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What is Paycor?

Paycor provides core HR functions scaled towards small and mid-sized businesses. Paycor offers an integrated benefits platform for interfacing directly with insurance carriers and an adaptable time management platform.

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Satisfied with Paycor

8 out of 10
July 02, 2024
Paycor is our Time & Attendance, Payroll, ATS, Onboarding HRIS. It addresses each of these and offers additional areas to implement as …
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Ease of Use

10 out of 10
July 02, 2024
We use it as a time clock, PTO management, and payroll. There is also functions for W2 management, as well as employee management. The …
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8 out of 10
June 25, 2024
I have no problems, but I would like it to be more self-service. I would like to have the option of keeping some of the reports that have …
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5 out of 10
June 10, 2024
We used Paycor for our HRIS from 2020 to 2023. We used the payroll, time and attendance, learning management, applicant tracking, and …
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Paycor Review

1 out of 10
March 31, 2024
We have used them twice a month since 2018. It was great until 2023, when I believe all of these extra charges came about. IN my …
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New Paycor user

7 out of 10
March 06, 2024
We use Paycor for payroll and benefits management. It is a useful tool for managing employees, but we continue to look for ways to better …
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Popular Features

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  • Direct deposit files (300)
  • Pay calculation (302)
  • Update personal information (281)
  • View and generate pay and benefit information (276)

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What is Paycor?

Paycor provides core HR functions scaled towards small and mid-sized businesses. Paycor offers an integrated benefits platform for interfacing directly with insurance carriers and an adaptable time management platform.

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Human Resource Management

Organizing, tracking and providing instant access to critical employee data, job profiles, transfers, promotions, and benefits information.

Avg 7.9

Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

Avg 8.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Streamlines communication between HR and employees and facilitates efficient management of employee leave including requisitions, approvals, balance calculation, and annual carry-forward.

Avg 8.1

Employee Self Service

Employee portal allowing employees to view and update their personal information.

Avg 8.1

Asset Management

Maintaining a record of assets such as laptops, pagers, cell phones, etc. issued to employees. Record typically includes asset type, number, serial number and date of issuance.

Avg 7.8

HR Reporting

Pre-built and custom reports, and integration with external data.

Avg 7.6


Employee onboarding is the process of orienting new hires to the social and performance aspects of their jobs so that they are able to function in their new roles as quickly as possible.

Avg 8.0

Performance and Goals

Goal alignment is the practice of ensuring that all employees have clearly defined goals in support of the overall corporate strategy.

Avg 8.2

Performance Management

Performance management is the process of ensuring employees meet pre-determined objectives and goals through regular check-ins and appraisals.

Avg 8.0

Succession Planning

Succession planning is the identification and development of internal employees with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the company.

Avg 8.0

Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting or Applicant Tracking Software is software used to manage the recruitment process electronically by handling job postings, applicant status, resume management, etc.

Avg 7.8
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Product Details

What is Paycor?

Paycor's Human Capital Management (HCM) platform aims to modernize every aspect of people management, from recruitment, onboarding and development, to payment and retention. Operating for 30 years, Paycor HR technology helps users to save time, analytics that provide actionable insights and dedicated support from HR experts. The vendor boasts more than 29,000 medium & small businesses using Paycor to help them solve problems and achieve their goals.

Paycor states they build HR software for leaders who want to:

Focus on Strategic Goals

A core HR solution for all employee data, so users never have to switch platforms, log-in to multiple systems, re-key information or open multiple spreadsheets.

Understand Their Business at a Deeper Level

Paycor Analytics brings enterprise-level insights to medium and small business.

See Around Corners

Paycor delivers expert advice at every stage of the process, from the consultative sales approach that seeks to understand the user's business before recommending solutions to ongoing guidance from a dedicated customer success team.

