Haymarket is a global company with its heart and soul in publishing and media. Founded half a century ago, Haymarket has always prided itself on being a highly creative business, with an unrelenting focus on the quality of its products and its people. The company’s philosophy has always been quite simple: only by having the highest quality individuals can it produce the highest quality products, combining the best in content, design, production and customer services.

Haymarket employs 2,000 people worldwide in more than 40 countries and serves a broad spread of markets: from sport to medicine, fashion to business management, and technology to town planning. It is a leader in consumer, business and customer media, along with exhibitions and live events.

Challenge

Haymarket had an ageing HR and payroll system that was no longer able to support the objectives of its vibrant, people-focused business.

The system was inefficient and unable to meet the growing demands of Haymarket’s business. Functionality had developed through various bespoke developments and updates, and there was a lack of automation and integration

Solution

Guided by Deloitte, Haymarket selected SIMPLY People from Symatrix. SIMPLY People is more than an HR system because it comprises:

  1. Fast-track deployment of a pre-configured version of the market-leading Oracle HCM (Human Capital Management) system, complete with ready-made, best-practice HR process flows and templates
  2. Fully supported system configurations (not customisations) tailored to meet specific client needs
  3. An enlightened approach to HR BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) that seamlessly and expertly supports in-house HR professionals with high-quality HR routine-process resource
  4. Hosting and management of the complete system and solution by Symatrix.

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“Through our selection of SIMPLY People we have revitalised HR, and the positive effects are being felt across our entire business. Haymarket is now ideally positioned to manage effectively the biggest cost to the business: our people.

 “What’s more, SIMPLY People is driving costs down and minimising unnecessary capex, while also helping us to attract, motivate and retain talented people who will grow the business in a changing marketplace.”

Jeremy Duckworth, Chief Financial Officer, Haymarket Media Group