App will make life simple for new recruits in Leeds

Ashley Bolser.
Ashley Bolser.
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Two Leeds businesses have launched a fresh approach to HR ‘onboarding’ that allows the entire experience to be handled through a simple and fun app.

Sky Betting & Gaming and digital creative agency Bolser’s app aims to simplify administrative tasks for new starters such as inputting personal details, bank information and P45 documents.

The firms describe the paperless process as “slick and intuitive” and say it also maintains a “flow of communication” between employer and employee.

Sky Betting & Gaming’s head of HR operations Caroline Parkinson said: “We’re so fast-moving and our culture is so valued that it’s essential our people can make the most of what Sky Betting & Gaming has to offer from the get go.”

Stacey Gillingham, HR onboarding executive at Sky Betting & Gaming, said: “A new role in a new company is an exciting time and we want the entire experience to reflect that so our colleagues are empowered to have the best possible impact on the business as quickly as possible.”

Bolser managing director Ashley Bolser said: “This is a great example of local businesses in Leeds coming together to create a really different and exciting offer for talent in the city.

“We’ve seen our own turnover grow at around 50 per cent year on year, we’ve moved from Yeadon to a city centre location and our clients are often looking for something that will make them stand out. We’ve delivered that in a local partnership.”

The Yorkshire Evening Post recently launched its Digital City platform in partnership with Sky Betting & Gaming.

The platform is designed to highlight the giant strides being made by a sector that boasts around 3,000 organisations in Leeds.