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Make HR Admin Quick,
Easy and Simple with
Our Online HR System.

Our online self-service HR software is designed to reduce admin, increase efficiency and give you all the tools you need to drive HR strategy. The Octopus HR system is simple and easy to use anytime, anywhere, empowering employees to manage the tasks that soak up so much of HR's time, removing duplication of work and increasing efficiency.

Simple yet Powerful Payroll Solution

Fully integrated into Octopus HR, you can record payments and deductions, loans, attachment of earnings, pensions, childcare vouchers - all can be effortlessly communicated to your payroll system.

Improve the Efficiency of Your Recruitment

Octopus Recruit makes promoting and filling vacancies simple and cost effective while powerful reporting tools enable HR to continually optimise your organisation’s recruitment strategy.

Reduce Absence Administration

Empower your employees and their line managers to easily submit, accept, decline and track holidays and other absence requests. HR can quickly run customisable absence reports to identify trends and highlight potential issues before they occur.

Easy Expense Submission and Approval

With configurable expense codes and automatic exchange rate conversions, employees can quickly record expenses and submit them to the appropriate person for approval before being passed to payroll for reimbursement.

Quickly Create Actionable Personal Development Plans

The perfect solution for managers and employees to identify skills gaps and create actionable PDPs that incorporate follow-up alerts for actions, reviews and progress updates.

Streamline Timesheet Submission and Approval

Our Timesheet module makes it simple for employees to record hours worked and any overtime, submit them to the appropriate manager for authorisation and deliver them to payroll quickly and easily.

Free the HR Department from Routine Admin with Employee Self Service

With customisable levels of access Octopus HR empowers your employees and their line managers to deal with routine admin while ensuring HR retains control of sensitive information and important processes.

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What our clients are saying...

  • "Octopus is one of the most user-friendly and intuitive systems I have ever used. The support provided is also first class.

    Jenny Bennett
    Head of HR

  • "Congratulations! You make my life so much easier"

    Caroline Lewis
    Office Manager
    HPS Group

  • "Octopus has completely changed the way I work and saved me so much time"

    Lucy Kay
    Facilities and HR Manager
    Rufus Leonard

  • "Makes monthly reporting very easy and takes half the time it used to"

    Haygarth Group

  • "This is all so easy - it's wonderful"

    Faber & Faber

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Why use our software...

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Simple and easy to use

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Secure hosting and data
protection compliant

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Award winning self-service HR software

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Access anywhere with an
internet connection

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Future proof, the system can grow
with your organisation's needs

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Detailed, customisable reports to aid HR
strategy development

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Modular system, only pay for
what you need

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No software to download and maintain

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Industry leading customer service

Some of our popular features
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  • Reporting function


    Run real-time reports, for example on workforce demographics, absence and turnover, from a company-wide perspective, down to more detailed levels. You get the information you need to make smart decisions and plan for the future.

  • Absence management dashboard


    Our absence management feature enables staff to easily submit, cancel and track holiday requests and other absences. Managers can quickly approve or decline absence requests, keep track of absence records and monitor trends.

  • iPhone app for Octopus HR

    Mobile Access

    Employees can use our iPhone app or their smartphone browser to make managing absence quick, simple and easy, even when they’re away from a computer.

  • Company handbook screen

    Company Handbook

    Centralise your company documents and keep employees informed with an up-to-date electronic version of your company's policies and procedures.

  • Read and accept tool

    Read and Accept

    For critical documents you can record who has read, accepted or queried a communication. It’s easy to report on who has yet to accept a particular communication and send reminder messages through the HR system.

  • Total reward statement tool

    Total Reward Statement

    Employees can clearly see the full value of their benefits package beyond just salary. This automatically updates when any changes to an employee’s benefits are made.

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