Monday, December 9, 2013

Innovative Billabong implements new hire onboarding solution

The Billabong Group selects Affirm Software (Affirm)’s HR onboarding solution to onboard all of Billabong Australia’s new hires electronically.

Senior HR Consultant Christie Lockyer commented “Affirm’s sophisticated onboarding solution has transformed the way we onboard staff. We’re thrilled to have it in place and working efficiently before the busy Christmas period.

Feedback from the HR team and instore Hiring Managers has been really positive as they can independently process onboarding packs, saving them considerable time and costs, eliminating the need for unnecessary paperwork being mailed out and lost.

We’ve also had great feedback from new hires about how easy the new system is to use, and how modern and professional it is, giving them a good feel for our business before they start, which projects the right image for our brands”.

One of Billabong’s key needs for the solution was to help empower their Store Managers who had previously been caught up in time consuming paperwork in having to prepare and send onboarding packs.

With a large number of Billabong new hires being highly mobile, the onboarding solution had to provide the option for candidates to review their employment contracts, policies/procedures and forms online via a mobile device. New hires can now review and accept everything on the fly quickly, via multiple mobile devices securely.

Bryan Ericson, Affirm’s CEO added: “Clients are increasingly looking for ways to innovate and become an ‘employer of choice’. The onboarding solution implemented by Billabong is ideal for large retailers.
The onboarding solution is very comprehensive and looks innovative, which communicates to Billabong’s new hires that the business cares about their staff and reinforces to them that they are working for an International, reputable and iconic industry leader”.

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To arrange an interview, or for more information please contact:

Bryan Ericson
Affirm Software
+61 3 9029 2907

About Billabong

Billabong International Limited's core business is the marketing, distribution, wholesaling and retailing of apparel, accessories, eyewear, wetsuits and hardgoods in the boardsports sector under the Billabong, Element, Von Zipper, Honolua Surf Company, Kustom, Palmers Surf, Xcel, Tigerlily, Sector 9 and RVCA brands.

The company has approximately 6,000 staff worldwide and its shares are publicly listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Billabong International's products are licensed and distributed in more than 100 countries and are available in approximately 11,000 doors worldwide.

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About Affirm Software Group (‘Affirm’)

Melbourne based Affirm Software Group (‘Affirm’) delivers paperless business process management and interactive forms solutions. Affirm’s software provides transformational solutions for resource intensive business processes. Affirm’s software has been transformational in the area of HR onboarding and for the Insurance, Government and Utilities industries. Affirm’s technology can be applied to any industry where forms processing is an inefficient, timely and costly issue.

Affirm and Brookfield Multiplex won Best Use of Technology at the Annual Australian HR awards.

Further information about Affirm can be found at