Bruichladdich Whisky, based on the Isle of Islay, are the only major distiller to bottle their spirit on the island of its origin. They hold a reputation for producing cult classic single malt whisky and since July 2012 have been a part of global spirit organisation Remy Cointreau.
The Bruichladdich distillery, as is often the case with new clients, approached e-days to help them replace their outdated and time-consuming paper and spreadsheet processes for absence management.
The understanding within the organisation was that unless people were well clued up on the inner workings of Excel spreadsheets, combined with a strong memory, mistakes would continue to be made unless a new system was implemented.
e-days have a super reactive support team and the application is frequently updated based on customer experience.
The initial set-up was pretty smooth thanks to bulk uploads.
I’m still a client because the software is reliable, and our business is happy with it so far.
As mentioned, the main reasoning for switching to a cloud-based absence management system for Bruichladdich stemmed from wanting to ensure absences were as accurately recorded as possible.
When it came to searching for a solution, Bruichladdich felt that e-days ticked all the boxes they were looking for, including the ability to use custom planned and unplanned absence types, necessary for an organisation such as a distillery with its varied workforce.
Bruichladdich were most impressed by the fact e-days was so easy to set up and use, their main need was on-boarding software that made making the switch as easy as possible, even for those not overly used to using technology for workforce management.Download PDF
Bruichladdich absence management processes are now fully cloud based and infinitely more efficient as a result.
All Bruichladdich’s requirements, such as custom holiday and sickness types, have been met by e-days. They’ve also made use of our frequently updated system features and reactive support team when needed.
As Bruichladdich continue to expand and grow their workforce, e-days grows with them, with an agile system able to cope with the uploading of many new staff at one time to e-days system.
HR and Payroll teams immediately benefitted from statutory reporting by location, with a new confidence level as to the accuracy of the absence data.
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Internal stakeholders at Sony received superb user feedback and Sony reported 100% employee adoption of the new system.
"We find the e-days system excellent and very user friendly. I'm the master user in the HR team and have found it to be a great system."
"Setting up e-days was really simple. Staff were really engaged with the system and they saw the benefit straight away."
"The feedback from the team has been excellent. The e-days employee directory has totally changed how we work." - Director
"e-days gives us more nuanced decision making aimed at supporting our employees’ health and wellbeing." - Head of HR & Facilities
"e-days has enabled us to follow processes more rigorously and a big benefit is the visibility of absence throughout the organisation." - Financial Controller
"I was given the time I needed to trial e-days with regular contact to check on how I was progressing yet. I was never once pressurised into signing up" - Practice Manager
"e-days provides a quick and reliable system. Allows employees single sign on access and we don’t have difficulties with the system ever being down." - HR Analyst
"Gone are the paper forms, inaccurate reporting and confusing hours spent rummaging through paper trails." - Operations Manager
"e-days is a cost-effective solution, simple to set up and administer and very user friendly." - HR Manager
"e-days have a super reactive support team and the application is frequently updated based on customer experience." - IT Manager
"e-days has made the job of managing absence easier. It has cut down on time and reduced the amount of emails." - Divisional Service Manager
"e-days makes the entire absence management process more efficient from booking holidays to keeping check on allowances." - IT Manager
"Thanks to the implementation of e-days we now have a paperless absence booking system which is easy to use." - HR Manager
"e-days has made annual leave and TOIL management significantly easier for both team members and managers." - Data Manager
"With e-days our company can now easily and effectively manage planned & unplanned absences along with other leave." - Support Manager
"Our users find it very easy to use and our managers find it easy to approve & keep track of absences in their department." - Head of HR & Facilities