MYOB launches new online resource for employers prior to end of financial year

12 Mar 2013

New Zealand’s largest accounting software provider, MYOB, today launched a brand new initiative that will make life easier for small business employers.

A dedicated employer ‘information, tools and tips’ website went live today, designed to help local operators understand every aspect of employment. Topics range from creating a new position, steering the selection process and preparing for an employee’s first day through to paying staff correctly and ensuring your business is compliant as an employer.

MYOB NZ Executive Director, Scott Gardiner, says the site is relevant to all businesses, especially those that are in the early growth stage or are employing staff for the first time.

“MYOB created this site to bridge a gap for New Zealand employers. There are so many questions and decisions facing small business owners around employing staff that we decided to provide a single location for their information needs,” he says.

According to MYOB’s research, one of the biggest pressures for small and medium business owners is issues relating to employing and managing staff. Despite this, there is a lack of resources available that offer the information in a simple, digestible and straightforward format.

“We developed a range of content about recruitment, onboarding, compliance and performance management that is easy to navigate. It provides business owners with all the facts they need so they can spend less time researching and more time on doing what they love,” says Mr Gardiner.

Mr Gardiner says policies and legal requirements for business owners can be overwhelming and full of legal jargon, and often get pushed aside due to lack of access to understandable information.

“The site has many ‘how to’ guides that will help local employers make well-informed decisions. We’ve simplified policies and legal requirements, like holiday pay and entitlements, into documents everyone can understand,” he says.

“First time business owners especially are often weighed down with the day-to-day running of a business and don’t have time to search the internet or call around for information, which is why this new website is so useful.

“Employing new staff is an important path to growth — both for our small business community and the whole economy.MYOB wants to help make life as easy as possible for employers and ensure they get the opportunity to grow, by providing resources such as this that empower them to get ahead in the upcoming business year.”

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For further information or immediate comment, please contact:

Kristy Sheppard

MYOB

Tel: 09 925 3560

Mob: +61 407 450 860

Email: kristy.sheppard@myob.com

Gerard Blank

The Agency Communications Limited

Tel: 03 341 5841

Mob: 0275 243 629

Email: gerard@theagencynz.co.nz

About MYOB New Zealand

Established in 1991, MYOB is New Zealand's largest business management solutions provider. It makes life easier for approx. 1.2 million businesses across New Zealand and Australia, by simplifying accounting, payroll, tax, practice management, CRM, websites, job costing, inventory and more. MYOB provides ongoing support via many client service channels including a network of over 40,000 accountants, bookkeepers and other consultants. It is committed to ongoing innovation, particularly in cloud computing solutions, and now spends more than NZ$35 million annually on research and development. In 2013, MYOB expanded its offerings with the acquisition of accounting solutions provider BankLink. For more information, visit myob.co.nz.