The 5 Best Remote Working Tools You Simply Need In 2021 (for companies under 1,000 employees)

Not only is remote work being accelerated by the reality of COVID-19, but we're living in the age of the remote working revolu...

February 23, 2021

What are the best tools to increase engagement and productivity in 2021? Not only is remote work being accelerated by the reality of COVID-19, but we're living in the age of the remote working revolution when Millennials favor a new role based on its flexibility, both in working hours and location. Employers are now realizing that the home office can actually help productivity and with advanced technology, it has never been this simple to set up a professional working environment at home that empowers efficiency.

Don't let your company's culture be at a disadvantage because you're hesitant to adopt the necessary technology and tools to increase communication, engagement, and productivity. We know how hard it can be hard to sift through all the ads and marketing noise. For those who are leaning in and being progressive with the changes in circumstance, we've handpicked what we believe to be the top 5 productivity and engagement tools in 2021 to boost your people/HR tool stack for companies that are under 1,000 employees.

1. BambooHR – HRIS

With over 20,000 companies and 1.8 million employees onboarded, BambooHR is a must have. The beginning of your employee journey can start here as BambooHR is the employee source of record. 

Some of BambooHR’s notable clients are:

  • Postmates
  • Stance 
  • Grammarly 
  • Change.org  
  • Jane

BambooHR can handle the employee journey from recruiting while using their ATS to onboarding and document storage, the source of truth for employee information. 

BambooHR’s solution set includes but is not limited to the following use cases:


Pricing:

  • Basic - $8
  • Standard - $10
  • Pro - $16
  • Enterprise - Call in



2. Monday.com – Project Management / Productivity

With over 100,000 teams / companies using Monday to optimize productivity, communication and project planning in one site, Monday was an easy choice to add to this list. 

Some of Mondays notable clients are:

  • Uber
  • Adobe 
  • Costco 
  • Universal  
  • GE

As an important item to note, your whole company does not need need to sign up for Monday at once. A team, a department or even a project could use Monday.com. 


Monday’s solution set includes but is not limited to the following use cases:



Pricing:

  • Basic - $8
  • Standard - $10
  • Pro - $16
  • Enterprise - Call in


3. Assembly – Employee Recognition, Engagement, and Rewards

Assembly has over 3,000 companies on the platform and is one of the fastest growing companies on this list. Assembly solves a simple problem, employees want to be acknowledged and appreciated for their hard work and Assembly makes this fun. With Assembly you can host all of your recognition and rewards under one platform. Assembly surfaces wins both big and small across departments, functions and even locations bringing transparency and excitement to the whole team!

Some of Assembly’s notable clients are:

  • FTD
  • Nesco Resources 
  • USC 
  • TNA Solutions  
  • Blue Yonder

As an important item to note, your whole company does need need to sign up for Assembly at once. A department just looking to recognize it’s team members or a small division that wants to recognize and reward cross functionally can utilize the platform as well!

Assembly’s solution set includes but is not limited to the following use cases:


Assembly integrated directly into both Slack and Microsoft Teams so recognition and rewards can happen where your employees work. Assembly generally sees participation in the 90% percentile, meaning employees both give and receive recognition consistently throughout the month!


Pricing:

  • Free - Limited features and up to 50 members
  • Team - $3/mo/user & $2.50/mo/user/annually
  • Business - $4/mo/user & $3.50/mo/user/annually
  • Enterprise - $5/mo/user & $4.50/mo/user/annually

The CEO of promenade group utilized Assembly to boost culture, camaraderie and cross functional communication. You can hear from him directly below:


4. Greenhouse – Hiring Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Greenhouse’s mission is to make every company great at hiring. To make dreams bigger and bolder to take on what comes next!

Some of Greenhouse’s notable clients are:

  • Trip Advisor
  • NerdWallet 
  • Philz Coffee 
  • DoorDash  
  • Lyft

Greenhouse can help with your recruiting, onboarding, diversity and inclusion, candidate experience and more. Greenhouse works for both SMB, MM companies as well as enterprise.

Greenhouse has a beautiful display that makes hiring a breeze, and it’s visually appealing!!


Pricing:

  • Greenhouse does not display pricing on the site, you’ll need to call in for pricing!

TripAdvisor’s reliance on the Greenhouse partner ecosystem as a unique resource enables their recruiting operations team to make better hiring tech decisions to empower their talent acquisition and improve processes and efficiency. Learn more about TripAdvisor’s participation in the Greenhouse Customer-Preferred Partner Program.


5. Lattice – Performance Management

Lattice’s mission is to work with People teams across the globe to turn employees into high performers, managers into leaders, and companies into the best places to work.

Some of Lattice’s notable clients are:

  • Slack
  • Reddit 
  • LegalZoom
  • Turo  
  • Button

Lattice will supercharge your managers and keep employees engaged from anywhere

Lattice’s performance management features include:


Pricing:

  • Performance - $9
  • Performance and Engagement - $12
  • Enterprise - Call in
  • Grow - Supplement to any of the above - $3