The EmployeeConnect Story
In the world of HR software, EmployeeConnect continues to be one of the leading industry providers of innovative solutions. We have relentlessly pushed the boundaries of HR technology for close to two decades – creating a proud and passionate business born from the need to answer questions that nobody else has asked.
We operate on four key values – innovation, ambition, service, passion. We understand that actions speak louder than words and are always looking to deliver a high-quality solution to the needs of our various clients and partners.
With this in mind, it is important to look back at our past and let our history speak for itself. Employee Connect continues to be shaped and crafted by our journey thus far and we are proud of how we have progressed since 1996.
Everything starts with Workflow
Inspired by a 1996 paper on the impact of workflow on HRMS, founders Craig Macdonald and Ron Schroeder identified a massive gap in the Australian market.
At the time, many payroll engines simply didn’t take advantage of emerging internet technology. This meant web based kiosks for work flowing employee facing payroll transactions didn’t exist. Everything was paper or email based.
With vast experience in technological applications, the pair soon saw this opportunity and bootstrapped a development platform to build and control workflow. As a result, the V1 EC workflow engine and Employee Self Service platforms were created as an extension of traditional payroll systems. Immediately popular, these engines became resellers – highlighting the value that the new EmployeeConnect business could offer the Australian community.