Europa invests in HR hubs to support growth

News Posted 13/01/22
Dartford-headquartered logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group has launched the first phase of its human resources transformation programme, which includes implementing a new cloud-based 'one-stop HR shop'.

The firm has doubled in size in recent years and now employs over 1,100 people. To support its growing workforce, Europa is creating dedicated HR hubs across the business so that staff have access to local HR support.

The programme includes the appointment of eight new human resources business partners. The new HR team in Dartford comprises Emma Jackson, Sherelle White and Aimee Stokes, as well as Debi Rogers, who will split her time helping Europa’s Birmingham and Dartford sites.

All report to Dartford-based head of human resources Elaine Robertson, who spearheaded the design and delivery of this HR transformation programme in line with the overarching global people and culture strategy.

Underpinning this investment is a brand new, state-of-the-art HR system, which is set for implementation in 2022, where all staff – be they office, road, warehouse or virtually-based – will be able to access a ‘one-stop HR shop’ using the latest cloud technology.

The goal is to organise all HR services, including payroll, benefits, workforce, and talent management, in a single application.

By allowing employees to access their personal HR information through the HR hubs, processes will be pared back. This means the human resources business partners will be able to focus on the strategic work that will boost productivity and commercial outputs.

Tom Jenkins, newly-appointed central services director at Europa Worldwide Group, said: “Providing the right HR support for a growing business is crucial. Our ambition is to harness the talents of all employees so they can reach their potential and enable Europa Worldwide Group to achieve its commercial expectations.

“Our forecasts predict an upward workforce recruitment trajectory as we strive to achieve a bold £400m turnover target.

“It is imperative we have the right HR structure in place to achieve this so we can secure our place as the leading logistics firm in the market.”

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