Paycor Features

Human Resource Management Features

  • Supported: Employee demographic data
  • Supported: Employment history
  • Supported: Job profiles and administration
  • Supported: Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
  • Supported: Benefits information
  • Supported: Organizational charting
  • Supported: Organization and location management
  • Supported: Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

Payroll Management Features

  • Supported: Pay calculation
  • Supported: Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
  • Supported: Payroll history for each employee
  • Supported: Benefit plan administration
  • Supported: Direct deposit files
  • Supported: Payroll tracking and auditing
  • Supported: Salary revision and increment management
  • Supported: Reimbursement management

Leave and Attendance Management Features

  • Supported: Approval workflow
  • Supported: Email notifications
  • Supported: Balance details
  • Supported: Travel absence management
  • Supported: Annual carry-forward and encashment

Employee Self Service Features

  • Supported: Employee login
  • Supported: View and generate pay and benefit information
  • Supported: Update personal information
  • Supported: Request time off
  • Supported: View job history
  • Supported: View company policy documentation
  • Supported: View company news and information
  • Supported: Employee recognition

Asset Management Features

  • Supported: Tracking of all physical assets
  • Supported: Asset issue and transfer management
  • Supported: Asset return

HR Reporting Features

  • Supported: Report builder
  • Supported: Pre-built reports
  • Supported: Ability to combine HR data with external data

Integration with other HR capabilities Features

  • Supported: Additional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by same vendor

Performance Management Features

  • Supported: Performance plans
  • Supported: Performance improvement plans
  • Supported: Review status tracking
  • Supported: Review reminders
  • Supported: Multiple review frequency

Succession Planning Features

  • Supported: Candidate ranking
  • Supported: Candidate search

Onboarding Features

  • Supported: New hire portal
  • Supported: Manager tracking tools

Performance and Goals Features

  • Supported: Corporate goal setting
  • Supported: Individual goal setting
  • Supported: Line-of sight-visibility
  • Supported: Performance tracking

Recruiting / ATS Features

  • Supported: Job Requisition Management
  • Supported: Company Website Posting
  • Supported: Publish to Social Media
  • Supported: Job Search Site Posting
  • Supported: Duplicate Candidate Prevention
  • Supported: Applicant Tracking
  • Supported: Notifications and Alerts

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Paycor Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesUnited States
Supported LanguagesEnglish

Frequently Asked Questions

Paycor provides core HR functions scaled towards small and mid-sized businesses. Paycor offers an integrated benefits platform for interfacing directly with insurance carriers and an adaptable time management platform.

ADP Workforce Now, Paycom, and Paylocity are common alternatives for Paycor.

Reviewers rate Direct deposit files highest, with a score of 8.6.

The most common users of Paycor are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Mary Citsay SHRM-CP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Paycor is definitely minimized our compliance risk because they send out many reminders about Mandatory reporting
  • Paycor has made a very easy to organize everything regarding the employee and the employee lifecycle
  • Because Paycor was able to integrate with our current timekeeping system it allowed Us to have a seamless transition
  • Hey Chris, voice self service app is great and simple to use. However, employees definitely have trouble logging in. In our experience, it’s not easy to access their account but once they get there it’s easy to navigate.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Paycor has simplified our recruiting & onboarding process, saving time & energy as we look to find and onboard new employees
  • Paycor has taken the burden of training new individuals on the system by making it so easy for that person to learn and go at their pace. Their training platform is second to none.
  • Paycor has provided an outlet for other leaders from different companies to have a community to share best practices and procedures, which also helps save time and money
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Duplicate billing - very hard to receive credits - with terrible follow up from the Sales Rep
  • Time tracking and scheduling is really great! I like the options and the capability to see where people are clocking in.
April 24, 2024

Paycor review

Jericca Makovicka, SCHRM-CP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • PTO accrual system doesn’t work we don’t have yet to have a year that carry over works
  • Rules, plans and types are hard to navigate which then effects employees
  • Training opportunities with top developers in fast track was well worth it
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The negative impact is the ability to stop time while employees are on leave. Can this be enhanced?
  • I love the enhancement of including the time-off plans within the hiring process.
  • Negative - when calling in, the assigned consultant is rarely available at the time of call.
  • The premium team has been helpful.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It has freed up some time for HR in payroll and benefits
  • Many parts of our system were not built well because we lacked Paycor support during implementation. That means 4 years later, we still cannot pull a decent report and our benefits system still doesn't work correctly.
February 20, 2024

Left a lot to be desired

Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Increased efficiency in manual entry of hours to the paygrid
  • Significant decrease in efficiency when waiting for connection points from customer care teams regarding issues
  • Improved transparency for employees with access to records
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