Employment Hero

The smarter way to manage HR, people, payroll and productivity. For small and medium businesses on the up.

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:

$7.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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.
  • Business size

    S M L

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premises

    Markets

    Australia, United Kingdom, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    $7.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Employment Hero Software - Join our discount marketplace with hundreds of products at reduced prices.
    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
    • 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
    • Certification Tracking
    • Check Printing
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Compensation Management
    • Compensation Plan Modeling
    • Compensation Statements
    • Compliance Management
    • Contractor Management
    • Corporate/Business
    • Course Management
    • Course Tracking
    • Customisable Branding
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Customization
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Recruitment Management
    • Reference Request Automation
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Resource Management
    • 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
    • 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
    • Weighted Performance Measures
    • Workflow Management
    • eCommerce Management
    • eLearning Companies

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (172)
    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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    • Value for Money
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    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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

    Reviewed on 08/03/2018

    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

    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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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Employment Hero is Hero

    Reviewed on 29/04/2021

    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

    ELMO Software and SAP Concur

    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

    Kim
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    • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
    • Review Source

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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

    Think twice.

    Reviewed on 17/01/2021

    If a seamless user experience and reliable software that's easy to use is important to you, do not...

    If a seamless user experience and reliable software that's easy to use is important to you, do not choose Employment Hero. It has been working OK (just) since ironing out most of the problems but not work the time and money to get to this stage.

    The HR and Payroll software are clearly sold separately because the look and feel is different and you need to instruct managers to perform actions in one platform, despite being able to do it in another, causing confusion.

    Pros

    The ability for employees to update their own personal information. Contract templates are helpful for those who don't have an internal legal or large HR department.

    Cons

    The integration between the two products - HR and payroll is awful. They often don't communicate with each other seamlessly and you are required to learn by trial and error due to the poor deployment processes and cumbersome workflow regarding setup. Customer Service is helpful most of the time but you will be passed through numerous people who do not explain the fundamental use of all the features. Too much emphasis is on knowing the hundreds of pages of instructions and features. Timekeeping apps (Clock Me In/Workzone) are simply terrible.

    Response from Employment Hero

    Hi Kim,

    Thank your for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that your experience with Employment Hero hasn't been as seamless as we'd like it to be.

    We'll be reaching out directly to reach a resolution and hope that we can get things back on track.

    Thank you again,
    Anna from Employment Hero

    Peter
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Like it - but needs more flexibility

    Reviewed on 01/06/2022

    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

    Alexandra
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    • Industry: Management Consulting
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
    • Review Source

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

    Employment Hero as a great HR tool

    Reviewed on 26/05/2020

    It supports the development of HR as a value add function. As the HR processes are more efficient...

    It supports the development of HR as a value add function. As the HR processes are more efficient and easier for employees, they tend to be more involved in the HR initiatives. Also, the information collected is reported graphically, making the analysis and decision making faster and more accurate.

    Pros

    The great advantages of Employment Hero are the excellent understanding of the HR/Payroll processes and Australian legislation; the innovation and continuous improvement of the software and the clean/user friendly layout and user experience.

    Cons

    I think the Performance Review process is not as developed as other features within the software.
    It can be more flexible and 360 degree, allowing a more robust tool to develop employees.
    I think if improved, it would add a significant value to the organisations. After all feedback is one of the most powerful tools of development.

    Alternatives Considered

    HR Central, ELMO Software, BambooHR and Xero

    Switched From

    Xero

    Reasons for Switching to Employment Hero

    Australian Servers Local experience (Australian product) Flexibility Extra features (GO, HERO Dollars) User friendly Overall, good value for price

    Response from Employment Hero

    Hi Alexandra,

    Thank you so much for reviewing Employment Hero. We're sure the detail you've shared will be a huge help to other people managers in search of their own HRIS solutions! We love that your employees find it so easy to use too.

    Thank you also for the feedback regarding our Performance Reviews module. We've passed this on to the product team now.

    Thank you again,
    The Team at Employment Hero

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    Employment Hero FAQs

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    Employment Hero offers the following pricing plans:

    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, Phone Support, Chat

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