Simplyhealth finds staffing remedy with Northgate HR
Northgate Information Systems plc
14-Aug-2007 - [Northgate HR]
Major private health provider invests in new system
Simplyhealth has chosen Northgate HR’s ResourceLink solution to manage its human resources across the group. The organisation – a community of healthcare businesses that has made seven acquisitions and launched one start up business since 2000 – will use ResourceLink to manage HR processes such as payroll, timesheets and training requests. It will be used for all 1,300 employees across seven sites at the end of 2007.
Northgate HR was selected when it became apparent that the existing system – only available at one site – was no longer sufficient to provide valid, useful data for business planning and budgeting purposes. “We needed a system for all our employees, wherever they are based, that provides the business with the level of detail and service needed,” said Suzanne Pool, Director of HR at Simplyhealth. “This was not a luxury investment – it’s a strategic necessity.”
During the tender process, several visits and presentations confirmed that Northgate HR would be the best fit for Simplyhealth. “The quality of the product and its capability met our requirements perfectly,” said Pool.
The teams at Simplyhealth and Northgate HR are working together closely on the project to ensure deadlines are met and that ResourceLink is up and running by the end of November 2007.
“ResourceLink will provide Simplyhealth with an accessible and consistent HR and Payroll service across the group,” said Mark DeBono, New Business Sales at Northgate HR. “HR administration will be streamlined through the phased deployment of Self Service – and will eventually handle core HR requests, absence, training and recruitment processes at the rapidly growing business.”
Pool concluded: “This strategic investment will support us in this time of significant growth, helping us to look after our people now and in the future.”
Simplyhealth is the parent company for a community of healthcare businesses that have come together to help more people feel better. BCWA, HealthSure, HSA and LHF form Simplyhealth Access, the financial services division of the Group whilst Simplyhealth Wellbeing incorporates the non-financial divisions within the Group, these being Adastral Health Limited, Your Health Screening and Totally Active.
The Group specialises in healthcare schemes and services for individuals, families and companies, which range from health plans and private medical insurance, to health screening, occupational health and mobility aids.
About Northgate HR
Northgate Information Solutions is a leading provider of innovative technology solutions to the public services and utilities markets. Northgate's task is to enhance public value through the intelligent use of people and technology and to share in the economic and social benefits that this brings.
In the UK, Northgate works with four out of five local authorities and every police force. Its systems are used in the management of over 1.5 million local authority and housing association properties out of a total of approximately 4 million in England; in the administration of more than £17 billion of revenues and benefits; and in electoral administration systems covering over 18 million people. Founded in 1969, the company has over 3,300 employees.
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