Our Story

IN THE BEGINNING – 1992

 Employment Innovations was created introducing workplace relations solutions (advice, advocacy, and registered training) to small businesses.

LET THERE BE LAW – 2002

In 2002 Rob’s son, Ben, joined Employment Innovations to offer employment law services. EI Legal now also include litigation and migration. Since 1992, we have helped our clients navigate more than 11 significant reforms to State and Federal employment laws.

WHY DON’T YOU DO IT FOR US? – 2007

The creation of a fully outsourced workforce management solution, HR Initiatives (now Simployable), which employed at any one time over 6,000 workers on behalf of clients largely in the hospitality, retail, fast food and construction industries. Today hundreds of employers rely on EI to manage their people management, compliance & payroll needs end-to-end, as a professional employer organisation (PEO).

Employee Rewards

BRINGING EMPLOYEE REWARDS TO AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND – 2007

EI also acquired the license to distribute the Power2Motivate (P2M) reward and recognition program into the Asia-Pacific region.

PROVIDING BESPOKE VALUE TO CLIENTS – 2010

Started providing managed payroll services. Also established a new HR Practice to deliver HR consulting services.

DIGITAL DISRUPTION – 2013

And so, Employment Hero was born out of EI as Australia’s first all-in-one HR software and employee benefits platform. We disrupted our own business before we became the disrupted by putting our collective intellectual property into the cloud for more Australian businesses to access.

THE BREAK UP – 2016

Employment Hero, Power2Motivate and EI split to become standalone businesses to enable further investment and growth, although we remain very close partners.

The break up

BUNDLED SOLUTIONS – 2017

Over the years we have broadened our expertise across human resources, legal, migration, payroll and HR software. Making the shift away from a pay-per-product model to a subscription pricing model allows us to leverage economies of scale to deliver all of this value on-demand when you need it at a fraction of the cost of traditional service models.

OUR VALUES

At the core of everything we do are our company values. They define who we are, they guide our actions and behaviours, they influence the way we collaborate and of course, the way we serve our clients and engage with our communities.

WORK & PLAY AS ONE TEAM

We appreciate that the strongest teams foster diverse personalities, talents and skills and believe in using our experience in helping others achieve their best.

BE AMBITIOUS, BE BOLD

We act with ambition and aspire to continuously learn, grow and strive for excellence.

INVENT SOLUTIONS

We challenge prevailing assumptions when warranted, and suggest better approaches enabling us to be more
efficient.

CREATE RAVING FANS

We believe in serving our customers to the best of our abilities and understand their expectations by putting ourselves in their shoes.

MAKING EMPLOYMENT EASIER BY COMBINING HR & PAYROLL SERVICES WITH TECHNOLOGY