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Innovative council deploys organisational charting software integrated with HR systems to manage restructures across its 15,000 employee organisation

Exeter, United Kingdom —20 October 2011 — HumanConcepts, the leading provider of workforce decision support solutions, has deployed its planning and modeling solution at Rotherham Council. Implemented by RBT, the joint venture partnership between Rotherham Borough Council and BT, HumanConcepts is being used by the Council to support strategic workforce planning necessary to meet the new government austerity measures. The Council has already rolled out HumanConcepts organisational charting software to all 15,000 employees. The solution is available to Council employees as a secure web-based self-service application, enabling easy at-a-glance graphical views of the organisational structure.

The HR team is using HumanConcepts planning and modeling tools to support the organisational change process. The solution enables the HR team to work with departmental managers to generate “what if” scenarios that allow them to understand, evaluate and communicate the impact of changes. The collaboration between HR and line of business leaders results in better, more informed decision making. Once reorganization decisions are approved, the data is fed into an in-house application that updates HR and Payroll systems. New contract letters and notification of changes required to complete the process are then issued to the relevant staff.

Alan Rodgers, HR Systems Manager at Rotherham Council said “Given the challenges presented by the government austerity measures and large-scale organisational changes required, it is crucial that we learn to use technology to help manage these tasks. We are working with HumanConcepts to push the boundaries of what has been achieved before.”

“For us, HumanConcepts Organisational Planning Suite is a key workforce management solution. It enables our directors and HR team to reshape the organisation to address the challenges ahead, including budget reductions and tighter performance measurement. Already the system has reduced a process that previously took a week down to just an hour.”

Nick Kemp, General Manager EMEA for HumanConcepts, added “With the government’s spending review, the public sector is facing significant cuts over the next four years. With HumanConcepts providing access to employee and organisational data, managers are equipped to make staffing decisions that support the corporate objective to reduce back office costs with minimum impact on frontline service delivery.”

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Information for Editors

About Rotherham Council
Rotherham is one of four metropolitan districts that make up South Yorkshire. The Rotherham Council provides services to a growing population of more than 250,000, that is expected to increase by 2.2 percent over the next 10 years.

RBT is a successful joint venture partnership between Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and British Telecom. The pioneering partnership was set up in 2003 and has played a key role in modernising the way the Council works, making it more efficient, delivering significant cashable savings, and putting the customer at the centre of all its activities.

RBT delivers services in the following areas:
• ICT
• HR and Payroll
• Procurement
• Revenue and Benefits
• Rotherham Connect (telephone contact centres)

For more information please visit: www.rotherham.gov.uk
www.rbt-solutions.com

About HumanConcepts

HumanConcepts enables enterprises to better manage organisational change of all types, including growth, rightsizing and reorganisation. Using solutions from HumanConcepts, customers can achieve organisation agility, more easily understand how they are organised, plan for the future, and transition the workforce to its optimal state. Used by many of the world’s largest organisations, HumanConcepts solutions provide immediate return on investment by enabling companies to reorganise faster, manage financial targets, stay in compliance, and reduce both cost and risk. The company’s products are certified by leading ERP and talent vendors such as Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft and Lawson.

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


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Lorraine Chapman
HumanConcepts
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Email: lorraine.chapman@humanconcepts.com

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