Sentric HR has been in business for 20 years. The company was started in 1994 as a regional services bureau, providing the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and other companies in the area with payroll and HR services. The customer base of the company includes thousands. The company is currently in the process of expanding and has regional offices in Huntington Beach, CA and Denver, CO.
By the mid-2000’s the company was small, but profitable and stable. The company was growing at about 10 to 12 percent per year. At this time, the company decided to also include HR as part of its online solution.
The pricing option is pretty straightforward. Based upon the service level you desire, you play a flat fee per month per employee. There are some costs that are not included on the website, but we found that Sentric HR has a pretty accurate quote tool. We built a “basic” solution for our theoretical small business of 50 employees and found that we wouldn’t be paying more than $450 per month.
Trakstar software was designed to provide performance management, goal management, and other performance applications for Human Resources departments. Trakstar was originally conceived in 2001 with their first product software release in 2003. By 2006 the company moved to Seattle, WA where it continues to grow and do business now. In 2012 they changed their name from "Promantek" to "Trakstar" due to customers consistently calling them by their product name "Trakstar". By 2014 they hit a major milestone serving 800 companies worldwide. Trakstar’s goal is to streamline performance appraisals and build strong goal-setting cultures with the belief that “people are happier and healthier when they know their work matters”.
As with some of the companies in the industry that we reviewed, Kin HR was developed to help a company better do its approach to HR. Whereas The Applicant Manager was designed to help its parent company better hire for its clients, Kin HR was a necessity of We Are Mammoth Consulting needing to grow. Kin HR was originally designed in 2012 to help We Are Mammoth better get employees into the company with streamlined onboarding. We found that Kin HR doesn’t necessarily help you with the hiring process. However, Kin HR helps you save money by keeping your employees in the system when they are hired.
Kin HR offers several features for your company. These include a robust employee directory, performance goals for your organization, and more.
Halogen Software is more than just one software package. It is a complete resource of modular talent management solutions. It has tools for measuring performance, peer reviewing capabilities, learning, compensation resources, meetings functionality, and even a Myers-Briggs personality assessment. The company has been in business since 2001. It is based out of Ontario, Canada. Some of the core features include email reminders, a free trial, powerful reporting, and self-service functionalities for employees.
Criteria Corp specializes in pre-employment tests, specifically personality assessments, aptitude assessments, and skills assessments that enable organizations to better manage and increase the effectiveness of the employee selection and retention process.
Criteria was founded in 2006 and has quickly developed into one of the fastest growing companies in the talent management sector. They have over 1,600 customers in all 50 states and 18 countries internationally. Criteria is based in Los Angeles, CA.