HR systems, payroll, LMS and recruitment solutions that connect you to your people

CIPHR

CIPHR’s cloud-based human resources (HR) software helps organisations stay connected and work efficiently – even when operating remotely. CIPHR’s HR systems empower employees to manage their own data and take the strain out of HR admin – freeing busy teams up to work on strategic priorities and unlock the value of their people

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Using online HR systems to manage the entire employee lifecycle

Choosing CIPHR as your single provider of HR, payroll, recruitment and learning solutions will help you attract, engage and retain workers more effectively:

  • Hosted in the cloud
  • Accessible any time, from anywhere
  • Securely hosted in UK-based data centres
  • Backed by our expert support team
  • ISO 27001 accredited
  • Highly configurable
  • Customisable branding
  • GDPR dashboard
  • Suite of integrations via our API
  • Powerful reporting and analytics
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Keeping you connected to your HR systems – wherever you are

With the shift towards a more hybrid way of working, the ability to view employee information at any time, anywhere, is more important than ever. CIPHR’s HR software is hosted in the cloud, giving you confidence that it’ll always be there when you need it.

CIPHR’s mobile functionality also means users enjoy fast and secure access to their data on a range of devices. Employees and managers can request and approve time off, and view team information, quickly and easily thanks to our user-friendly interface.

Keeping you connected to your HR systems – wherever you are Keeping you connected to your HR systems – wherever you are

Key features of CIPHR’s HR software

CIPHR’s HR software provides thousands of HR professionals with the tools and insights they need to deliver their strategy from a single, easy-to-use platform

Pluses
Accessible wherever you are

Accessible wherever you are

CIPHR is hosted in the cloud, so you can get online any time, anywhere – whether you’re working from home or in your workplace

Communications

Rapid
communications

Quickly send mass communications by email or SMS and report on response rates with CIPHR’s communications tool

Self-service HR system

Self-service HR system

Empower employees, cut costs, improve accuracy and lessen the admin burden on line managers and HR with CIPHR’s self-service HR system

Absence management

Absence
management

Employees can review who is away, view and request holiday, log absences, and upload supporting documents

eRecruitment and onboarding

eRecruitment and onboarding

Attract quality candidates, reduce time to hire and help new hires to get to grips with your organisation before they arrive

Analytics and dashboards

Analytics and dashboards

Configurable dashboards will help you view and analyse your people data to help inform your HR strategy

GDPR compliance

GDPR
compliance

Put in place policies and procedures to ensure employee data is collected, stored and processed in line with the GDPR’s requirements

Intelligent workflows

Intelligent
workflows

Automate reminders, verifications and information distribution, and reduce manual intervention

CIPHR partners
marketplace

CIPHR makes it easy for you to take a best-of-breed approach to integrated people systems. Linking CIPHR’s HR software with other applications in your organisation helps to reduce administration, improve data accuracy, security and integrity, and enables you to gain a deeper insight into your people metrics.

The two-way data flow between CIPHR’s HR systems and the applications you’ve chosen to integrate them with enables your organisation to feed selected employee data into these systems securely, or vice versa, as and when you need to.

Imagine how powerful it could be to swiftly report on the commercial impact that training and benefits packages are delivering, thanks to connections between HR data and other relevant systems used by your organisation.

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What is HR software?

HR software or HR systems enable HR teams to carry out essential functions and tasks electronically, with some degree of automation. Organisations use online HR software to streamline HR processes, and make them easier to manage and access. HR software is also referred to as HR management systems (HRMS) or HR information systems (HRIS).

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What is HR software? What is HR software?
Why CIPHR?
HR FAQs

CIPHR is a specialist, UK-based provider of SaaS HR, payroll, recruitment and learning software, offering flexible, scalable solutions that cover the entire employee lifecycle. Whether you’re looking for a single provider for all your HR-related software, or looking to take a best-of-breed approach to integrated systems, CIPHR is here to help.

We make it easy for organisations to integrate our solutions with other business tools – such as time and attendance software, expense management systems, and benefits platforms – from their preferred vendors, via our API. Linking CIPHR with multiple applications results in greater data security and accuracy, an enhanced employee experience, and significant time efficiencies.

CIPHR also offers fully integrated HR and payroll through CIPHR Payroll: powerful, reliable and scalable payroll software, backed by industry-leading support and expertise from qualified, UK based payroll professionals. Choose to manage your payroll in-house or opt for greater convenience and accuracy with CIPHR Outsourced Payroll.

CIPHR LMS makes it easy for organisations to create, deliver and manage engaging online learning activity that enable and support the development of their people. Its intuitive and modern interface makes it easy for staff to choose the materials most relevant to them, or complete pre-defined learning journeys. Our team of L&D experts can also create specialist, bespoke content for your organisation to further enhance the learning experience.

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How will CIPHR help my business?

CIPHR is a UK people-focused business, delivering HR solutions designed to meet the needs of organisations and industries. Our mission is to use our expertise to advise and assist customers in implementing an HR system that works in the best way for their organisation. We aim for 100% satisfaction by providing rapid deployment and first-class support, and offering an innovative, multi-functional range of software that meets our customers’ needs.

