About Us

HR Advance Professional enables you to look after your client’s people management requirements in a timely manner, allowing you to focus less on admin and more on making your business a success.
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, HR audit tools and many more. 

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 and 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.

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.
Alison Williams
Managing Editor

Alison is the managing editor for HR Advance. Her role is to bring you relevant and interesting information — whether through daily published articles, analytical commentary or by developing new features to make the site more interesting and accessible.

She has over 25 years' experience in the areas of human resources, industrial relations and employment law, undertaking a mix of hands-on and publishing roles, with the last 10 years spent publishing content for HR Advance, WorkplaceInfo and WorkplaceOHS. 

She has a Masters Degree in Employment Relations from the University of Western Sydney.
Lia Paddy
Business Manager

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.
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.
Larry Forsyth
Senior Manager WHS & HR Consulting Services, Australian Business Consulting & Solutions

Larry has more than 20 years’ experience in helping businesses optimise their HR practices, deliver strategic and operational outcomes and ensure good practice.

Specialising in transformational leadership, coaching and change management, he has also created a number of tailored HR consulting solutions.