GAP turns to Ceridian Centrefile

GAP Group Limited, the Scottish company with a UK network of plant and tool hire depots, has selected a new HR and payroll solution from Ceridian Centrefile to support its continuing business growth. 

GAP currently employs 660 people across a nationwide network of 54 depots.  With plans to double the size of the business within five years, they needed to establish a robust administrative HR system which could deliver an efficient service and accommodate the planned growth.  This requires the introduction of an e-HR solution which will enable the depots to administer their own payroll and HR data, improving efficiency and providing local management information.  The central HR function in Glasgow will continue to co-ordinate the payroll, but without a large volume of data entry. This will free the HR team to provide more strategic support to the business.

Ceridian Centrefiles integrated HR and payroll solution will be implemented for the central HR function initially, followed by a phased roll-out of self-service access to regional and depot managers.  The centralised HR database will allow analysis of trends in the workplace, such as absence, and will monitor the effectiveness of recruitment and training strategies. 

Catriona Mackinnon, HR Manager at GAP, says:

Our key objective is to improve efficiency by pushing administration out to its source in the depots. This will allow us to accommodate our planned business growth, while freeing the central HR team to spend more time on planning and supporting employees and the management team.

 We chose Ceridian because they could demonstrate that their solution was already operating for other companies in the way we wanted to achieve.

Nigel Polglass, managing director of Ceridian HR & Payroll Solutions, says:

Our integrated HR and Payroll solution is well-proven and is helping many organisations to achieve the benefits of e-HR.   Self-service is the key to reducing the administration burden on HR, whilst also improving service and decision-making across the whole organisation.

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Notes to Editors

GAP Group with over 50 locations from Aberdeen to Portsmouth is the UKs largest independent plant & tool hirer.  With the youngest hire fleet in the industry, GAP Group supplies only the very best and safest equipment.  Each specialist location is fully equipped to meet the very highest standard and with virtually all expansion being organic the company is able to choose the best locations, staffed with the very best people offering the best equipment from day one, which means the best service and peace of mind for its customers.

Ceridian Centrefile is a 55 million company, with 800 people working in 13 regional offices to support its 9,000 customers.  It is accredited by Investors in People for outstanding practice, and has won the Human Resources Excellence Award and the Daily Telegraph / Energis Award for Customer Service. It is one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2003 and 2004, and was named Employer of the Year in the SE Region of the National Business Awards 2004.

Ceridian is changing the world of work by enabling companies to be free to succeed in their core business through its suite of innovative managed human resource solutions that include payroll and compensation, staffing, compliance, HR administration and employee effectiveness. Ceridian Corporation (NYSE: CEN) is an information services company serving businesses and employees in the United States, Canada and Europe. For more information about Ceridians comprehensive array of human resource solutions, visit www.ceridiancentrefile.com or call 0800 733 337.

 

 

For further information, please contact:       

Steve Joyce at Ceridian Centrefile                                                   
Tel: 020 7335 3505                  

Nicola Dodd, Kat Taylor or Victoria Harris at Colman Getty PR      
Tel: 020 7631 2666

 Email:              press@ceridian.com

 

Posted June 5, 2005 in Enabling Technology

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