Happy HR Key Features

Discover how having access to all of Happy HR’s complete set of features helps you seamlessly manage your HR.

The #1 HRIS Software That Handles 90+% Of Your HR Admin

Recruitment & Candidate Management

Manage the hiring process seamlessly in one platform and more.

HR
Compliance

Happy HR enables you to have legally compliant employment contracts and more.

Performance
Management

Happy HR has an easy to follow workflow that ensures you remain compliant and more.

HR
Management

Boost your productivity, reduce paperwork and save administration time and more.

Happy HR Features

1. Recruitment & Employee Onboarding

Recruitment and candidate management Manage the hiring process seamlessly in one platform with job ads, interview guides, video applications, reference checks and candidate review. You can also use our fixed fee recruitment services that come with a three-month guarantee!

Happy HR allows you to manage the whole paperless induction process in the cloud. Send your recruit their employment offers electronically at the click of a button. You will reduce the time spent preparing, sending and receiving contracts by over 90%. The employee then can accept their contract, position, policies all before their first day at work!

Ensure your compliance with the ability to manage your onboard checklists for each employee induction.

Employees get their own login that enables them to electronically sign and execute contracts, position descriptions and policies, manage their payroll information, apply for leave, see upcoming performance management training & events, messaging, report safety incidents and much more!

Create an awesome first impression of your company! You will provide your employees a seamless digital experience to onboard and engage with your team.

2. HR Compliance

Happy HR enables you to have legally compliant employment contracts that can be customised for full time, part time, casual, contract, sub-contractor and volunteers. Choose from a suite from over 45+ HR policies. You will have peace of mind as our contracts and policies are constantly reviewed by our in-house team of employment lawyers to ensure legal compliance.

Never miss another probationary meeting. Happy HR tracks your employee’s probationary periods to ensure that follow up meetings take place.

Employees can upload documents like driver’s licenses, medical certificates, and RSA certs etc into their profiles and set expiry reminders for themselves and company admins. The Happy HR system allows users to track all employee documents, so you can ensure that you are able to stay compliant by making sure all your employee’s certifications are up to date.

In a simple to use module, you can manage all your employee information like payroll, leave, activities, see contracts, notes etc.
The employee management module shows employment status and highlights any outstanding items you might need to action for that employee.

You can manage the entire onboarding and offboarding process for sub-contractors and consultants in Happy HR. The platform allows you to create sub-contractor agreements, scope of work, payment cycles, training, allow user access etc. This will ensure your obligations to subcontractors and consultants remains compliant.

3. Performance Management

It is a legal requirement that employees are performance managed in line with the Fair Work Act. Happy HR has an easy to follow workflow that ensures you remain compliant when conducting performance appraisals, performance improvement plans, development plans, disciplinary actions and warnings etc. The platform sends out notifications and time stamps all activities to ensure you and your managers are following the correct performance management processes.

It is a legal recruitment that grievances are managed in line with the Fair Work Act.
Happy HR has an easy to follow workflow that ensures that you remain compliant when conducting the entire grievance investigation process. The platform sends out notifications, time stamps all activities to ensure you and your managers are following the correct grievance management process.

Developing and training staff is one of the easiest ways to deliver an increased ROI on your employees. You can use training plans as another way you can eliminate risk by effectively training staff on workplace safety. Our training module allows a user to conduct group or one on one training sessions, conduct a training assessment, pass or fail participants and send out a certificate of participation to successful employees. You can also set reminders for future training.

Happy HR allows you to add procedural documents, control what position can see what procedural document and send out notifications on updates to the procedures etc. By having procedures that are easily at hand, allows employees to remind themselves of company processes.

Use our workflows will ensure the right disciplinary processes get followed.

4. HR Management

Happy HR enables you to have legally compliant employment contracts that can be customised for full time, part time, casual, contract, sub-contractor and volunteers. Choose from a suite from over 45 + HR policies. You will have peace of mind as our contracts and policies are constantly reviewed by our in-house team of employment lawyers to ensure legal compliance

Leave management at the click of a button. Our module has a leave calendar that shows all employees leave, allows employees to apply for leave, allows managers to approve and or decline leave. Our leave module seamlessly integrates with your accounting and payroll integrations further reducing administration time.

