international HRAs one of the finalists at the upcoming HRO EMEA iTalent completion, our R&D Director, John Hixon has just 7 minutes to pitch our solution to an expert panel.

It’s given us the ideal opportunity to look back at our original vision, and review how we’ve managed to grow from a handful of early adopters in the UK, to supporting customers (and their employees) in over 70 countries in just a few years.

Obviously, It’s not down to just one thing. Every part of our service is important, and every one of our employees has made a huge contribution. However, our original vision, and how we’ve delivered on it, underpins it all.

Prior to launching Cezanne HR, many of us had spent decades providing HR and talent solutions to some of the world’s most demanding organisations. We knew what it took to deliver robust, secure, global HR solutions that really worked. But we also knew that with the ‘enterprise’ software model – high set-up costs, maintenance overheads and ugly update processes – we didn’t have a solution for the smaller global businesses with a few hundred, or few thousand employees.

For these organisations, who have all of the same HR challenges as their bigger counterparts, HR solutions were either too expensive to justify, or too inflexible to cope with the complexities of managing an international workforce.

That’s the gap Cezanne HR was designed to fill. We recognised that with smart product design, and by harnessing Cloud and mobile technologies, we could take out the cost and complexity of implementing and managing HR software, without sacrificing the flexibility or functionality that British and international businesses demand.

Importantly, Cezanne HR was built to put the customer in control from the start, and to give HR teams the freedom to fit the system to their needs – whether their employees are all in one country, or scattered across the world. As their company grows or changes, they can alter the system to fit their processes and ways of working.

Learn more about the global capabilities of Cezanne HR.

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Sue Lingard

Sue studied Personnel Management at the London School of Economics before taking on management roles in the travel, recruitment and finally HR software industry. She's particularly interested in how technologies enable HR teams - and the people they support - to work better together.