HR / Payroll Solutions Pavilion

Welcome to the Human Resources and Payroll Management solution pavilion. Below you will find leading vendors and/or their implementation partners in Australia. Click on any vendors of interest to see a showcase of their relevant local case studies, thought leadership articles, recent news stories, and product and industry insights. Use the advanced search facility in the menu bar to search for relevant content across the industries and solution types that you are researching. You can compare vendors across industries, reference sites and features in the Buyers Guide. Also check the iStart event diary for local industry events. All vendors showcased have local representation and actively support clients in Australia, and so will be glad to assist with your enquiries.

If you are wishing to compare solutions from different vendors then take a look at the HR/HCM Buyer’s Guide 2013-14.


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The internet has revolutionised the recruitment process, allowing companies to bypass traditional situations vacant advertising and agency commissions by integrating careers sub-sections into their websites or utilising ‘self-serve’ online advertising options. Prospective employees can either apply directly to available jobs, or simply register their interest in working for a brand. Companies have effectively become their own agencies, inviting ‘passive’ job seekers into a database for future consideration when roles become available. Companies with high-turnover divisions such as call centres have been first to recognise the cost benefits of having a pool of available, pre-screened talent at their disposal.

Company career sites usually provide a facility for job seekers to create a personal account with an email address and password, which they can revisit and update. Job seekers provide information about themselves via an online application form, and are able to view a list of job openings. Targeted questions related to job roles are replacing standard ‘Attach CV’ functionality, to capture exactly the required information, and allow for quicker and unbiased comparisons by employers.

Big job board players such as Seek and search4jobs now provide links from their job adverts to external career sites, allowing for direct entry of candidate information into a company’s talent pool database, and application screening. This represents a huge step forward for employers, who can now avoid being bombarded with masses of emails from candidates with differently formatted CVs and irrelevant information.


The skills employers are willing to pay a premium for

The skills employers are willing to pay a premium for

news-items |January 23, 2024 | Heather Wright

New year, new job as demand remains strong across A/NZ…

Why Karen’s job in the call centre is safe from GPT

Why Karen’s job in the call centre is safe from GPT

news-items |March 22, 2023 | Heather Wright

But knowledge workers, creatives face disruption…

There’s money and satisfaction in those digital skills

There’s money and satisfaction in those digital skills

news-items |March 9, 2023 | Heather Wright

The individual, organisational and macroeconomic benefits…

Microsoft: Remote work is bad for innovation

news-items |September 22, 2021 | Heather Wright

Back to the office you go…

Career change_AI

Time for a career change? AI can help with that

news-items |August 25, 2021 | Heather Wright

The virtual careers advisor is in…

Tech salaries

Tech salaries a tale of two halves

news-items |August 5, 2021 | Heather Wright

Warning: Salary expectation gap ahead…

e-business functions

What are eBusiness functions?

news-items |August 4, 2021 | Newsdesk

There are six key areas of e-business processes that organisations can look to e-enable in the coming months and years…

Employee monitoring_Ponemon

Transparency and anonymity out the door

news-items |June 30, 2021 | Heather Wright

Significant workforce privacy gap flagged…

ANZ Talent Shortage - Tech Training

Tech talent shortage: The training equation

feature-article |June 30, 2021 | Heather Wright

Kiwi sector calls for longer-term view on talent…

NZ Tech talent shortage

The talent shortage: Scarcity, stinginess, or confusion?

feature-article |June 18, 2021 | Heather Wright

Is New Zealand’s closed border a scapegoat for deeper issues…

VR providing kiwis forklift jobs

VR lifting jobless Kiwis into workforce

news-items |March 31, 2021 | Heather Wright

Going VR to solve frontline staffing shortages…

Workforce management_xero

Xero’s workforce management play

news-items |March 10, 2021 | Heather Wright

New acquisition reflects changing nature of work…

Monitoring remote workers

Remote workers under the microscope

news-items |February 18, 2021 | Jonathan Cotton

New employee experience platforms dish the data on workers…

High tech recruitment

High-tech recruitment in the age of Covid

news-items |December 18, 2020 | Jonathan Cotton

Throw those one-dimensional resumes in the bin; Covid’s changed hiring forever…

IT hiring boom_Hays

Recession be damned: There’s an IT hiring boom

news-items |July 16, 2020 | Jonathan Cotton

Despite the doom and gloom, there’s a big demand for skilled workers says Hays…

Social distancing in the workplace

Coming to a business near you: Workforce contact tracing

news-items |May 1, 2020 | Heather Wright

Can private contact tracing solutions help ease lockdowns?…

Top tech skills business are hiring

The most in demand IT skills

news-items |January 30, 2020 | Heather Wright

Spoiler alert: It’s not AI or blockchain…

Unhappy workers worldwide

NZ/AU tech workers much unhappier than the global average

news-items |December 4, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton

A happy workplace is a productive workplace. So why is everyone in tech so miserable?…

