The Body Shop has signed a £1m contract with Northgate HR to expand the chain's use of Resourcelink integrated HR and payroll software, as part of its green strategy.
Justin Taylor, HR partner at The Body Shop, said, "Our work with Northgate HR enables us to improve efficiency and provide a better service for employees. By cutting down on the amount of paper used in HR process, we are also able to strengthen our commitment to the environment."
The Resourcelink self-service product will provide Body Shop with HR, allowing staff to fill in time sheets and holiday or training request forms online - which are then managed entirely by Northgate HR. The tool will cut down both time and paper wasted in the HR processes, Body Shop said.
The Body Shop first outsourced its head office payroll to Northgate HR in 2003. The company then extended the service to include retail units in 2005. The contract now lasts a further four years and provides additional online services for HQ-based staff.
The Body Shop is assessing making the self service HR option available for store managers.