This award recognises the effective use of technology by HR teams to bring about business benefits. Entries explained what changes have been implemented, why they were necessary, and how technology has facilitated this. Evidence was provided of the impact technology has had on helping to achieve strategic objectives.
Vizual Business Tools delivers powerful HR software solutions that combine a highly flexible e-business platform with a rich suite of HR functionality. Established in 1996, Vizual Business Tools has a portfolio of solutions to meet many business needs, including HR, payroll, training, recruitment, and time and attendance.
Martin Reddington gained his MBA at the Roffey Park Management Institute in 1999. In January 2000, he was appointed programme director of e-HR transformation at Cable & Wireless. This programme received prestigious acclaim at the National Business Awards and Human Resources Excellence Awards in 2002. He is now CEO of Martin Reddington Associates.
Crown Prosecution Service
The team - Learning and Development
Number in team: 50 Number in HR function: 123 Number of employees HR is responsible for: 8,700
About the organisation
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is the government department responsible for the prosecution of most criminal cases in England and Wales.
The CPS had to recruit an extra 450 lawyers in 2004-05 and fulfil business-critical learning and development needs to meet business demands such as 24-hour legal cover for the police.
What the organisation did
A team of five learning and development staff worked with Futuremedia to design and develop the virtual Prosecution College.
It provides more than 100 hours of interactive flexible e-learning programmes.