Australian Tech guru GTI visa

Govt starts headhunting tech migrants

news-items |November 14, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton

Australia puts visa bait out for tech gurus, but will they bite?…

IBM machine learning_predict future of work

Watson crunches 170m job postings to predict tomorrow’s work

news-items |November 6, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton

Conclusion: All jobs will change…

Expats returning to Australia

Returning expats need not apply

news-items |October 22, 2019 | Heather Wright

Skills shortage? Nah, mate, we’re all good…

uber driver stress_algorithms

Gig economy study: People hate being managed by algorithms

news-items |September 4, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton

A study of Uber drivers in New York and London finds worker resentment and frustration with the company’s management-by-app approach to HR…

IBM Watson predicts employee departure

How to predict who’s going to quit

news-items |August 21, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton

It’s the next step in digital HR management – AI-powered employee flight-risk prediction. And yes, it’s available to regular schmoes too…

Future of work

The future of work: Dynamic, adaptive and home to personal data twins

news-items |August 7, 2019 | Heather Wright

It’s the future Jim, but not as we know it…

Global Skills Index

Global skills rating leaves room to improve

news-items |June 6, 2019 | Heather Wright

NZ and Australia get a pass mark for business, so-so for tech and data science…

Gig economy

Gig economy flourishes, but for who?

news-items |April 17, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton

New research reveals employers aggressively enthusiastic about gig economy…

Artificial Intelligence recruitment

How AI is helping businesses hire smarter

news-items |April 10, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton

Does AI have a role to play helping recruiters’ hardest job?…

Lucrative tech jobs

Are these the most lucrative jobs in IT?

news-items |March 27, 2019 | Heather Wright

Wait, I have to do what?!?…

Linkedin_blind recruitment

LinkedIn goes to the dogs

news-items |February 20, 2019 | Heather Wright

Can doggie pics save us from hiring bias?…

Hiring artificial intelligence staff

Is it time to jump on the AI bandwagon?

news-items |February 5, 2019 | Heather Wright

Analysis highlights AI situations vacant…

Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies - Reskilling bill

Future of Work = massive skills upgrade

news-items |January 24, 2019 | Heather Wright

New reports demand major re-think on education…

Infosys hiring graduates

Infosys announces Aussie growth plans

news-items |November 29, 2018 | Heather Wright

Three ‘Innovation Hubs’, 1,200 new staff and buddying up to academia…

Tech teams killing innovative zombies

Killing ‘innovation zombies’ necessary skill for tech teams

news-items |October 25, 2018 | Heather Wright

As is following through when projects show hope…

Open office ruins collaboration

Open office findings counter-intuitive

news-items |October 17, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton

The science is out: why open offices don’t foster collaboration…

Robots promise longer holidays

Robots, automation…and longer holidays

feature-article |October 10, 2018 | Heather Wright

Forget robots stealing our jobs – can they help make the four-day work week a reality instead?..

Deloitte says CIOs need to adapt or perish

news-items |October 2, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton

In the age of change, just what does the role of the CIO entail?..

Reskilling the older generation to finish their careers in tech

opinion-article |October 1, 2018 | Keiran Mott

Having no prior tech experience shouldn’t stop us reskilling older, non-tech workers…

Measuring perfomance with ML_Certus3

Measuring people performance with ML

opinion-article |September 12, 2018 | Michael Devlin

Eek!  A machine is going to tell me I’m not good enough?…

Supply chain management_robotics

AI and ML transforming supply chain management

news-items |August 23, 2018 | Pat Pilcher

Changes are driving further demand for human workers with a digital engineer’s skill set…

CTO appointment in NZ govt

Help wanted: National digital leaders apply within

news-items |August 17, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton

The government has its fair share of challenges when it comes to digital and data – and finding competent leaders is one of them…

