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19-Apr-2016

Cintra Shortlisted in Inaugural Global Payroll Awards

Cintra HR & Payroll Services, UK partner of the Payroll Services Alliance has been shortlisted in the category of Global Payroll Supplier of the Year in the inaugural Global Payroll Awards.

The Global Payroll Awards is the only award ceremony in the world for professionals involved in global payroll, and it takes place for the first time in London in May 2016. The event will celebrate technical excellence and professional development amongst companies and their payroll teams operating internationally. The awards will not only celebrate excellence in payroll and HR software and services but take into account the additional challenges faced by cross border payroll.

Commenting on the short list, Cintra CEO Carsten Staehr said: “We are absolutely delighted that our unique service model has been recognised in such prestigious awards.”  

“There is no one global solution, which is why I believe the Payroll Service Alliance is such a great service – it offers the best local knowledge backed by a global outlook. This in country expertise allows us to hold a client’s hand and guide them step by step through, what can be an extremely complex process, in a language that they understand and on their terms. To keep things as simple as possible, the PSA offers one contract, one service level agreement and one dedicated point of contact, no matter which country or combination of countries are involved. The PSA can give guidance, reassurance and expertise every step of the way and handles the challenges faced in exactly the same way that we do at Cintra – by putting the client first, understanding their needs and finding them the best solution. With the PSA clients have the best of both worlds: day to day, up to the minute in country expertise, coupled with the ability to access a strategic global overview via the powerful bespoke reporting tools developed by the PSA.”

“To win the award would be amazing but we are immensely proud to be short-listed.”

Cintra HR & Payroll Services, UK partner of the Payroll Services Alliance has been shortlisted in the category of Global Payroll Supplier of the Year in the inaugural Global Payroll Awards. The Global Payroll Awards is the only award ceremony in the world for professionals involved in global payroll, and it takes place for the first time in London in May 2016. The event will celebrate technical excellence and professional development amongst companies and their payroll teams operating internationally. The awards will not only celeb..

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14-Mar-2016

SD Worx acquires German company fidelis HR

Belgian HR service provider SD Worx acquires German company fidelis HR. An agreement was signed on Friday. Fidelis HR employs 629 people and saw a turnover in 2015 of 55 million euros. With the acquisition, SD Worx becomes the second-biggest payroll provider in Germany and also strengthens its position of second on the European market.

Fidelis HR was taken over in 2013 by the listed company Aurelius and was previously known as TDS HR Services & Solutions. The company provides a total HR service and calculates almost one million salaries every month for six thousand clients in the public and private sectors. Besides payroll administration, also in outsourcing, the company is specialised in, among other things, personnel administration, benefit management and HR software.

Continuity
The employees of both companies have considerable experience and knowledge and the range of services will be continued. In this way, the customers can continue to rely on a high-quality service provision and continuity is assured.

“This takeover entirely fits within our strategy to continue our international growth and so to strengthen our position in the market. SD Worx Germany will gain several big national and international companies as clients and will increase its share in the public sector considerably: 45% of the sales of fidelis HR are obtained through services to the government. The two companies are therefore strongly complementary. In addition, they have a similar corporate culture, a similar range of services and a good geographical spread in Germany”, says Steven Van Hoorebeke, CEO of the SD Worx Group.

“Germany is one of the biggest and most important markets in Europe for HR service provision, and still has a lot of growth potential to offer. The new entity is an ideal basis for exploiting this potential jointly in the future”, says Jörg John, manager at fidelis HR.

Belgian HR service provider SD Worx acquires German company fidelis HR. An agreement was signed on Friday. Fidelis HR employs 629 people and saw a turnover in 2015 of 55 million euros. With the acquisition, SD Worx becomes the second-biggest payroll provider in Germany and also strengthens its position of second on the European market. Fidelis HR was taken over in 2013 by the listed company Aurelius and was previously known as TDS HR Services & Solutions. The company provides a total HR service and calculates almost one million sal..

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08-Feb-2016

Case: UK Division of Abbott Laboratories looks to Cintra for Payroll Solution

Cintra HR & Payroll Services, award winning UK leader in flexible payroll and HR systems is delighted to have been chosen to supply the payroll software for the UK arm of US global pharmaceutical company, Abbott Laboratories.

Head quartered in Chicago, Abbott Laboratories employs over 73,000 worldwide, with over 1,500 employed in the UK. Abbott was looking for a first class payroll solution, which would have the ability to interface with their HR system.

Abbott put the contract out to tender, looking for a company which could supply cutting edge, customisable payroll software. Cintra HR & Payroll Services was selected based on outstanding software functionality, value for money and service ethos.

Commenting on the contract, Cintra CEO Carsten Staehr said: “We are delighted that Abbott Laboratories in the UK chose us as their software provider. Our service ethos and attitude to citizenship are very much aligned. Increasingly, organisations have sought to work with us, not only because of our award winning software but for the service and support that goes with it. Our focus is, and always will be, keeping our customers at the heart of everything we do. We have an amazing team of dedicated, friendly and professional staff, for whom going the extra mile is second nature. They are the true differentiator and what make Cintra and working with Cintra special.” 

