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Charting solution provides workforce insight for tourism organisation

Exeter, United Kingdom — 12 August 2010 — HumanConcepts, the leading provider of workforce decision support solutions, has announced that VisitScotland, Scotland’s National Tourism Organisation, has implemented OrgPlus Enterprise to manage the records of over 1000 employees. VisitScotland’s HR team uses OrgPlus Enterprise to visualize data and model organisational changes, as well as to support the organisation’s new training, development and succession planning initiatives.

According to David Anderson, Head of Human Resources at VisitScotland, “We wanted to build a leadership competency model that we could use for designing organisational structure. We also wanted to improve our workforce analytics, such as head count, full time employment and salary relativity. It quickly became apparent that we lacked the database and reporting capabilities necessary to reach our goals, staff information was not current and it was very difficult to access an up to date picture of the organisation.”

“OrgPlus Enterprise saves us so much time. It would take us months to calculate the headcount through compilation of multiple spreadsheets. Now, with OrgPlus, we can easily access the data and know that it is current. The robust system has more functionality and benefits than we expected. The solution is excellent value for the money. Everyone in the organisation has benefitted from it.”

Managers at VisitScotland use OrgPlus Enterprise to model potential workforce structures, with the ability to see the impact of moving staff to different departments and the budget implications of each move displayed graphically. Rather than asking the HR team for employee data such as start date, date of birth, or salary level, they can view it in OrgPlus Enterprise with just a few clicks of the mouse, saving time for both managers and HR business partners. Employees are also able to view organisational charts with names, titles, locations and summary of job role for all staff based across 103 locations.
Since implementing OrgPlus Enterprise, the HR team has also adopted OrgPlus Enterprise Succession and intends to roll it out to senior management to manage succession plans and individual development plans.

Gill Daniels, Director of EMEA West at HumanConcepts, commented, “Many organisations are having to reorganise in order to meet current business challenges. The workforce is an organisation’s most valuable asset and it is vital that managers and HR teams have an immediate up to date view of their employees. OrgPlus Enterprise is an intuitive graphical tool that puts workforce data at the fingertips of those who need it. Managers can view charting data that helps them make informed decisions on departmental changes. Succession planning is the next step in managing the potential of top personnel to meet both the business needs and those of the employees.”
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NOTES TO EDITORS:

About Visit Scotland

VisitScotland, Scotland’s National Tourism Organisation, supports the development of the tourism industry in Scotland and to market Scotland as a quality destination.

It employs approximately 1,000 staff through a diversified network with less than 15 per cent of jobs based at the main office in Edinburgh. The network of 15 local offices cover a large area as do the VisitScotland Information Centres, which number over a hundred. Tourism supports around 9% of all employment within Scotland.
The organisation has recently restructured to five directorates to reflect its main focuses - Business Engagement, Corporate Services, Strategic Partnerships, Visitor Engagement and The Chief Executive’s Office.
For more information, please visit: www.visitscotland.org

About HumanConcepts

HumanConcepts is the global leader in on-demand workforce decision support solutions. Over fifty thousand businesses worldwide—including 400 of the Fortune 500—use OrgPlus® every day to better understand their workforce and manage change, using information-rich org charts, easy-to-configure workforce metrics, and advanced collaborative modelling tools. Named as Top HR Product of 2008 by Human Resource Executive® magazine, OrgPlus integrates seamlessly with Oracle, SAP, and other leading HCM and HR systems.
HumanConcepts also offers Transition Manager, a comprehensive, on-demand decision support tool designed to help large companies meet the objectives and minimise the risks associated with workforce reorganisations. Transition Manager is the only solution on the market for managing reductions in force, and is currently in use by ten percent of the Fortune 100 companies. By providing real-time insight, reducing legal and compliance exposure, lowering separation costs, and minimising the loss of key talent, Transition Manager provides immediate and significant value to any company undergoing change.

HumanConcepts is based in Sausalito, California with offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Singapore. For more information, visit www.humanconcepts.co.uk

Editors Contacts:

Gillian Daniels
HumanConcepts
Tel: +44 (0) 1392 823150
Email: Gillian.daniels@humanconcepts.com


Andreina West
PR Artistry Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1491 639500
email: Andreina@pra-ltd.co.uk

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