Mental health charity puts HR power into the hands of employees and line managers

David Woods , 29 Mar 2011


Mental health charity, Making Space, has launched a single platform to administer its talent management, workforce planning, HR and payroll, with a view to giving responsibility for HR tasks, in a bid to increase efficiencies.

The system, provided by Midland HR, will be hosted and managed at Making Space's premises in Warrington. Midland HR will process BACS payments in addition to printing and distributing pay slips on the charity's behalf.

Kenneth Power, HR director at Making Space said: "As part of a strategy to extend our services across the UK, in the autumn of 2009 we reviewed our HR and payroll processes as we felt that the organisation had outgrown the existing system. The review unveiled fundamental inadequacies across the HR and payroll departments. "The expected efficiencies to be realised though the solution will be unprecedented in comparison to previous ways of working.

Many traditional HR tasks will soon be managed by individual employees and line managers, further increasing efficiencies, providing greater business flexibility and enhancing employee engagement levels through trust and enablement." Making Space was formed in 1982 and is recognised throughout the country as one of the most highly respected organisations in the field of mental health, learning disabilities and dementia.

Throughout England and Wales the organisation employs more than 800 people to provide high quality and innovative services, such as supportive housing and cognitive behavioural therapy.


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