• 1992 - In The Beginning

    In 1992 our founder, Rob Thompson, took the opportunity to introduce “workplace relations” to Australia’s small businesses. Rob decided that after 25 years as an HR director in global businesses it was time to help small business employers or what he calls “salt of the earth Australians”.
  • Let There Be Law - 2002

    In 2002 Rob’s son, Ben, joined EI to offer employment law services. EI’s legal services now also include litigation and migration. Since 1992, we have helped our clients navigate more than 11 significant reforms to State and Federal employment laws.
  • 2007 - “Why don’t you do it for us?”

    We have always insisted that compliance is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to employment management, so in 2007 we launched EI’s outsourced people management solutions including payroll, labour hire and recruitment. Today hundreds of employers around Australia rely on EI to manage all their people management and payroll needs.
  • Now that’s a great idea! - 2008

    In 2008 we discovered that employee reward and recognition programs in Australia were largely unaffordable and outdated. Ben found Power2Motivate in North America and negotiated a license to bring it to Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Power2Motivate now has over 250,000 active users in Australia and New Zealand and also operates in over 120 other countries and 19 languages.
  • 2014 - Software eats the world; Employment Hero to the Rescue

    In 2014 EI took its services into the cloud. Employment Hero now gives every Australian employer all the employment management tools and resources they need in a single platform.

What We Stand For

Our Values & Philosophy

At the core of everything we do are our company values. They define who we are, they guide our actions and behaviour, they influence the way we collaborate and of course, the way we serve our clients & engage with our communities.

This is our DNA....

Invent Solutions

We challenge prevailing assumptions when warranted, and suggest better approaches enabling us to be more efficient.

Work And Play As One Team

We appreciate that the strongest teams foster diverse personalities, talents and skills and believe in using our experience in helping others achieve their best.

Be Ambitious, Be Bold

We act with ambition and aspire to continuously learn, grow and strive for excellence.

Serve Others As You Would Like To Be Served

We believe in serving our customers (internal and external) to the best of our abilities and understand their expectations by putting ourselves in their shoes.



At EI, we have a team of experts comprising of employment lawyers, HR consultants, HR business partners, payroll experts and many more who are well recognised in their fields.


Over the last two decades we have helped our clients navigate the legal and administrative challenges of being an employer, including 11 significant changes to State and Federal laws.


EI is listed as one of the top 10 Australia’s Most Innovative Companies 2014 and 2015. We were also one of a select group of accredited Aon Hewitt Best Employers in 2013.


We have offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. We help a wide range of clients from local small businesses to national corporates.

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