Retailer cuts admin through HR system

A new
integrated payroll and HR system is helping independent retailer Williams &
Griffin adapt to major change in its business.

Head
of personnel John Hartwell said the firm decided to implement a computer based
payroll and HR system so the function wouldn’t be overwhelmed by administration
generated by rapid expansion.

The
growth of the Colchester-based firm has seen its workforce rise to 300 and the
rapid change started to put strain on its small HR team, made up of just three
full-time staff. During the past year the family-owned firm has seen profits
leap by 11 per cent to £18.5m.

“The
new system allows HR to concentrate on the creative rather than the
administrative aspect of our role,” he said.

Designed by Intellect, the system is being installed over
the next two months and will allow the firm to streamline its payroll and HR
function so inputting staff data is kept to a minimum.

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