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Sage People to transform HR processes of Top 100 Law Firm

Sage People today announces it has been selected by Keoghs, the UK’s leading provider of claims-related legal services to the insurance sector, to manage the core Human Resource (HR) and Human Capital Management (HCM) functions of its rapidly growing business.

Over 40 years, Keoghs has built its reputation as an industry leader thanks to the expertise, dedication and technical ability of its employees. This has put the HR team under constant pressure to develop, recruit, and reward staff.

As such an integral part of the business, the HR department needed technology to help retain the best whilst putting others on the path to improvement. With more than 1,200 employees spread across four sites in Bolton, two offices in Coventry and one in Manchester, its existing HR system was struggling to cope with the complex needs of the company and its growing workforce.

Rob Snelson, Solutions Manager at Keoghs comments, “It was clear to us we needed a new HR solution, one that could provide us with the level of reporting and analytics we required. We were keen to find a cloud based solution which would enable our offices to share data seamlessly and securely. More pressingly our existing solution was due to expire within a month and so we needed our new system to be delivered in record time.”

After a review of the market, Keoghs selected Sage People as it offered all the functionality and reporting required by the company and was able to deliver in the required timeframe.

Snelson added, “Sage People was able to fully implement the new system and migrate all of our existing data in just 30 days. This included a visit by its team to train our users and ensure we knew how to get the most from the new technology.”

With Sage People in place to manage its core HR and HCM processes, Keoghs is now rolling-out additional Recruitment and Payflow packages, to help further lessen the administrative burden on the HR team.

Nic Scott, CEO of Sage People adds, “It was refreshing to work with a company that challenged us to deliver in such a tight timeframe. I am delighted that Keoghs has seen the value in our systems and is planning to expand its use of our Global Workforce Collaboration suite. Companies such as Keoghs, with a strong focus on employee development and advanced analytics, are clear examples of the benefits technology can bring to the recruitment and management process.”

About Keoghs
Keoghs is the UK’s leading supplier of claims-related legal services to the insurance sector and is the only ‘Top 100’ law firm in the UK to focus exclusively in this area. Keoghs aims to reduce the total costs and claims for its clients, with particular emphasis on counter fraud services. Based in four sites in Bolton but also with two offices in Coventry, and one in Manchester, Keoghs has served insurers, public sector and corporate organisations for more than 40 years, developing unrivalled specialist and sector defining knowledge in the process. In the past three years, Keoghs has seen staff levels rise from 600 to over 1,200, making it one of the biggest employers in Greater Manchester.

In the same period, the number of partners and associates has increased to 73 partners and over 100 associates, with annual turnover rising from £33m to £56m. A regular award winner in its areas of expertise, Keoghs has recently been shortlisted for Service Provider of the Year at the prestigious British Insurance Awards 2013, the second year in a row it has been shortlisted in this category.

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