In The Flow

2.1 billion reasons employees should own their HR data

Have you worked in a business where an employee’s data is owned by either the manager or by yourselves in HR? Where an employee submits a form to have a new address entered onto the HR system, or the manager enters the sickness event for an employee?

These processes are outdated but often remain.


The answer is probably because you have always done it that way and/or you are concerned about people not recording sickness/absence properly. If you want to move to a modern way of working, then you need to ditch the control and encourage ownership.

With 2.1 billion smart phone users in the world, people expect to be able to connect to their company’s HR system and amend their details. Not only that, they expect to do this 24/7. At people first, we call this a frictionless way of working.

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Andy Davies

Andy Davies is the Head of people first Implementations and is responsible for developing the implementation strategy and delivering first class mentoring to Partners to help monetize their investment.

people first revolutionizes work by applying cutting-edge human centered technology and AI to a new alliance between employer and employee – to enable enjoyable, sustainable, high performance from people that spend more time in the flow at work. ( It is the world’s first Open People Platform and the people first team is responsible for taking it to market.

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