PPL Highly Commended at Employee Engagement Awards

Music licensing company PPL has been Highly Commended in the HR Technology category at the Employee Engagement Awards (EE Awards) on 28 January 2015.

The awards officially recognise businesses that strive to put their workforce at the heart of their operation. This year, PPL has been recognised for the introduction of its ‘People Records’ technology system.

Last year, PPL’s HR team completed a time and motion study to identify how much time was being spent by employees on HR activities. It found that approximately 5% of their time was being spent on a number of administration tasks, and therefore affecting staff productivity levels. Through the introduction of 'People Records', routine tasks such as updating holiday records and training information were automated and made paper-free. Staff can now access individual payroll information, policy documents, benefit information, organisation charts and more with one-click.

These developments have vastly improved the experience for employees and managers. The technology has saved the organisation a cost of approximately £10k associated with administration and headcount.

PPL has also been shortlisted as a finalist in the UK Employee Experience Awards in the categories for Business Change or Transformation and Employee Insight and Feedback, also for the development of ‘People Records’.

Kate Reilly, Director of People and Organisational Development, PPL said:

“We are very proud to be recognised as Highly Commended for efforts in HR technology. At PPL we understand that a happy workforce means a productive one. Our HR team works hard to identify the needs of the business which is where the development of People Records stemmed from. Rolling out the new system was incredibly smooth and we have had great feedback from our staff who now use People Records on a daily basis.”  

The winner of the HR Technology Employee Engagement Award was childcare and family solutions company, Bright Horizons, announced on 28 January, at The Brewery, London. The winners of the UK Employee Experience Awards will be announced on 27 March, at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London.


About The Employee Engagement Awards (EE Awards)

The EE Awards represents the game changers, the forward thinking businesses that strive to do things differently and put their workforce at the heart of its operation.

In a competitive labour market, businesses have to offer and be seen to be doing things differently to create an engaging and rewarding working environment. The EE Awards celebrate the best small and big businesses the UK & Ireland have to offer.  Even the ‘Unsung Heroes’ in an organisation.

HR Technology category

With a variety of industries represented, those organisations that were shortlisted for the HR Technology category have been able to demonstrate return on investment in people, innovation and employee experience.