Employment Hero

Connecting employers and employees in the new world of work

About Employment Hero

Employment Hero’s cloud-based HRIS empowers Australian businesses to manage HR, payroll, performance, learning, recognition and benefits easily within one, integrated platform.

Employment Hero helps business owners and people managers be more efficient, cost-effective and compliant by taking the hassle out of HR and payroll admin. Features like paperless onboarding, contract and policy templates, bulk VEVO checks, electronic certifications, timesheets and leave management and automatic award interpretation save thousands of Australian businesses weeks in lost productivity.

Employment Hero takes care of the basics so you can focus on what’s important — growing your business. We believe that your people are your biggest asset; with all guns blazing, there’s no limit to what your business can achieve. Performance reviews, learning and development, reward and recognition and employee perks and benefits are all built into Employment Hero’s remote ready platform, ensuring your employees are engaged and connected like never before.

Employment Hero empowers you to get the most from your workforce. From the office or remote, Employment Hero is ready to change your world at work forever.

Pricing starting from:

A$7.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Employment Hero

  • Employment Hero is available as a native mobile application on iOS and Android, allowing users to access staff contacts and timesheets easily and conveniently on the move.

  • Employment Hero includes comprehensive reporting technology, enabling users to gather real time insight into organizational status and performance.

  • Employment Hero supports integration with Xero, MYOB and KeyPay, providing users with the tools to manage HR and accounting processes all in one centralized platform.

  • Users can opt in to the Employment Hero Benefits program, offering exclusive employee incentives and discounts on car finance or mobile plans.

  • Employment Hero utilizes employee self-service, permitting employees to enter and manage their own personal, bank and passport details as well as tax declarations and leave requests.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Australia, United Kingdom, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    A$7.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Employment Hero Software - Bring all your HR into one, easy-to-use place.
    Employment Hero Software - Clearly view how everyone is contributing to the wider business goals on a team and individual level.
    Employment Hero Software - Help guide managers and employees through structured, constructive and bi-directional feedback for professional growth.
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    Employment Hero Software - Bring all your HR into one, easy-to-use place.
    Employment Hero Software - Clearly view how everyone is contributing to the wider business goals on a team and individual level.
    Employment Hero Software - Help guide managers and employees through structured, constructive and bi-directional feedback for professional growth.

    Features

    Total features of Employment Hero: 141

    • 401(k) Tracking
    • API
    • Academic/Education
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity/News Feed
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Applicant Tracking
    • Approval Process Control
    • Asynchronous Learning
    • Attendance Management
    • Attendance Tracking
    • Audit Trail
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Benefits Management
    • Blended Learning
    • Bonus Management
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Built-in Course Authoring
    • Bulk Reference Request
    • Calendar Management
    • Certification & Licensing
    • Check Printing
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Compensation Management
    • Compensation Statements
    • Compliance Management
    • Contractor Management
    • Corporate/Business
    • Course Management
    • Course Tracking
    • Customisable Branding
    • Customisable Reports
    • Customisable Templates
    • Deduction Management
    • Direct Deposit
    • Disability Insurance Administration
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Electronic Forms
    • Electronic Signature
    • Employee Benefits Administration
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Directory
    • Employee Handbook
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Onboarding
    • Employee Portal
    • Employee Profiles
    • Employee Recognition Software
    • Employee Reward Programs
    • Employee Scheduling
    • Employee Self Service
    • Employee Time Tracking
    • Engagement Tracking
    • Feedback Management
    • For Accountants
    • For Small Businesses
    • Goal Management
    • Goal Setting / Tracking
    • Incentive Management
    • Job Description Management
    • Knowledge Management
    • Labor Forecasting
    • Leave Policy Management
    • Leave Tracking
    • Manager-to-Peer Recognition
    • Mention Management
    • Messaging
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Learning
    • Multi-State
    • Negative Feedback Management
    • Nominations
    • On-going Performance Tracking
    • Onboarding
    • Online Applications
    • Online Punch Card
    • Online Time Clock
    • Organisational Charting
    • Orientation Workflow Management
    • Overtime Calculation
    • Payroll Management
    • Payroll Reporting
    • Peer Appraisals
    • Peer-to-Peer Recognition
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Performance Management
    • Performance Metrics
    • Performance Review Management
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Recognition Tracking
    • Records Management
    • Recruitment Management
    • Reference Request Automation
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Resource Management
    • Review Cycle Tracking
    • Rewards Catalogue
    • Rewards Points
    • SCORM Compliance
    • Salaried Employee Tracking
    • Screening Services Integration
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Self Assessment
    • Self Service Portal
    • Shift Swapping
    • Sick Leave Tracking
    • Skills Tracking
    • Social Recognition
    • Status Tracking
    • Summary Reports
    • Survey/Poll Management
    • Surveys & Feedback
    • Task Management
    • Task Scheduling
    • Tax Compliance
    • Template Management
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time & Attendance
    • Time & Expense Tracking
    • Time Off Management
    • Time Off Requests
    • Time Tracking
    • Timesheet Management
    • Training Management
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking
    • Variable Workforce
    • W-2 Preparation
    • Wage Garnishment
    • Web-based Deployment
    • Weighted Performance Measures
    • Workflow Management
    • eCommerce Management
    • eLearning Companies

