Hockley & McClelland
Company: Hockley & McClelland
Location: East Ivanhoe, Victoria
Industry: Professional Services
Our Workforce Guardian partnership is a huge asset for our consultancy delivering real client value
Niche human resources consultancy, Hockley and McClelland, gives small and medium sized businesses access to large company HR know-how. They provide expertise in organisational change, talent management, workforce planning, training and development.
Over the past few years, with significant changes impacting the workplace relations environment confounded by the introduction of the Fair Work Act, the new Modern Awards and National Employment Standards, Hockley and McClelland realised that they were spending more and more time overcoming their clients' employment relations' compliance issues at the expense of driving strategic HR projects.
So the HR experts went on the hunt for a system that would fulfil their clients' compliance needs. It was no small ask.
Huge compliance demands
"We wanted a tool or system that could answer our clients' legislative compliance issues as well as provide access to employment agreements and contracts that could be created dynamically in full compliance with current Australian legislation.
"The system also had to provide a range of HR guides and templates around hiring, managing and exiting employees legally. The system had to be accessible, comprehensive yet easy to use, relevant to the SME environment, affordable and above all else compliant and up to date."
After evaluating a number of software products and services, the SaaS solution Workforce Guardian was a real standout.
"The Workforce Guardian service provides SMEs with direct access to up-to-date, Fair Work Act compliant employment contracts covering all employment modes and HR policies and procedures that are easily adaptable to any work environment."
"The service is provided online and accessible 24/7. It's regularly reviewed and updated by some of the best workplace relations experts in the country at no additional cost to the subscriber which is a real plus for our clients. And since the service is online there are no costly upgrades either.
"We have been recommending and implementing Workforce Guardian to our clients since 2009 as well as using it in our own business.
"We've found that using Workforce Guardian with our clients is an efficient way to deliver ER compliance. And with this neatly covered off, it means that we can focus on strategic areas, adding greater value in identifying human resources solutions that provide competitive advantage for our clients.
"Our partnership with Workforce Guardian is proving to be a huge asset for our consultancy and a real benefit to our SME clients."