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.

No matter the industry or the size of your business, 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:


  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • 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.

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    Pricing starting from:


    • Free Trial
    • Free Version
    • Subscription


    Tools for employee onboarding
    Real-time insight into organizational status, performance and resource requirements
    Keep staff on track with performance reviews
    Track and manage timesheets
    Upload and edit employment details
    Create draft contracts easily
    Manage leave requests
    Create new teams
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    Total features of Employment Hero: 139

    • 401(k) Tracking
    • Academic/Education
    • Accounting Integration
    • Accounting Software
    • 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
    • Blogs
    • Bonus Management
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Built-in Course Authoring
    • Calendar Management
    • Certification & Licensing
    • Certification Tracking
    • Check Printing
    • Compensation Management Software
    • Compensation Plan Modeling
    • Compensation Statements
    • Compliance Management
    • Contract Drafting
    • Contract/License Management
    • Contractor Management Software
    • Corporate/Business
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Customization
    • Deduction Management
    • Direct Deposit
    • Disability Insurance Administration
    • Document Generation Software
    • Document Management Software
    • Document Storage
    • Document Templates
    • 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
    • Goal Management
    • Goal Setting / Tracking
    • Incentive Management
    • Incident Management Software
    • Job Description Management
    • Knowledge Base Management
    • Knowledge Management Software
    • Leave Policy Management
    • Leave Tracking
    • Manager-to-Peer Recognition
    • Mention Management
    • Messaging
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Learning Software
    • Negative Feedback Management
    • Nominations
    • Office Directory
    • On-going Performance Tracking
    • Onboarding Software
    • Online Applications
    • Online Benefits Enrollment
    • Online Punch Card
    • Online Time Clock
    • Organizational Charting
    • Orientation Workflow Management
    • Overtime Calculation
    • Payroll Management
    • Peer Appraisals
    • Peer-to-Peer Recognition
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Performance Management
    • Performance Metrics
    • Performance Review Management
    • Policy Management Software
    • Ratings / Reviews
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Recognition Tracking
    • Recruitment Management
    • Reference Request Automation
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Requisition Management
    • 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
    • Template Management
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time & Attendance
    • Time Off Management
    • Time Off Requests
    • Time Tracking Software
    • Timesheet Management
    • Training Management
    • Travel Management Software
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking
    • Variable Workforce
    • W-2 Preparation
    • Weighted Performance Measures
    • Workflow Management Software
    • eCommerce Management
    • eLearning Companies



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    Rania A.
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    • Industry: Legal Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Soltuion to our Cost Centre Reporting!

    Reviewed on 06/11/2020

    We've been using Employment Hero for more than two years now. We started with one entity and then...

    We've been using Employment Hero for more than two years now. We started with one entity and then decided to move all our entities to it. The HR and Payroll platforms are very easy to navigate. We very much benefited from the Cost Centre Reporting and integrating that with our Bookkeeping software made our reporting very easy. The HR platform is our employees first point of contact to find any data about our organisation, policies and procedure, agreements... etc. On top of that most of our employees are finding it much easier to track their Leave balances and status through the mobile app.
    The Online Support is very quick in general and there is always a solution to any query we put through to the team,
    Overall, a great deal to our organisation!


    Most likeable feature we found in the system for our organisation is the easy integration of our Bookkeeping software and the ability to import the payroll journal. That made our cost centre reporting very easy and accurate.


    It would be great if it can be linked to the Outlook Calendar!

    Response from Employment Hero

    Hi Rania,

    Thanks heaps for taking the time to review Employment Hero! We really appreciate your support and are chuffed to see that you've been able to streamline your HR and payroll processes.

    Thank you again,
    Anna from Employment Hero

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


    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.


    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.

    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

    Darrin W.
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    • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    A great paperless system

    Reviewed on 10/03/2021




    South West Community Transport have been using Employment Hero for 6 months now and it has improved our H.R. immensly. We are now nearly paperless with all our document controls, contracts, training, Performance reviews and procedures. Employment hero makes it very easy for staff to access their personal files at anytime of the day or night from any location and allows management to deliver compulsory reading, updates and most other things electronically.
    The system is great, economical and we are not even using it to its full potential yet.
    I strongly recommend Employment hero as an electronic alternative to a paper based H.R. system


    We could use more flexability to change things within the contracts and also to have the ability to advertise casual roles.

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


    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.


    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

    Malin B.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Review for Employment Hero

    Reviewed on 12/04/2021


    Employment Hero is super easy to use. The instant benefit we received was taking our onboarding and HR to a system with paperless processes. Long term I'm looking forward to have all information in one place which can easily be tracked and reported on. Employment Hero also has so many great special features, and they keep adding to the platform to stay ahead of times and provide value to its costumers. Customer service is excellent, quick response and helpful, friendly team!


    The cons we are facing at the moment is missing out on some of the payroll functions as we are running payroll through another system.

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    Employment Hero offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: A$6.00/month
    • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Employment Hero offers 4 price plans: Free: $0 Standard: A$6 per employee / month Premium: A$9 per employee / month Platinum: $14 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. September Offer - No subscription fees until 2021, and save over 45% per employee!*. Prices are in AUD.

    We do not have any information about Employment Hero features

    Employment Hero has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    Employment Hero supports the following languages:


    Employment Hero supports the following devices:

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

    Employment Hero integrates with the following applications:

    JobAdder, MYOB Essentials, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Online, Xero

    Employment Hero offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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