Top 5 Google Sheets Add-ons for Human Resources

by Jul 27, 2018

Human Resources departments have a lot of tasks to manage. Whether you are a small team or a large business, the same kinds of tasks still need to be completed. HR departments plan, coordinate and execute the administrative aspect of employee management. This means managing employee salary, payment, benefits, training, performance, and accomplishments. It can also include managing conflicts between employees or teams. Human resources professionals are also responsible for recruiting, hiring, and training new employees. That’s a lot of work!

Maintaining files, employee information, and salary/benefits data is a lot of work. Hopefully, by now, your office has gone paperless and you are utilizing online tools to make your job easier. The G Suite is one of the most powerful tools that human resources professionals are using to manage companies. Google Sheets on its own is a tool most of us couldn’t live without. However, add-ons for human resources are changing the way we work and the way we work with others. From tracking employee information to setting up advanced training for new hires, these add-ons have you covered.

It is time to check out some of these Google add-ons and see how they can transform your workflow.

How to Access Google Add-ons:

It is really simple to get add-ons for Sheets. The easiest way is to click the links below. This will take you to the G Suite marketplace.  Just click the Install button, and the add-on will be added to your Sheets account. Alternatively, you can get the add-on by following these steps:

  1. Open a spreadsheet
  2. Click the Add-ons button in the navigation menu
  3. Click the Get add-ons button
  4. A window will pop up for you to browse
  5. Click on any add-on to get more details about it
  6. Click the Install button to get an Add-on

Best Add-ons for Human Resources

Employee Onboarding App

This employee onboarding app can help you accomplish two things: streamline your onboarding process and save time. You can use it to hire interns or employees, or even onboard new clients. It automates welcome or offer letters, IT setup, and training information. For example, you can send a candidate an offer letter and then set them up with email, contacts, a calendar, etc. Have a streamlined process to speed up onboarding while making sure you don’t miss any important steps. It is super easy to set up — it takes about two minutes, only requires basic Google Sheets knowledge, and integrates seamlessly with Gsuite.

TimeSheet

Timesheet is a whole new approach to how we track our time! This great add-on for human resources uses Google Calendar as a time recording tool. It sounds complicated, but it is super easy to set-up, track time, and manage. This add-on would be great for both in-house employees and remote teams. Remote teams often have to meet at various times throughout the day depending on time zones, this add-on can help employees successfully track all of their time. Users can create a separate Google calendar for work, and use this add-on to create reports that they can easily share with the HR department.

AppSheet

The AppSheet add-on is a dream come true. Now, anyone can create an app just using a spreadsheet. It sounds a bit intimidating at first, but it is designed for people who don’t know how to code. So what does a human resources department need an app for? There are so many possibilities! You can create a contact list, a checklist, or a calendar for your company. You could also create an app that allows employees to review company rules, benefits, etc. If you really wanted to be creative, you could even create training modules!

Linkedin Prospector

The Linkedin Prospector add-on allows you to search Linkedin profiles in bulk. This is another great way to begin to automate and speed up processes. Recruiting good employees can take a lot of time and energy if you are manually searching the web for candidates. Use this tool to find profiles in bulk, and automatically put them into a convenient spreadsheet.

Sheetgo

Not to toot our own horn, but Sheetgo is loved by human resources departments. Sheetgo users know there are a lot of different ways to boost their spreadsheets with our add-on. Consolidate, filter, append, and distribute data. If you are just getting started with Sheetgo, you may be trying to figure out how it can help automate your processes. One way I recommend is creating peer-to-peer spreadsheet sharing to reduce the amount of email and attachments you need to send each month. Employees can track hours or expenses on a single sheet, and you can consolidate them all into one workbook. If you use Sheetgo in your HR department, let us know how it has improved the way you work! We’d love to add it to our wall of happiness.

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