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (176)
    Value for Money
    4.5/5
    Features
    4.3/5
    Ease of Use
    4.5/5
    Customer Support
    4.3/5

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    Kerry
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    • Industry: Real Estate
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Love the platform, makes on boarding new employees a breeze.

    Reviewed on 8/3/2018

    Time - This software has saved my sanity in on boarding new employees and now we have over 100...

    Time - This software has saved my sanity in on boarding new employees and now we have over 100 staff its great that they can update their details themselves.

    Pros

    Ease of use, great on boarding tool, cuts the contract time down considerably, Great task list features, good reporting functions as you can customize easily. Collates all the employee information meaning accounts aren't left to chase down these items from employees.

    The employees love the platform too as it has all their information for them in one place and they all love the Annual Leave function

    Cons

    I would like to be able to assign certain sections to other employees - for example it would be good if the accounts staff could view "Employee Bank Details" without having access to any other information

    I would also like to be able to amend and upload (or delete) our own contracts rather than having to go through the support team every time - Support are great if I am not in a rush as it normally take 24-48 Hours to turn around, but if I just need to alter something quickly it would be nice to add and remove myself

    Response from Employment Hero

    Hi Kerry,

    Thanks for giving Employment Hero such an amazing review! It's fantastic to see you're getting so much utility from the platform and that your employees love it too. I've passed your feedback on to our product team now, though it's great to see the support team gets your tick of approval!

    Thanks again,
    The Employment Hero Team

    Ben
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Great product

    Reviewed on 24/2/2020

    It's been great and now that is in place we haven't looked back, however onboarding was a difficult...

    It's been great and now that is in place we haven't looked back, however onboarding was a difficult process

    Pros

    HR coupled with Payroll covers many boxes that we have to deal with. User-friendly for our team members and the transparency creates confidence across the company. We like the adaptability of the development team and the improvements we've seen over the past two years. As a whole, it has produced efficiencies across the team for payroll & compliance that ahs been well worth the effort.

    Cons

    We implemented the system in mid-2018. We found at that time that creating payroll rules when you're outside of an award can be very challenging, especially when you have to learn how the categories affect each other and you're trying to mesh everything to existing agreements. The platform could do with information links for each step that detail the exact impact of changing each rule. Sometimes a change could create a cascade of unintended consequences (this may have changed). If we had to go back fix something now, we'd have to relearn why certain things were done.

    Response from Employment Hero

    Hi Ben,

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with Employment Hero. Having been using the platform for almost two years, your feedback is great to see and we're glad to hear your employees find the platform easy to use. Improving transparency and efficiencies are great wins!

