Forward thinking County Council in North Wales leads public services organisations with adoption of new access, security and absence management system
hfx, a leading provider of flexible working systems, has announced that Anglesey County Council is using its latest solution to manage staff working hours and building access control and security. Anglesey County Council employs over 740 staff across its three office locations, which now benefit from the hfx proximity access solution. As well as improving security to its offices, deploying the hfx solution has also enabled the Council to manage flexible working for staff, allowing them to log in remotely and hot desk at any other Council location, including schools and libraries as part of its Smarter Working initiative. The Council has seen efficiency gains enabling it to provide improved services to its community through enabling staff to work more flexibly.
Chris Staddon, Corporate Assets Transformation Manager at Anglesey County Council explained; “We have been a long time user of hfx and this recent upgrade to the latest version was a timely decision that formed part of our total refurbishment programme. As project manager for our Smarter Working programme, I could see the benefits of hfx in supporting our drive to find more efficient ways of working to deliver our core services to the community”.
Cllr Alwyn Rowlands commented; “The investment in hfx has really paid off – it has made our staff much more productive and flexible. As part of our upgrade programme it demonstrates that we are a modern, forward looking authority. It is a great message that Senior Managers and Elected Members use to underline our commitment to investing in our facilities and staff, enabling us to do more, be more efficient and provide better public services.”
Staff are using hfx proximity cards to enter the office locations, an important factor for managing secure access to the building where local authority planning records and other confidential data is held. Staff who work remotely or from home are also able to clock in and out remotely from their desktop, to register absence and manage their leave allowances.
Alex Boa, Director at hfx said; “County Councils, like all public services, are increasingly being asked to do more with less. Anglesey County Council’s leadership initiative demonstrates how technology can play an important part in their strategy to review working practices to better meet the needs of staff to service the community. hfx has been designed for organisations like Anglesey to manage an unlimited number of working patterns, meet employment legislation and support the increasing demand to provide flexible working as a highly valued benefit to their staff.”
hfx integrates with all the mainstream HR systems (including Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft, Northgate and Software for People), enabling organisations to manage flexible working, while keeping employee data synchronised across HR and payroll systems.