Kent Country Council will next month unveil the first stage of a £10.9m overhaul of its HR and finance infrastructure.
The move puts to an end any uncertainty about the future set-up and direction of the council's back-room HR operations.
Mary Mallett, strategic director of organisation and development, said the move will aid recruitment and give the HR team more opportunity to add value to the business.
Last year the council decided against transferring 800 HR, finance and IT staff to HBSG (formerly Hyder), in an outsourcing deal that would have been worth £250m over 10 years.
Instead, it developed an integrated in-house HR and finance platform, which is being put in place by Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.
Over the next two years the council will move the majority of its finance and HR processes online, including recruitment, absence management and e-learning. Staff will also have access to automated pay slips, online expenses and employee self-service systems.
Mallett said: "For the first time we will have good clean information that is up-to-date and covers every employee.
"Someone even vaguely thinking of applying for a job at KCC, who either goes on to our website or rings us up, will be logged on to the system and sent out the information pack.
"Selection can be done online, too, which will will free up HR staff and line managers because they will not have to carry out all these administrative processes."
Mallett, who is also-vice president of local government HR body Socpo, said some administrative staff would have to be made redundant as a result of the changes.
By Nic Paton