GoCo is a technology start-up based in Houston, Texas. Its services focus on delivering an all-in-one human resources solution to small and mid-sized businesses. GoCo is praised for its free basic option, a crowd favorite for small businesses.
GoCo offers a free version of its software that many businesses love. This free version includes these features:
If you’re subscribed to annual billing, the paid version of GoCo, Premium HR, costs $4 per employee per month plus a $79.20 per month base fee. The paid version includes the following:
Premium add-ons cost an additional monthly price per employee. With the add-ons you’ll pay the base price for premium, the base price per employee, and an additional few dollars per employee per service you add to your plan. These add-ons include the following:
Employee onboarding has never been simpler than it is with GoCo’s Magic Documents and online signatures. The platform provides a feature that will auto-fill your documents (offer letters, contracts, compliance forms) with the new employee’s personal information. This saves time during the hiring process. Instead of taking weeks or days, your onboarding process can take you minutes.
Many businesses use the Slack platform to communicate around the office. GoCo connects with Slack, making management communication with your employees even easier.
GoCo’s HRIS platform does not include a payroll option. If you’d like support with payroll, you’ll instead need to continue using your existing payroll provider, or sign up with another company.
Using GoCo’s program might not work out financially for large companies that want a variety of HR tools. Though GoCo’s Premium plan might look like a good deal at first, large companies that need all the add-on features will end up paying almost $20 per employee per month.
You might be suspicious that GoCo’s basic plan is free. Some users have commented that GoCo has encouraged them to use its benefits provider (not free). However, they said GoCo wasn’t pushy about it.