Zoho People

Zoho People

Score 8.4 out of 10
Zoho People


What is Zoho People?

Zoho People is an efficient Human Resources Management System that automates daily tasks. It also offers Performance Management and Learning Management resources.
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Popular Features

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  • Employee demographic data (8)
  • Update personal information (8)
  • Approval workflow (8)
  • Performance plans (8)

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Essential HR

$1.50 ($1.25)

monthly (annually)


$2.50 ($2.00)

monthly (annually)


$3.50 ($3.00)

monthly (annually)

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $1.25 per month
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Human Resource Management

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

9.1Avg 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.

9Avg 8.2

Employee Self Service

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

8.9Avg 8.2


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.

8.3Avg 8.0

Performance Management

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

8.2Avg 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.

6.7Avg 7.7
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Product Details

What is Zoho People?

Zoho People is an online Human Resources Management System that allows users to manage employee data. It offers essential HR functions such as time tracking, onboarding, and scheduling. Zoho People is highly customizable and designed to simplify HR processes. HR Managers can set up workflows to quickly address daily tasks or assign them to another employee. Zoho People also reduces the need for repetitive data entry. Document templates and instant field updates help the HR department maintain organized records. Zoho People's scheduler can be used to create emails and reports that are automatically sent to the proper recipients.

HR Management System

Zoho People centralizes employee information into a single database and improves communication between departments. The self-service feature allows employees to log time, apply for leave, and provide real-time updates to their team members. Zoho People also offers performance management, which allows employees to write peer reviews and set personal objectives. For employee questions and requests, Zoho People includes a case management system. HR managers can promptly respond to questions and update the status of requests.

This system includes workforce intelligence tools and HR analytics that automatically create detailed reports. Zoho People monitors team performance and enables businesses to make data-driven decisions. The advanced HR analytics provide deeper insights into daily operations and important business trends. If you are not satisfied with the pre-made reports, you can use Zoho People's drag-and-drop interface to build your own. The HR analytics are useful for every level of the business, including executives and managers. Zoho People can give you an overview of employee turnover, hiring versus attrition rates, and company growth.

Zoho People functions as a standalone Human Resources Management System. Anyone who already uses Zoho has the option to integrate this system with a few other products. Since Zoho only includes a user limit in the free subscription, businesses have more freedom to select an ideal feature set. For those who want to bundle their HRM system with more software, Zoho People Plus is a great option. Zoho People Plus gives you access to expense management, collaboration, talent acquisition, internal communications, and password management software.

Learning Management System

Businesses can also benefit from Zoho People's Learning Management System, which offers a variety of training methods. This system allows Human Resource departments to create self-paced and accessible learning plans for their organizations. Zoho People's course builder is highly customizable and includes engaging content. The training modules include interactive discussions and timed assessments that are designed to provide a better learning experience.

Zoho People's e-learning platform integrates with the performance management system, giving users insights into their progress and the effectiveness of the training program. The Learning Management System can be added to an Essential HR, Professional, or Premium subscription. Zoho People's Enterprise plan includes blended learning and course management at no additional cost.

Zoho People Features

Human Resource Management Features

  • Supported: Employee demographic data

Leave and Attendance Management Features

  • Supported: Approval workflow

Employee Self Service Features

  • Supported: Employee login
  • Supported: Update personal information
  • Supported: Request time off
  • Supported: View company policy documentation

Performance Management Features

  • Supported: Performance plans

Onboarding Features

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

Recruiting / ATS Features

  • Supported: Applicant Tracking

Additional Features

  • Supported: E-signature
  • Supported: Shift Scheduling
  • Supported: Timesheets
  • Supported: Corporate LMS
  • Supported: Case Management
  • Supported: GPS and Mobile Attendance
  • Supported: HR Process Automation
  • Supported: HR Process Customization
  • Supported: HR Analytics
  • Supported: HR Chatbot (ZIA)

Zoho People Screenshots

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Zoho People Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Zoho People is an efficient Human Resources Management System that automates daily tasks. It also offers Performance Management and Learning Management resources.

Zoho People starts at $1.25.

Workday Human Capital Management, BambooHR, and SAP SuccessFactors are common alternatives for Zoho People.

Reviewers rate Employee demographic data and Update personal information highest, with a score of 9.1.

