A+E Networks success story

A+E Networks UK is a television broadcast company that launched in 1995 as a joint venture between BSkyB and A+E Networks in the US. It’s UK channel portfolio includes History, Lifetime, Crime + Investigation and H2.

“Our old system wasn’t very intuitive, it was not very visually appealing, it was a bit clunky to use – and it didn’t really operate how we wanted it to. Because we hadn’t maximised the potential of employee self-service, we had a lot of administration for the HR team in terms of managing things like holiday bookings.”

What they say

It was important that we could deliver certain functionality to the regions

The speed with which she understood us and our company was excellent

It’s definitely the right system for us

Our priorities for the future include opening up functionality

“We are expanding internationally – we run our channel brands in multiple territories across EMEA and we have started setting up offices in those regions. So we wanted something that was cloud-based that we could use internationally, and that had international currency. It was important that we could deliver certain functionality to the regions, such as employee self-service. The first region to do this will be Poland and we will be bringing in a Ciphr consultant to sit down with our Polish HR assistant to configure their side of things in a way that works for them.”

“The Ciphr consultant and I worked together incredibly well and we enjoyed ourselves. Her knowledge of the system was brilliant. The speed with which she understood us and our company was excellent. She had a really natural way of explaining things – helping us to understand by keeping it simple, but without being patronising.”

“Now we have Ciphr in place, I’m very happy. It’s definitely the right system for us. I’m being asked for reports that I used to have to do manually, but now I can them pull together easily. It’s so easy to put employees in and the onboarding is working really well. My team love it too because it is so straightforward and simple, but it does a whole array of complex and clever things in the background. The support we have received from start to finish has been great and I’ve already recommended it to other HR professionals.”

“Our priorities for the future include opening up functionality, getting more information on the system, and delving into the data analytical capabilities of Ciphr. Being able to cut data in different ways and explore the system further will clearly demonstrate the value of our new HR system.”

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