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Employment Innovations is a national business delivering virtual HR consulting across Melbourne,
driving seamless professionalism and ongoing support.

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Employment Innovations HR Consultation Services

We are a locally based business with local HR talent dedicated to servicing Australia. We’re Australian owned and operated supporting businesses, like yours, where they grow.

Our HR services are delivered by expert human resource professionals supported by end-to-end cloud HR software offering flexible packages designed with your business needs in mind. We’re proud to offer both in-person and virtual HR partnerships service where we are constantly keeping abreast of legislative changes and best practice HR initiatives to deliver business compliance.

Compared to on-site assistance, Virtual HR is scalable and cost-effective, and comes with the flexibility of no lock-in retainer. Though connecting with, and building relationships virtually can often be harder than face-to-face interactions, we ensure that our service is carried out by HR professionals who work with you to create an effective HR communication plan.

In today’s business landscape, we actively encourage businesses to move away from the traditional HR model and embrace the flexibility of service offered by virtual HR consulting.

Gain access to a dedicated HR professional who provides a wide range of experience, expertise and skills;

Benefit from technology supported HR delivery, which enables us to add value and increase affordability;

We have proven experience implementing a wide range of HR solutions to different businesses and industries;

We have a lean HR methodology which provides tangible and measurable HR outcomes;

EI Legal support ensures all our documents are consistently updated;

We remain up-to-date with all changes and best practice methods/advice;

We can increase compliance and reduce risk.

Compared to on-site assistance, Virtual HR is scalable and cost-effective, and comes with the flexibility of no lock-in retainer. Though connecting with, and building relationships virtually can often be harder than face-to-face interactions, we ensure that our service is carried out by HR professionals who work with you to create an effective HR communication plan.

In today’s business landscape, we actively encourage businesses to move away from the traditional HR model and embrace the flexibility of service offered by virtual HR consulting.

Gain access to a dedicated HR professional who provides a wide range of experience, expertise and skills;

Benefit from technology supported HR delivery, which enables us to add value and increase affordability;

We have proven experience implementing a wide range of HR solutions to different businesses and industries;

We have a lean HR methodology which provides tangible and measurable HR outcomes;

EI Legal support ensures all our documents are consistently updated;

We remain up-to-date with all changes and best practice methods/advice;

We can increase compliance and reduce risk.

Our Virtual HR offer

HR Health Check

HR Consulting & Strategic Planning

HR Compliance

In-House HR Training

Contract, Policies & HR Process Review

Performance Management & Investigations

Mediation & Problem Solving

And much more

The Outsourced HR solution

 
Outsourced HR
 
Virtual from $229 per week
 
On-Site POA

 

Let us cover all your human resource needs with a dedicated HR professional who operates as an extension of your executive team. This solution is underpinned by HR software and Lean HR principles, allowing for the solution to be delivered 100% remotely, if desired. Alternatively, a local HR partner solution can be opted into with included on-site time. Limit business risks and enjoy peace of mind by providing your management and staff with access to the right HR tools, processes and training.

 
Features

Unlimited HR & Workplace Advice
Full HR Audit & Strategic Planning
HR Frameworks & Processes
HR Health Checks & Compliance Audits
HR Documents & Tools
Employee Assistance Program

Legal Representation
Dedicated HR Business Partner
HR Software Implementation, Training & Administration
Additional HR Projects
On-Site HR Consulting & Support Available

FAQs On Outsourcing HR in Melbourne

Why outsource HR?

An HR department is an essential part of any business, but many SMEs are now choosing to outsource this function. That’s because an offsite service provider such as Employment Innovations offers all the core HR services, along with a number of attractive benefits including;
Reduced costs – there is no need for office space or salaried staff, as an outsourced HR consultant is based offsite and charges only for their time.

Better time management – with all the paperwork and time-consuming admin taken care of by an outsourced provider, you and your staff are free to concentrate on growing your business and increasing your revenue.

Specialized advice & support – a consultant has access to a wider range of resources than a typical in-house HR department. For example, Employment Innovations offers HR departments access to a Lean HR methodology with HR metrics, tools, training and insight to deliver highly innovative best-practice HR.

More valuable employees – an outside consultant has access to better recruitment resources such as proven hiring strategies and benefit packages and can attract better employees to your business to improve innovation, productivity and company culture.

Improved risk management – an outsourced provider’s expert knowledge of employment law means they will ensure your business remains up to date and compliant in areas such as employee management, pay awards and health & safety.

To learn more about why you should outsource your HR, feel free to have a chat with an Employment Innovations consultant.

What HR functions can be outsourced?

