Students Staff
University of Essex

April 18, 2018

Employee Relations is back!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Mohammed Alam @ 3:12 pm

The refurbishment of the Employee Relations (which also includes Payroll, Pensions and Resourcing) space of the HR Department is now complete and we have moved back from our temporary location.  The reception is now situated in 4SA.6.8; to find us you will need to go in through the 4SE entrance and up the stairs toward the HR training rooms.

All phone numbers and email addresses remain unchanged so please continue to contact us in the same way.

Thank you to our colleagues who gave us shelter during this time, also a huge thank you to the teams that undertook the upgrade and moved us seamlessly back into our new offices.

Susie Morgan, Director of HR and Lyn Aldridge, her PA, have also moved back into that space.

 



July 22, 2016

University Expenses

Filed under: Advice & Support,Developing Excellence — Tags: , , , — Tanya Clements @ 2:19 pm

Currently, the University handles approximately 7,300 paper claims per year, which amounts to £1.3 million of reimbursements being made to staff members. The current process is manual; from the completion of the claim form, to the input into the payment system.

What is changing?

The University is moving to an online system utilising our current HR and Payroll system, iTrent, to make our processes more efficient and reduce paperwork. It will also allow us to collect information in one place, enabling us to identify issues and take remedial action. Claims will be able to be made directly on HR Organiser, and workflow utilised to move information from claim to approval to payment.

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July 20, 2016

Organisation Structure

Filed under: Developing Excellence,People Management — Tags: , , , , , — Seryan Mustafa @ 10:13 am

What is ‘organisation structure’?

The organisation structure is the backbone of our University. It gives details of the departments and jobs in which people work, and their relationship to each other.

A clearly mapped structure allows the University to highlight vacant positions and those to which we are recruiting; this helps us to understand how changing certain jobs can impact other people and their jobs. It also enables the University to estimate financial staffing costs both now and in the future.

A clear and well planned organisation structure helps us create a robust plan for a successful future.

 

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May 19, 2016

Booking Annual Leave in HR Organiser

What is HR Organiser?

HR Organiser is an online self-service system that gives employees easy access to view and amend their employment information via a dedicated and secure web portal.

You can already access your payslips and book training and development. Over the coming months, annual leave, sickness absence recording, expenses and HR records will continue to move onto the new system.

The University is moving to an online system to make our processes more efficient, reducing paperwork and saving you time and effort. It will also allow us to collect information in one place, enabling us to spot problems and take action.

Most areas of Professional Services have already gone live with booking annual leave – for all staff within Faculties, annual leave went live on 18th April.

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March 22, 2016

Our new Special Leave policy and HR Organiser

Special Leave Policy

Special Leave Policy

We have been working to make improvements to our guidance on taking leave from work to deal with personal issues and events, or in performing voluntary public service. This is part of our commitment to the People Supporting Strategy to create a clear framework of employment policies and to recognise the importance of work-life balance.

What has changed?

The Special Leave policy brings together a number of existing provisions into one place, for example compassionate leave, fertility leave, and time off for public duties. The guidance has been updated to make it easier for you to find the information you need more quickly.

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January 19, 2016

More to discover in HR Organiser coming soon….

Working better together

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People Supporting Strategy

The People Supporting Strategy is the blueprint around which we will build improvements to our processes and the way we do things at the University. One of the first ways our HR team aims to make these improvements is through better use of the HR Organiser system.

Why are we moving to an online system?

HR Organiser provides the University with a secure integrated system where everyone has access to and ownership of their own data and that data is dealt with consistently across the board. It will reduce the need for entering HR data in multiple places and reduce paperwork, giving all of us access to the information we need to do our jobs.

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September 1, 2015

Face to a name

Filed under: Advice & Support,Networking & Collaboration — Tags: , , , — Joanna Matthias @ 1:32 pm

Further to the recent suggestion to add your picture to your email account, my initial reaction was fear – I absolutely hate having my photo taken and the thought of sharing it with everyone was daunting. However, I decided to go for it and I have had some really positive feedback – not on my ugly mug but as a communication tool.

Positive feedback

‘It was great to know who to look for at our meeting, it made me feel more comfortable’
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