Bury invests in online HR

Bury Council is streamlining its human resources management with a £630,000 web-based system.

Bury Council is streamlining its human resources management with a £630,000 web-based system.

The council said the new system would be able to integrate databases and reduce the need for paper-based processes, as well as making monitoring and the production of management reports easier.

Bury has chosen the Trent system from MidlandHR which will eventually serve all 8,500 staff on the council.

The council aims to use the complete range of Trent software modules including people development, absence, recruitment, payroll, training and self-service holiday functions.

Guy Berry, Bury Council director of personnel, said, "Trent offers excellent reporting functions that enable us to easily comply with government regulations. We were also impressed by its self-service and online recruitment capabilities, which tie in with our e-HR initiatives."

The first stage of the implementation will go live in April and the second, including self-service, in August. Initially there will be 120 Trent users but once phase two is complete all 8,500 employees will be on the system.

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