Adur and Worthing Councils have agreed a new five-year partnership with Civica, a global leader in software for public services.
The Councils will roll-out Civica’s integrated cloud HR and Payroll software, including self-service for employees and managers, improving reporting and analytics. The project builds on the Councils’ improved service design principles, which focus on designing systems which effectively meet the needs of employees and the wider community.
The new HR and payroll software will create one integrated system with all data and request forms in a single place. The digital platform provides managers with increased autonomy to do their jobs more effectively using self-service, with improved service design. It will enable more central collation of data helping with the management, reporting and retention of this data and also support the Councils to meet GDPR legislation.
The software is underpinned by the latest digital and mobile technology, to help the Councils better engage current and future employees. Through automated processes, the system improves user experience and delivers increased productivity and insightful data analytics. Crucially in the current climate, the system meets current remote accessibility demand to enable home and remote working.
Keziahh Chandler, Digital Programme Manager at Adur and Worthing Councils said: “As our Council evolves and local government budgets remain tight, it’s vital that we put in place organisational digital systems which are future-proofed, flexible and cost effective.
“As we continue to work during COVID-19, it’s even more important for our staff to have transparent, accessible systems and we take a people-first approach. We are looking forward to working with Civica as our partner to provide an efficient, accurate and secure people system for all our employees and managers.”
Kirsty Fowler, HR and Payroll Managing Director at Civica, added: “We’re delighted to collaborate with Adur and Worthing Councils by enabling more agile and resourceful ways of working. The managed software system is ideally suited to local government organisations, making HR transactions easier, more automatic and more intelligent. This will allow the Councils to further improve people processes by using better connected ways of working across HR, payroll and workforce management.”
With a 30-year track record in people and payroll management, Civica delivers software and managed services to over 450 customers across the public, private and education sectors: from HR software to payroll and pensions services to enhanced workforce efficiency. The company processes over six million payslips annually across its bureau operations.