Personio

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:

€3.76/month

  • 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.

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden

Supported Languages

Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

€3.76/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Personio Software - The Personio dashboard gives you and your employees an overview of pending tasks and current events within the company.
Personio Software - Ensure that personnel data is stored correctly, completely, and in compliance with legal requirements. All personnel data and documents are stored in digital employee files and only need to be updated there.
Personio Software - All personnel data is stored correctly, completely, and in compliance with legal requirements at all times. You define access rights to determine who is permitted to view and edit which personnel data.
Personio Software - Custom reports facilitate fast and reliable HR insights – for any point in time and any time frame.
Personio Software - Implement effortless processes and ensure that working hours are calculated correctly. Employees enter their working hours, and supervisors can confirm with the click of a button. Personio reminds managers of pending approvals so nothing is overlooked.
Personio Software - Avoid working with chaotic lists just before your payroll dates. Maintain all personnel data centrally to create the basis for stress-free payroll processes.
Personio Software - Analyze personnel data at a glance and drill down into the details whenever you need to. This allows you to make sound decisions for efficient applicant and personnel processes, and workforce planning.
Personio Software - Create and publish job ads on almost 500 portals, keep an eye on which channels work best, and impress candidates with your own career page – all in a single tool.
Personio Software - Ensure that new employees can be productive as soon as possible and improve coordination during the onboarding process. Onboarding tasks can be viewed centrally, and task owners are automatically reminded of pending tasks until they are completed.
Personio Software - Personio allows employees and managers to plan their absences autonomously. Simply have employees request leave and other types of absences online and managers approve requests with the click of a button.
Personio Software - Manage applications, conduct CV parsing, and manage all of your applications from the comfort of your Personio dashboard. Best of all, you can save time with templates, all while converting applicants into employees with just a single click.
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Personio Software - The Personio dashboard gives you and your employees an overview of pending tasks and current events within the company. Personio Software - Ensure that personnel data is stored correctly, completely, and in compliance with legal requirements. All personnel data and documents are stored in digital employee files and only need to be updated there. Personio Software - All personnel data is stored correctly, completely, and in compliance with legal requirements at all times. You define access rights to determine who is permitted to view and edit which personnel data. Personio Software - Custom reports facilitate fast and reliable HR insights – for any point in time and any time frame. Personio Software - Implement effortless processes and ensure that working hours are calculated correctly. Employees enter their working hours, and supervisors can confirm with the click of a button. Personio reminds managers of pending approvals so nothing is overlooked. Personio Software - Avoid working with chaotic lists just before your payroll dates. Maintain all personnel data centrally to create the basis for stress-free payroll processes. Personio Software - Analyze personnel data at a glance and drill down into the details whenever you need to. This allows you to make sound decisions for efficient applicant and personnel processes, and workforce planning. Personio Software - Create and publish job ads on almost 500 portals, keep an eye on which channels work best, and impress candidates with your own career page – all in a single tool. Personio Software - Ensure that new employees can be productive as soon as possible and improve coordination during the onboarding process. Onboarding tasks can be viewed centrally, and task owners are automatically reminded of pending tasks until they are completed. Personio Software - Personio allows employees and managers to plan their absences autonomously. Simply have employees request leave and other types of absences online and managers approve requests with the click of a button. Personio Software - Manage applications, conduct CV parsing, and manage all of your applications from the comfort of your Personio dashboard. Best of all, you can save time with templates, all while converting applicants into employees with just a single click.

Features

Total features of Personio: 90

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • 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
  • 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
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • HR Management
  • HR Metrics Library
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Application Management
  • Job Description Management
  • Job Management
  • Job Posting
  • Job Requisition
  • Jobs Board
  • 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
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Turnover Tracking
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(120)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.1/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.7/5

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Janosch F. Janosch F.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent, powerful product, great customer service and support

Reviewed on 16/11/2018

If I had to name a benchmark for what the smoothest, most flexible and flawless software implementat...

If I had to name a benchmark for what the smoothest, most flexible and flawless software implementation process I ever have been part of was, it would be this. From the product itself (simple, clean, powerful) to the implementation management (competent, friendly, flexible, knowledgable) to the support and service (fast, helpful, invested) and finally the passive resources (helcenter, tutorials, technical documentation, customer information, release notes) this just rocks. I am very happy with it and can only recommend Personio further.

Pros

The functionalities are powerful and well implemented. All features are thoroughly thought through and integrate tight and seamlessly into each other. Whenever I came across something i wondered about there was a good reason for it to be this way and it came in handy when we needed it. So, the product itself is simply top notch.
The Customer Service also is fantastic. We had an implementation manager who was understanding, helpful, progressively thinking and extremely well versed in the product. On top of it she was flexible and friendly. I can not imagine how it could have been better.

Cons

I can not imagine much. Some of the Features (for example handling of training tracking or the recruitment part) could have some more features but than again, it is always a matter of keeping the balance between to much and lacking. This balance was always there and I appreciate that it is clear, that some areas of the product still are growing. For our use case everything we needed (and more) was there.

Thomas K. Thomas K.
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  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A very good decision I am still proud of

Reviewed on 4/9/2019

Difficult. I like it! Had some experience with Workdays in the company before and was at the...

Difficult. I like it! Had some experience with Workdays in the company before and was at the beginning a kind of sad that little business has not the budget for such software.
But now I am even happier because Personio not only is quiete as good - it is even better for small business purpose because it's less complex and allowes to stremline processes better for our needs.

Pros

It's HR Software with service for every employee, managers etc. - and so what I like most is, that nearly everybody likes to use it though we did not have much training effort.
Big benefit (usualy) is as well, that Personio has an ongoing development nad gets even better every month.

