Sydney, Australia 20 April 2020: Businesses in Australia and New Zealand can now seamlessly instant message and initiate Zoom conference calls all from within a single, integrated cloud-based human resources and payroll platform.

ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll (ELMO), Australia and New Zealand’s leading cloud-based HR, payroll and rostering / time & attendance software provider, has launched its latest module, ‘ELMO Connect’. The new module provides customers with a one-stop-shop to start instant chat messages, launch Zoom meetings and manage the array of HR and payroll requirements. 

With the rapid rise of remote working due to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing consistent and efficient communication to employees has become a key challenge for many businesses. In keeping with its long history of providing innovative solutions to address customer needs, ELMO has expedited the release of ELMO Connect.

In addition, to help its customers during this unprecedented crisis ELMO is making access to its latest Connect module free for all ELMO customers for six months with no sign up commitment at the end of the free access period.

ELMO Connect includes several key features including the ability to:

  • Instantly start up a chat with anyone within the organisation
  • Initiate group chats with any number of individuals within the organisation
  • Create group channels so organisations can rally teams around a shared project or initiative
  • Send attachments through ELMO Chat so teams can collaborate in real time 
  • Send colleagues messages when they are offline that they can read when they login again
  • Start Zoom meetings from within ELMO’s platform 
  • Gain insights into the organisation by reviewing a list of Zoom meetings.


ELMO  Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder Danny Lessem said the introduction of easy-to-use communication platforms must be prioritised while managing a remote workforce.

“Effective communication can be a challenge for organisations even at the best of times, let alone in a crisis. 

“Being able to instantly message or start a Zoom meeting with colleagues all from the one platform means businesses can improve their communication without having to burden their workforce with multiple logins, dashboards and user experiences. 

“While some people may be accustomed to remote working, there are those who aren’t. Making communication and collaboration simpler with the one user experience can improve how all employees are engaging with one another.”

Mr Lessem said it was more important than ever to find new ways to support businesses in Australia and New Zealand.

“We saw the need among many of our customers to manage how their employees are communicating and collaborating while working remotely. To help businesses through this unprecedented crisis we expedited the release of our ELMO Connect module.

“By offering our latest module for free to ELMO customers for six months we can do more to help businesses get through these difficult times.”

ELMO’s platform can help HR professionals manage their workforce, even while operating remotely. As a cloud-based solution, ELMO helps employers manage their teams from anywhere, at any time, from a secure, centralised location. All employee-employer touchpoints are covered by ELMO’s suite, from ‘hire to retire’. This includes recruitment, onboarding, performance management, payroll, rostering / time & attendance, learning & development, and more. 

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