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Namely is HR software for small brands that don’t think they need HR

Most small brands might keep a Google form of employee information or skip HR entirely. Namely is a startup-friendly HR software, here to pick up the slack.



Think you don’t need HR? Think again

As a small business, it’s tempting to avoid purchasing HR software when most programs are meant for much bigger organizations, and can come with an even larger price tag. Unfortunately, the personnel management tools provided by HR software can be invaluable for businesses hoping to expand. Not only do automated HR systems help ensure that companies remains legally compliant, they also save valuable staff time.


Namely makes HR easy

If your company fits this description, consider Namely as a viable HR software option for your business. This modern software is designed specifically to help small and medium sized organizations grow by providing one easy-to-use platform for employee profiles, payroll, PTO tracking, reporting, benefits, task management tools, and more. Namely is appealing for small brands in particular, because it can be easily customized to better serve the needs of each unique client. This includes an open Application Program Interface (API), which allows businesses to integrate Namely data with both existing internal and external applications, as well as connect to other platforms.

Here are a few of Namely’s more important features:

Employee Data:
Store employee data in customizable personnel profiles that HR representatives or employees themselves can maintain. Stay organized with new hires by importing all relevant documentation right away, and manage performance reviews by tracking review cycles, organizing employee reviews, and running reports. You can also create a specific list of competencies to set employee goals and develop employee development.

Organization Charts:
Automatically generate vibrant organization charts and form customized teams based on department, location, and division. This tool can also be used to examine the costs associated with work teams.

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PTO and Payroll:
Create staff timesheets that include electronic timestamps and thorough documentation. With Namely’s system you can run reports to measure employee costs, monitor staff hours, accurately record documented hours for potential audits, and incorporate data into HCM reports. Also, manage paid time off by automating PTO requests, tracking requests, and giving employees access to view their available PTO hours. Namely will integrate your existing PTO policy.

Employee Benefits:
Offer your employees a full array of great benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, worker’s comp, ancillary plans, and more. Namely works with the world’s premier benefit carriers, and offers modern technology to make enrollment easy. A staff of experts will be provided to help you design the right plan for your company, and improve your staff’s enrollment experience. They will also ensure your company’s compliance with all legal documentation related to the Affordable Care Act.

Social News Feed:
Allow your employees to stay connected via a company social news feed, and celebrate individual or company accomplishments!

Task Management Tools:
Namely offers a variety of task management tools to automate and advance company calendaring, approval workflows, and document storage. Improve your overall efficiency with features that allow you to create tasks and assign ownership, select approval permissions and easily approve or deny requests, sync important company events to third party calendars, and store company documents all in one place.


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Hannah is currently a writer and student in Colorado Springs, pursuing her master's degree in Creative Writing at the University of Denver. Before becoming a Staff Writer for the American Genius, Hannah wrote website content and grant applications for a law office in central Minnesota.

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  1. vinay johar

    November 27, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Seeing the features of Namely, it has made HR software accessible to smaller companies with effective costing. And it is correct to say, smaller brands can’t ignore the HR software anymore. Either they risk growth or progress in terms of work, talent and culture when it comes to ignoring the usage of HR software.

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