Croner Simplify is a complete HR service for small and medium-sized businesses

Croner the UK expert in workplace information software and services, part of Wolters Kluwer, has announced the latest upgrade to its Croner Simplify service (v4.0), a unique solution for SMEs to help them with all aspects of employee management.

Croner Simplify combines web-based employee management software and time-saving online tools with a dedicated consulting team that offers expert advice on employment, health and safety and commercial legal matters. The new release contains:

• An improved user interface and more intuitive navigation
• Live web chats with HR and health and safety experts
• Enhanced process guidance and reporting
• An employee assistance programme- a valuable support service not commonly available to smaller companies

Andy Hague, Managing Director of Croner, says: “Business owners and directors looking to protect and develop their organisations in these tough market conditions should take a look at the way they manage their employees. Good employee management procedures and practices can attract and retain good staff, minimise the risk of costly disputes and, perhaps more importantly, improve profitability and efficiency.

“What makes the Croner Simplify service different it that it is proactive; we don’t wait until after managers realise they have a problem. Our consultant teams are in regular contact with clients and watch out for alerts and triggers from the employee management system. We don’t just advise on immediate issues, we help a business to identify root causes and offer support to prevent problems being repeated in the future.”

Croner Simplify provides:

• Commercially-focused advice from a dedicated local consultant and a team of qualified and experienced advisers
• Easy administration of employee records, holidays and absence through a web-based employee management system
• Tailored workflows, information resources and templates to help managers comply with the law
• A clear audit trail of activities and actions to protect a business in the event of a dispute
• Up to date employment contracts and handbooks, policies and procedures
• Accident recording tool and additional health and safety support
• Online training and reference material
• Time and attendance and rota management