London: Professional services firm PwC has grown its Cloud HR consulting team with 25 new hires. It says the expansion of the London-based team reflects companies' increasing demand for more efficient, agile and strategic HR functions.
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) systems delivered through the Cloud are fast becoming the norm in HR, says PwC. Compared with legacy approaches, organisations are finding that SaaS applications are quicker to implement, more user-friendly, allow standardisation and benefit from continuous innovation and improvement. The PwC Cloud HR team is helping organisations implement and adopt the latest HR SaaS solutions, including Oracle Fusion, SuccessFactors and Workday.
Joining a team of over 6,500 consultants in PwC's global HR consulting teams, the new hires represent international HR experience from a wide range of organisations in a variety of sectors. Recruitment has been diverse, with hires from across the UK being joined by colleagues from France, Germany, Greece, Spain, Nigeria, New Zealand and Australia.
Chris Murray, Head of PwC's HR Technology team, said, "Managing talent is at the top of CEOs agenda, but many are struggling to get the right talent in place to execute their business plans. SaaS solutions provide a real opportunity for HR functions to play a greater role in delivering an organisation's strategy by harnessing the power of the people data managers need. Organisations transforming their HR functions around SaaS are typically seeing cost reduction of over 30%, an improved experience for managers and employees, and an increased strategic focus for HR.
"These new appointments build on our HR technology team's existing wealth of expertise and insight in this area and place us in an unrivalled position to help our clients gain more value from their HR functions."