Cons

Some "improvements" - especially in design - are not really steps forward but seem to complicate work - but usually respective suggestions are heared and drawn into account.

Alternatives Considered

BambooHR

Reasons for Switching to Personio

Originally becasue Personio was the only Provider with servers lokated in Germany (it was the time of the new data protection rules). And it was real SAS while one of the other products (the European one) would have to be customized with big effort (and costs)...
Thea W. Thea W.
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  • Industry: Online Media
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

amazing software, amazing service

Reviewed on 3/11/2021

Pros

I am more than happy. Personio understands the daily need of our HR needs and the support is amazong

Cons

I m happy. Maybe the price but on the end I need a good support and this costs.

Marta S. Marta S.
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  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Basics fehlen (immer noch), Fokus auf Entwicklung von Features mit Prio ?

Reviewed on 16/11/2020

Wir waren total happy, als wir Personio damals bekommen hatten (von Null Software auf Personio),...

Wir waren total happy, als wir Personio damals bekommen hatten (von Null Software auf Personio), junges start-up, optisch cool, Basis Features da, super netter Support - aber auch da schon mit Einschränkungen (was aber bei dem Preis ok war). Was man sagen muss - sie entwickeln wie die Weltmeister, was man aber auch in letzter Zeit sagen muss: nicht immer wird's besser - und vor allem wird es erheblich teurer und das bei fehlenden Features, die einfach jede andere HR-Software standardmäßig hat und ich kann jetzt zwar elektronisch Dinge unterschreiben lassen, erfahre aber grundlegende Dinge aus meinem System nicht, weil halt an Basics nicht weiter gearbeitet wird. Fakt ist auch: im HR-Bereich gibt es viele Unternehmen, die eben noch nicht ganz neumodisch sind und gewisse Dinge benötigen, auf die geht das junge Team nicht ein: großes Minus ist auch die unflexible Vertragslaufzeit - da sind andere Anbieter besser
Statt sich also permanent von anderen durch teuren (und teils unnötigen) Schnick-Schnack abheben zu wollen: schaut Euch HR-Arbeit an und arbeitet an den Basics

Pros

ganz klar: Optik-Sieger - sehr intuitiv, gute Darstellung (wobei in letzter Zeit insbesondere im Bewerbermanagement für meine Begriffe verschlimmbessert wurde)
super war der Implementierungsprozess über mehrere Wochen und kleine Schritte
Mein Favorit ist das Abwesenheitsmanagement - für MA super einfach zu bedienen

Cons

Fakt ist: es fehlen z. T. immer noch die HR-Basics - wenn ein MA ein Dokument hochlädt, erfahre ich es nicht, ich kann keine Kommentare, Aufgaben oder sonst irgendetwas im System hinterlegen ohne meiner Kollegin Dinge ohne eine zusätzliche Mail mitzuteilen; wenn jemand Überstunden in Urlaub umgewandelt hat und krank wird, muss man die Stunden manuell wieder gutschreiben etc. pp (das geht bei kleinen Firmen noch, ab einer gewissen Größe...keine Chance).
Einige Funktionen funktionieren seit einiger Zeit mal und mal nicht; seit der Serverumstellung auf einen anderen Provider immer mal wieder technische Probleme; manch hinterlegte Kontigentregel entwickelt nach 2 Jahren ungeahntes Eigenleben...auch eingestellte Berechtigungen gehen mal und mal nicht (Achtung: wenn Leute Dinge sehen die sie nicht sehen sollen...)

Anna Z. Anna Z.
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great tool for monitoring all your HR related tasks

Reviewed on 3/9/2019

We have saved a lot of time preparing the pay rolls for our employees as we had to do it all...

We have saved a lot of time preparing the pay rolls for our employees as we had to do it all manually before and now it's just a couple of clicks. We also use their documents storage and each employee knows where to find their important information instead asking the HR manager or look for it on google docs.
The benefits and time saving definitely outweigh the costs of this app.

Pros

The support is great. Everyone I have talked to on the phone was aways super nice and helpful.
I also like the fact that they take your feedback seriously and suggest the things you mentioned to their product team and might implement solutions that will make the tool even better for you and your team.

Cons

It's not easy to set up because it's very detailed- that's why you have an implementation manager to help you with that.
I also have to use their support quite often when I want to change something, because I'm afraid that it'll adjust things I didn't want to change.

Alternatives Considered

BambooHR

Reasons for Choosing Personio

Switched from an American to a German tool to align with GDPR rules and have more features.

Switched From

Appogee Leave

Reasons for Switching to Personio

It's just superior to all the other tools out there.
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Personio FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Personio.

Personio offers the following pricing plans:

Essential: from €3.76/ month. Professional: from €5.7/ month. Enterprise: price upon request. 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+

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, Declaree, Engagedly, Evalea, Firstbird, GitHub, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Workspace, Greenhouse, Greenhouse PM, HRider, HelloID, HeyJobs, Indeed, Indeed Hire, Indevis, JobUFO, Justworks Hours, Lanes & Planes, Lattice, Leapsome, Ledgy, LinkedIn Jobs, LinkedIn Recruiter, Localyze, Loop Now, Loopline, MOCO, Merge, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Outlook, MoBerries, Molteo, MuchSkills, Okta, Peakon, a Workday company, Planetly, Recruitee, Rydoo, Shyftplan, Slack, Small Improvements, Staffomatic, Talentry, Teamtailor, Timr, Wellbeing Warrior, Workable, Workademy, Workpath, ZEP, ZMI, askDANTE, easyJOB, teambay, vyble, yoffix

Personio offers the following support options:

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

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