OUR STORY

IN THE BEGINNING – 1992

In 1992 our founder, Rob Thompson, took the opportunity to introduce “workplace relations” to Australia’s small businesses. Rob decided that after 25 years as an HR director in global businesses it was time to help small to medium business employers or what he calls “salt of the earth Australians”.

LET THERE BE LAW – 2002

In 2002 Rob’s son, Ben, joined EI to offer employment law services. EI’s legal services 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

We have always insisted that compliance is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to employment management, so in 2007 we launched EI’s outsourced workforce management solutions including payroll and human resources. Today hundreds of employers around Australia rely on EI to manage all their people management and payroll needs.

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.

MOVING INTO THE SUBSCRIPTION ECONOMY – 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.

SERVE OTHERS AS YOU EXPECT TO BE SERVED

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

OUR AWARDS

DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT!

Aon Hewitt Best Employer 2013

BRW Most Innovative HR Company in Australia 2015

HRD Gold Award for Employer of Choice 2015

HR, PAYROLL, COMPLIANCE & LEGAL EXPERTISE PLUS HR SOFTWARE IN ONE SIMPLE SUBSCRIPTION