Students Staff

30 June 2014

People Manager is back

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People manager is part of iTrent, our HR and payroll system

People manager is part of iTrent, our HR and payroll system

People Manager, our self-service online tool for organising annual leave and sickness reporting is back.

Thanks to the valuable feedback from the first pilot groups, a number of changes have been made to make the system even more user-friendly. Changes include an enhanced and improved landing page, which will be ready for roll-out later this summer, improvements to how the system records, calculates and displays annual leave entitlement and improvements to the peer calendar which allows you to book your leave around your colleagues.

The system will vastly improve the way we organise sickness absence and annual leave, providing an easy way to ensure there is parity, fairness and transparency for everyone. Rather than chasing out-dated leave cards which can easily become lost or damaged, HR Organiser will allow you to see how much leave you have, see when your colleagues are booking time off and allow you to request your leave at the click of a button.

Full time and part time workers will all benefit, with leave entitlements being calculated in hours, showing exactly how much you’re entitled to and how much you have got left to take. The system will take into account varied working patterns and Bank Holidays. The system will simplify management of our diverse workforce, allowing managers to apply a consistency across their teams so everyone across our working spectrum has their leave managed fairly and consistently.

For managers the benefits are significant too. People Manager will allow easier monitoring of unusual working patterns, easier recording of absence and far greater ease in signing off leave requests. They will be able to see who is on leave when and easily monitor sickness absence to ensure teams are never left short staffed.

Alan Charnock, Deputy Director of Human Resources, explained: “We all know change is difficult so we’ve worked hard to listen to the Pilot group’s feedback and have made changes to make sure the system is as stress-free as possible. A paper-based system is no longer fit for purpose, so while we expect some people will take a while to warm to the system, it is something we must pursue and adopt as quickly as is feasible. People Manager has been very successful in a number of other universities and we intend for it to be just as successful here.”

The second pilot phase will see the system rolled out to pilot professional services sections; Finance, HR and ISS with the remainder of the professional services sections being included by September.

Managers in each of the pilot teams will receive a direct email with instructions and guidance on how to get started in the coming weeks.

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