Whitbread signs five-year HR and payroll outsourcing deal with Ceridian

Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant company, has signed a five-year HR and payroll outsourcing deal with HR services provider.

The contract will see Ceridian delivering HR services to more than 33,000 employees across the firm’s operations, which include brands such as Premier Inn, Beefeater, Table Table, Brewers Fayre, Taybarns and Costa Coffee.

Ben Wishart, change and information director at Whitbread, said: “This move further supports our strategy of concentrating on core activities while raising efficiency levels across our organisation. Our decision to work with Ceridian was based largely on its technology offering, combined with its demonstrable experience in HR outsourcing.”

The deal – the value of which is undisclosed – is expected to go live in a phased approach throughout 2009, with Ceridian providing support from its centre in Glasgow and offshore capability in Mauritius.

In the first half of the financial year, Whitbread reported a 12.6% increase in revenue to £682.2m and a 24% increase in pre-tax profits to £123.3m.

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