manually review each person's hours to make sure they didn't miss a punch. If we don't do this, it will manually clock them out at 4 am, in effect paying them for a very long day that they didn't work.
  • You should be able to copy and paste shifts when scheduling non-house shifts. Let's say I am scheduling for a special event and I need 10 servers in at 5 pm to serve, I have to manually enter all of those instead of being able to just schedule one and copy and paste it to everyone else.
  • When messaging, you should be able to respond to messages directly from your email like you can on Shift Note.
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Paylocity

  • The entire platform needs improvement.
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Likelihood to Renew

HotSchedules

HotSchedules 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Ease of use, efficiently creating and posting staff schedules.
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Paylocity

Paylocity 9.2
Based on 6 answers
It is a very reliable software for processing payroll.
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Usability

HotSchedules

HotSchedules 7.9
Based on 8 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.
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Paylocity

Paylocity 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Up to date technology makes it easy to use for all levels of the organization
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Reliability and Availability

HotSchedules

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Solid network - down for upgrades at late hours during the weekend when I am definitely not in the system to use it. Even if I was, they provide excellent advance notice.
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Performance

HotSchedules

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 5.0
Based on 1 answer
It's so manual, not automated or intuitive.
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Support

HotSchedules

HotSchedules 8.9
Based on 4 answers
HotSchedules Support is fast and VERY informative. I can generally solve any issue I have within 30 minutes or less. They are helpful and I do not have to go though MANY channels to a simple issue.
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Paylocity

Paylocity 8.0
Based on 2 answers
The support provided by Paylocity is exceptional. The return support time is within reason for business impact and needs of employees. Additionally, our organization does not have to reach out for support very often as the usage of Paylocity is quite user-friendly. The organization maintains a friendly experience with the support from Paylocity.
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Online Training

HotSchedules

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
very knowledgeable presenters for their webinars and very user friendly; you can learn at your own pace
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Implementation

HotSchedules

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The Implementation team members are very knowledgeable in their field and made this such an easier process
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Alternatives Considered

HotSchedules

We didn't consider any other scheduling software when we were transitioning to HotSchedules. I had used it with a previous job and knew the benefits and effectiveness of the system
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Paylocity

Paylocity can't compare to these others. It's like comparing a broken down Honda to a brand new Lincoln
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Return on Investment

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.
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Paylocity

  • It's easy to use from an employee standpoint.
  • Difficult to get reporting we need. Often have to use reports as a starting off point and edit or merge them with other reports to get the data we need.
  • Benefits portal is a great asset and timesaver during enrollment season.
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Pricing Details

HotSchedules

General

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

Paylocity

General

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

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