Real Estate Developer HHHunt Consolidates Its HCM, Drives Business Value with UKG Pro
Gives managers meaningful employee data at their fingertips, so they can run standard reports for themselves
Improves the employee experience and morale with real-time employee access to personal information
Enables managers in the field to focus on the company’s core business needs ― instead of on paper-based administrative duties ― with onboarding functionality
Since 1966, HHHunt has been a diversified regional leader in real estate development, building, and management, with residential communities in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Maryland. With primary offices in Blacksburg and Richmond, Virginia, as well as Raleigh, North Carolina, HHHunt employs more than 1,900 people in the areas of community development, home building, apartment development/management, and community management. HHHunt improves the lives of thousands of people by being a trusted partner in every stage and phase of their lives
HHHunt had been using construction-accounting software to process its payroll, and a separate system to manage benefits. The separate housing of payroll and benefits data made producing even limited reporting a challenge. In addition, paper-intensive, manual processes were required for a range of HR functions.
As a company dedicated to growth, with 90% of the company's profits reinvested in the business, HHHunt recognized that a modern human capital management (HCM) solution was a critical part of its future. To consolidate its systems, gain access to robust and in-depth business intelligence, and optimize its recruiting and onboarding process, HHHunt implemented the UKG Pro® suite of solutions.
"The consolidation of all our employee information into one system has been a game-changer for our organization," said Sarah McHugh, HR Systems Manager at HHHunt. "Managers have meaningful employee data at their fingertips, and the employees themselves have real-time access to their personal information. In this new world, HR has been able to move beyond tactical paper processing, and we are a better strategic partner with the business units, offering resources such as recruiting and training. UKG Pro has changed the culture of where HR sits within the company."
According to McHugh, the company's comprehensive view of data in Pro, plus the ease with which managers can use the solution to run reports, has also removed manual, time-consuming tasks from HR.
"We have layers of reporting capabilities now, compared with the old system when just two people in HR could write reports," said McHugh. "Managers can now run standard reports for themselves, such as an address list or a birthday list. Furthermore, because UKG Pro People Analytics is easy to learn and use, we have broadened the pool of people in HR who can write tailored reports, and we have tools available when we need advanced options."
"In this new world, HR has been able to move beyond tactical paper processing, and we are a better strategic partner with the business units, offering resources such as recruiting and training. UKG Pro has changed the culture of where HR sits within the company."
HR Systems Manager
While the consolidation of HHHunt's HCM has helped provide better business insight, the company's move to electronic processes has also created substantial savings of time and money. According to McHugh, the company's launch of UKG Pro Recruiting and UKG Pro Onboarding has had a major impact at all locations.
"Our location and office managers wear many hats, and 'HR liaison' is just one of their responsibilities," McHugh said. "With UKG Pro Onboarding, new employees can fill out their required forms at home before they start, eliminating the managers' responsibility for document collection. In addition, employees are able to move into orientation quickly on their first day, speeding their time to productivity and bringing managers the help they need."
With these and other resource savings delivered by Pro, HHHunt has been able to follow through on its brand promise to be employee-centered, committing to the wellbeing of each employee.
"Pro has automated so many tasks that HR and our managers can now channel that time and energy into other activities," McHugh said. "Pro is helping us on our journey to empower and invest in our employees, and create a positive work experience."