How it started
Workarounds add up and eat away valuable time, no matter how small the initial effort. Plus, such workarounds are usually not abandoned quickly but often become habits. All the more exciting is the fact that Barry Callebaut's HR team reached out to us as they noticed how repetitive tasks carved out substantial chunks of their time.
“Onboarding a new employee involves the teams of HR, IT, office management, and line managers. Managing multiple processes in parallel via email was no longer an option.”
Finding a pragmatic solution
The team at Barry Callebaut identified the on- and offboarding of employees as the most time-consuming processes and asked us for help. We developed “pThings” for this matter, automatically informing relevant stakeholders about status updates, to-dos, and crucial reminders such as probation period endings. Thanks to “pThings”, the HR team can track multiple processes in parallel without breaking a sweat, giving them valuable time back for non-trivial and value-adding activities.
Integration with existing systems
"pThings" also plays nicely with SAP SuccessFactors by feeding it with master data from the onboarding process. In agreement with Barry Callebaut, we took the necessary steps to white-label this solution to other companies.