How Gumbaya World is managing business growth with HR3

Gumbuya World is Victoria’s newest theme park. Less than an hour from Melbourne, it promises visitors a fun day out with 52 species of animals and rides in the middle of the Australian bush.

What most day trippers don’t think about is that Gumbuya World is also a fast-growing business, and behind the scenes, it’s the people that make it tick – and that result in complex payroll needs.

“We had 200 employees at Christmas in 2017 – which we’ll exceed this year – and also have a vision to grow to 500 plus employees in three years ,” head of people and culture Michelle Jacobs says.

“Our workforce includes full-time and part-time workers, contractors, seasonal workers and volunteers, so we need a payroll system that can stay on top of that growth and complexity.”