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.
  • Devices

    Business size

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    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.

    Features

    Total features of Employment Hero: 142

    • 401(k) Tracking
    • API
    • Academic/Education
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity/News Feed
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Applicant Tracking Software
    • Approval Process Control
    • Asynchronous Learning
    • Attendance Management
    • Attendance Tracking Software
    • Audit Trail
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Benefits Management
    • Blended Learning
    • Bonus Management
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Built-in Course Authoring
    • Bulk Reference Request
    • Calendar Management
    • Certification & Licensing
    • Certification Tracking
    • Check Printing
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Compensation Management Software
    • Compensation Plan Modeling
    • Compensation Statements
    • Compliance Management
    • Contractor Management Software
    • Corporate/Business
    • Course Management
    • Course Tracking
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Customization
    • Deduction Management
    • Direct Deposit
    • Disability Insurance Administration
    • Document Management Software
    • 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 Software
    • Employee Self Service
    • Employee Time Tracking
    • Engagement Tracking
    • Feedback Management
    • Goal Management
    • Goal Setting / Tracking
    • Incentive Management
    • Job Description Management
    • Knowledge Management Software
    • Labor Forecasting
    • Leave Policy Management
    • Leave Tracking
    • Manager-to-Peer Recognition
    • Mention Management
    • Messaging
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Learning Software
    • Multi-State
    • Negative Feedback Management
    • Nominations
    • On-going Performance Tracking
    • Onboarding Software
    • Online Applications
    • Online Punch Card
    • Online Time Clock
    • Organizational 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
    • Ratings / Reviews
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Recognition Tracking
    • Records Management Software
    • Recruitment Management
    • Reference Request Automation
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Resource Management Software
    • Review Cycle Tracking
    • Rewards Catalog
    • 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 Software
    • Task Scheduling
    • Tax Compliance
    • Template Management
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time & Attendance
    • Time & Expense Tracking
    • Time Off Management
    • Time Off Requests
    • Time Tracking Software
    • Timesheet Management
    • Training Management
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking
    • Variable Workforce
    • W-2 Preparation
    • Wage Garnishment
    • Weighted Performance Measures
    • Workflow Management Software
    • eCommerce Management
    • eLearning Companies

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (170)
    Value for Money
    4.6/5
    Features
    4.3/5
    Ease of Use
    4.5/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.4/5

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    Kerry S.
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    • Industry: Real Estate
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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

    Reviewed on 2018-03-08

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

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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Great product

    Reviewed on 2020-02-24

    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

    Peter R.
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
    • Review Source

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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Like it - but needs more flexibility

    Reviewed on 2022-06-01

    Good but a little frustrating. I like the platform but it needs some work to make some of its...

    Good but a little frustrating. I like the platform but it needs some work to make some of its features a little more flexible.

    Pros

    The set up and implementation of Employment Hero was relatively simple. Really did't take that long to integrate with Xero and it all seems to sync nicely.

    Cons

    There are parts to this platform that are a little clumsy. For example, 1. when making templates up based on PDFs you cannot simply replace the PDF of the base document, you have to delete the entire document and all the dynamic fields and start again. 2. Expenses and Leave approvals can only be approved by one manager, which eliminates businesses that have different managers for each function. Would be good to be able to allocate who approves expenses and who approves leave. 3. Managers can't see leave balances only admins, which is not ideal as managers need to be able to check leave entitlements before approving requests.

    Response from Employment Hero

    Hi Peter,

    Thanks or your review of Employment Hero! It's great to hear that you found the implementation process simple - that's really important to us.

    We're always working to enhance the platform, so I've passed on your valuable feedback about increasing the flexibility of our features to our product team.

    Many thanks,
    Anna

    Olinka C.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Real Estate
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
    • Review Source

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    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support Software
    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    A timesaving business value HR platform once you get set-up

    Reviewed on 2022-05-31

    Pros

    We effectively use EH as our online HR platform. In this aspect it is spot on with Policies, Compliance, Certifications, HR Docs, Contracts and Onboarding. Very happy to use an Australian company. The guidance templates for HR docs and policies are excellent. Pricing is incredibly efficient. Subscription outsourcing is the now for smart businesses. Payroll Xero integration through EH is much less impressive which is such a shame.

    Cons

    Minor features are missing. Xero payroll functionality is not good enough - actually that's a major issue. How can you not have YTD available on pay slips?? We've had to revert to Xero's My Payroll, so now staff have 2 platforms to manage. Then the smaller but equally frustrating items - You can enter the public holidays that apply to your location but these aren't reflected in the team leave calendar as an identified PH. Why not? You have already identified then surely the data can be pulled into the team calendar. I submitted questions to the helpdesk and in reply got an answer but got told to sign up for an online Q&A session for future queries. I don't have time for an hour and to have to book in time, I should just be able to email off a question and at some point get and answer. There are other minor frustrations but the overall HR functionality probably outweighs the issues, until we find better.

    Response from Employment Hero

    Hi Olinka,

    Thanks for your review. I'm glad to hear that our templates and cloud-based onboarding and HR is adding value to your business.

    We're always working to improve our platform and overall experience, so I have passed on your valuable feedback about the Xero integration to our team. If you'd like to discuss this further, please let me know by emailing [email protected]

    Thank you for your support.

    Many thanks,
    Anna

    Elena D.
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    EH Review

    Reviewed on 2022-03-11

    Onboarding, completing training and employee notes all in one place have improved our HR systems.

    Onboarding, completing training and employee notes all in one place have improved our HR systems.

    Pros

    The ability to access everything from one database. Payroll information, reviews, policies, leave makes it so much easier to manage payroll and HR functions. Onboarding has also become much speedier and more accurate.

    Cons

    The LMS can be improved as can the reporting and performance appraisal and communication platform.

    Alternatives Considered

    ELMO Software and HR Partner

    Reasons for Switching to Employment Hero

    It offered payroll and LMS in one place at a better price point.

    Response from Employment Hero

    Hi Elena,

    Thank you for your lovely review! It's great to hear that Employment Hero has helped to streamline your HR processes and payroll.

    We're always working to improve the overall platform experience, so I've passed on your valuable feedback to our Product Team.

    Many thanks,

    Anna

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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, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

    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 Software, Phone Support, Chat

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