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What Is Kin HR?

Kin is the easy way to manage HR for your small business. Ditch the spreadsheets (no offense, spreadsheets). Kin can help you manage onboarding, employee data and files, time off, employee performance reviews, objectives and more in a web-based software that your entire team will enjoy using. That means less paper, fewer emails, less wasted time, and happier people. Theres nothing to install, and you can start using Kin immediately today.

Who Uses Kin HR?

Kin is best for small businesses and growing companies. Kin is easy-to-use and helps CEOs, Founders, and Operations complete HR tasks easily so they can focus on what's important: work!

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Reviews of Kin HR

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Service
4.8
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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5
71%
4
21%
3
7%
Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Internet, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Kin helps new employees acclimate to your business culture.

5.0 5 years ago

Pros:

Kin is a consultant-based software company that helps build meaningful workplaces. We usually like to bring them in once a month to help us refocus on our mission and vision. It is a good time for new employees to connect with the work culture and purpose. They differentiate their services per situation and they have expertise in everything from motivation, self-care, onboarding, and social media integration.

Cons:

I have really tried to come up with some negatives to working with Kin. They do a great job. They listen to our needs and want to help us get better. Their authentic approach makes us feel like family every time we meet.

Nadia
CFO in US
Computer Software, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

One-stop employee resource tool

5.0 8 years ago

Comments: We are a small company with a dozen employees. KinHR not only allows us to track our personal time off efficiently, it keeps all of those necessary employee files in one location. I can quickly upload files that everyone needs - such as 401(k) documents, federal and state posters, and employee guides, manuals, and procedures to each employee. When someone has a question, I point to KinHR. Also, we use the review and task areas of the software. No more pesky emails about tasks or paper files for reviews. Everything is there and you can go back and review easily what was assigned and what was discussed during review time. It is a great product that I would recommend to any small business owner!

Pros:

One-stop place for everything!

Cons:

I wish the review area was easier to use. It is clunky when setting up. And sometimes employees don't know exactly where to put their responses. I wish when you setup the review, you could add fields for questions and response areas. Small Improvements has a great model that we used prior to switching over. The review area is ok, I just wish it was a bit more robust. Such as hiding what the employee says until they are ready for their employer to review it. Sometimes, people want to have time to reflect their thoughts before hitting send.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Internet, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Kin is great for small business HR needs

3.0 6 years ago

Pros:

I liked the on boarding ease for new hires at the small company I worked at

Cons:

Some employees were used to larger platforms, just had to get used to how to use Kin

Steve
Managing Director in Canada
Telecommunications, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The right tool for our Small Business

5.0 8 years ago

Comments: Plank switched over the Kin in May 2014. The Kin team made the process painless and trouble-free. Kin seemed like the right type of solution for us. We have on average 13 active users, and we use about 80% of the features offered. We were a bit worried with a SaaS solution, but the product has been rock solid with almost no issues and zero unscheduled downtime. After 2 years we're still extremely happy.

Pros:

Great employee records; sane and easy to use time-off management; a method to keep notes on reviews and goals; a clean, friendly and simple design; excellent customer support with quick turn around times for questions.

Cons:

Being in Canada, we wish there was a bit more tie-in to our countries rules and regulations around typical HR tasks.

Meagan
HR Associate in US
Information Technology & Services, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Great experience!

5.0 8 years ago

Comments: We moved to KIN HR to consolidate our onboarding system and manage our time off - it's been a great experience from the UI experience to the customer service.

Pros:

It's easy to use, intuitive, and they're always coming out with new, better features.

Cons:

Can't think of much, though I'm eager for them to integrate a more in-depth performance review process.