The most common users of Zoho People are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Muneeb Bhat | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Zoho People on a large scale. Where we keep track of the progress of one individual. We can monitor the progress of a peers USing PMS, set up monthly & quarterly goals, and review and rate the goals. It also keeps track of many other things like attendance, Log-ins & outs, it is a very effective ticketing tool as well.
  • Performance Management
  • Ticketing
  • attendance
  • Project management
  • Task management
With a large-scale company, we can keep track of our peers & maintain a hierarchy within a span of control.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Zoho People is the best employee data management tool. User-friendly and easy to use in the web browser & Android application as well.
We can check the employee details.
We can check employee login & logout data(Time Sheet).
Users can easy to apply the leaves & Check the holiday list.
  • Time Sheet
  • Employee details
  • UI
Zoho People is the best HR management tool for employees & employers as well.
When we work from home we can easily update the work time hours.
We can also access the quick links for other tools like payroll, insurance & work benefits ext...
The best thing is the dashboard UI.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Zoho People is something that helps us a lot in our daily business activities. Back in 2020 when I am working with the "Workhurs" everything was good before Covid and we have an opening for a lot of positions at that time, We are unable to hire the 4 - 5 suitable candidates even though they are good, the only reason is they are unable to relocate to the Job location. Covid happened and everything was made Remote for us, We started our remote journey and I personally felt a lot of issues in handling my team, the biggest problem we faced over there is communication and the proper structure of the remote work environment. Then we come up with this Zoho People which has some unique features of Remote working setup where we can get the attendance and pay roll and even more features which helped us a lot. Not only these we used Zoho Cliq, Zoho CRM, Zoho Meeting, and a lot more Zoho one products during work hours. I moved to another organization now and I found these guys also using Zoho over here.
  • Attendance Tracker & Pay Roll Tracker
  • Time Tracker & Teams Info
  • Announcements for Entire team in one place
  • Performance Tracker
  • IN & Out Timings
  • Chat or Video call option in the same Zoho People.
Zoho People is well suitable in both Remote & work location setups, It will reduce the time for senior management to track their attendance and other activities. It helps a lot in getting the info of their colleagues. Able to request for leave and get approval at the same place and the interesting thing is no need to note it down as it will automatically fall to the respective employee's attendance tracker. It is well useful in remote settings. This is the problem we faced and Zoho People is the solution for us.
Muhammad Waheed Ensari | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have clients from different in different locations and we use Zoho People as online Human Resource Management System to manage employees (our and that of our clients). Zoho People is designed to manage employee for small companies where we can access all employee data and manage their leaves, performance, customized roles
  • We can manage employee leaves with central approval system
  • With Zoho People we can manage KRAs, Competencies, and Skillsets! With the help of these modules we are able to asses employee performance evaluation.
  • We can easily manage employee database
  • There must be multiple organizations and line managers for each company separately managed
  • Frequently used features must be added to an easy menu automatically for ease of access
  • HR Analytics needs improvement
Its easy to use and easy to set up mainly for small companies with complex HR management issues! Suited for companies/ organizations who need to manage leaves, attendance, time sheets and employee onboarding, all in one place. The Zoho People App allow us to use the application on handheld devices easily and freely
December 01, 2021


Vuyile Mthethwa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In our organization, we use Zoho People to manage all of our employees' schedules and coordinate department meetings.
  • Zoho People is an exceptional software to improve the effectiveness of your team's communication.
  • Easy check-in for my team, Seamless Trackers for Leave, Time, Attendance, Performance.
  • Compensation and many others.
  • Wish notifications were also sent to my email.
  • I an option to select which aspects you would like to receive email notifications on.
Scenario 1: If you have to schedule meetings across time zones, then Zoho People would be the tool for you because it can help you identify convenient times for all the people involved. A good solution for managing, automating, and increasing the productivity of your staff. Scenario 2: Not useful if you're working alone and you don't have a team to work with and manage.
Laura Samoisette, LEED AP, WELL AP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Zoho People is used in our Human Resources Department, managing about 15 employees in total. The system is only accessible to a few people and helps to keep all employee files in one space. This cloud based HRMS also helps to ensure access to information from a distance with Covid-19.
  • Data Management- It's useful to have all data related to HR in one space, especially using the cloud. Separating data into relevant categories also makes administrative work a breeze.
  • Employee Resources- Having a central place for employees to reach out to HR is ideal.
  • Customization- Creation of forms is especially useful for a growing business.
  • Integration- Integrates well with other systems.
  • Customer Support- Occasionally support response to questions can take a bit to get to the root issue, which can be frustrating from the technical side of running the system. However, the 24/7 availability is great.
  • Onboarding Features- Could use some improvements. Not as expansive as other Zoho People features.
Zoho People is very well suited to larger companies or companies that are working partly or exclusively online. It can take the place of your time-tracking systems which is a cost and time-saver since all information is in one, integrated place. If you have an HR team that prefers old-school paper tracking or if you have a smaller team this may not be a necessary system for you.
Patrick Herrera | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Zoho People has been a reliable human resource management software that allows us to manage all our employees in one platform.
It solves our workforce management issues because it allows us to store employees' data. We use it to manage attendances, leaves, and other issues concerning our workers. Therefore, it has been a very helpful software to our company.
  • Performance appraisal management.
  • Leave management.
  • Attendance management.
  • Timesheet management.
  • Reports integration.
  • The only problem I have with Zoho People is the slow support team. The support team takes too long to provide solutions or to answer questions.
Zoho People has been an amazing tool for us because it helps us in automating employee management.
Moreover, Zoho People is an excellent tool when it comes to tracking our employees' attendance and time. Therefore, it has been a helpful human resource management platform for our company. All its features suit us.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Zoho People is used as an auxiliary HR platform by our company. Although we would love to have Zoho People be our primary and sole HR platform, there are still some holes and UX issues that are preventing us from doing so.
  • Keeps employee info organized
  • Cool help/support ticket function
  • Potential for a lot of really cool employee data
  • Time off importing/functionality is difficult to navigate
  • Hiring/onboarding is not great at all
  • Overall UX is confusing
If you have a really small company and don't have a ton of HR needs, Zoho People works well. Otherwise, you'll need a more in-depth/robust HR platform like Zenefits to take care of everything you need.
Hope Cutchins | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using Zoho People for filing and tracking human resources information as well as across the organization for tracking attendance. We have a fairly unique organizational structure in that all of our staff are self-supported, so most of us work other jobs and scheduling can be difficult. The time tracking feature of Zoho People has been really helpful for creating some accountability for time in the office. It's nice that that feature is part of a program we were already using (we also use Zoho Recruit for applications), and the app is great as well.
  • The time-tracking feature is really helpful, and it's great that you can use that feature from the app.
  • We also use Zoho Recruit for applications, so Zoho People was a logical choice for managing HR information for our staff and members, and the two integrate really well together.
  • We have had some trouble recently with getting new users set up. However, the support team at Zoho has been really responsive and helpful, so that's nice.
Zoho People is a great option for storing employee information, and for tracking time. Because of the nature of my organization and my role in it I haven't used all of the features, but the program is intuitive and aesthetically pleasing, and has worked well for our organization in the functions we have used it for.
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