HR Software tools

The changing face of HR

news-items |August 16, 2018 | Heather Wright

Forget robots stealing jobs, technology is changing the face of HR…

Staff leave_outdated technology

A/NZ tech laggards losing staff

news-items |June 27, 2018 | Heather Wright

We don’t like working with old tech – and we’re not afraid to leave…

Fusion5_Jemini_Chris Radley

Fusion5 think outside the box with Jemini

news-items |May 25, 2018 | Pat Pilcher

The power of nine helps bring three years of HCM software development to market…


ServiceNow takes on next least popular department

news-items |May 10, 2018 | Hayden McCall

IT service management provider has HR in its sights to extend footprint…

Salary reviews required_Aussie tech

Yup, there’s a talent crunch in Australia

news-items |April 20, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton

It’s an endless refrain from the tech industry: There’s a skills shortage, stupid! Maybe this time your boss is right…

Tech giants_Industrial revolution

World’s top IT companies tackle Industry 4.0 – with free education

news-items |January 24, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton

Tech giants come together to train world’s workers to survive Fourth Industrial Revolution…

Economic downturn

Economic downturn? Keep on collaborating

news-items |January 11, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton

New research indicates that recessionary thinking has all the hallmarks of a self-fulfilling prophecy…

Generation Z

Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z

news-items |January 10, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton

The new (est) breed takes a different approach to tech than their Millennial predecessors…

What is a data scientist

The new best job in the world: Data Scientist?

feature-article |October 19, 2017 | Jonathan Cotton

Why the data guy just might be your company’s most valuable asset…

tech hiring

Tech labour market grows, roles broaden, salaries steady

news-items |August 24, 2017 | Newsdesk

Buoyant mood sees NSW, the ACT and VIC dominate demand for tech hiring…

hiring staff_millenials

The participation trophy myth: The real secrets to managing millennials

feature-article |August 23, 2017 | Jonathan Cotton

Hiring staff between now and 2030? here’s what you need to know…

Sexual harassment

Silicon Valley’s sexual harassment epidemic

feature-article |July 11, 2017 | Jonathan Cotton

We chew over the recent wave of sexual harassment complaints coming out of the centre of the tech universe…

ServiceNow enterprise onboarding

Cracking the onboarding nut

news-items |May 12, 2017 | Donovan Jackson

New software could have positive unintended consequence…

digital workplace_Ajilon survey

Most, but not all, Australian businesses are ready for ‘digital revolution’

news-items |April 26, 2017 | Donovan Jackson

Survey suggests some business are short on investment in 4IR workers…

Office workspace_hot desk

Collab about more than apps (and potentially less about hot-desks)

news-items |March 2, 2017 | Anthony Caruana

It’s clear office workspaces are changing. The days of the private office are behind us, replaced by open-plan offices where people are placed in corrals that often make us feel more like farm animals than workers…

human resources work with CFO

What happens when CFOs and HR managers cosy up?

vendor-contribution |November 4, 2016 | Newsdesk

CFOs and HR chiefs working collaboratively offers ‘potential immediate impact on business performance

Flexible working

Access talent at home

news-items |November 1, 2016 | Donovan Jackson

Skills shortages are a problem in many fast-changing industries…

HR performance

‘People analytics’ lifts the lid on HR performance

news-items |October 19, 2016 | Donovan Jackson

Nascent BI discipline provides insights on a range of employee metrics…

When executives go bad: avoiding a Weldon

feature-article |June 10, 2016 | Clare Coulson

Ending up with the wrong hire can be a painful exercise all round…

HR transformation

Lifting the lid on HR transformation

news-items |April 12, 2016 | Donovan Jackson

From transactional processes to increased value-adding activities…

Australian employees pay

‘Show me the money’ – Australian employees

news-items |March 23, 2016 | Newsdesk

Global study gauges workplace attitudes and motivations, reveals how employers can increase employee engagement and productivity, confirms importance of paycheck…

talent acquisition

Why (and how) your company has to become a talent magnet

feature-article |November 23, 2015 | Donovan Jackson

In advice which Lotharios everywhere have made a part of their DNA, Greg Savage says talent acquisition is the art of seduction…

Nurse with iPad

Experts team up for healthy talent management

news-items |March 12, 2015 | Newsdesk

Two HCM technology and healthcare industry experts have combined forces to address the health sector’s specific talent management needs…

