Discover 3 Australian HR software tools

Published on 22/06/2022 by Laura Burgess

In this article, we have compiled a list of three Australian HR software tools listed on GetApp Australia and their key features. The tools have over 10 user reviews and a minimum rating of 4 out of 5 stars over the past year.

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Human Resources management can be a challenge for any small to medium-sized enterprise (SME), across a whole range of areas within the department. Smaller companies may not have the HR manpower to deal with issues such as upskilling/ retraining existing staff members, recruiting and hiring competitive talent, and encouraging leadership development, for example.

HR software may prove helpful for your team to manage and optimise their everyday tasks, from hiring the right employee, and processing payroll, to keeping employee records up to date. All of the chosen HR tools (presented alphabetically below) can be used to record your employee database and profiles, and report on tasks like recruitment operations and employee availability. The full methodology can be found at the end of the article.

1.  ELMO software

Introduction to course library and course building (Source)
  • Ease of use: 4.4 / 5
  • Customer service: 4.3 / 5
  • Features: 4.2 / 5
  • Value for money: 4.3 / 5

ELMO is an integrated cloud-based HR system that can help organisations streamline core processes of HR and payroll. Some notable features include rostering time and attendance, onboarding, expenses tracking, remuneration, and succession management. The tool also has a learning management system and a course builder, which may help your organisation improve employee development through training. ELMO provides access to e-learning and a course library, containing a range of compliance and soft skill courses.

Another notable feature of the tool is that it can monitor employee flight risk. ELMO may enable your organisation to predict flight risks at individual, departmental, and organisational levels. By identifying these risks early, you can apply targeted employee engagement, focus on retaining top talent, and reduce the turnover rate. ELMO does not include a free trial; however, additional details on making an inquiry about pricing can be found on the company’s website.

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2. Employment Hero 

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  • Ease of use: 4.5 / 5
  • Customer service: 4.4 / 5
  • Features: 4.3 / 5
  • Value for money: 4.6 / 5

Employment Hero is a cloud-based HR platform that enables Australian organisations to manage every aspect of HR and payroll. The software comes with online tools for attracting top talent, recruitment and onboarding, employee engagement, employee performance, and payroll and payments. Business performance analysis is also built into the platform, meaning your organisation can keep track of assets and important tasks, and generate insights about the workforce and employees who make up your organisation’s teams. 

Another notable feature of Employment Hero is that it focuses on HR governance and compliance. The tool allows HR workers to approve or decline employee-submitted certifications. This is beneficial in ensuring that staff members are up to date with their important qualifications. Employment Hero has achieved ISO 27001:2013 certification, meaning storage of employee data is in line with the international standard for information security. The HR tool offers a free trial. Additional details on the paid plan can be found on the vendor’s website.

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3. HR Partner

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  • Ease of use: 4.7 / 5
  • Customer service: 4.9 / 5
  • Features: 4.7 / 5
  • Value for money: 4.9 / 5

HR Partner is an online HR management system for businesses with 30-300 employees. HR professionals can streamline onboarding checklists, leave management, recruitment and applicant tracking, and expense claims. The tool makes it possible for HR administrators to create custom forms as a way of collecting information and feedback from employees. Templates can be adapted to suit the company’s needs with the use of the form designer. Employee feedback can be exported as a CSV file to a spreadsheet for further analysis, particularly with the information received from employee surveys.

Another notable feature of HR Partner is that it comes with integrated electronic signatures, which are useful for completing official HR paperwork processes and reducing the need for paper documents. This helps streamline workflow, as the HR admin does not need to have a separate system for collecting electronic signatures. HR Partner offers a free trial, and additional details on the paid plan can be found on their website. 

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Commonly asked questions

When looking for the right HR software for your business, it is important to ask difficult questions, request free demonstrations, and research features that really reflect your organisation’s needs. Here are some questions to consider when getting started:

  • What features do you need?
  • What are the software’s areas of expertise (and do they align with your needs?)
  • What pricing can you afford?
  • What reports are available?
  • Will the software grow as your business evolves?
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To select the products mentioned in this article, we considered those which have:

  • Headquarters in Australia.
  • Over 10 user reviews over the last year (from 07/06/2021 to 07/06/2022).
  • Minimum overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars on GetApp Australia at the time of publication.
  • Meet our HR software market definition: Human resources (HR) software acts as the system of record for employee data. It helps HR leaders and personnel with the attraction, recruitment, management, engagement, and development of their employees. 
  • Have the following core features: employee database, employee profiles, and reporting.

This article may refer to products, programs or services that are not available in your country, or that may be restricted under the laws or regulations of your country. We suggest that you consult the software provider directly for information regarding product availability and compliance with local laws.

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Content Analyst at Capterra, researching and giving insight on tech trends to help SMEs. Graduate of Bath Spa University, UK. Based in Barcelona after years of living in Australia.

Content Analyst at Capterra, researching and giving insight on tech trends to help SMEs. Graduate of Bath Spa University, UK. Based in Barcelona after years of living in Australia.