Henry Boot Plc, one of the leading property and construction organisations in the UK, has chosen iTrent, the integrated workforce and talent management solution from MidlandHR, to meet all of its future HR and payroll requirements.


The company has implemented a broad range of iTrent modules, including core HR and Payroll, People Development and Absence Management, as well as Employee and Manager Self-Service.


Rachel White, Group HR Manager, comments: “When we decided to review our HR and payroll requirements, it was extremely important that we found a fully integrated solution that would prevent duplication between our HR and payroll departments, which are housed on different sites. This would ensure information remained up-to-date and accurate across the organisation for all of our 500 employees.


“It was also essential that we found a provider who would be willing to meet our individual requirements. For example, we needed a solution that could integrate with BusinessObjects to provide us with high level business intelligence and cost reporting specific to the construction industry. MidlandHR has proved to be a true partner, working closely with our in-house teams to ensure that all these specific needs were met.”


One of the key areas in which MidlandHR has helped to transform Henry Boot’s HR and payroll processes has been through the introduction of iTrent Employee and Manager Self-Service. Individuals now have much more responsibility for their own data, freeing up the HR and payroll department’s time from administrative duties, allowing them to take a more strategic approach and concentrate on core issues. Manager Self-Service has also given Henry Boot’s management team greater access to key information such as holiday requestsand absence records, all in real time.


White explains: “Whilst iTrent impressed us with its overall functionality, it was its web self-service facilities which were of particular interest. Since its introduction, we have been able to rationalise the requirement for paper contracts and have seen a real reduction of our paper-based processes, including payslip production.


“iTrent has introduced a much more collaborative approach to the way we work, streamlining our processes and reducing duplication and errors. This has certainly created greater efficiencies and improved the visibility and accuracy of HR information.”


Declan McGrath, managing director of MidlandHR, concludes: “Henry Boot is a fantastic example of how iTrent can help organisations to transform every day working practices for management and employees alike. We are currently in the process of working closely with the payroll team at Henry Boot to ensure they become RTI-compliant in plenty of time for the deadline of April 2013.  As an RTI pilot customer, we are helping them to meet the HMRC’s requirements for data capture and quality, and take a best practice approach to the necessary changes in operation of PAYE.”