Ground-breaking technology | MHR strengthens People First platform to revolutionise HR and payroll

MHR strengthens People First platform to revolutionise HR and payroll

MHR International Chairman, Jessica Mills; Group Chairman MHR, Mr John Mills and CEO of MHR International, Anton Roe.

People First employs cutting-edge new functionality to transform business resilience, workplace flexibility and people connectivity.

MHR International, the HR, payroll and analytics expert, has launched a ground-breaking new version of its acclaimed cloud-based People First platform. The updates to People First fully address an organisation’s entire human capital management (HCM) needs, offering customers the most intuitive, fully integrated, mobile-first HR and payroll platform available on the market. The new version of People First joins a powerful portfolio that includes the already market-leading HR and payroll platform, iTrent.

The solution now deploys innovative employee-centric functionality that streamlines HR and payroll processes to create more connected, resilient and engaged workforces while increasing efficiency and boosting productivity, all in a single, real-time, integrated platform. Built from the ground up using the latest technological advances, People First will transform HR and payroll processes further than ever before by offering:

  • Simplification of time-consuming HR and payroll administrative processes – allowing businesses to improve efficiency, reduce risks and free up teams to drive improved productivity

  • Connection and alignment of dispersed workforces offering more workplace flexibility – delivering greater resilience, better alignment and a more unified culture

  • Empowerment and nurturing of valuable talent – helping boost employee wellbeing and motivation, increase workforce resilience and grow the value of human capital

  • Elimination of HR inefficiency by consolidating HR infrastructure – a truly unified, single platform supporting all HR and payroll needs to deliver lower total cost of ownership

  • Improved data visibility and unlocking of new insights – for faster identification of potential issues or risks and to inform key strategic decisions across the business

People First’s mobile-first approach appeals to the way dispersed and digitally sophisticated modern workforces operate. Geolocation technology, for example, helps map and record mobile workers’ hours and routes, which delivers significant time and cost savings while improving the quality and accuracy of payroll, as the need for physical timesheets and manual data entry is eliminated.

“Our People First platform refines a new concept in workforce engagement that combines technological advances with new thinking about how to make businesses more productive, agile and resilient following a period of great change,” said Anton Roe, MHR International CEO. “It’s designed to unify workforces through enhanced communication and collaboration across organisations, aligning with the global shift towards flexible workplaces.”

Built for rapid implementation and ease of integration with third-party applications, People First offers faster time to value. Automation and streamlining of many admin tasks in recruitment enables HR teams to focus more on attracting the right talent. Using this functionality, MHR itself has saved £700k in HR recruitment agency fees alone over the last 12 months.

Customers, including dynamic family-run business My Cookie Dough, are already benefiting from the solution. After struggling to find a platform that would both appeal to its young workforce and address operational needs, the gourmet cookie delivery company has been thrilled with the workforce engagement People First encourages and the time it saves HR and payroll teams. Dean Steal, Operations Manager at My Cookie Dough said: “I needed to get back time for me and everyone else in the business. Straightaway we’ve got over three days back per month on payroll alone.”

“People First unlocks the full potential of organisations in the modern world of cloud-based applications and hybrid workforces,” added Jessica Mills, Chairman of MHR International. “At MHR we provide the right tools to drive transformation in people management and make HR a strategic force.”

John Mills, Group Chairman of MHR Global Holdings said: “With People First we are providing a new paradigm of choice for the future that will continue to propel our growth. Our market-leading combined HR and payroll software is an unbeatable product that provides the right solution whatever our customers’ needs may be.”

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MHR International Group is a global software and consultancy company specialising in HR, payroll, and finance. Our product portfolio includes iTrent, People First and MHR Analytics. More than 1,000 companies partner with us to help them maximise employee engagement, generate better insights from their data and improve efficiencies.