ActivHR Consulting Ltd
Action Group and Cascade

The Action Group, a registered Scottish charity established in 1976, has chosen Cascade HR as their replacement HR Management software system. 

Their origins lay with a group of parents of people with learning disabilities who lived in the north east of Edinburgh. They started a charity called the Area 5 Action Group. It was a membership organisation with the twin aims of campaigning for and providing good community care services. Today, The Action Group provides a wide range of support services to a variety of people across the Lothians and Falkirk.

Having worked with The Action Group for 8 years, we were asked to help them select and implement a replacement HR system. Their existing HR software had been in place for many years and had served them well but it simply recorded basic employee data and didn't have the capability to cater for the more complex areas of recruitment & resourcing, performance management or learning & development. The most fundamental requirement was to have a system full of standard functionality and without the need to build and configure the capability for themselves or by using excessive consultancy services from us.

Cascade HR was selected becuase of its comprehensive standard system functionality, and also for the intelligent workflow and reporting capabilities being the best in the market place. The user configurable dashboards, where key metrics are displayed, and information and personal action lists published, were seen as important when making considerations to roll-out to Line Managers and Employees over time.

The simple and the more complex HR process automation routines are catered for courtesy of the configurable worklfow designer and will help to deliver data, route individual process stages and tasks to all users, ensuring a consistent and measurable way in which key management processes are being carried out. These include starter and leaver processes, onboarding, induction, performance review, employee surveys etc, etc.

Nick Pye, Director at activHR Consulting commented, "we're truly delighted with this Cascade HR contract and are excited to establish this product throughout the organisation and help them to realise and experience the many benefits during the set-up and configuration project phases. The difference between Cascade and their previous HR software is night and day; rather than have employee data spread to the four winds, it will now be properly centralised, enabling them to deliver all HR tasks from within the one system, spanning the entire employee lifecycle, from recruitment through to exit."

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