The core HR information system has been live since November 2010. Initially access to the system was limited to the core HR Team. In October 2011, access to HR Connect was rolled out to staff across the University to deliver an improved value added service to employees.
HR Connect will seek to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of HR processes by stripping out waste and duplication which make some of our processes labour intensive and an administrative burden for staff. So for instance, with have achieved this with the launch of e-Payslips in Summer 2013. There are a number of HR processes that you can complete entirely online for instance updating your personal details, booking annual leave and training courses. We are currently rolling out online sickness absence recording - this roll out will be complete by summer 2014.
The launch of HR Connect provides the opportunity to enhance the data integrity of our staff data and delivers transparency to staff of the data that we hold on them.
Margaret Cook, Director of Human Resources and Development, said: "We will create efficiencies around how we handle the significant volume of HR transactions that take place each year. One way we will be doing this is by connecting up our people processes - so for example, the staffing authorisation process flows into vacancy management, then appointment, induction and so on. The system will become a key tool with people information being more visible - supported by clear rules around access. We will be working closely with C&IT Information Services and other system managers to make sure we are using the information more effectively across the University."
We will keep you up to date with progress and anything you might need to know or do. Your input is important - so please email the team HRConnect@napier.ac.uk if you have any ideas, issues or concerns that you'd like to the project team to know about.