Venue group NEC has signed a £350,000 deal with software provider MidlandHR to develop an integrated HR and payroll system.
The system will be phased in over a two-year period, cumulating in new self-service, recruitment and learning and development functions for the group.
The NEC Group comprises five venues in the West Midlands – The NEC, NEC arena, ICC, Symphony Hall and The NIA – which play host to hundreds of exhibitions, concerts and conventions every year.
With 3,000 permanent and seasonal employees spread across the venues, the company wanted a more consistent approach to HR reporting, training and development and recording absence.
Carol Moor, director of HR at NEC Group, said: “Historically, the organisation has allowed each of the venues and business units a large degree of autonomy in how they record and manage data relating to their teams.
“We are integrating all HR and payroll functions, which will speed up processes, allow our employees online access to critical information and enable more effective management of our people across the group.”