Sage People gives Armstrong a strategic edge in the war for talent

Sage People becomes a catalyst for change transforming how Armstrong recruit and manage their global workforce

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Summary


Global manufacturing utilities company Armstrong International was initially looking to transform the way they recruit to compete in the war for talent and attract the best. They soon realized, however, they needed more than this. They needed a paperless system with a single source of truth, globally, that would provide great experiences for employees and free up vital time in the HR team to focus on their people. They needed Sage People.

Patricia Provot, President, Armstrong International

“Armstrong International is a family company. We have been in business for 120 years, so we have 15 facilities around the globe. My name is Patricia Provot; I’m the president of Armstrong International in the US. We provide products and services that help our customers improve their utilities.”

The Challenge: Getting a strategic edge through HR

Patricia Provot, President, Armstrong International

“We really realized that we did not have any of those key pieces of HR in the company; we don’t have anything around onboarding, we don’t have anything around development of our employees, around even reviewing the performance of our employees.”

Melissa Bloss, HRIS Manager, Armstrong International

“One of our biggest issues was, ‘How can we be more efficient with the tasks that we are assigned each day?’. It didn’t feel like there were shared resources, so anytime we needed information it was extremely siloed. We’ve got different locations that hire 30 people at a time so, you know, how can we help them and give them the tools they need to be more successful?”

The Solution: Selecting the right platform for employee growth and support

Melissa Bloss, HRIS Manager, Armstrong International

“When we launched Sage People, the first thing we did was rebrand it to Armstrong HR Connect.”

Kim Lucas, HR Manager, Armstrong International

“So in HR, we have a lot of paperwork and honestly, that’s the only thing I ever knew. Everything was manual; it was just very time-consuming. We have automated our recruiting. It’s all contained in one system and it’s nice. The whole process goes from the application to the onboarding; that’s been very beneficial.”

Melissa Bloss, HRIS Manager, Armstrong International

“The fact that we’ve been able to launch performance management within two months is impressive. It’s provided the flexibility to quickly accommodate needs of our upper management. Our CEO would get reports back from each controller quarterly. With Sage People, now we’re able to run a report in a click.”

The Outlook: HR enabling Armstrong and its employees to thrive


Patricia Provot, President, Armstrong International

“That platform has really become a piece of our everyday life.”

Melissa Bloss, HRIS Manager, Armstrong International

“It can help our employees grow and then they can also, in return, feel that we are passionate about taking care of them.”

Kim Lucas, HRIS Manager, Armstrong International

“It, you know, it’s been wonderful having HR Connect and it’s saved a lot of time because I do not want to go back to the way that we did things before.”

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