Globally acclaimed specialist tool manufacturer chooses Carval’s integrated HR systems for Time and Attendance, Payroll and Self-Service

Carval Computing has announced that The Tool Connection has selected Carval’s HR Unity to support staff working across its head office, manufacturing and warehouse locations. The company is using Carval’s integrated Time and Attendance, employee Self-Service, Payroll and HR software for managers and staff to log, request and manage holidays and absence. Since implementing the new systems in Spring 2016, the HR team claims more efficient capturing of staff working hours, with more accurate employee data going through to Payroll, and positive feedback from staff using the employee Self-Service feature.

The Tool Connection’s HR team selected HR Unity for its ability to provide the Time and Attendance functionality, Payroll and Self-Service on one fully integrated platform, as well as the single, central HR database.  The comprehensive reporting functionality is used to produce Bradford Factor reports, enabling the HR team to alert managers of high levels of absenteeism and emerging patterns, helping to balance individual staff wellbeing issues with the business requirements.

Hannah Hopkinson, HR Manager at The Tool Connection said; “From our initial decision to bring Payroll in house, we decided to look for a company that could offer integrated HR and Payroll software. With one site based in Sheffield and one in Warwickshire, everything was managed differently. We wanted everyone using the same systems and to make it easier for HR and finance teams to do what they needed to do.”

Since moving to Carval’s HR software all staff clock in and out of work using the Time and Attendance system, either with fingerprint biometrics, the latest facial recognition software or a fob. All working hours are captured transparently and accurately, which in turn automatically populate the data used for the Payroll.

Hannah added; “The Time and Attendance system is vital for managing absence, zero hours contracts and cuts out the huge time consuming process of managing separate timekeeping sheets. It saves the HR team at least a day a month – which for a small team is significant. The system is all singing and all dancing – we only have to put the data in once and it updates everywhere. It’s just brilliant.”

John Ovington, Sales and Support Director at Carval commented; “When companies operate across multiple sites it can be challenging to manage working hours and compensation. We have designed our integrated HR software to be exactly that – only one set of data is captured and utilised to ensure visible working hours and Payroll, with reduced errors. Plus employee Self-Service puts staff in the driving seat – they feel in more control of their data and holidays, while managers and the HR team are able to monitor employee wellbeing with accurate attendance and sickness data.”



Notes to Editors

About The Tool Connection

The Tool Connection provides a range of tools specialising in the automotive sector and its products are available through automotive wholesale outlets, motor factors, independent retailers, hardware stores and van sales. Its brands are well known worldwide and acclaimed for their quality, real value for money and backed up by a technical service.

The Tool Connection was established 1986 and has achieved steady growth, introducing the Laser Tools brand in 1986 and moving to the current head office, warehousing and technical facility in 1998.

Exporting also began in the late 1980s and since then The Tool Connection has expanded to cover much more of Europe including Iceland, Norway, Ireland, Germany, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Latvia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic. The purchase of Eldon Tool and Engineering in 2008 enabled The Tool Connection to protect its supply of tools and also manufacture bespoke tools in Sheffield.

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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: Bostik, Day Aggregates, Mossbourne Community Academy, Oakbank School, Harlow Education Consortium, Genius Foods, UK Coal, Staffordshire Housing, St Andrews Links Trust, Yorkshire Dales National Parks, The Royal Mint, and St Paul’s Cathedral.

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