The platform has a terrific asset management module that enables a user to track all company property. You can record if an employee has received an asset upon onboarding them and ensure you get the assets back when offboarding. There is also an asset approval process, so managers can ask for approval to purchase!

The Happy HR dashboard has a range of HR reports that provides a user with real time insights into the current state of your HR health.
You can monitor events, gender diversity, leave, activities, approvals, happiness etc. at the click of a button.

Boost your productivity, reduce paperwork and save administration time by seamlessly integrating with apps including Xero, QuickBooks, Tanda, Cloud payroll, Reckon, MYOB, Deputy and Key Pay to name a few.
Integrating with one of our partners is done at the click of a button.

5. Other Awesome HR Tools

Happy HR sends out email notifications for all events and these events also appear on the dashboard.
Cloud based use anywhere anytime on any device.

In app messaging and broadcasting
Happy HR is a fully responsive website that is accessible anytime and anywhere, displaying beautifully across all devices, including desktop, tablet and mobile.
Create, send and receive chat messages to an individual or group. Broadcast announcements on the feed to employees – all at the click of a button.

Happy HR is a fully responsive website that is accessible anytime and anywhere, displaying beautifully across all devices, including desktop, tablet and mobile.
Create, send and receive chat messages to an individual or group. Broadcast announcements on the feed to employees – all at the click of a button.

You can allow different levels of access to key employees of your organisation.
The different access levels are CEO (entire access), HR (not invite sub company), operations (all but employee profiles), finance (employee profiles only) and managers (see performance and activities to people below the employee in the org chart but not employee profiles) rights. Employees can toggle between employee and user access when logged in as an employee.

You have the obligation to check the work rights of ALL staff (employees and contractors) at time of onboarding (Australian Birth Certificate, Citizenship certificate, NZ passport or a foreign passport + a VEVO check) AND for those on visas, continue to check throughout the term of employment. This can all be managed within the Happy HR platform.

Recognise outstanding employee achievements with trophies and motivate staff with shout outs on the dashboard feed for compliments of great work.

With our award interpretation capabilities, be assured you are always paying your staff in line with workplace awards.

Workplace health and safety
Happy HR allows company admins and employees to report incidents or hazards, investigate, conduct risk assessments, prepare reports, manage return to work all in a simple to use safety module.

Be supported by Australia’s #1 team of degree qualified HR consultants. HR advice you can trust is only an email away.

Workplace surveys are a terrific way to understand your employees. Surveys allow a company to look at ways to drive employee retention, happiness, engagement and workplace satisfaction. Happy HR allows you to create a survey, send it out to staff as an open or anonymous survey and the module allows you to create reports on the answers to enable you to develop initiatives to drive positive change.

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Who is Happy HR?

We Are Awesome Software Created By HR Professionals

Happy HR is an easy to use HRIS software created by HR professionals!
We’ve done our bachelors in HR so you don’t have to.  We have managed countless changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 and other legislations and by doing so have ensured the HR compliance of thousands of clients.
How do we do this? Well we are glad you asked!
Happy HR is an awesome tool that streamlines the way you manage HR.
We are a market leading HRIS platform that also comes with bachelor qualified HR support that is second to none.

987
Launched

Founded by Christopher Smith, the goal was to create an easy to use HRIS platform that also came with qualified HR advice to simplify HR for small and medium sized businesses.

+ 787
Business

Seamlessly managing HR for our happy customers!

+ 7
Awards

We have clients in all 122 workplace awards. We easily ensure compliance for our customers regularly updating contracts & policies keeping them 24/7 compliant.

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HRIS Software That Reduces HR Admin By 90%

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Happy HR is easy and intuitive, and you do not have to be an IT wizard to take advantage of what it has to offer. Our HR process enables clients to seamlessly run their organisations – not get in the way. We will ensure that we provide support, training, and webinars so you and your staff understand how to successfully use the Happy HR platform.

Happy HR is easy to set up! You have two choices: A self-guided plan and a pro plan.
The self-guided is a plan for people who are confident with HR.
The self-guided plan comes with lots of training guides that are easy to follow so set up is a breeze. 
The pro plan is for organisations that have more complex HR set ups or for people who are not as confident with HR.
The bachelor qualified HR team is here to help you every step of the way.
Our team of qualified HR consultants will collaborate with you to set up the system, ensure your HR policies are in line with your values and write your position descriptions to ensure that the activities in each position description are truly aligned to your strategic and operational goals.
We collaborate with you to become a master user and provide training to managers and employees
as well.
The software is easy to use and will reduce 90% of your HR administration. Also, if you need support, our dedicated Client Relationship Team is here to help you with all enquiries.

