Read about how Pandanus Workforce used ratescalc to save themselves lots of time and money
Peter Remfrey, grew up on Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island in the Northern Territory. While not of Indigenous heritage himself, Peter was fluent in the Tiwi language and his upbringing instilled a passion for keeping culture strong while advocating for socioeconomic change and employment within the Indigenous landscape.
Peter Remfrey and Pandanus Group have specialised in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander employment for over 25 years.
Pandanus Group has helped more than 4,500 Indigenous Australians to achieve meaningful employment and establish long-term career pathways across various labouring industry sectors.
Indigenous Labour Hire/Roads & Infrastructure
Brisbane, QLD Australia
Compliance, time and accuracy
For payroll the process around awards was painful. One thing the payroll staff knew was that working with manual spreadsheets takes hours.
Each time there was an award change 2-3 people from payroll had to assign a good week to handle all the awards. Worst still, now the awards are being issued in stages which means even more time is needed to manage them properly.
Another challenge for Pandanus was eliminating human error and constantly fighting against excel bugs.
‘Being up to date with awards and rates is a huge thing and this problem has been around for a long time’.
Three cheers and three positive outcomes in using the ratescalc.com application. Pandanus knew there had to be a better way, a better process that eliminated time theft, errors and just worked seamlessly. Well, Peter knew from using the software previously that ratescalc.com was the answer.
The three best outcomes in using ratescalc for Pandanus are:
Compliance – price is always front and centre I am able to be competitive where I can and find effeciencies which have been created by having ratescalc.com
Time – Saves lots of time – low cost of entry and low monthly user fee
Ease of Use – Straightforward platform which is very easy to use and navigate, no issues at all
Peter says, ‘We have more accountability. This allows an individuals to increase KPI’s by using the system, and having it handle those functions.’
“Speed of quoting and a consistent processes as well as the use of embedded employment contracts which make it so easy. ratescalc.com gives you a competitive edge.
Ratescalc allows you to set margins to suit your business and processes we ensure we don’t have errors in margins by using it to set the scale.
It’s changing the temp market for the better. More compliance. A recent report states 80% labour hire agencies are failing IR space and so to ensure that we were not included in that statistic, we made sure that not only was ratescalc used company wide we also have 3 checks in place before rates are approved.”
Why not invest 10 minutes of your time to see if ratescalc.com can help you like it has Pandanus?