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About Us


We make people management and HR compliance easier to get right.

With a company heritage representing the interests of employers for almost two hundred years, HR Advance is a very modern employee management solution designed to meet today’s business needs. We simplify the processes around employing people, providing access to a library of 200+ HR documents, performance management and HR audit tools, as well as access to expert advice on the phone whenever you need it.  

A rich heritage

HR Advance is part of the Australian Business Consulting & Solutions Group, a recognised leader in workplace management reform and practices, advising employers about all areas of industrial relations and employment law.

Australian Business Solutions Group is a division of the NSW Business Chamber, which has represented the workplace relations interest of businesses for nearly two centuries. For more information on the NSW Business Chamber, call 13 26 96.

Backed by lawyers

With Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors (ABLA) scrutinising our content behind the scenes, our comprehensive library of 200+ HR documents, templates, and forms is always up to date with Australian workplace laws. ABLA was recently awarded Workplace Relations and Employment Team of the Year at the 2016 Australian Law Awards.

Workplace Advice Line

For help with challenging employment related issues, our experts are just a phone call away, and ready to give you the right advice when you need it. With various levels of support available, there’s a Workplace Advice Line package that’s a perfect fit for every business.

Meet the team

   
 
Joe Murphy
Director, Workplace Relations

Joe Murphy has specialised in employment and industrial matters for both private and public sector clients since 2001. He provides clients with strategic advice on discrimination, unfair dismissal, bullying, general protections (including adverse action), harassment and contractual issues.

With more than 15 years’ experience in litigation, Joe has represented clients in a range of tribunals and courts, including Fair Work Australia, the NSW Industrial Relations Commission, the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Administrative Decisions Tribunal of NSW, the Supreme Court of NSW & Court of Appeal, the Federal Court and Federal Magistrate’s Court.
 
Fiona Corbett
National Manager, Workplace Advice Unit

Fiona Corbett worked as an Industrial Relations Advisor with the Federal Government prior to joining the NSW Business Chamber in 2007. She has managed the Workplace Advice Unit since June 2010.

National manager for the Workplace Advice Line, Fiona and her team look after more than 20,000 cases each year, advising on a variety of workplace issues for businesses of all sizes. 

Fiona combines significant business experience from owning and operating a successful family business for over 20 years, with a number of years HR management experience gained in Sydney law firms.

Fiona has a long standing interest in industrial relations and enjoys the challenge of working with a diverse range of businesses to find solutions to their employment issues. Her broad range of experience and tertiary study in Human Resource Management ensure members receive advice tailored to suit their business needs.
 
 
Paavan Marthur
Project Manager

Paavan has had more than 10 years’ worth of experience as a product and project manager.

He is passionate about timely delivering quality projects and he brings in the technical expertise into the product planning and execution of HR Advance.  
 
Phillip Parisis
Digital Marketing & Community Manager

Creative, strategic and results-driven digital marketing professional with a genuine passion for harnessing the latest technology to meet customer needs via the development, management and maintenance of innovative marketing campaigns for a diversity of industries. With over 15+ years working with large retailers like Big W, Best and Less, government departments and property training groups, Phillip structured successful, detailed strategy and execution marketing plans that focused on ROI and lead generation.
 
 
Sacha Henry
Events Marketing

Sacha started her career at a small to medium-sized business, understanding the need for multi-tasking and wearing a variety of hats. She has since worked in a variety of industries, including tourism, events and finance, in both marketing and events based roles.

Sacha enjoys simplifying processes and delivering effective communications that provide clarity and achieve results. With extensive experience in events marketing, Sacha is passionate about getting involved and getting stuff done.
 
Mardi Herisson
Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Mardi started her career in sales working in industries from financial services to events. Through her passion for helping customers, she moved into a marketing role to focus on delivering content and helping her customers through their buying journey.
 
Jennifer Bales
Digital Marketing Executive

A passion for all things creative, Jen manages our social media campaigns and creative strategy that helps our brand come to life.

With 8+ years of design and video production experience and 3+ years as a Social Media Manager, Jen helps our audience find and connect with our brand through her digital and social marketing efforts.
 
Catherine Ngo
Senior Editor & Content Writer

Catherine is the Senior Editor and Content Writer for HR Advance, and sister publications, WorkplaceInfo and WorkplaceOHS.
 
She loves equipping leaders with the latest research and insights to effectively lead, retain and engage their people through the content she writes.
 
Catherine has worked in several HR roles including HR business partnering for top ASX listed firms for over 10 years, before specialising in HR content writing.
 
 
Lia Paddy
Business Manager, HR Advance Professional

With a scientific background, Lia started her career in recruitment for the Australian tech sector. She worked as a LinkedIn sales trainer for multiple recruitment businesses, training consultants and business owners on how to use LinkedIn and other disruptive technologies to build their brand, reach new audiences and build relationships with potential clients.

Lia has a passion for helping her clients further develop their sales and marketing and her role at HR Advance is to build strong relationships with a national network of HR Consultancies.
 
 
Manpreet Singh
Business Solutions Executive

Manu has been in sales for 13+ years and has developed a passion to help customers as much as possible. He is an integral part of the HR Advance team and loves to bring his positive and enthusiastic energy to work every day.

He loves solving customers HR needs, demonstrating how easy HR Advance is to use and how HR Advance can help them save money.