How is CIPHR implemented?

CIPHR HR system consultants work with you to provide expert advice and guidance on the best ways to use CIPHR, so you can maximise your return on investment. Using their comprehensive knowledge of CIPHR, as well as related third-party software, our consultants will help you to configure your CIPHR system to support your business objectives and increase the influence your team can have in your organisation.

What is the best HR software?

Every organisation’s needs, circumstances and budget for HR software is different, so, as a result, this means there is no single best HR software. When choosing the best HR software for your organisation, you need to do research on the HR technology currently available and look out for key functionality including data security, cloud (SaaS) hosting, self-service access to HR information for employees, integrations with other applications such as payroll, data analytics and reporting, mobile access, and user-friendliness. These are all hallmarks of market-leading, modern HR software such as CIPHR’s people management solutions.

What is meant by HR?

HR stands for ‘human resources’, which refers to the people who make up an organisation’s workforce. An HR department oversees all of the people within a company and various aspects of employment, including hiring, onboarding, performance and wellbeing, as well as the organisation’s compliance with employment law and regulations. For a broader definition of what it means to work as a modern HR professional, read our article: what is human resources?

What does an HR team do?

Human resources (HR) professionals help an organisation to get the most out of its people, make an organisation a good place to work, and handle matters such as recruitment, payroll, employment policies and benefits. Today, HR also plays more of a commercial role by helping businesses achieve their strategic goals – which are often dependent on the happiness, wellbeing, engagement, productivity and skills of its staff.

Why is HR important?

HR is important as it covers all aspects of people management, communication, and workplace culture, which are all vital foundations for business success. When focusing on recruitment and onboarding, HR make sure the right hires are made and that new starters are welcomed into the company. HR is important in offering support to employees who need it, and by communicating with all employees, HR make sure workers are engaged and satisfied with their job, lowering staff turnover and dissatisfaction as a result. HR also have a full understanding of employment law which is crucial for making sure businesses are compliant with the law.

What’s the full meaning of HR?

The full meaning of HR is human resources. This is the department within a business which oversees all of the people and various aspects of employment, including hiring, onboarding, performance and wellbeing, as well as the organisation’s compliance with employment law and regulations.

What are the 7 functions of HR?

From recruitment to personal wellbeing, there are many functions of HR which help organisations get the most out of its people. Some of the key HR functions include recruitment and onboarding; performance management; learning and development; employee reward, pay and benefits; strategic human resource planning; personal wellbeing, and health and safety.

What is HR management software?

HR software or HR systems enable HR teams to carry out essential tasks electronically, with some degree of automation. Organisations use HR software to streamline HR processes, and make them easier to manage and access. These might be processes such as storing personal information and important, hiring, training, and payroll, for example. HR management software is also referred to as HR management systems (HRMS) or HR information systems (HRIS).

What is HR and payroll software?

HR and payroll software helps organisations to store and organise confidential information about their staff, and ensure they are paid accurately and on time. Integrated HR and payroll software simplifies the upkeep of employee data, and reduces the amount of manual work needed to run payroll. It also helps to improve the accuracy and security of your data.

What are the advantages of HRIS?

Human resource information systems (HRIS) – also known as human resource management system (HRMS) – can automate HR functions, saving time and resources as a result. Other advantages of an HRIS include a reduced amount of HR admin; improved data accuracy; quicker onboarding for new starters; employee self-service and being able to track L&D activities. HRIS allow organisations to streamline HR processes and make them easier to manage and access – giving HR teams more time and energy to focus on the strategic projects that really matter.

Why are HR systems important?

HR systems improve the efficiency of HR teams and allow them to make better decisions. By using a HR system in your organisation, you can automate repetitive, admin-based tasks, giving HR teams more time to focus on other priorities, such as employee engagement. Good HR systems should make it easy for you to find, analyse and report on the people data that matters most to each function in your organisation – enabling HR teams, line managers and senior stakeholders to make smarter, more timely decisions. HR systems store people data and related information all in one place, enabling HR teams to comply with regulatory requirements around data protection, such as the GDPR.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of HRIS?

Human resource information systems (HRIS) can automate HR functions, saving time and resources as a result. Other advantages of an HRIS include a reduced amount of HR admin; improved data accuracy; quicker onboarding for new starters; employee self-service and being able to track L&D activities. A disadvantage of HRIS is the high cost, especially for smaller companies. SaaS systems, however, are less costly than on-premise software, as you only pay for the functionality and modules you actually need.

Latest CIPHR Blog Posts

Top tips HR need to follow for a smooth return to the office

From communicating openly with staff to having an in-person induction for all new starters, here’s what HR teams need to be doing to ease concerns about returning to the workplace

Four ways HR software can transform the way you handle employee absences

From saving time to empowering employees, here’s how HR software can make it easier for you to handle employee holiday requests and time off

Only 15% of people want to go back to the office full-time, CIPHR survey finds

73% of UK workers would accept a reduction in pay in return for being able to work remotely permanently

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