MYOB launches online portal to assist working parents

04 Mar 2020

Leading business software provider MYOB has announced the launch of a new online employee portal to support working parents, in partnership with Circle In, an HR tech start up that enables organisations to go beyond policies and build parent-friendly workplaces.

MYOB’s focus on employee experience sees the company recognise the importance of the moments that matter most to their team, which for many includes parenthood.

MYOB Chief Employee Experience Officer Helen Lea is delighted to be in a position to influence the next generation’s employment experience for the modern and evolving world of work.

“Working parents are a crucial part of the workforce. Whether this is their first child and a new experience, or they’re set to grow their family, we know that being a working parent can be a mix of rewarding and challenging,” she said.

“We are delighted to partner with Circle In to help our team navigate an exciting stage of their life.”

The Parents Hub is an online resource that is accessible anytime, anywhere with practical materials and tools for existing or soon to be parents. The team can access information across different stages of their parent journey – from taking leave, returning to work and juggling life as a working parent. Managers can also use the hub to assist them in supporting a team member via automated reminders and a handy ‘stay in touch’ program.

This initiative comes in addition to MYOB’s generous parental leave and flexible working policies.

According to the 2019 MYOB Business Monitor, 43% of tech businesses offer their staff flexible working hours and only 32% offer paid parental leave. The Parents Hub is intended as another way to promote gender diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

“At MYOB we know that it’s crucial for an innovative company to be a diverse one – our team represent a wonderful mix of backgrounds, cultures, experiences and life stages, which is why launching the Parents Hub is so important to us,” said Ms. Lea.

The Parents Hub also offers news and real-life stories from MYOB team members which employees can access from anywhere at any time.



For more information please contact:

Janelle Ericksen, MYOB, PR Specialist
M:021 1050 490 / E:

Gerard Blank, The Agency Communications Limited, Director
P: 03 341 5841 / M: 0275 243 629 / E:

About MYOB

MYOB is a leading provider of cloud-based business management solutions. With an offering of over 50 solutions, MYOB makes life easier for approximately 1.2 million businesses across Australia and New Zealand. The MYOB software spans the full lifecycle of a business from sole traders to larger enterprises with over 1,000 employees. MYOB also provides ongoing support to a network of over 40,000 accountants, bookkeepers and other consultants. They are committed to ongoing innovation, particularly through the Connected Practice Strategy and through development of the MYOB Platform. For more information visit or follow @MYOB on Twitter.

About the MYOB Business Monitor

The MYOB Business Monitor is a national survey of 1,000+ New Zealand small and medium business owners and managers, from sole traders to mid-sized companies, representing the major industry sectors. It has run since 2009, commissioned to independent market research firm Colmar Brunton. This most recent survey ran in February/March 2019. The Monitor researches business performance and attitudes in areas such as profitability, cash flow, pipeline, technology usage and the government. The weighting of respondents by both geographical location and sector is based on overall market proportions as established by Statistics New Zealand and is drawn from an independent survey group, which includes both MYOB clients and non-clients.