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 New Zealand. 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 New Zealand, 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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HR / HCM / PAYROLL SOLUTIONS OVERVIEW

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.

NEWS | ANALYSIS | RESEARCH

NZ Digital Industries_ITP tech

RtR Series: NZ’s digital tech sector ITP ‘vision’ unveiled

news-items |August 27, 2020 | Heather Wright

Plan for road ahead outlined…

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?…

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…

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?!?…

Looksee targets NZ tech shortages

LookSee 2.0 targets tech skills shortages – junket excluded

news-items |March 15, 2019 | Heather Wright

Bye-bye free trip, hello NZ-wide…

DARQ digital days_Accenture

DARQ days ahead as business enters ‘post-digital’ world

news-items |February 28, 2019 | Heather Wright

New rules apply as privacy and individualism take centre stage…

LinkedIn goes to the dogs

news-items |February 20, 2019 | Heather Wright

Can doggie pics save us from hiring bias?…

Future of Work = massive skills upgrade

news-items |January 24, 2019 | Heather Wright

New reports demand major re-think on education…

Aotearoa tech union

NZ tech sector gets unionised

news-items |November 20, 2018 | Heather Wright

Aotearoa Tech Union launches, and yes, it really is a union…

Open office findings counter-intuitive

news-items |October 17, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton

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

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 people performance with ML

opinion-article |September 12, 2018 | Michael Devlin

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

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…

The changing face of HR

news-items |August 16, 2018 | Heather Wright

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

Help wanted: National digital leaders apply within

news-items |August 15, 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…

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 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…

Fonterra VCR training

Fonterra debuts new VR training tech

news-items |March 8, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton

The dairy co-op has developed possibly the hippest risk reduction training in the country: virtual reality H&S…

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? 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…

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…

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…

TIN200 NZ tech growth

New Zealand tech sector passes $10 billion revenue

news-items |October 18, 2017 | Newsdesk

Regions shine, high value jobs created as TIN200 tech companies produce equivalent of 10 percent of New Zealand exports…

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…

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…

Cracking the onboarding nut

news-items |May 12, 2017 | Donovan Jackson

New software could have positive unintended consequence…

Holidays Act

Make sure your systems don’t suffer the holiday blues

news-items |May 2, 2017 | Newsdesk

After a spate of glorious public holidays, Kiwis across the country are doing their best to get back into the swing of things…

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…

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…

Employing IT staff

Good luck hanging on to IT staff

news-items |August 10, 2016 | Newsdesk

More than fifty percent those in tech jobs plan to move within a year…

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…

Lifting the lid on HR transformation

news-items |April 12, 2016 | Donovan Jackson

From transactional processes to increased value-adding activities…

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…

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…

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 – 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…

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: 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…

NZ MBAs provide solid IT foundation

news-items |January 12, 2015 | Newsdesk

On a recent trip to the region the CEO of the Association of MBAs was impressed by New Zealand’s coverage of technology in MBA courses…

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 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…

‘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…

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…

hr

Online tool takes guess work out of hiring accountants

news-items |September 11, 2014 | Newsdesk

An online tool that tests accountancy technical competency was launched last week at the HR Game Changer Conference, giving those hiring accountants a reliable way to measure technical ability for the first time…

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…

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…

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. Jason Ennor discusses the use of electronic signatures and why we should get with the programme…

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…

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.

e-business functions

What are eBusiness functions?

news-items |August 4, 2013 | Newsdesk

There are 6 key areas of e-business processes that organisations can look to e-enable in the coming months and years…

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?…

SEEK moves smartly on mobile market

news-items |December 8, 2010 | Newsdesk

Job seeking on-the-go just got easier for Smartphone users…

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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