    Thank you also for your feedback regarding setting up your own payroll rules. You now have first-hand experience into how complicated the modern award system is - so many variables that affect one another! Your suggestion for warnings is great and I've passed it on to our product team.

    Have a lovely day,
    The Team at Employment Hero

    Kevin
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Government Administration
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    Great product until you need to implement

    Reviewed on 20/10/2022

    The vendor hasn't a clue about delivery of a project. Very difficult to deal with. No system to...

    The vendor hasn't a clue about delivery of a project. Very difficult to deal with. No system to the implementation and the customer is expected to be able to bend to fit the product and how Employment Hero want to deliver it.

    Pros

    Easy straightforward interface with integration of many common features of an HR/Payroll platform.

    Cons

    Cannot remove the 'Benefits' function which appears to be a shallow feature, to sell advertising from which they earn revenue at the expense of the client.

    Suzannah
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Utilities
    • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Feature packed software for a HR platform

    Reviewed on 7/8/2022

    Pros

    I'm pretty pleased with it as a whole. With the HR platform, I can aggregate rules and processes for all staff and rest easy knowing that they comply with all applicable laws. It's an excellent payroll solution. The pay stubs are detailed, removing any uncertainty and ensuring that employees are satisfied. I have no hesitation in recommending the program to any SME entrepreneur looking to run their company more efficiently.

    Cons

    There are a lot of well-thought-out functions, and the major drawback is the time and expense of custom contracts and policies are likely to be an aspect of the past. The primary issue is that there's no one-click option to navigate back to the application form after seeing or emailing an agreement to a target; instead, you must do another search or switch to the browser.

    Response from Employment Hero

    Hi Suzannah,

    Thanks for your review! It's wonderful to hear that you're getting so much value from the platform and that it's providing you with peace of mind in terms of compliance.

    We're always working to improve the platform, so I've passed on your valuable feedback about navigation to our team.

    Many thanks,
    Rosie

    Deep
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    • Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Employment Hero is Hero

    Reviewed on 29/4/2021

    My experience with EH has bee great and very satisfactory. I will recommend this software to anyone...

    My experience with EH has bee great and very satisfactory. I will recommend this software to anyone wanting to make a difference in Human Resources processes in their company

    Pros

    Employment hero is user friendly and so easy to use. With the click of a button you can automate a variety of Human Resources and Payroll process within you company.
    The customisation and ready to use functionality of this software allows you to implement this internally without any need for third party specialist.

    Cons

    Inability and restriction on scheduling report, announcement etc means you cannot customise this .
    It will be great if more research and development is done on scheduling reports, announcements etc .

    Alternatives Considered

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    Reasons for Switching to Employment Hero

    As a small business the easy of implementation was the key selling point. For a finance and HR person to implement this by themselves and run and customise it within a week with no need to have third party specialists is the winner. And the price is great value for money.

    Response from Employment Hero

    Hi Deep,

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with Employment Hero with others. We're so happy to see that you've had such a positive experience with the platform and so user-friendly.

    Thank you also for sharing your feedback regarding scheduling reports and announcements. Employment Hero spent over $8 million on product development last year, so our platform is always adding more functionality to keep up with our customers' needs. I've passed your feedback on to our product team who will factor it into future development plans.

    Thank you again,
    Anna from Employment Hero

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    Employment Hero FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Employment Hero.

    Employment Hero offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: A$7.00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Employment Hero offers 4 price plans: Free: $0 Standard: A$7 per employee/month Premium: A$10 per employee/month Platinum: $14 per employee/month Payroll Standard: A$4 per employee/month Payroll Premium: A$6 per employee/month Add payroll for an extra A$4 per employee/month or add rostering/time & attendance/modern award interpretation for A$2 per employee/month. Prices are in AUD.

    Employment Hero has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

    Employment Hero supports the following languages:

    English

    Employment Hero supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Employment Hero integrates with the following applications:

    Go1, JobAdder, KeyPay, MYOB Business, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Online, Saasu, Seek, Xero

    Employment Hero offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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