Almost every aspect of HR can be outsourced and at Employment Innovations, we provide a comprehensive range of outsourced services, including some exclusive to EI. HR functions we can perform for your business include;

  • Compliance audit against Fair Work Act and NES
  • HR health check
  • Policy creation and training
  • Unlimited workplace advice
  • Contract templates and workplace policies
  • HR strategic planning and execution
  • HR documentation and tools
  • HR software optimisation and training
  • Performance appraisal frameworks
  • Performance management support
  • Employee lifecycle (onboarding, probation, performance check, annual review and off-boarding)
  • Employee engagement
  • Strategic recruitment support
  • Salary and remuneration strategy.

Additional the main HR functions that we outsource our services to include:

HR – advice and support for everything HR-related, with 3 levels of service including HR Partner (partnering with an HR professional), HR Consulting (for one-off projects or ongoing support) and HR Connect (a low monthly fee for HR resources and advice).

Payroll – software, support and services to reduce risk, save money and improve productivity. Our one-touch payroll service provided by KeyPay is efficient, secure, accurate and compliant with Pay Conditions and ATO rules.

Workplace health & safety – a complete WHS service including everything from safety advice and documentation to a dedicated Safety Partner, designed to minimise injuries, worker’s compensation claims and penalties for non-compliance.

Legal – representation by specialist employment lawyers and advice on all areas of employment law. EI Legal specialises in compliance audits, enterprise agreements, wage updates, employment contracts, terminations, redundancy and award coverage and classifications.

Migration – EI partners with the Migration Agency to help businesses navigate Australia’s complex immigration regulations. We help SMEs obtain visas for skilled foreign workers, their partners and families and to identify global markets from which skilled professionals can be accessed to solve local workforce needs.

EAP – our Employee Assistance Program, delivered through Acacia Connection, provides confidential counselling support to help employees with their emotional wellbeing. This can improve work performance and productivity, reduce absenteeism, presenteeism and workers’ compensation claims and help your business meet its corporate social responsibility obligations.

If you’d like to know more about our outsourcing opportunities, contact an Employment Innovations consultant.

How does HR outsourcing work?

There are several reasons why SMEs will look at outsourcing HR functions including;

  • The high cost of an in-house HR department
  • A lack of expertise in dealing with complex HR issues
  • No time to devote to the administrative tasks involved with HR
  • A need to focus on core business objectives like growing their business and increasing revenue
  • A need for help with employee recruitment, onboarding, training and development
  • Ongoing issues with compliance, employee misbehaviour or declining performance.

Outsourcing is when a business employs a service provider to take over the management of some or all of its HR functions, either temporarily or long-term.

Outsourcing needs vary by business, with some only needing routine HR tasks managed such as payroll and recruitment and others needing a wider range of services and a greater degree of participation.

Outsourcing arrangements can be part-time, full-time or by the hour and either working remotely offsite or on-site as a member of the Melbourne management team.

And it’s because of this wide variation in outsourcing needs that Employment Innovations offers a level of service to cater for every business including;

  • HR Connect – you pay a low monthly fee for access to resources and unlimited advice.
  • HR Consulting – a consultant is available as needed to manage one-off issues such as investigations and problems with under-performance or misconduct.
  • HR Partner – you partner with an HR professional to audit current practices, identify business needs and develop an HR plan for the future.

To discuss any of these outsourcing services in more detail, feel free to contact an Employment Innovations consultant in Melbourne today.

How much do HR consultants charge in Melbourne?

It all depends on which service provider you go with and what you need them to do for you.

For example, Employment Innovations’ virtual HR service starts from just $250 per month. This gives you ongoing remote access to an HR consultant and a suite of proven HR tools, processes and training.

While at the other end of the spectrum, if you need serious HR input, with HR tools, advice and a dedicated consultant working alongside your management team, our HR Partner service from $1,150 a month has all your HR needs covered.

It includes on-demand HR support, tools and advice from a dedicated HR professional who will manage the life cycle of each of your employees. They will also audit your current HR practices, work with you to identify your business needs and help you develop an HR plan for the future.

The cost of HR consultancy is minimal when you consider the ROI it provides. It saves you from the expense of having to invest in your own onsite HR department and it frees you up to be able to concentrate on your core business objectives.

So it’s fair to say that the cost of HR consultancy is actually extremely affordable when you take into consideration the value it offers your business.

For more details on how cost-effective HR consultancy can be, contact an Employment Innovations consultant now.

Why choose Employment Innovations as your outsourced HR partner in Melbourne?

Employment Innovations (EI) is Australia’s leading provider of outsourced HR and payroll solutions and here’s why you should choose them as your partner;

  • On-call HR – we provide on-demand HR support, either virtually or on-site as needed.
  • Solutions that work – our proven management solutions are designed to act as a seamless extension of your business.
    Customer-centric – our customers are at the centre of all that we do.
  • Full transparency – our services are all fully costed and there are no hidden fees or charges.
  • Multi-industry solutions – we provide solutions for businesses in every industry including finance, retail, hospitality, education and real estate.
  • Total solutions – our comprehensive advisory, tools and legislative knowledge covers every facet of your industry.
  • Trusted partners – we partner with the best software and solution providers including Employment Hero, Keypay, the Migration Agency and Acacia Connection.
  • Local support – with offices in all major cities and a local support network based in Melbourne, our services are available wherever your business is located.
  • More than 30 years of experience – EI has been providing outsourced HR solutions to Australian businesses since 1992.

