Accountancy firm, Page Kirk, tired of using spreadsheets and outdated processes to manage their people, needed a solution that could not only help them with the day-to-day aspects of HR, but one that could help them take a more progressive approach to managing their people.
With a focus on personalisation, recruitment, and importantly their people, Page Kirk realised that they needed a HR system with a difference. Cue People First.
Signing up as an early adopter, Page Kirk not only had access to HR fundamentals like visual organisation charts, working patterns, benefits management, leave processing, performance management and pragmatic people analytics, they knew that they could also make the most of the latest technology and thinking behind the product.
A social system
People First enables all employees to share news and successes within the system, enhancing social interactions and general communications within the firm. Groups and company news have been set up to make the People First home page more interactive for users, and an engaging experience all round.
Attracting top talent
Recruitment processes and information are now easily accessible, with all information in People First centralised, allowing for successful recruitment campaigns that help Page Kirk attract the best talent. The company are particularly delighted with People First’s social media apps, which they have used as part of their graduate recruitment campaigns.
Data at their fingertips
People First has opened up access to people’s data (including vehicle data), removing spreadsheets and paper records and placing more ownership of employees’ data on the employees themselves.
Improved performance management
Page Kirk are taking advantage of People First’s check-in facility, which helps managers and employees develop better relations, and in turn increases employee engagement levels. The system asks for talking points, prepares and runs the meeting, helps make new tasks on the fly, and then checks both parties are satisfied with the outcomes.
Many other People First benefits have been realised by Page Kirk, including storage of CPD records and integration with payroll. However, these are just the tip of the iceberg. Future plans include the ability to book learning courses and protect their investment should an employee leave, and API integration with Sage payroll. Beyond that, People First is Page Kirk’s oyster, with digital personal assistants available to all employees, pragmatic people analytics and job crafting to keep their people in the flow – all of which are a fundamental part of the People First system.