Havebury Housing Partnership has reported the results of its implementation of an HR and payroll system from Cascade. The new system is saving Havebury Housing’s HR team around 30 hours per week, at the same time as giving more control and flexibility to staff and managers through self-service options and better reporting tools.
Havebury Housing previously had separate systems for HR and payroll but there was no integration between them which meant that there was a massive amount of duplicated work and considerable scope for manual errors. Furthermore, reporting writing and data analysis were both time-consuming and difficult processes.
Time recording was carried out by the housing provider’s staff on spreadsheets that were set up each month by the IT team, with holidays and flexi-time recorded on paper, with such records prone to getting lost or being hard to duplicate.
After spending almost four years considering whether to invest in improved HR and payroll systems, Havebury Housing finally short-listed a number of software providers. Cascade came out on top due to the flexibility of its options, the employee self-service functionality and the option to include timesheets and time recording.
Havebury Housing said that although the Cascade software was substantially more expensive than many of the alternatives, its advanced functionality and service far out-weighed the additional cost.