Founder, Partner and Chief of Innovative Payroll and Client Services, Steve Nikols is a highly experienced Senior Operations, Business Development, Client Services and Payroll professional with over 30 years work experience in industry. Prior to his Directorship at PAY plus HR, his Senior appointments have included Client Relationship and Development Manager for National Payroll Systems, Service and Payroll Delivery Manager for Talent2.
In addition to PAY plus HR, Steve is an alliance partner of Recruitment Pool and advocates the new recruiting approach with clients, as well as being a thought leader in innovative managed service offerings, providing businesses with an approach that embraces the employee work life cycle. Steve brings a consultative approach to business, is highly trusted and respected amongst business colleagues, a change advocate and is a highly sought after business adviser to many.
A graduate of Swinburne University, Steve has achieved outstanding career success within the Payroll and Human Resource managed services arena.
Steve is passionate about contemporary payroll, human resource and recruiting practices, organisational change, business compliance, leadership and supporting businesses and senior managers in their management of staff to achieve outstanding results. He is a member of TAPS (The Association for Payroll Specialists) and affiliated with many other professional bodies.
Partner and Chief of Innovative HR, Recruiting and Career Services, Sonia Kokkalos is a highly experienced and Senior HR and People Development professional with over 25 years work experience in industry. Her HR Director and Senior appointments have included Group Human Resources Manager for Stanley Australia and New Zealand, National Human Resources Manager for Australian Document Exchange (now part of Toll Logistics) and Principal Employment Benefits Consultant to DaimlerChrysler. In addition to being partner of PAY plus HR, Sonia is founder of Recruitment Pool Pty Ltd an innovative recruiting and career services company that has formed an alliance with PAY plus HR to provide clients with leading edge and cost effective recruiting services. Sonia is also MD of Team Results Pty Ltd, a global provider of innovative simulation based leadership and productivity programs for work teams. Clients include Cummins, Toll, Toyota, Pfizer, Victoria Police, Victoria State Emergency Service, Samarinda Aged Care.
A graduate of RMIT, a postgraduate qualification in Business and HRM from Swinburne University and a completed MBA from the Australian Institute of Business, Sonia has achieved outstanding career success within the Business and HR arena. She was nominated for an Australian Human Resources Institute HR Practitioner’s Award in 2006 for her ground breaking work on “storybook culture”, was a recipient of a “SPIRIT” award for her results with work teams from the President of Stanley Asia Pacific, and had an article published in the Human Resources Magazine in 2005 around home grown lessons in leadership.
She is a distinguished member of the Worldwide Who’s Who Network of Entrepreneurs and has given many papers and presentations on teamwork, leadership and work productivity both locally and overseas. Sonia also serves the community as a volunteer member of the Victoria State Emergency Service. In 2005, she was awarded the Australian National Service Medal for 15 years service to an Emergency Service.
Sonia is passionate about contemporary human resource practices, organisational change, business compliance, leadereship, team productivity, career coaching and empowering work teams and individuals to be the best they can and connect in the best way possible.
Sonia believes extraordinary results can be obtained through a combination of collaboration, effort, fun, challenges and using one’s imagination, where success is celebrated.
Charlotte Roche is an experienced HR generalist with over 11 years of work experience in industry. Prior to her PAY plus HR Adviser role, her key HR appointments have included working at Southern Cross Cultural Exchange, Lemnos, Servcorp and DLA Phillips Fox.
Charlotte is an innovative HR practitioner and thought leader of Gen Y, providing businesses with an innovative HR, recruiting and pay approach that embraces the employee work-life experience cycle. Charlotte brings a consultative approach to business, is highly trusted and regarded amongst business colleagues.
A graduate of AHRI (Australian Human Resources Institute) and Swinburne University, Charlotte has achieved remarkable career success within the human resources field. She is an advocate for empowering people to be the best they can and to do their best through the workplace experiences they are engaged in.
Overall, Charlotte is passionate about contemporary human resources and supporting businesses to achieve ‘people’ success in today’s contemporary business world.