MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, 1 February 2018 – PageUp, a leading multinational Talent Management Software-as-a-Service provider, is revolutionising the way SMBs in Australia manage their HR processes, with the launch of PageUp Express today – a move set to level the playing field in the battle for top talent.
Designed for small to medium businesses (SMBs) with 500 to 1500 employees, PageUp’s new offering will give SMBs easy access to world-class recruitment, onboarding, learning, performance management and succession management tools, as well as workforce management, payroll and core HR services. Growing businesses will be able to use one cloud-based system to hire the best people, efficiently manage the entire employee lifecycle, develop employees and reduce the high cost of turnover and attrition.
Where previously SMBs had to rely on separate and disconnected services from smaller providers or pay a premium to access complex HR services designed for larger organisations, PageUp Express is fit-for-purpose for SMBs. It is easily configurable and flexibly priced to accommodate business requirements and the size of the employee base. Additionally, the product has built-in self-service functionalities, with standard 24/7 support and a range of self-education tools, all designed to help SMBs facilitate continued business growth.
Fiona Moreton, VP of New Market Expansion at PageUp, said the launch of PageUp Express will ensure Australia’s critical SMB market has what it takes to sustain high-growth.
"We’re all about helping businesses, big and small, connect people to their careers. As the backbone of our economy in Australia, and with PageUp Express SMBs no longer need to settle for second best or pay for services and support they don’t need,” Ms Moreton said.
“PageUp Express brings together 20 years of local experience, knowledge and market insights in talent management to provide SMBs access to an agile technology platform that can pivot and adapt as their workforce grows, without compromising on service delivery. Combined with our network of integrated technology partners, such as workforce management provider, Ento, and core HR & payroll provider, Excelity, PageUp Express provides SMBs with a full stack, best-of-breed HR suite.
“This is important since businesses in the 500+ employee band typically rely on people and technology to cost-effectively scale for growth. However, as headcount increases, it’s not uncommon to find SMBs’ existing HR services cannot keep pace. Without the means to attract, engage and retain the best people, achieving high growth becomes much more difficult,” she said.
NAB Research shows that SMBs contributed to 57% of Australia’s GDP in 2016, with nearly half aiming to expand within the next three years.[i] Hiring new staff and deploying new technology also emerged as key areas of investment.
“We identified a growing appetite in the SMB market for a best-of-breed HR solution that could rapidly adapt to the needs of growing businesses, without boxing them into a one-size-fits-all solution or the complex configuration required by larger enterprises. For instance, SMBs may only require one to two recruitment process compared to a large telco client that may need many,” Ms Moreton said.
“The initial set-up for SMBs is generally a more straight-forward and speedy process which means we can have them up and running within a week. We can turn on functionality as and when they need it giving them the flexibility to grow – it is 100 percent fit-for-purpose,” she said.
Independent Australian tax and advisory firm, Grant Thornton, which has 1200 employees is already seeing the benefits of PageUp Express after a positive and rapid implementation experience in 2017.
"We chose PageUp because the product can be adapted to meet the changing needs of our agile work environment and because of their commitment to quality service delivery. We found the implementation process detailed, well-informed and importantly it was delivered on time and to budget,” Veronica Phung, National Talent Manager at Grant Thornton said.
“We are looking forward to seeing how we can leverage and configure this platform in the future as we grow our firm,” she said.
Additional information about PageUp Express can be accessed here.
PageUp is a global talent management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider with over 20 years’ experience delivering strategic workforce solutions via the cloud and services spanning: Recruitment & Onboarding, Learning and Development, Performance Management, Compensation, Succession Management and Advanced Workforce analytics.
Established in 1997 by Karen Cariss in Melbourne, PageUp has since expanded globally to support both local and multinational organisations, including several Fortune 500 employers. Its solution is accessed in over 190 countries by clients across diverse and multiple industries including banking, mining, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, education, governmental and non-profit organisations.
PageUp serves its global client base through offices in Melbourne (headquarters), Sydney, New York, London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Manila. It recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, a major milestone for the company.
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[i] Chapter 1, Moments that matter: Understanding Australian SMEs, NAB, 2017, https://business.nab.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/J002580_MTM-Whitepaper-IPSOS-FINAL_C1-2.pdf
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