HR & EDUCATION | Carmina Jariel, Singapore

See how this startup can help firms avoid buddy punching and ghost employees

Clock in using facial recognition.

Forget about biometrics. Rising startup PayrollHero unveiled a much efficient way to keep track of your employees' attendance minus the sweat. 

In an exclusive interview with Singapore Business Review, founders Michael Stephenson and Stephen Jagger revealed that PayrollHero uses the employees face as their primary biometric to avoid buddy punching and ghost employees.

These clock-in pics are further given a mood rating to establish an array of business intelligence to the companies corollaries between productivity and mood.

"We use the employees face as the metric for clocking in and out, as well as provide a completely cloud based platform that is second to none," they said.

But it doesn't stop there. Payroll Hero could just be the HR's best companion as it provides a complete platform that covers payroll and scheduling.

"We take company culture to the next level and are working to build a world class payroll, time, attendance, scheduling and analytics platform," they added.

With numerous awards under its belt, ("IT Startup Of The Year" for 2012 in the Philippines and "The Cloud based Payroll Platform of Choice" by BC Business Magazine), Payroll Hero isn't resting on its laurels just yet. The team has plans to expand in South East Asia as well as boost the capabilities of the platform.


Name of the company: PayrollHero.com Pte. Ltd.

Founder/Founders: Michael Stephenson and Stephen Jagger

Website: www.PayrollHero.com

Major Investors: 500Startups, LX Ventures, 8capita, Benjamin Joffe, Dan Martell CEO of Clarity, Ryan Holmes CEO of Hootsuite, more here - http://angel.co/payrollhero

Total funding at hand: $1,500,000 CDN (plus closing another round right now)

Source of funding: Founders, Angel Investors, VCs

Start of operation: 1.5 years ago 

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