Elliott Brothers is undertaking a digital transformation of its HR and payroll processes in partnership with industry experts MHR.

The family owned Hampshire-based business, established over 175 years ago, has invested in MHR’s leading cloud-based HR and payroll solution iTrent as part of a project to replace outdated manual systems with new digital processes.

The new system, which goes live in February next year, will centralise the company’s core people processes in a single integrated system, enabling Elliotts to simplify the management of its 320 employees located across 13 branches.

Significant time and cost savings are expected to be achieved through a more streamlined payroll process, with employees able to submit their timesheets via a dedicated self-service portal to their managers.

Elliotts will also adopt MHR’s HR chatbot, a virtual assistant which will allow employees to gain answers to common HR queries, make holiday requests, submit expenses, view payslips and update personal information from their smartphones.

Tom Elliott, Managing Director at Elliott Brothers said: “Throughout our 175 year history, our people have been central to our success. Our investment in iTrent underlines our commitment to placing our people at the heart of our growth strategy and creating the best work experience possible.

“Making processes easy for our teams is key for engagement, which is why we’re looking forward to using features like the HR chatbot and self-service portal. A new streamlined payroll service from MHR will also be very welcomed by our team.”

Anton Roe, CEO at MHR commented: “We are delighted to support a company with a rich family heritage as it looks to modernise its HR and payroll function to support its future growth strategy.

“iTrent will remove the costs and administration associated with maintaining multiple systems while delivering more streamlined processes through automation.”