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For managers that feel employee feedback is an inconvenient administrative burden, ditching quarterly or annual performance reviews cannot come soon enough. With many now moving towards a continuous performance… 

Organisations are competing for top talent on an unprecedented scale. Yet the majority take a narrow approach to talent management and subsequently lose top talent which weakens the competitiveness of the business. In a recent study published by KPMG…

When you buy an off-the-shelf (OTS) software package your model is restricted to the limitations of the vendor. It’s not unusual for HR professionals to encounter new problems. Companies find the OTS software is very rigid in its thought…

In 2015 Police Scotland upgraded to the web based version of Gauge having used the previous desktop version for many years and then subsequently as part of their amalgamation of forces they modernised the SJC scheme. Gary Durkin, Pay and Grading Manager  describes the thinking behind the…

Park Bank’s HR team collaborates with managers across the organization to evaluate job roles across multiple locations. The HR department worked closely with line managers to match pay to role responsibilities. Park Bank has thrived with their new tool and within 9 months have evaluated 80…

Like many HR buzz-words and phrases, Talent Management has been corrupted to mean all things to all people. However, it is, “The process(es) by which an organisation ensures that it has the human resources needed for sustainable  success.” As such, it, therefore, encompasses at least

Accepting a new job offer is a big step. Often prospective candidates invest hours in research and preparation, followed by a series of interviews, to even arrive at the offer stage. They must then consider all their options…

We’re pleased to announce that we have now partnered with recruitment platform Recruitment Software! Recruitive Software are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of software solutions for direct…

I can’t remember the last time I spoke with a ‘Personnel Manager’. Can you? Nowadays it’s far more common to be speaking to the HR Director, Chief People Officer or (my personal favourite) the Chief Happiness Officer. The Business Partner model can take

It’s John’s first day at his new company. It’s been quite a journey so far! The conversation with the recruiter was 6 months ago.Then there was a phone with Brian, the hiring manager. A month later John put on his best suit and travelled  to Slough for a face to face

The benefits are fairly clear. To start with an integrated HCM system, that houses multiple applications (e.g. core HR, payroll, recruitment etc), should deliver a seamless user interface plus all the data’s in one place. No need to worry…

In 2016, Neopost UK found that their paper-based approach to appraisals proved unpopular which had a direct impact with how many individuals completed the process to the required standard. Managing both performance and talent manually were both complex, disengaging and time consuming processes for both employees and managers. With the aim of replacing…

Changing core HR or payroll software can be a daunting task that often demands a huge investment of time and money. Sometimes, of course, it’s completely necessary to embark on such a project – sometimes, however, there may be a genuine alternative.

Thank you to everyone who visited the stand at the CIPD HR Software and Recruitment show. The show was a great event for the Pilat team – it gave us a great opportunity to showcase our latest continuous performance and…

Pilat, a global provider of affordable, customisable SaaS HCM solutions, today announced that the B2B directory FinancesOnline have awarded them them two HR…

In 2005, O2 were looking for a system that would allow individuals to own and manage their personal performance, letting them set their individual objectives and drive their own development. The incumbent system was very structured and allowed no flexibility, customisation or corporate branding. In some cases, spreadsheets were used to hold much of their data.

Our Desktop version was only housed on one PC, making it difficult to involve other members of the OD & HR team in evaluations. This gave us concern regarding contingency planning, as well as a concern around backing up…

Come and visit us on Stand B52 at the CIPD Annual Conference and exhibition at Manchester Central on 8th and 9th November. We will be introducing Pilat First our entry-level Performance and Talent Management product.

In 2015, Pilat was engaged by South Downs College to assist in creating consistency across different pay structures, harmonising the rates of hourly paid employees and identifying a level of financial sustainability for…