Whether you’ve just launched your own business, already have a small team in place, or are looking to expand your SME venture, it’s probable that at some point, you will have thought about HR software. Whilst many businesses still complete many of their HR and admin tasks via paper-based systems or spreadsheets, the myriad of benefits that HR software can bring should not be ignored.
So, whilst you may be ready to start looking for new HR software – where do you start? Success when purchasing and implementing an HR system ultimately lies in sourcing, selecting and implementing a solution that meets the needs, requirements and culture of your business, and is flexible enough to adapt to organisational change.
With so many options on the market, what sets CascadeGo apart from the competition? We polled some of our existing customers to find what they love the most about our system, and they rated our approach to the employee life-cycle, reporting, absence management, compliance and onboarding as the key features that make a true difference to their lives.
Read our clients’ first-hand accounts below for more information about how CascadeGo could benefit your business:
Potter Clarkson LLP – “The Salary Modelling features within the product save us hours when managing pay increases, as they automatically update records and mail merge standard letters. In fact, nearly all of our HR documentation and employee letters are now produced directly from CascadeGo.
“Enabling people to log their own time through CascadeGo makes a lot of sense, and has really streamlined our own HR and Payroll processes It saves us a great deal of time when we’re doing overtime calculations every month.”
Cashflows – “CascadeGo is a brilliant self-service system, which allows us a business to focus our time, energy and attention on other areas.”
Hodgkinsons – “Before we adopted HR management software, HR took up an inordinate amount of time.”
“Instead of running around the firm trying to get the right permissions, an employee who wants a day off will make a request on our HR system and the line manager will be informed of the request via email. As soon that manager approves the request it goes to HR, pre-populates all the information, makes all the calculations and it’s done.”
Potter Clarkson LLP – “The reporting tools are fantastic, and have enabled us to be proactive about identifying potential issues – we’ve actually changed some of our policies because of this. This would have been impossible to manage without CascadeGo.
“Probably one of the best features for an HR department is the ability to configure email alerts based upon employee information and dates. Over time, we have built a full suite of automatic notifications that feed into our business workflows. These ensure that we now never miss a review. Our starter and leaver procedures are triggered at the correct time, without even having to think about it.”
Cashflows – “Due to the complex legislative requirements that operating within the financial industry commands, we find CascadeGo’s ability to support compliance and audibility tracking a major plus point of the system. It enables us to run detailed reports that can demonstrate that teams and individual employees alike are up to date with current legislation and training requirements.
“The financial services sector is incredibly heavily regulated, and CascadeGo supports us in ensuring that we remain compliant with current legislation 100% of the time.”
HPS Group – “We currently record all vehicle details on CascadeGo, which helps our Finance Director when he has to produce P11D’s. The finance team also use information from CascadeGo to download for payroll purposes, saving time and helping with the accuracy and consistency of information.”
Hodgkinsons – “CascadeGo’s performance appraisal module is great, particularly in light of the SRA’s new approach to continuing competence. The module allows us to easily export records from the HR system to provide statistical analysis, significantly aiding our performance review process.”
Next Stage Ltd – “CascadeGo provides us with auditable documentation paper trail that has various alerts along the way – helping us hugely with issues such as CQC compliancy. The care industry is very highly legislated, and we must abide by our key values of transparency, auditability and traceability. CascadeGo is fantastic aid in all these areas, especially when it comes to recording and showing due diligence for recruitment purposes.”
HPS Group – “We had not been as efficient as we could have been in HR, and we wanted to improve that by centralising everything. We had instances where people’s holidays clashed for example, and needed easy access to information so that such issues simply did not arise.
“The documents area is particularly useful when it comes to saving time and being organised. We use it for contracts, appraisals and disciplinary action notes. It is even useful when employees have left, as we can attach a document containing information we may want to use if a reference is requested, and all leaver details are kept in a specific place so we can easily retrieve this information.”
Hodgkinsons Solicitors – “Before we adopted HR management software, HR took up an inordinate amount of time. it was a time-consuming process to request, approve and authorise holidays and absences. Furthermore, the paper trail required to audit changes in office policies and ensure ongoing compliance was not an efficient process.
“Automating the processes for sick leave and absenteeism have significantly reduced our costs on paper and provided fee earners with more time to spend on exceptional client service. I frequently receive absentee requests outside of working hours from the CascadeGo phone app, and I’m able to process that request on my mobile before I even arrive in the office.”
Hodgkinsons – “Employees can also view their own HR information on CascadeGo, including their contract of employment, job description, number of holidays left and other personal information. Having virtual HR files on individual employees can also be useful when onboarding new members of staff.
“New recruits want to know who everyone is and who they need to talk to for various problems and tasks. Our CascadeGo system allows employees to view other staff public profiles, such as extension numbers, job roles, location within the office and personal biographies.”
If you like the sound of our current customers’ experiences with CascadeGo, you can find out more by calling us on 0344 815 5566, or booking a free trial to test out our software for yourself!