6 most helpful tools for HR in 2024

HR software not only makes work more manageable, it also gives you the data you need to improve your processes. It can simplify workforce planning, automate recruiting and onboarding, and make candidate interviews more comfortable and productive.

But what about employees? Team members are more interested in how software can transform their work experience with transparent promotion and compensation processes, unbiased performance reviews, and development opportunities.*

The best tools don’t just make life easier for HR teams — they make work better for everyone. And we’ve put together a selection of platforms that can help you do both.

In our list of the best HR software in 2023, we hope to save you hours of research by comparing and breaking down top solutions based on use case, features, and pros and cons.**

*Leapsome State of People Enablement Report, 2023

**The information below is based on our research on tools for HR. All user feedback referenced in the text has been sourced from independent software review platforms such as G2 and Capterra in February and March 2023

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Pricing starts at US$8 per user per month. Free demo available



Learnerbly (HR tools)

Pricing not readily available



Rippling (HR tools)

Pricing starts at US$8 per user per month (Leapsome partner discount available)



MyInterview (HR tools)

Free starter plan. Paid plans start at US$59



Blueboard (HR tools)

Pricing isn't readily available.



Goosechase (HR tools)

Free plan available. Paid plans start at US$850 per month.



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Key features to look for in an HR tool

There are so many HR solutions on the market. But knowing what features to prioritize in your search will help you narrow down your options:

Reporting and analytics

hether you’re measuring employee engagement or updating your performance review processes, reports and analytics help you make more data-guided decisions and save you from sifting through endless spreadsheets.

Effortless integrations

The right HR platform for your business should sync seamlessly with the third-party tools you use for communication, engagement, and project management so you don’t have to do any double data entry.


Every organization has a unique way of doing business. So, the more customizable a platform is, the easier it will be for teams to adapt it to their preferences.

Put your people at the heart of everything you do

Leapsome helps you engage, motivate, and reward employees with tools for engagement surveys, performance reviews, and data-driven compensation decisions.

1. Leapsome

Dedicated to making work fulfilling for everyone, Leapsome’s people enablement platform helps you engage, motivate, develop, and align employees with your company’s mission and values.

Leapsome offers five modules, all of which  integrate for seamless internal processes:

  • Reviews
  • Goals
  • Surveys
  • Learning
  • Compensation

Although they work best together, customers can use one or two modules on their on, which is great for organizations that are just starting to invest in people enablement. And all five products come with Leapsome’s Instant Feedback and Meetings modules to help build a more collaborative and encouraging work culture.

Main features

Leapsome users appreciate how the platform enables them to build a culture of feedback

  • ‍Intuitive user interface (UI)
  • Features and modules integrate with each other
  • Award-winning support team
  • Great for goals and key performance indicator (KPI) tracking
  • Makes meetings more productive
  • Helps build a positive work culture
  • Scalable and customizable
  • No mobile app yet
  • Due to the variety of features, some training may be required at first

Trusted By:

“If you’re looking for a comprehensive feedback tool enabling your organization to profit from further modules — including surveys and goal tracking — and you’d like to use one efficient tool rather than several, I encourage you to use Leapsome. [...]

Leapsome can improve various processes within organizations, which makes daily operations way leaner and more efficient — not only for People/HR teams.”

Leonie Stratbüker

Team Lead People & Organization
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2. Learnerbly

Screenshot of the Learnerbly UI

Employee development and professional learning are essential topics to discuss in any organization and are oftentimes part of a people ops team’s responsibility.

Learnerbly is a professional development and employee training platform designed to help companies support the growth and development of their employees. As a curated learning marketplace for professionals, Learnerbly offers books, courses, podcasts, and elearning resources. A Learnerbly account lets you allocate a personal learning budget to all your employees, allows them to check how much they have left to spend, and provides tailored learning recommendations to you based on preferences.

One of the main benefits of using Learnerbly is that it provides employees with personalized learning experiences tailored to their specific needs and career goals. The platform uses different data-driven tools and assessments to identify areas for development and recommends learning resources that are most relevant to the individual.

