Guinness World Records launches global HR system

Guinness World Records is to launch an online, self-service HR system for its 150 employees in London, New York, Beijing, Tokyo and Dubai.


The HR system will change the way its HR and payroll department runs, providing managers with access to real-time workforce information and enabling employees to manage their own data.

The integration between payroll and HR will also remove a great deal of repetitive data entry, enabling the HR department to focus on more strategic issues.

The organisation has signed a three-year contract with Octopus HR.

Jane Atkins, head of HR at Guinness World Records, said: “We wanted a more encompassing system to track all aspects of our employees’ working lives, while ensuring that data is kept within data protection principles.

“With the previous system having only covered absence, the remaining data was collated manually, which made reporting very time consuming.

“Furthermore, line managers in other locations wanted and needed employee information quickly, and will no longer have to wait for the UK office to open to get it.”