Cintra HR & Payroll Services, award winning UK leader in flexible payroll and HR systems is delighted to have been chosen to supply the payroll software for the UK arm of US global pharmaceutical company, Abbott Laboratories. Head quartered in Chicago, Abbott Laboratories employs over 73,000 worldwide, with over 1,500 employed in the UK. Abbott was looking for a first class payroll solution, which would have the ability to interface with their HR system. Abbott put the contract out to tender, looking for a company which could su..

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05-Feb-2016

S├ębastien Genesca new Country Manager at SD Worx Luxembourg

HR service provider SD Worx has hired Sébastien Genesca to head up the Luxembourg branch. From 1 February, he will be gradually taking over from Mady Dondlinger, who was at the helm since November 2012. She will be retiring on 1 April. Sébastien Genesca was previously Managing Director for eight years at the IT business CGI in Luxembourg.

With the new Country Manager, SD Worx wishes to strengthen its position in Luxembourg and further afield.

“I am very keen on seeing SD Worx develop further in Luxembourg. Our local roots and the proven proximity to our clients are of great importance here. Luxembourg nevertheless also has a great deal of international businesses. The Grand-Duchy is therefore of strategic importance for our international growth plans,” says Sébastien Genesca.

Genesca still sees lots of growth potential: “By diversifying further and using our added value in the financial sector but for example, also in industry. I want our teams to use their experience in all sectors and help businesses of all sizes. This is precisely where the power of SD Worx lies: we offer services to all businesses both multinational and SMEs with just two employees. I am convinced that SD Worx Luxembourg will benefit from the synergies that the international SD Worx Group produces. This will contribute to local growth in Luxembourg.”

Outsourcing and training

It is nevertheless a challenge to continue growing in a complex environment with several players. Sébastien Genesca views this pragmatically: “A team of experts advises our clients daily and ensures a high-quality service. It is my absolute ambition to keep our clients and our employees satisfied, which will result automatically from the growth. I also see potential in our outsourcing services: there is continually growing demand for support on site. Our employees help with the client on location and the HR team with the payroll administration and personnel affairs or can take over the responsibility of a complete activity itself if required. Another source of growth are our courses in Labour Law and HR, which are in great demand. I will of course also be asking the Luxembourg clients myself how they view our products and services and where they may see any more room for optimisation. This will enable us to offer even more added value.”

At home in Luxembourg
Sébastien Genesca (41) gained a Master’s in International Trade at the “Institut d’Administration des Entreprises” in Montpellier, France. He is no stranger to Luxembourg. He started his career in 2001 in Luxembourg as an accounts manager at Ariane II, later Sogeti. In 2007, he went to work as the Director of the Luxembourg branch of Logica, later CGI. In 2012, he was appointed Managing Director and took over the branches in and Luxembourg and Strasbourg.

HR service provider SD Worx has hired Sébastien Genesca to head up the Luxembourg branch. From 1 February, he will be gradually taking over from Mady Dondlinger, who was at the helm since November 2012. She will be retiring on 1 April. Sébastien Genesca was previously Managing Director for eight years at the IT business CGI in Luxembourg. With the new Country Manager, SD Worx wishes to strengthen its position in Luxembourg and further afield. “I am very keen on seeing SD Worx develop further in Luxembourg. O..

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02-Feb-2016

Frenchman Jean-Luc Barbier on the Management Board of SD Worx

Frenchman Jean-Luc Barbier heads up the new Local Services & Solutions division at HR service provider SD Worx. This means he will join the Management Board as the first non-Belgian. SD Worx hopes the new division will further develop and consolidate cooperation between its various branches outside Belgium. SD Worx thus emphasises its international growth ambitions. Jean-Luc Barbier will also remain the Country Manager of SD Worx France, a position he has held since 1 April 2015.
 
SD Worx has branches in Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands as well as 25 offices in Belgium. In his new role, Jean-Luc Barbier will support the various branches in their local development so that SD Worx continues to grow internationally.

Jean-Luc Barbier does this in close cooperation with Thierry Vanbever who will be heading up the new Global Services & Solutions division. Both report to Steven Van Hoorebeke, CEO of the SD Worx Group.

Growing locally and internationally
Jean-Luc Barbier: “We must orientate ourselves internationally in order to speed up our growth. This means we must coordinate our offer, the implementation and the support in all countries. The idea is to create maximum synergy between the various branches.  Each country does of course have its own characteristics and we do not wish to encroach on this. A local approach and the physical proximity to our clients remain important. We do however support the international story by working closer with one another and exchanging best practices. I am therefore looking forward to both local and international growth.”

Jean-Luc Barbier (55) started in December 2014 at SD Worx France as International Sales Executive. In April 2015, he became General Manager of SD Worx France, a position he still holds today. Before joining SD Worx, Jean-Luc Barbier worked for more than 30 years at ADP. It was there that he held various positions in a French and international context. This experience will stand him in good stead at SD Worx and in order to realize the business’s international ambitions.

Frenchman Jean-Luc Barbier heads up the new Local Services & Solutions division at HR service provider SD Worx. This means he will join the Management Board as the first non-Belgian. SD Worx hopes the new division will further develop and consolidate cooperation between its various branches outside Belgium. SD Worx thus emphasises its international growth ambitions. Jean-Luc Barbier will also remain the Country Manager of SD Worx France, a position he has held since 1 April 2015. SD Worx has branches in Germany, France, Luxem..

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