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.


Mouseover each vendor’s logo to find out more, and click to go to the vendor’s exhibit showcase:

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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.


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?..

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?…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…[View as PDF]

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…[View as PDF]

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…[View as PDF]

‘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…

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. Its varied brands include such household names as Formica, Golden Bay Cement and Easysteel, but its HR practices and platforms are as diverse as its businesses…[View as PDF]

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.

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? If you are being honest and have answered no, you are not alone. Erin Boyle finds out more….[View as PDF]

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…[View as PDF]




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