HR software allows you to manage things like recruitment, attendance, payroll and performance. Some solutions are cloud-based, while others are open-source (meaning they’re free to install but usually require paid-for hosting and support). Below we firstly list the best free and freemium cloud-based HR software, then some open-source alternatives.
Cloud based HR software
Employee management, holiday, attendance, training and performance are all covered by FreeHR, a tool that says it will always be free.
WebHR is a highly rated web-based application that covers attendance, payroll and recruitment. It’s free for up to 10 employees.
You have to dig a little to find the free account option at Natural HR but it features training, leave, performance management, events and announcements.
Apptivo offers a range of business apps as part of its free version, with HR covering recruitment, holidays, teams and employee management.
Zoho People is free for 5 users and includes holiday management and time tracking but limits some functionality and storage, however it works with the rest of the Zoho suite.
Open-source HR software
Waypoint HR offers both cloud and open-source alternatives as does OrangeHRM, though the cloud versions are time-limited free trials. A1eHR is a free open source HR system covering most disciplines plus payroll.
Other HR & Recruitment software
E-innovate offer a free timesheet application that tracks time and expenses.