Employee lifecycle management. Delivered.

Managing people can seem as challenging as catching water in your hands. You want to hire the right people to complement your existing team, nurture each employee's development and pay everyone accurately.

Meet Your Challenges

  • Manage and retain the best - clearly, simply and transparently.
  • Eliminate the risk of recruiting applicants without appropriate eligibility to work.
  • Automatically adjust pay to reflect holiday allowance adherence and unauthorised absences.
  • Know how your teams are really doing - and who your stars are.

Take control of your people's information and development. With Fourth's HR software solution, you have all of your HR information in one place in the cloud. Now your managers are freed from unnecessary admin so they can focus on customers and staff.

Key Benefits

  • One system for all employees avoids duplication and error.
  • Key controls ensure statutory compliance for all employees at all times.
  • Applicants without appropriate eligibility to work are automatically excluded at the start of the recruitment process.
  • Our tools help you manage holidays and dramatically reduce unauthorised absences.
  • Open architecture allows simple integration with other systems, such as applicant tracking.
  • Fourth Analytics provides useful, graphical dashboards to drive even better decision making.



Employee Database

The Problem
Managing a staff of permanent, seasonal and transient workers can be a minefield. Lateness, absenteeism, non-adherence to holiday allowances and maverick pay, all recorded - or not - on hundreds of spreadsheets hit margins and impede operational efficiency.

Our Solution
With Fourth's HR software solution, you have the latest versions of all HR data in one place, securely stored and accessible in the cloud. You can easily integrate to Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to draw all employee details through from their application. By eliminating duplication, errors, unnecessary spend and administration, you can now focus on efficiency and margin growth. Your employees get easy-to-use, permission-based mobile self-service to update their personal details. And you get significant cost savings in administrative overhead.

Employee Database


Employee Eligibility


Eligibility to Work

The Problem
Open borders and the sector’s need for seasonal staff brings both opportunity for workers and risks for your business. The threat of heavy fines for non-compliance is ever present. And combine busy recruiters with manual processes and frequently changing eligibility to work criteria, and you get compliance risk with every recruit.

Our Solution
At Fourth, we've done the hard work for you. Fourth's smart HR management software keeps pace with all changes to the criteria - so you can be confident that those who do not have appropriate documentation can get no further than their job application.

Holidays & Absence

The Problem
Keeping track of all the moving parts in a large workforce can be a challenge. Managing accurate pro rata/flexible working holiday calculations, recording authorised and non-authorised absences and adjusting pay to reflect these occurrences, rob you of time to focus on growing the business.

Our Solution
Our cloud HR software makes it easy to keep on track. Holiday and absence performance data in the employee database gives full visibility of staff behaviour for better decision making. Year-to-date reports enable optimum holiday coverage planning and eliminate unnecessary spend, while wages are adjusted automatically to reflect holiday allowance adherence and unauthorised absences.

Holidays & Absence





The Problem
You need to retain the best talent. Recruiting and training is costly and labour intensive - and so often, excellent staff leave simply because they cannot see a career development path. The cost and effort of re-recruitment and re-training restarts.

The Solution
Career development for the best is built in with Fourth. The training feature helps develop career paths at all levels, maximising staff effectiveness and retention. Tracking tools show progression and retention and help you identify internal promotions for succession planning. You can create employee development roadmaps showing achievements and craft appraisals and full reporting on outcomes with reminders and development plans, by job title and location. And because of our open architecture, you can easily integrate with leading online learning systems.

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Fourth’s Workforce Management solutions are available in four Editions designed to meet the level of control you want, to deliver immediate ROI and provide scale as your business grows.


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