Brian Westfall is a Senior Content Analyst with Software Advice. He covers the HR and LMS software markets, focusing primarily on recruiting, performance management and payroll. He holds a B.S. in Marketing and Economics from Trinity University. His research has been cited in various publications such as TIME, AdWeek, and Entrepreneur.

Brian worked in journalism and online marketing before joining Software Advice in August 2014. When he's not researching the latest in human resources technology, Brian can most likely be found playing with his dog or traveling the world.

10 Onboarding Best Practices To Turn New Hires Into Lasting Employees

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 5.8 million hires in July 2020. But there were also 5.0 million separations (quits, layoffs and discharges) in the same time period. Though this trend indicates that the job market is continuing to persevere through the fallout from COVID-19, the amount of turnover is still […]


HR Dashboards: 5 Essential Metrics to Track

The good news if you’ve implemented human resource (HR) software at your small business is you have access to more HR metrics than ever before. The bad news? You have access to more HR metrics than ever before. Becoming data-driven by using HR analytics is vital in the modern business world, but the problem of […]


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5 Best ADP Alternatives for Payroll

Find the ADP alternative that works best for your business. Take an in-depth look at five popular solutions to find out which one is right for your needs. In addition to your download, you’ll be able to chat with an advisor in your industry and get personalized software recommendations. Software Advice guides you to your […]


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Customer Insights: Top 5 Easy-to-Use Payroll Systems for Dummies — Free Download

Payroll software has a reputation for being complicated. It’s why you’ve seen all those “Payroll for Dummies” guides on the shelves of your neighborhood bookstore. But it’s also a necessary tool for businesses, carrying out an essential function with significant financial ramifications and little margin for error. Wouldn’t it be nice if your company had […]


The Key HR Metrics Every Small Business Should Be Tracking

The numbers don’t lie: HR is scared of numbers. The latest survey from IPMA-HR shows that while virtually all respondents say technology is important for HR goals, more than half (57 percent) report negative impacts from data integrity. Whether you’re an HR manager at a 250+ employee company or a small business owner with only […]