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Sydney startup Employment Hero raises $3 million in first funding round

28 June, 2016

Payroll and employee benefits platform Employment Hero has today announced it has raised $3 million in its first funding round from OneVentures, with participation from AMP New Ventures. Oversubscribed, the round will help the startup expand its partnerships and explore international opportunities, with a focus on getting into the UK by Christmas.Read more.

HR tech firm Employment Hero raises $3m to fund UK expansion

28 June, 2016

Human resources, payroll and employee benefits platform provider Employment Hero has raised $3 million in a funding round led by venture capital firm OneVentures, which will help the company expand into the UK.Read more.

Sydney startup Employment Hero raises $3 million to accelerate global growth

28 June, 2016

Sydney HR startup Employment Hero has closed a $3 million funding round to capitalise on recent growth in Australia and launch its cloud-based employee management platform in the UK by the end of the year.Read more.

The Australian startup community’s 2016 federal budget wish list

2 May, 2016

The federal budget for 2016 is a matter of hours away, and comes with high expectations from the Australian startup community. On the back of last year’s $1.1 billion innovation statement, innovation is now a central political issue, and is sure to be a key pillar of the budget.Read more.


When to lay down the law in a start-up situation

10 May, 2016

The issue of acceptable language in the workplace was thrust into the spotlight earlier this month when the Fair Work Commission ruled that a labourer had been unfairly dismissed after a mutual exchange of four letter words with his boss.Read more.

Beyond penalty rates: How technology is changing IR

19 May, 2016

We live in a world where 52 per cent of jobs are threatened by astounding technological advances, yet we still think penalty rates are our biggest industrial relations issue. It’s time to wake up and start talking about the real challenges to employment and how we should respond…Read more.

Sydney startup Employment Hero is an all-in-one HR benefits and payroll platform

1 June, 2016

Web-based HR platforms are becoming increasingly popular as companies seek lower costs, more efficient management processes, mobility and faster communication. Online applications help to streamline product integration and we’ve seen many business sectors shift their focus into online-only platforms.Read more.

How to pick a dud candidate

8 September, 2015

Wood works with Employment Innovations, which provides businesses with employment law and migration services. He says he does not like it when a candidate arrives late for an interview and does not offer any explanation or apologise… Read more.

Australian startup community welcomes the early election

21 April, 2016

Members of the Australian startup community have welcomed the impending early election, saying it’s an “opportunity” to see some tangible policies and “get it over with”. Australians are set to head to the polls early on July 2 after Malcolm Turnbull was handed a double dissolution trigger earlier this week by the Senate.Read more.

Case Study: Employment Hero streamlines payroll operations

21 July, 2015

Expanding your business when the back office isn’t equipped for the task can be a recipe for disaster, and that’s exactly where ­Intech Credit Union found itself not that long ago…Read more.

The future of work, leveraging technology and the power of free(mium)

10 June, 2015

Ben Thompson talks to Thought Leadership Partners on the future of work, the power of technology to reinvent the way that we manage employment and why “free” can be such a powerful marketing channel…Read more.

Australian HR SaaS provider invests in growth

02 March, 2015

Sydney-headquartered HR services provider Employment Innovations is hoping to take its software-as-a-service platform Employment Hero international by the end of the year. The company announced early last month that it had secured $5.1 million in debt funding from San Francisco’s Partners for Growth…Read more.

Outsourced Payroll: The Top 3 reasons to switch to one

28 August, 2015

End of a fiscal year is the moment businesses often dread. Time consuming, admin-heavy tasks begin to start to gather momentum, which often means reconciling the entire year’s payroll…Read more.

Meet the boss: jobs chief Ben Thompson

5 September, 2015

A serial entrepreneur, boss of Employment Innovations, Ben Thompson, says coming up with new business ideas gives him energy. Those describing Ben Thompson’s company, Employment Innovations…Read more.

Employment Innovations wins HRD 2015 Employer of Choice Award

May 21, 2015

Employment Innovations has today announced it has received Employer of Choice in the 2015 HRD Awards. Alongside the winning award, it was further acknowledged for its performance across the career progression, culture and engagement, and leadership categories…Read more.

Employment Innovations raises US$4 million to improve the way employment is managed

February 3, 2015

Employment Innovations today announced it has secured USD$4million (AUD$5.1million) of debt funding from Partners for Growth, an investment partner for Silicon Valley Bank, in San Francisco…Read more.

Employment Innovations Announces Free Job Board for Australian Businesses

December 2, 2014

Employment Innovations today announced a significant leap forward in helping Australian businesses attract and retain the best talent while navigating the nation’s complex regulatory framework…Read more.

Startup Daily Top 50
Emerging Leaders 2015

GM Sales and Marketing of Employment Hero, Ari Kopoulos, awarded an Emerging Leader by Startup Daily.

BRW Most Innovative Companies 2015

We made it to the top 15 of BRW’s Most Innovative Companies in 2015.

Anthill Smart 100 List 2015

We have made the top 50 in the Anthill Smart 100 Service Award.

HRD Employer of Choice Award 2015

We have been announced as the winner of the 2015 Employer of Choice Award from HR Director Magazine. We were further acknowledged in the career progression, culture and engagement, and leadership categories.

BRW Most Innovative Companies 2014

We made it to the top 10 of BRW’s Most Innovative Companies in 2014.

Aon Hewitt Best Employers 2013

Aon Hewitt recognised us as one of the Best Employers in 2013.



Employment Hero are team players, not just in our team, but on a greater scale within our community too. That’s why we’ve partnered with two organisations who share our values.


True Blue Dreaming are a youth and community development mentoring program, helping teenagers in rural and remote communities across Australia. Helping our youth to develop and believe in their dreams is critical to development. We couldn’t be prouder of their efforts in supporting our next generation.


Opportunity International Australia is a non-profit organisation aiming to reduce poverty by providing a helping hand up. This could be through community development programs or loans as small as 100 dollars to help them to grow their own small business.

Just a little contribution can be what it takes to afford food, water, healthcare or education. Working across the world, providing access to savings, small business loans, insurance and training to more than 4 million, it’s an incredible approach.


Employment Hero is Australia’s first All-in-one HR Platform, transforming the way businesses manage HR through the entire employment lifecycle.

Our cloud-based HR platform combines HR software, financial services, scheduling and payroll tools, as well as employee benefits, providing growing companies with an intuitive, affordable way to manage essential employee information and HR processes.

Employment Hero’s built-in employee benefits program, makes it simple and cost-effective for employers of all sizes to offer and administer a range of employee benefits typically associated with big employers. This includes health insurance, home loans, car leasing, discounted utilities, and much more.

Uniquely in Australia, Employment Hero now offers its core HR platform free of charge to all businesses. Also we bring massive savings to employees by way of our discounted employee benefits program which is integrated on the platform.


Year founded: 2013
Founder: Ben Thompson
Number of active users: 35,000
Number of active clients: 500

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