Staff Connect information site

Phase 2 Streamlining our HR processes


How will the University benefit from Staff Connect Phase 2

Staff Connect Phase 2 project > Benefits

As each new element is added to Staff Connect you will find that you many of the HR activities that you undertake can be done more conveniently via Staff Connect.

Benefits for staff

Most of us already communicate, shop and bank online. Phase 2 of Staff Connect is will enable you to interact with the University in much the same way.

You will be able to book onto training provided by L&OD, provide your evaluation of that training and access a record of that those courses that you attended, which means that you can easily track your own personal development.

By the end of Phase 2 you will request leave via Staff Connect and see at a glance how much leave you have taken in a year and how much you have remaining, making the process of requesting and managing your leave much easier.

Benefits for managers

Managers will have a single point of access for considering requests from their employees.

As well as using Staff Connect to authorise leave and training, you will also use the system to log absence and to confirm that RPDs have been conducted for each of the staff that report to you.

You will also be able to see at a glance the training, leave and absence undertaken by your team all via a single easy to use interface.

The new functionality and processes introduced as part of Phase 2 will also enable central HR staff to focus more on advice and support and be more responsive to the needs of schools and departments. Resources both in HR and across the University will be released to be deployed to areas of activity such as recruitment campaign and risk management, selection process design and implementation. A key element of this change will be the introduction of a new online recruitment system.

Benefits for applicants wishing to work at the University

The new online recruitment system will provide applicants with a much enhanced first experience of the University of Kent.

HR Staff Connect - © University of Kent

Last Updated: 23/10/2018