Personio

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The all-in-one HR software for HR management, recruiting, employee performance, payroll and much more.

About Personio

Personio is the all-in-one HR software for small- and medium-sized companies with 10 to 2000 employees. Personio’s solution includes human resources, recruiting, and payroll, all while supporting a company’s core HR processes. People Workflow Automation, a new category of HR software launched by Personio, ensures cross-departmental, automated processes and seamless integrations. More than 5,000 customers in over 100 countries use Personio. In October 2021 alone, Personio received $270 million in Series E funding. With a valuation of $6.3 billion, Personio is Europe’s most valuable HR tech company.

Unlike other HR solutions, Personio covers employee management, recruiting, payroll, and onboarding, so HR can perform all core people-related tasks from one place. Highly efficient processes are enabled by centralized data and automated workflows. An example are the Personio Posting Bundles, where your company’s open positions are promoted on the most relevant job boards in only one click – and at an exclusive price just for you, too! Having accurate people data in a single system of record enables HR to gain insights while optimizing processes. It provides you with actionable insights that provide a holistic and reliable view of your company’s key workforce data to make data-driven decisions. For greater efficiency and complete data security, the seamless integration between DATEV’s payroll software and Personio allows you to send important payroll data with only the click of a button.

This collaborative foundation, through Personio, helps HR to be truly effective. Customized access rights allow employees and managers to access information in the system independently. Employee self-service supports seamless collaboration on people-related tasks, from candidate assessment to onboarding and development. Templates and workflow automation minimize manual overhead, like creating employment certificates, calculating vacation entitlements, or rejecting candidates. Built-in task management and reminders help the team stay on top of tasks and priorities, to seamlessly avoid bottlenecks.

Personio is designed to make it as easy as possible to integrate into third-party solutions, so you can design your own unique best practices. Other specialized solutions (e.g. travel expenses software) can be seamlessly integrated into Personio. The data from the integrated system is then automatically synchronized to ensure that you have all information centrally available. An entire overview of every possible integration can be found in the Personio Marketplace.

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Personio

- Personnel data is stored correctly, completely, and in compliance with legal requirements at all times.
- The seamless integration between DATEV’s payroll and Personio allows you to send important payroll data securely and with one click only.
- Job advertisements can be posted to over 500 job portals in only one click and at an exclusive price with the recently-released Personio Posting Bundles.
- Custom reports can be quickly created for any point in time or time frame and exported to different formats.
- Onboarding tasks can be viewed centrally, while task owners are automatically reminded of pending tasks until they are complete.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France and 12 others

Supported Languages

Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and 1 others

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Personio Software - Employee List 

The employee list allows to quickly edit employees' personnel information.
Personio Software - Absences

To manage your employees' absences effectively, you can create different absence types in Personio, such as sickness, holiday, etc.
Personio Software - Reporting & Analytics

Track headcount, salary data, absenteeism, and sickness rates, create customized reports tailored to your unique requirements, and acquire the insights essential for making data-informed HR choices.
Personio Software - Personio Whistleblowing

A dedicated, anonymous reporting channel for your employees. The EU Directive on the protection of whistleblowers is now in effect.
Personio Software - Compensation Management

Create fair and easy compensation reviews. Enjoy less stress thanks to easy approvals, access controls and notifications. Make fairer decisions with visible performance data, salary bands and built-in guidelines.
Personio Software - Personio Surveys

Set up and run surveys with ease. Connect your real-time and centralised employee data to quickly create and run targeted surveys with our prebuilt templates to speed up the time to capture valuable insights.
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Personio Software - Employee List 

The employee list allows to quickly edit employees' personnel information.
Personio Software - Absences

To manage your employees' absences effectively, you can create different absence types in Personio, such as sickness, holiday, etc.
Personio Software - Reporting & Analytics

Track headcount, salary data, absenteeism, and sickness rates, create customized reports tailored to your unique requirements, and acquire the insights essential for making data-informed HR choices.
Personio Software - Personio Whistleblowing

A dedicated, anonymous reporting channel for your employees. The EU Directive on the protection of whistleblowers is now in effect.
Personio Software - Compensation Management

Create fair and easy compensation reviews. Enjoy less stress thanks to easy approvals, access controls and notifications. Make fairer decisions with visible performance data, salary bands and built-in guidelines.
Personio Software - Personio Surveys

Set up and run surveys with ease. Connect your real-time and centralised employee data to quickly create and run targeted surveys with our prebuilt templates to speed up the time to capture valuable insights.

Features

Total features of Personio: 92

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Careers Page
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Direct Deposit
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Feedback Management
  • Goal Setting/Tracking
  • HR Management
  • HR Metrics Library
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Application Management
  • Job Board Software
  • Job Description Management
  • Job Management
  • Job Posting
  • Job Requisition
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Country
  • Onboarding
  • Organisational Charting
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Pipeline Management
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Storage
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Task Management
  • Tax Compliance
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Training Management
  • Turnover Tracking
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(286)
Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.1/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.5/5

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Leyla
Leyla
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A comprehensive HR software

Reviewed on 23/9/2023

Overall we are very pleased with Personio. Other than being a comprehensive piece of software their...

