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Ascender launches enhanced OnBoarding platform as Australia gets back to business

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Strategic partnership with QSuper to help employees’ financial wellness 

Sydney, 13 July 2020 – Leading APAC Payroll and Human Capital Management (HCM) solution provider, Ascender, has announced the launch of its newly enhanced OnBoarding platform with new partner QSuper, one of the country’s largest superannuation funds. 

The initiative comes as Australia looks to reopen the labour market following months of lockdown amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. With restrictions beginning to ease and businesses regaining confidence in hiring, job ads have increased significantly with data from SEEK indicating a 39.7 per cent rise between May and June 2020.

Ascender OnBoarding offers personalised, cloud-based employee onboarding and induction designed to immerse new hires into their new organisation from day one. A strong employee onboarding experience helps organisations improve new hire retention by 82% and productivity by over 70%. Together with their other HR and Payroll products, Ascender’s customers are well armed to unlock the full potential of their workforce. 

Ascender General Manager, Scott Deane, believes the current economic state presents both opportunities and challenges.

“For responsible businesses, focussing on employee wellbeing is no longer a nice to have. Today it must be seen as an integral part of the onboarding plan. By integrating QSuper into the OnBoarding platform, we’re helping more and more companies do just that – safeguard their employees’ financial wellbeing and introduce contact-free onboarding,” said Deane. 

The partnership with QSuper takes the onboarding experience a step further, providing new hires access to one of the country’s largest super funds. 

Stuart Clements, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Growth at QSuper, said, ”Partnering with Ascender means that we can offer businesses right around Australia direct access to QSuper. Using the onboarding feature, employees can set up a new QSuper account in a matter of minutes, and their account details automatically integrate in the payroll system; saving employers hours of administration and ultimately improving their proposition to new hires.”

“Our range of seminars, online tools, and advice options help employees feel more confident about their financial future”, said Clements. 

Ascender will be rolling out the enhanced OnBoarding platform to all existing and new customers in the Australian market from July before being introduced to the wider APAC market later in the year.

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About Ascender 

With more than 1.3 million employees of Ascender customers being paid using Ascender’s Payroll and Human Capital Management platforms throughout the Asia Pacific, approximately 1,600 accounts across more than 1,100 global brands and listed companies trust us to meet their payroll and HR needs.

Their regional teams and operational centres service a diverse range of customers’ payroll requirements through 900 dedicated professionals across 8 countries, who have local payroll knowledge and expertise in 7 languages across 31 country legislations. Ascender offers payroll outsourcing and cloud-based enterprise integration for businesses seeking to incorporate streamlined payrun capabilities across multi-countries through leading technology and innovative processes.

About QSuper

QSuper is one of Australia’s largest super funds, with a customer base of more than 585,000 and over $113 billion in funds under administration.

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