Housing Group supports flexible and mobile working with Mobile HR App
Carval Computing is to provide HR Unity, its fully integrated suite of HR, Payroll, Time and Attendance and Self-Service software, to Staffordshire Housing Group. An existing user of Unistaff, Carval’s HR software, the Housing Group is extending its investment with Carval significantly. Staffordshire Housing is replacing its current payroll system with Carval’s Uniwage, and plans to roll out Self-Service via a Mobile App to its 300 staff, across eight sites. In addition, the new integrated solution will enable easier management of the Group’s range of flexible working options for staff and auto enrolment.

Helen Martin, People Manager (Projects) at Staffordshire Housing Group commented; “We have a complex payroll requirement, with many different types of employment contracts to manage, including staff with dual roles. Some of our staff work flexitime, with others on different types of flexible working, and we also have an extensive range of shift patterns. The Carval solution is one of the few that can easily manage this level of complexity within one complete, fully integrated package.”

HR Unity will provide time and cost efficiencies for the People Team at Staffordshire Housing, by enhancing processes and removing manual systems. The team will now have just one point of entry for all HR and payroll data, which will reduce the likelihood of rekeying errors and potential losses due to overpayments for salaries, absence, holidays and other payments. Staff will have access to their own personal information, via the Self-Service option, and will take responsibility for its accuracy, which is expected to enhance staff engagement. Through the Self-Service Mobile App and the Time and Attendance modules, Managers will have access to their team information, and will be able to see at a glance, who is working, when and where.

Helen Martin added; “As existing users of the Carval HR software, we have seen at close hand that they are always evolving and improving the system with regular updates to meet customer needs and maintain competitive advantage. We are confident that extending our use of HR Unity will help the People Team at Staffordshire Housing to support the future development of the Group.”

John Ovington, Sales and Support Director at Carval said; “At Carval we are dedicated to continual improvement of our products and services, above and beyond simply keeping pace with new legislation. We listen to our customers, and aim to provide a solution that streamlines as many processes as possible, enabling HR functions to focus on their area of expertise, supporting the business and the people that work within it.”


Notes to Editors
About Staffordshire Housing Group
Based in Stoke on Trent with homes and services throughout Staffordshire and East Cheshire, Staffordshire Housing Group is dedicated to creating opportunities and changing lives by providing high quality homes and services to a diverse range of people.
Parent company Staffordshire Housing Association owns and manages around 3,000 homes for rent and sale, and also delivers regeneration and housing development.
Registered Charity Arch works with some of the most vulnerable people in society, providing support services for people experiencing domestic violence, poor mental wellbeing, substance misuse or homelessness.
Revival, the group’s home improvement agency, works with older and vulnerable people to maintain their properties, help them return home from hospital, adapt their homes to suit their health needs and maintain their independence.

For more information please visit: www.staffshousing.org.uk

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, Day Aggregates, Colne Housing, UK Coal, Day Lewis plc, National Housing Federation, St Andrews Links Trust, The Royal Mint, and St Paul’s Cathedral.

For more information please visit: www.carval.co.uk

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