Main features

  • Personalized learning paths
  • Access to expert coaches
  • Curated library of learning resources
  • Skill assessment and feedback tool
  • Progress tracking
  • Integration with a wide range of HR tools
  • Analytics and reporting
  • Offers a wide range of personalized learning content
  • Constantly expanding their library of content
  • Offers knowledge exchange and feedback between users

  • UI can be hard to navigate
  • Learning content offered on the platform can be more costly compared to other providers

3. Rippling

Screenshot of the Rippling UI

Rippling lets you easily manage your employees’ payroll, benefits, expenses, devices, apps & more—in one place.

Rippling is a cloud-based HR management platform designed to streamline and automate employee data and processes. The tool can be classified as an HRIS (human resources information system) and offers a range of features to help businesses manage their HR functions in one place, including payroll, benefits, onboarding, offboarding, time and attendance tracking, and more.

Main features

  • Payroll and benefits administration
  • Onboarding and offboarding automation
  • Time and attendance tracking
  • Employee directory and data management
  • Compliance management
  • Employee directory and data management
  • Compliance management
  • Employee self-service portal
  • Customizable workflows and approvals
  • Third-party integrations (e.g., G-Suite, Slack, Zoom)
  • easy to use due to very intuitive UI
  • has a phone application
  • supported onboarding

  • customer support can be slow to respond at times
  • some customers need more customizability and automations

4. MyInterview

Screenshot of the MyInterview UI.

MyInterview takes the tedium out of the recruitment process with candidate videos, also known as “one-way interviews.”

When you post a job opening through MyInterview’s platform, applicants answer questions via video, so you don’t have to comb through CVs and resumes to ensure they have the skills and experience you’re looking for. It also removes an extra stage from the interview process, as candidates have to provide key information before moving on to the next step.

Main features

  • Job posting
  • Automated candidate shortlisting
  • One-way interview videos
  • Text or SMS interview invitations
  • Candidate management Kanban board
  • Customizable workflows
  • Saves time during the interview process
  • Simple to use
  • Easy-to-reach customer support
  • Lacks integrations with popular HR tools
  • No custom tags for easier candidate sorting

5. Blueboard

Screenshot of the Blueboard UI

Employees often feel disappointed with lackluster rewards programs, which defeats their purpose as motivational tools. But with Blueboard, companies can amp up their rewards and offer exciting experiences to celebrate every type of achievement.

When you send a reward with Blueboard, staff can choose from a selection of hand-picked experiences, ranging from VIP tickets to see their favorite band to a family trip to Disney World.

And the best part? Blueboard’s concierge team handles the logistics and planning, so you don’t have to.

Main features

  • Hand-curated rewards experiences
  • Integrates with Slack and Microsoft Teams for easier communication
  • Automated surveys to get feedback on rewards
  • Real-time insights and updates about rewards completion
  • Dedicated concierge team
  • People love Blueboard-curated experiences
  • Easy-to-use platform
  • Concierge team handles planning

  • Some rewards recipients may prefer cash bonuses
  • Requires some work on the employee end to coordinate plans

6. Goosechase

Goosechase is an interactive experience platform that helps gamify team-building and onboarding processes. Rather than asking new hires to work through a checklist on their first day, Goosechase lets users design interactive “Missions” and collect points as they complete each orientation task.

Using Goosechase also means you’ll have access to detailed insights to easily determine what new team members enjoy and what onboarding tasks need to be updated.

Main features

  • Interactive experiences
  • Customizable templates
  • Live participant leaderboard
  • User insights and dashboards
  • Boosts morale and engagement
  • Quick to set up and implement
  • Exceptional customer service
  • An expensive option
  • Users occasionally experience issues with the app crashing

Why customers love us

5 rating stars

“We've been using Leapsome for over a year, and we love it”

Susie P.

HR manager

AI software (10-100 employees)

5 rating stars

“I love how easy Leapsome is to set up and explore as a manager and user”

Sarah S.

Chief operational officer

B2B agency (10-100 emp.)

5 rating stars

“Leapsome has provided more ways to keep our employees engaged”

Katy S.

Exec. Administrator & Comms. Manager

Research Services (500-1000 emp.)


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