New HR

The new HR: accountable, measurable, analytical

opinion-article |January 21, 2015 | Aaron Green

The soft fluffy HR department is making way for an empirical results-based strategy to manage human capital says Aaron Green…

Diverse IT

Diverse IT – a new look at skills needed for the tech sector

opinion-article |January 21, 2015 | Jodi Mitchell

Jodi Mitchell, CEO of SimplHealth, says softer skills are changing a once tech-heavy profession…

The future world of work

2022: the future world of work

research-articles |January 21, 2015 | Debbie Francis

PwC partner and HR transformation specialist Debbie Francis looks at the possible outcomes that may evolve in the workplace of the future…

IT employment market

IT employment market: Is it all about the money?

feature-article |January 20, 2015 | Hayden McCall

As technology has become more embedded in business, the roles within the IT sector have rapidly multiplied and specialised. Hayden McCall took a look at the dynamics at play in the IT market…

HR: How to transform paper shufflers into talent managers

feature-article |December 31, 2014 | Donovan Jackson

Donovan Jackson explores developments in human resources (HR) management and discovers how technology is shaping this field…

ICT skills

ICT skills shortage: A clear and present danger

feature-article |December 31, 2014 | Clare Coulson

As businesses across the board are becoming increasingly digitised, technology and high-tech companies alike have been bemoaning the shortage of available ICT skills. Clare Coulson investigates whether there is a real possibility that this region is being left in the ICT dust…

Exit interview

‘Hidden’ HR problem causing efficiency downturn and staff losses

opinion-article |December 19, 2014 | Peter Dickinson

There needs to be some fresh thinking on understanding what frustrates staff says Greentree CEO Peter Dickinson…

NTTData millennials

Why the HR department is redundant at the hands of the millennials

opinion-article |December 10, 2014 | Mark Wade

The social era is making the workplace a jungle for digital natives to exercise their right to input, feedback and collaboration. Mark Wade contemplates the future of the HR department…

Old fashioned views of ICT endanger business

opinion-article |September 15, 2014 | Amanda White

Emerging ICT Leader of the Year Amanda White says there is frustration amongst a large number of ICT managers who are being excluded from the C-suite…

CMOs and CIOs told to compromise for customers’ sake

news-items |May 28, 2014 | Newsdesk

Chief marketing officers and chief information officers need to come to a compromise about technology risk or lose the attention and interest of their customers…

Systems planning pays dividends for new businesses

research-articles |March 24, 2014 | MYOB

The formative years of a new business can define future success or otherwise. Selecting the right processes and support systems, and resourcing them appropriately, are critical factors in building long term value…

Paper chain people

Is HR just an administrivia?

opinion-article |December 16, 2013 | Morgan Yeates

Gartner’s “Maverick” research is designed to spark new, unconventional insights, in order to deliver disruptive ideas. Here Morgan Yeates offers some provocative thoughts on HR technology…

digital signature

Signing on the digital line

opinion-article |December 13, 2013 | Jason Ennor

Despite the fact that technology use has almost become an extension of the human condition, there is one area where we stubbornly stick to the old…

Fletcher Building lays foundations for success

feature-article |November 2, 2013 | Clare Coulson

Fletcher Building is a NZ$6.5 billion company operating with 19,000 staff in more than 40 countries, manufacturing and distributing building and construction products…

Investment survey

2013 iStart ICT Investment Intentions Survey

research-articles |September 9, 2013 | Hayden McCall

Mobilising management is the key objective of IT investment plans for 2013 says iStart’s annual investment survey. The mid-market is investing in mobile business intelligence while small business is doing more with less in the cloud.

From hire to fire

From ‘hire to fire’

feature-article |December 12, 2012 | Erin Boyle

Can you accurately account for every employee in your company? How about the management of every individual’s performance, training, objectives and payroll information?…

HR Cloud systems

HR systems shift to the cloud

feature-article |October 12, 2010 | Ulrika Hedquist

With people wanting access to information anytime and anywhere, web-based HR systems are proving to be the way to go. Ulrika Hedquist finds moving to the cloud affords a flexible and cost-effective solution…

Survey shows ‘workforce planning’ is on most companies’ to-do list

news-items |December 2, 2009 | Newsdesk

Despite tough economic times, almost half of businesses expect to spend more on WFP next year…

IMS Payroll launches online module

news-items |November 30, 2009 | Newsdesk

Major local payroll software provider adds web-based data entry and processing capabilities…




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