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Blemain Group improves HR capability

Robyn Hall

September 1, 2011

The financial lender, which was established 35 years ago and operates across the UK, now employs 350 staff at the head office in Manchester.

The system will hold increase management efficiencies and therefore free up the HR team’s time spent handling regular tasks. Cascade HR also helps meet personnel legislative requirements.

The new system will bring considerable benefits to both the employer and employees across the company. With Cascade in place, employees will now be able to ‘Self Service’ their own information and perform a number of time-saving tasks themselves such as request holidays, identify personal development timelines and make nominations for in-house awards. Similarly, the HR team can access training records, monitor performance and ensure employees can regularly keep track of their own career progress.

Kevin Fisher, HR Director at Blemain Group, said: “We are already seeing the positive impact this system will have on the day to day running of the business. Not only does it reduce hours spent on administration but it also engages the employees and allows them to have key information at their fingertips.

“Staff benefits and retention are an integral part of our business and the sheer number of our long service awards alone reflects this. We have made an effort to listen to our employees and find out what it is they are looking for from an employer. From this engagement, we have taken innovative steps to invest in everything from free gym memberships tochildcare vouchers, and provide the specific benefits and incentives that our hard working employees are actually looking for.”

Andrew Court, marketing manager at Cascade HR, added: “Some companies have not yet realised the importance of a strong HR team and happy employees. Similarly, businesses often grow at fast rates without investing in beneficial systems such as this – it is therefore fantastic to see Blemain Group has realised the value in it and made the forward thinking steps to make the investment.

“Cascade benefits management and staff alike and helps build up the credibility a HR department brings to the business. The progress at Blemain Group is a credit to a proactive HR team and savvy senior management. We see our relationship with them as an ongoing partnership.”


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