Independent construction supplier streamlines HR processes, including absence management, training and compliance for over 420 staff in 17 sites across the UK

Carval Computing, provider of fully integrated Human Resource Management and Payroll software and services, has announced that Day Aggregates has selected its HR Unity solution. Day Aggregates uses HR Unity to manage all of its HR administration, supporting over 420 staff working at its 17 locations across the South East. The HR team manages all absence, personnel training and development to ensure that it keeps up to date with auditing and industry legislative requirements to maintain its ISO9001 certification. Since deploying the system, the HR team has saved many hours in HR administrative tasks, enabling it to support the whole workforce which has increased by over 20% in the last two years, without employing extra HR staff.

The company selected Carval’s system for its ease of use and comprehensive range of HR modules which are included within the standard package, replacing a previous system which it had outgrown.

Helen Morrell, HR Manager at Day Aggregates said; “Our business had moved on and the demands were far greater than our off-the-shelf HR system could handle. Carval’s HR Unity is really easy to navigate with menu systems that we like, making it straightforward for our managers to use.

“Carval’s system does so much. It is an all-encompassing system and includes the absence management, recruitment, training and development modules, which most providers only supply as extras. It gives us one set of information and we can prove to auditors in our annual ISO9001 inspection that we are keeping up to date on training and competencies to meet quality, and health and safety standards.”

The company has 30 managers in total, as well as the HR team, using the system to manage staff absence, training and development and certification. To comply with Health and Safety and transport regulations, all drivers are required to complete 35 hours of training every five years to keep their Certificate of Professional Competency (CPC) and enable them to work in the haulage business. These details, as well as records of drivers’ licences are recorded and maintained by the HR team.

The HR team is planning to use the e-recruitment module. An interface with the company’s external website enables the applicant’s data to be captured by the system and attaches their CV to the record. Should they be successful, their details are automatically added to the live HR system saving rekeying of the data.

The team also intends to manage all of its HR policies electronically, such as those for health and safety and drugs and alcohol. Instead of asking new employees to sign paper records to confirm that they adhere to policies, the details will be administered online with short survey tests to register understanding.

John Ovington, Sales and Support Director at Carval said; “Automating and streamlining processes gives managers and HR staff the reassurance that company and legal policies for sickness and absence are adhered to, freeing them up to manage rather than administer. It brings many benefits to a business, equipping it to meet new challenges, whether changes in legislation, entitlement or remaining agile with staffing to meet customer demands. Investing in the right HR and Payroll software is the foundation upon which to build a successful business.”


Notes to Editors
About Day Aggregates

Day Aggregates is one of the largest independent aggregate marketing companies in the UK, with an annual sales volume in excess of 4million tonnes. The original company, Day & Sons Ltd, was incorporated in1947.
The Company’s reputation has been built over many years supplying aggregates to major construction projects such as Crossrail, Heathrow Airport T5 and the new Terminal 2, it is also a supply chain partner with many of the UKs largest construction companies such as BAM Nuttall, Balfour Beatty and Travis Perkins.
Day Aggregates operates to the highest quality standards, ISO 9001 and takes pride in the fact that it manages its business accordingly – in addition all aggregates supplied conform to European Standards (EN).
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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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