Overall we are very pleased with Personio. Other than being a comprehensive piece of software their customer support is exceptional. They are incredibly helpful, professional and friendly. The webinars are a great feature as well providing a perfect way to gain deeper insights into the platform.

Pros

Its incredibly user friendly making it accessible even for those with limited IT skills. It offers remarkable flexibility and adaptability, particularly in the seamless integration of administration and recruiting tasks. Personio streamline nearly half of our workflow, allowing for excellent employee involvement across various processes. The role assignment feature is highly effective and well planned.

Cons

It would have been nice to be able to integrate it with a few other software. We dont have any complaints though. Personio certainly does its job really well.

Elena
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  • Industry: Computer Games
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

One of the best HRIS in Germany

Reviewed on 9/9/2019

Pros

It's the best HRIS that I've tried so far. It has tons of features, attributes and process that we can customize according to our needs. The support is very fast, helpful and friendly.

Cons

Sometimes it is a bit complicated to use, but it comes with all the features and configuration possibilities. I am missing a couple of features, like an overview of the employee's promotions/titles and reports indicating promotions.

Tereza
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Missing features, unhelpful customer support, no room for error

Reviewed on 7/6/2023

very negative, started ok, but worsened over time- support is very bad - just "here is a link and...

very negative, started ok, but worsened over time- support is very bad - just "here is a link and read about it on our helpdesk page" - there is not time for that- had to push to even get in touch with my account manager- no notification on automatic ANNUAL renewal - this i find very unfair; if we are locked in for another full year and still need to renegotiation the conditions, would expect a call well in time so we can decide to cancel- issues with vacation day calculations

Pros

european based company, fairly easy to navigate

Cons

customer support is very unhelpful, the tool is immature, there are a lot of logic mistakes - e.g. no room for error - if you mess up, you cannot correct it, you need to delete the whole user.

Carina
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Personio is a all-in-one HR solution for companies

Reviewed on 6/5/2024

- Personio provides a unified system that encompasses a wide array of HR services, serving as the...

- Personio provides a unified system that encompasses a wide array of HR services, serving as the ideal all-in-one solution with its integration capabilities.
- By seamlessly communicating with other systems, Personio minimizes administrative workload, eliminating the need for redundant data entry across multiple tools.
- Its user-friendly interface simplifies usage for both employees and administrators, enhancing accessibility.
- Continual development and release of various features ensure ongoing improvement of the product and therefore the work of HR

Pros

- Personio boasts exceptional user-friendliness and intuitive design.
- Seamlessly integrating with various tools such as an LMS is effortless with Personio.
- Its array of features includes document creation, Performance Reviews, and a comprehensive Payroll system.
- Personio is committed to continuous improvement, frequently rolling out new features.
- Prioritizing customer satisfaction, Personio emphasizes a robust customer success program.
- Covering a wide spectrum of HR functions, Personio is a comprehensive HRIS solution, encompassing everything from recruitment to offboarding templates.

Cons

So far, the target group of personio has mainly been small and medium sized companies and many of the functions and processes are geared towards this target group and therefore workaround solutions still have to be found for larger companies in some cases

Javier
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Flexibility for HR

Reviewed on 10/4/2024

Pros

It is super easy to configurate, even without a tech background, and flexible if something needs to be changed.

Cons

Payroll is not yet covering all the singularities from all countries, and still a bit German regulations based.

Reasons for Switching to Personio

Flexibility and developement of modules.
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Personio FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Personio.

Personio offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Prices vary depending on the number of employees and functionalities. Discounts apply for yearly payment plans.

Personio has the following typical customers:

11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Personio supports the following languages:

Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Personio supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Personio integrates with the following applications:

ATOSS, Circula, CodeSubmit, Culture Amp, Dataddo, ESG and Sustainability Cloud, Engagedly, Evalea, Firstbird, GitHub, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Workspace, Greenhouse, Greenhouse PM, HelloID, HeyJobs, Hrider, Indeed, Indeed Hire, Indevis, JobUFO, Justworks Hours, Lanes & Planes, Lattice, Leapsome, Ledgy, LinkedIn Jobs, LinkedIn Recruiter, Localyze, LoopNow, Loopline, MOCO, Merge, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Outlook, MoBerries, Mobilexpense Declaree, Molteo, MuchSkills, Okta, Recruitee, Rydoo, Shyftplan, Slack, Small Improvements, Staffomatic, Talentry, Teamtailor, Timr, Wellbeing Warrior, Workable, Workademy, Workday Peakon Employee Voice, Workpath, ZEP, ZMI, askDANTE, easyJOB, teambay, vyble, yoffix

Personio offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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