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Top 5 HR Software Solutions for Construction Companies

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Chris Hatler

June 14, 2021

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It's important to choose the right HR software for your construction company. Construction businesses' human resources departments deal with many moving parts, such as paying contractors, managing timesheets, hiring full-timers, and more. 

We put together a list of useful HR software tools for the construction industry. Whether you're a small business, franchise, or large construction group, you'll find useful information in this article about the different kinds of HR management software and what they do.

ADP

ADP is a big name in payroll software and workforce management solutions. Construction companies of any size will find just as much value in ADP as a tech company, enterprise corporation, or other kind of customer. 

ADP offers useful modules, including time and attendance, talent management, onboarding, employee benefits administration, a payroll solution, and more. Basically, if you need an all-encompassing software suite, ADP will do the trick.

In addition, ADP already has many customers in the construction industry. According to their website, they frequently receive feedback from those clients and translate that into useful, construction-specific functionality.

ADP has a few different pricing tiers. Payroll Essentials features only workforce management, tax, and payroll systems. Upgrading to HR Plus adds digital record keeping, analytics, onboarding, and HR tools. Hiring Advantage adds talent acquisition tools. Finally, Performance Plus tops it all off with performance management and compensation management. 

The cost of these feature sets depends on the size of your business. Businesses with under 50 employees may qualify for a free first 3 months. You must get in contact with a sales representative for a quote, because pricing is not publicly available. 

Arcoro

Arcoro is a supporter of the Associated General Contractors of America (ACG), the leading association for the construction industry that represents more than 27,000 firms. The SaaS company understands the ins-and-outs of the business, so they're well equipped to deal with construction-specific use cases.

Arcoro is an all-encompassing human resources software. Customers have access to hiring, onboarding, back office processes, performance management, compliance tools, and integrations with popular construction project management systems such as Procore and Foundation. 

Arcoro's best feature is its applicant tracking system. Customers get email templates, candidate scoring, talent pools, automation tools, built-in compliance and reporting, streamlined onboarding workflows, and more. Candidates see benefits like status updates and interview scheduling, but because construction workers are often on-the-go and away from computers, the ability to apply from mobile devices is the stand-out feature.

Although pricing is not publicly shared, Arcoro advertises a discounted price for ACG members.

BambooHR

BambooHR is an all-around great choice for any company looking to streamline HR processes. The HRIS offers everything you need: an applicant tracking system, a database for detailed employee information, a time tracking tool, onboarding modules, and more. 

Most of your workers are on-the-job and don't have access to a desktop computer during the day. BambooHR has a best-in-class mobile app designed for employee self-service, so you can rest assured that your employees can access essential functions at all times.

BambooHR has two feature sets. Essentials provides human resources management modules, employee self-service tools, and baseline customer support. Advantage includes everything in Essential but adds premium customer support, hiring and onboarding systems, an ATS, training, reporting, a job site, company branding, and access to BambooHR's partner marketplace and open API integration. 

Add-ons such as time tracking and payroll are available at additional costs.

Raken

Raken is the software of choice for 4,000 general and specialty contractors. Unlike the other software on this list, it is geared towards general construction management. However, that doesn't mean it won't have plenty to offer HR teams. 

Raken has top-notch time tracking functionality. It's all done through a well-designed mobile app that includes a self-service portal for employees. In one tap, your HR team can allocate regular hours, overtime, or double hours to minimize the chance for payment disputes. 

All timesheet data can then be exported to the payroll module. You can view and approve all payment data, as well as schedule reports ahead of payment processing day.

Raken integrates with leading accounting and document management software, such as QuickBooks and Dropbox, to ensure a seamless experience when exporting employee data.

Sage

Sage is a software company with many different solutions, one of which is Sage HR. 

Sage HR is a human resource management suite that covers everything from onboarding to expense tracking, to leave management to reporting, and much more. It's an intuitive core HR platform that any construction company will find useful. 

Sage HR especially stands out for construction because of the other software its parent company offers, namely Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate. Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate is an ERP with real-time collaboration capabilities for workers on-and-off the job. 

While your HR team probably won't need to use it, it's nice to know that Sage as a company understands construction use cases. It also seamlessly integrates with Sage HR, so it's a good choice if you want to keep all of your employee data under one vendor's roof.

Next steps

The software listed here are all great choices for your construction business. Studies show that a great HRMS or HRIS tends to lead to positive outcomes for any sort of company. 

According to Kronos's New Hire Momentum: Driving the Onboarding Experience Research Report, 36% of HR professionals blame poor technology for their inability to automate and better organize onboarding programs. Therefore, choosing a well-vetted HR solution for your construction company is one way to ensure you stay ahead of the competition.

Even if your company doesn’t have a dedicated HR department, HR software will help streamline all payroll, onboarding, and time tracking processes. If you’d like to learn more about HR software, check out our detailed landscape with information on pricing, ROI, benefits, features, and FAQs.

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