Australian Vendors fail with RSS

01_01I was updating my feeds today and decided I had better add the news/press/media release for a number of local vendors. I had not done this earlier as last I had looked most did not provide RSS feeds, I had hoped this situation had changed.

Unfortunately I was wrong.

Of the 12 vendors I check before writing this post only 1 provided RSS for news updates and this was provided through a blog as their news source. Most had some form of email news/newsletter service.

The vendors without RSS news updates are:

The only vendor with RSS?

I just picked this list at random to add, they range in size and scope, and are a mix of recruitment,talent management and HR/Payroll software providers.

Lucky Google Reader now has the ability to create a feed from a static HTML page so I can sort of subscribe to the vendors updates via my RSS reader.

PeopleInsite helps manage employment documentation

This is one of those posts I have been meaning to write for a while, there are still another 3 or 4 that I have to catch up on.

I met with Richard Breden Managing Director of PeopleInsite a while back to discuss their product PI Employment, Richard contacted me following my post of Workforce Guardian. PI Employment is a 100% Australian owned SaaS tool designed to provide records management solutions to larger organisations, as of the beginning of March they now have three products; the original PI Employment, PI Commercial, and PI Complete.

PI Employment started life a few years ago following the introduction of Australian Workplace Agreements or AWAs to Australian. The tool allows businesses to create, upload and manage all of their critical employment documents. The documents are created based on an organisation’s own templates by taking users through simple Question and Answer process. Typical ways organisations can use PI Employment are:

  • Employment and independent contractor agreements.
  • Storage of  EBA’s, awards and policies all assigned to the relevant employees
  • Generation warning letters, probationary reviews
  • Record notes around performance management to create a complete performance counselling history
  • An archive of all past employee and contractor records

For documents that need approvals as part of the creation process they can be routed through a faily simple basic workflow process before being stored, as approved, against the employee records. PI Employment allows organisations to create a short profile of each employee which can be maintained manually or through integrations with several HR/Payroll systems such as Aurion, HR3, DataSpeed and SAP.

In additional to storage of document PI Employment also provides a reminder service to assist HR and line managers to follow up and review the required documents. The reminders are sent out via email or appear within the system.