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“The price we pay and the return we get has proved to be really good value.”

Executive recruitment firm Green Park is using Cezanne OnDemand online HR software to streamline and strengthen its holiday and absence management processes.

Green Park Interim & Executive Search is an award winning supplier of interim management, retained executive search and board advisory solutions, operating across the UK and internationally. Green Park was ranked 19 in the 2010 Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100, and number 2 in the 2011 International Recruiter Hot 100, as well as achieving recognition in the National Business Awards, Recruiter Awards for Excellence, and the Recruitment International Awards. They provide diversity-focused, environmentally friendly resourcing solutions with a focus on exceptional customer service and delivering ‘right first time.’

Green Park places senior directors in interim and permanent roles across a range of sectors from financial services and legal through to HR and retail. Despite the ups and downs in the recruitment market, the central London-based business has seen rapid growth in the last year and now employs 40 people.

Managing HR data for an expanding team had, however, become something of a challenge for the business, as Head of Administration Lyn Azusada explains: “We were previously tracking holidays and absence on Excel spreadsheets and holding employee information on a series of computer files. As the business continued to grow, however, it became apparent that it wasn’t really feasible to continue managing information in this way. We needed to bring our HR software systems up-to-date and to find a solution that would allow us to hold all the data we needed in one central place.”

Green Park looked at a number of possible HR software solutions, opting for Cezanne OnDemand after a trial run of the system and a reference call with an existing user. Price and ease of use were the driving factors behind its decision to go with the product. “It’s such a useful tool but also extremely cost-effective,” says Lyn Azusada. “The price we pay and the return we get has proved to be really good value.”

The business was under pressure to get Cezanne OnDemand up and running quickly and opted for a half day webinar to familiarise staff with the system instead of the usual on-site training. Thanks to the user-friendliness of the product, moving to an automated process for managing holiday requests was pretty much pain-free.

Employees are now able to log onto the system, get an update on their holiday entitlement and send a request for authorisation straight to their manager’s inbox. “People really liked the idea of being able to check how much holiday they had left for themselves rather than having to come to me,” says Lyn. “It’s made the whole process much quicker and easier.”

Employees also use Cezanne OnDemand to self-report any sickness absence. Lyn believes that the ability to get an overall picture of absence rates in the business will be extremely valuable as the company continues to grow. “When a business is quite small it’s easy to spot absence. You know who’s missing or has become unwell and has had to go home,” she says. “Once the business gets bigger, however, it’s much more difficult to keep tabs on it. Having all the information in one central place will make it much easier to monitor how much time is being taken and to see if there are any trends.”

Looking further ahead, Green Park also plans to introduce the performance management module, which is available to Cezanne OnDemand subscribers for an additional £1 per employee per month.

“It’s certainly proved to be a very useful tool so far – and the response time to any issues or questions we have had has been very good. It’s a user-friendly solution which can move forward with us as the business continues to grow,” says Lyn.

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About Cezanne OnDemand HR Software as a Service

Cezanne OnDemand is the first HR software solution to be offered on a pay-as-you-go basis, with monthly fees being adjusted up – or down – to reflect the average number of employees being managed each month. It provides small businesses and mid-sized enterprises with a quick to implement, low-cost HR software solution to help streamline people management, reduce administration and gather better HR intelligence to support planning and decision making. Pricing is just £2 per employee per month for companies of between 50 and 500 employees for HR and absence management, with performance management costing an extra £1. Special discounts are available to registered charities and not-for-profits.

Cezanne OnDemand is delivered in the Cloud, on a Software-as-a-Service basis, which means it is hosted and delivered online via a secure server, with updates automatically provided to clients as they are released as part of the subscription fee. There’s no need for small businesses to continually invest in their own hardware or software, or in installing updates. They simply log on via the Internet and have immediate access to the latest version of the system from wherever they are.

First released in June 2011, Cezanne OnDemand already has an impressive customer base of small businesses and mid-sized enterprises, many of whom are well-known brands and innovators in their own markets. Customers include PhotoBox, lowcostholidays, PebbleIT, Resilient Networks, Moschino, IMS, Lapithus and Samskip.

Headquartered in London, United Kingdom, Cezanne Software has many years’ experience of delivering HR and talent management solutions to companies worldwide. With offices and partners across Europe and in the Americas, Cezanne Software today supports many hundreds of organisations, ranging from large global companies to mid-sized enterprises and small businesses.

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Cezanne Software Ltd
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