Automating HR processes and introducing online employee self-service saves HR team administration time, puts staff in control and sees impressive Return on Investment

Carval Computing has announced that Bostik UK Ltd has invested in its HR software to manage administration for 415 staff across its three sites in Stafford, Leicester and Dalton. Bostik UK Ltd is using HR Unity to manage all employee data, including benefits, training and holiday entitlement for all of its staff, with plans to integrate absence management. The adhesive specialist company is currently rolling out Carval’s HR Unity online employee self-service feature, helping to meet its environmental targets to reduce paper use and benefitting employees by providing them with full control of their personal data. Since first implementing Carval’s software, Bostik UK Ltd has seen efficiency benefits from time saved in HR reporting and management, and expects a return on investment within three years.

Bostik UK Ltd selected HR Unity for its single, central HR database and comprehensive yet easy to use reporting functionality, which its previous system was unable to match. Following the implementation of the employee self-service feature, the company plans to deploy Carval’s integrated Time and Attendance solution.

“We realised that we needed to invest in a new system – our existing HR software was not up to the job and we wanted to introduce more automation in our HR processes and improve management and reporting,” explained Manny Richter, HR Director at Bostik UK Ltd.

“Carval’s HR software has delivered us immediate efficiency benefits and cost savings. Our long term vision is to harness the power of the system by introducing additional features resulting in a more automated and streamlined HR system to fully manage the details of an employee’s lifecycle, from recruitment to performance, training and compensation.”

Bostik UK Ltd is using HR Unity to record all employee details and HR data in the single database – from when an employee joins the company to their address, qualifications, next of kin, bank details, company benefits, pension and vehicle details. The company has also been able to tailor the data entry screen to include its unique employee reference numbers. Bostik UK Ltd is implementing Carval’s Unity Self Service HR module to engage with employees and reduce the administrative burden on the HR team, providing employees and managers with instant and secure access to personal information 24 hours a day.

Bostik UK Ltd plans to introduce Carval’s Time and Attendance solution, integrating data with the company’s payroll bureau to provide an accurate and up to date record of working hours. The existing card access system used to record attendance will be replaced by a biometric system integrated with Carval software, using an individual’s thumb print as identification.

Gareth Smith, from the HR team at Bostik UK Ltd said; “It used to take us three days just to work out our monthly headcount figure, now it takes just a few minutes. And we can respond to requests easily and quickly – HR Unity has had a huge impact on our productivity. With the time savings and efficiency benefits we expect a return on investment within three years – it’s a really positive system for us.”

John Ovington, Sales and Support Director at Carval commented; “For companies like Bostik UK Ltd implementing integrated HR software can pay dividends in many ways. From giving employees the ability to manage and update their own records, to providing a single HR database that reduces the HR administration burden, eliminating manual paper work and giving more accurate records. It saves time all round and frees up the HR team’s time to concentrate on strategic HR to enhance employee wellbeing and productivity.”


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About Bostik

Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets. The company develops smart adhesives with safer, efficient, flexible and responsive qualities to satisfy its customers. Its product ranges cover construction, industrial products to DIY, trade and stationery lines for such diverse jobs as tiling tasks, to sealing and sticking in creative school and home projects.

With 2014 sales of €1.5 billion, the company employs 4,900 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. Bostik UK Ltd employs 415 staff and has offices in Stafford, Leicester and Dalton.

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About Carval

Founded in 1986, Carval is a leading provider of Human Resource Management and Payroll software and services.

The company’s HR Unity range of flexible and easy-to-use solutions is the only truly integrated HR, Payroll, Time & Attendance and Self-Service software available in the UK.  The company also provides a range of outsourced services including Payroll bureau, hosted and managed services.

Designed to provide a future proof solution, Carval’s HR software harnesses the latest proven technology platforms, resulting in flexible and modern solutions based on industry best practice that are guaranteed compliant with current legislation.

Carval’s solutions are suitable for organisations from two up to 10,000 employees. High profile clients include: Addison Lee, Colne Housing, UK Coal, Day Lewis plc, National Housing Federation, St Andrews Links Trust, The Royal Mint, and St Paul’s Cathedral.

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