In general, clients are up and running in about 3-5 hours. You simply choose a plan, then fill out a simple questionnaire, which will populate ready to use legally compliant HR policies that are tailored to your company. From there you create your position descriptions, organisational chart, and you are ready to go.

Happy HR will save you a significant amount of time and money. Having all your documentation in one place in an easy to find format means everything is at your fingertips.

Yes, it is. Happy HR takes data protection very seriously. Happy HR has policies and procedures to store personal information securely. We respect the privacy of our client’s personal information and our commitment to them is demonstrated by using the same principles required by Australia’s privacy legislation for dealing with customer information. This information is strictly confidential and will only be used for the purpose for which it was collected and no other purpose without your written authority. Furthermore, we only provide access to those who are required to perform the administration activities. We undertake that the information we receive will be kept confidential and will not be passed on to another party without your express permission or unless we are required to by law.

Happy HR is suitable for all businesses. You have a legal obligation to have HR policies to govern your business or you risk being like the other cases that ended up at Fair Work Australia last year because they did not have a legally compliant HR process and or HRIS system.

You will have access to 15 minutes of phone-based support per month. We also provide Zoom support, and virtual screen sharing so we can demonstrate features to you on the spot. We want to ensure that you and your staff know how to successfully use the Happy HR platform. If you have a HR question, an anxiety, a question about performance management or how to handle a difficult situation, or need to talk to a HR professional about any situation in your workplace as your HR partner we are here to help by emailing help@happyhr.com

More Information To Get Started

What training can I get for myself and employees?

Happy HR is here to provide ongoing HR training, provide HR support, webinars to ensure that you maximise the use of the software. We want to ensure you get the benefits of the software but also the benefit of having us as your HR partner. As qualified HR professionals we are truly here to help.

How do I maintain my polices to ensure that they are up to date and legally compliant?

Our documents are approved by legal professionals. To ensure that you remain legally compliant, we recommend that clients use our easy-to-use copyrighted self-population questionnaire that pre-populates current HR polices that are legally compliant. This way when there is an update to a policy because of a change to HR legislation clients can remain HR compliant with our simple acceptance system. If you update your information by using the edit company tab in the Happy HR Admin document dashboard, they will also remain legally compliant. Our policies are compliant to Australian Commonwealth standards. You may make alterations to the documents, but these will no longer carry the assurance of Happy HR PTY LTD. Happy HR can organise for a legal professional to review your amendments. There is a small but reasonable fee to review your altered policies to give you peace of mind. Remember it is your obligation to run your company according to the policies should you accept them.

How do I induct new employees?

Staff induction is now done in a flash! Happy HR has an online induction process that you use via the organisational chart. All you do is simply fill in the new recruit’s email address, salary, offer expiry date and our platform allows new recruits to review and accept their letter of offer, position description and company HR policies all before their first day at work!

How do I create position descriptions?

You can create position descriptions that clearly outline the performance indicators, core competencies, experience and education required for each role. Simply go to the position description creator and choose a position description from an industry or use the creator to create a position. Remember a position description must have performance indicators. The process is easy to do, however if you are having trouble, you can call us to ask for help!

Can I modify my HR policies?

Yes, clients can modify their HR policies, but this may affect their legal compliance. Happy HR can organise for a legal professional to review your amendments. There is a small but reasonable fee to review your altered policies to give you peace of mind.

What is the performance improvement plans, why do they drive performance?

Our performance improvement plans are based on S.M.A.R.T Goals. S.M.A.R.T is an acronym for: Specific, Measurable, Action-orientated, Realistic and Time bound. The performance improvement plans are used to train a person who is not meeting the performance indicators as stipulated in the employee’s Position Description. A manager will place an employee onto a performance improvement when they are not meeting performance requirements. The manager and the employee mutually agree on the performance improvement plan, so both are aware of what obligations are required from each party to ensure the performance improvement plan is achieved.