Some HR leaders have put off making the switch from spreadsheets to HR software, even though they know it would improve the way their department functions. Don't wait any longer! It’s time to abandon fickle and frustrating spreadsheets that take hours to manage and don’t give you the insights you need. You spend nearly one-third of your life at work—make it a more productive and rewarding experience by upgrading to a human resources management system (HRMS). As for which platform to choose, think of it like buying a car. Some features are optional (like a Bluetooth radio), and some are absolute necessities (like wheels). Today, we’ll discuss five features that are essential for HR software. As you start shopping around, keep these features in mind, or you might wind up with software that’s no better than your spreadsheets.