For more reasons to choose us as your preferred provider, have a chat with an Employment Innovations consultant.

What are the benefits of in-person & virtual HR consulting?

Create an engaged culture

Create a culture where all employees are aligned and engaged with your vision, mission and values.

Resolve people problems and conflicts

We can step in and solve workplace conflicts and disagreements.

Enhanced HR processes

Implement best-practice HR processes and policies into your business.

Develop your leaders

Put the right tools into the hands of your leaders to help transfer your organisation.

Develop your HR functions

If you have an in-house HR team, we can train them in best-practice approaches.

Build high performing teams

Ensure your leadership team has the right people skills for a unified, collaborative working culture.

Reduce compliance risks

Reduce risk by ensuring your business meets its compliance obligations.

Recruit the right people

We provide the right strategies and process for hiring the right people.

Free-up time

Free up the amount of time you are spending on HR and focus more on your business.
Create an engaged culture

Create a culture where all employees are aligned and engaged with your vision, mission and values.

Build high performing teams

Ensure your leadership team has the right people skills for a unified, collaborative working culture.

Resolve people problems and conflicts

We can step in and solve workplace conflicts and disagreements.

Reduce compliance risks

Reduce risk by ensuring your business meets its compliance obligations.

Enhanced HR processes

Implement best-practice HR processes and policies into your business.

Recruit the right people

We provide the right strategies and process for hiring the right people.

Develop your leaders

Put the right tools into the hands of your leaders to help transfer your organisation.

Free-up time

Free up the amount of time you are spending on HR and focus more on your business.

Develop your HR functions

If you have an in-house HR team, we can train them in best-practice approaches.

Who are we?

Employment Innovations has helped Australian SMEs for over 25 years. Since 1992, we have packaged together unlimited HR advice, compliance, HR software administration, peace of mind and employee benefits to deliver the ultimate, on-demand outsourced solutions for Australian businesses.

Meet the team

We believe that the strongest teams foster diverse personalities, talents and skills. We use our experience to help others achieve their best.

Alana Bloom - Head of HR | Employment Innovations

ALANA GIDDY

Head of HR
Brooke McMahon - Senior HR Partner | Employment Innovations

BROOKE MCMAHON

Senior HR Partner
Tracey Black - Senior HR Partner | Employment Innovations

TRACEY BLACK

Senior HR Partner
Ashleigh Lindsay - Senior HR Partner | Employment Innovations

ASHLEIGH LINDSAY

Senior HR Partner
Louise Alagich - HR Partner | Employment Innovations

LOUISE ALAGICH

HR Partner
Hannah Gibson - HR Partner | Employment Innovations

HANNAH GIBSON

HR Partner
Hayley McLachlan - HR Partner | Employment Innovations

HAYLEY MCLACHLAN

HR Partner

Amanda Gordon - HR Partner | Employment Innovations

AMANDA GORDON

HR Partner

Jessie Bitterlin - HR Partner | Employment Innovations

JESSIE BITTERLIN

HR Partner
Chloe Lokan - HR Partner | Employment Innovations

CHLOE LOKAN

HR Partner
Kylie Edmonds - HR Partner | Employment Innovations

KYLIE EDMONDS

HR Partner
Rhiannon Turai - HR Partner | Employment Innovations

RHIANNON TURAI

HR Partner

CHATIME

“As an IR professional with over 30 years experience, this is one of the best processes I have ever been a part of. I can’t thank Employment Innovations enough.”

CRONULLA SHARKS LEAGUES CLUB

“I couldn’t ask for anything more than what our HR Partner has been able to deliver to the Club. They are professional, always available and have been instrumental in transforming the HR processes of The Sharks Leagues Club”

GOGET

“Employment Innovations is on top of everything. If there are changes to the Awards or legislation I am confident the payroll team will pick them up and inform me. The platform and relationship are working well”.

Did you know we offer payroll services, too?

With our payroll services, you can pick from payroll software only, or access our full suite of outsourced payroll services in Melbourne.

We’re an expert-run, fully managed payroll service providing the best for Australian business. This end-to-end payroll solution is delivered by our local, dedicated support services to reduce risk, save money and improve productivity. Gain confidence that your compliance requirements are always met.

Our one-touch payroll service is provided by KeyPay, one of the top three Australian software providers for small business payroll and medium business payroll solutions.

We leverage advanced payroll software to complete your pay runs, reporting, award interpretation and compliance, so you can focus on the important things.

Looking for a local, tailored HR solution in Melbourne?

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