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Product Update January 2024

January 25, 2024

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Hello 2024! We’re back with another edition of the Employment Hero product update, where we share all of the latest and greatest updates from the previous month. 2023 was a big year for us at Employment Hero, but we’re here to tell you that 2024 is going to be even bigger. With that being said, let’s get straight to it – there’s lots to cover.

We’ve added more flexibility to Custom Reports

We know you love our Custom Reports feature, which is why we’ve been making it more useful for your business operations, starting with a fresh makeover.

We’ve also added new filters and the ability to sort by certification completion and expiry date, work eligibility passport and visa expiry date, and job history start and end date. Plus, you can also arrange your chosen fields however you see fit. It’s just one more way that you can make Employment Hero features unique and more relevant to your business.

And lastly, we’ve added more data fields via Report type: Assets & Safety Incidents, more filtering capabilities: Exclude Archived Certifications, Personnel, Age, Contract Type, Employment Status, Employment Type and Gender.

Learn more about Custom Reports.

build your own report

You can now connect to multiple SEEK accounts

If you’re looking to hire in 2024, we’ve just made it a whole lot easier. We know that spending time ensuring that all job postings are the same across platforms, as well as flicking between platforms can be a tedious task.

That’s why we’re excited to announce that you can connect to multiple SEEK accounts at once in the Recruitment module.

By ‌integrating SEEK and Employment Hero together, you can seamlessly post job adverts straight from the Applicant Tracking System to find a new employee for your business – it’s the perfect match.

Learn more about connecting to SEEK.

connect seek account

Enhanced 1:1 management

When it comes to giving and receiving feedback, ​​regular 1:1 meetings are a key component of a successful professional relationship. They give managers and their direct reports uninterrupted time to discuss projects, review performance, remove roadblocks and more.

1:1s play a critical role in the workplace, which is why we’ve enhanced 1:1 management for Admins. Now, Admins will have total visibility over your organisation’s 1:1 meetings. Plus, have the flexibility to cancel, delete, or archive meetings as needed.

Enhanced Goal management

Setting goals at the start of the year is one of the best ways to keep your team motivated and aligned for the year ahead.

In Employment Hero, Goals (using the OKR framework) helps bring focus to the areas of the business that make the biggest difference. Think of them as team objectives that are collaborative – operating on a company, team and individual level, promoting transparency and accountability for everyone.

We’ve made some changes to Goals to help you start the year off strong. Previously any goal or OKR could be edited or deleted by any person with the platform. Now, only goal owners and the managers above them can edit or delete OKRs and goals. We’ve also added the ability for custom access options to grant specific employees access and clear prompts to enhance your overall experience.

Learn more about Goals.

enhanced goals settings

The national insurance rate has decreased

From 6 January 2024, the rate of Employee’s National Insurance decreased by 2% and Employment Hero Payroll admins will now be able to process their January pay runs at the new lower rate.

Say hello to the Swag Spend account

With the cost of living continuing to rise, employee benefits can make or break both recruitment and retention. And with three out of four employees saying benefits would make them more loyal, we’re here to give you the inside edge.

Off the back of discounted gift cards available exclusively in the Swag Store, Swag Spend is the latest benefit available to employees courtesy of their employer (AKA you).

Swag Spend accounts provide your people with access to the Swag Debit Mastercard with £0 fees on international purchases and no ATM fees*.

Already included in Employment Hero subscription, Swag Spend helps pave the way for a range of new financial wellbeing tools and features already in the pipeline that will support your team’s financial wellbeing and deliver meaningful employee benefits.

Disclaimer: The Payment Account and Mastercard cards are issued by Paynetics UK, Company number 1248133, (via Paystratus Group Ltd, a Technical Provider of Paynetics UK). Paynetics UK is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paynetics AD with its registered address at 1st Floor, 18 Devonshire Row, London, England, EC2M 4RH. Paynetics UK is an electronic money institution authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (firm reference number 942777) for the issuance of e-money and provision of payment services in the UK.

For more information, view our Privacy Policy and Swag Spend Account terms and conditions

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