Pub chain cuts costs with e-payroll

Pub chain SFI Group has slashed payroll costs by bringing the function
in-house using an e-HR system.

SFI HR director Sue Hodder said the move from an outsourced HR system to an
in-house, integrated payroll, time and attendance programme, had achieved such
significant savings that the system will pay for itself within 18 months.

Hodder said managers at the group’s 170 outlets are now able to input data
directly into the main system. She said the new system would for the first time
provide the company with information on staff turnover and sickness absence

Hodder is optimistic the system will help manage staff more effectively and
reduce high turnover levels, which across the industry run at between 40 and 50
per cent for managers and up to 200 per cent for bar staff.

Hodder said managers are being trained to use the system on a one-day

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