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ASP Hair: Proving flexibility is key to revolutionising leave management

ASP Hair are a global leading colour house launching the best-in-class salon professional haircare products and delivering industry renowned education programmes.

How edays transformed the way we approach absence.

Customisable Entitlements

Reporting & intelligence

Supported company growth

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I love the system, I find it really easy to use and it’s a brilliant tool that’s fit for purpose in more ways than one. You should be really proud of the flexibility that edays offers and bang your drum about it because it has made all the difference as far as an HR tool is concerned for me.

Rachel Barnes, HR Manager – ASP Hair
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Overview

ASP Hair are a global leading colour house launching the best-in-class salon professional haircare products and delivering industry renowned education programmes. With a mixture of full- and part-time team members, they were struggling to effectively manage their absence and leave without a number of manual calculations and errors.

ASP Hair implemented edays after struggling with their previous AMS not being able to offer the flexibility they required. Since rolling the system out in February 2022, they’ve managed to reduce their administrative workload, improve employee experience and minimise human error.

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The Challenge

Of their 50 employees, ASP Hair has a mixture of full-time, part-time and temporary staff. This meant that in an ideal world, they needed the option to be able to book leave in either days or hours, within one simple system. However, they became frustrated with their previous software, after discovering that leave could only be booked in either days or hours, but not in a combination of both.

This led to HR having to manually calculate employee entitlement then adjust the system accordingly, and the balance would frequently end up not being accurate. Becoming frustrated with this approach, the lack of flexibility and the lack of technical support, ASP Hair began to look for a new system that would better meet their requirements.

“We needed the autonomy to build a system from the start. We spoke to a number of companies, but none of them allowed us the diverse requirements and flexibility that we found in edays. The other options out there either just won’t be flexible, or will be flexible but also ridiculously expensive. That’s why we came to edays in the end, and the price point was good. So it was a bit of a no brainer.”

Rachel Barnes, HR Manager at ASP Hair

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The Solution

ASP Hair needed software to be able to fit their needs. As a headcount-light company, they needed to reduce the manual admin work and technical issues, to allow their HR department to remain agile and manage the complex needs of the business. Their HR software needed to improve efficiency and make their jobs easier.

At edays, we pride ourselves on offering a fully customisable system, able to fit the unique requirements of businesses large and small. Within only a couple of months, ASP Hair were onboarded and they had a software capable of managing the absence of all of their teams, in the UK and beyond.

That autonomy to just build a system from the beginning was amazing and Niall, our implementation specialist, was brilliant. Being able to build to our requirements was a game changer, because now we’ve got a system that works for us.”

Rachel Barnes, HR Manager at ASP Hair

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The Impact

ASP Hair now benefit from a much more streamlined and automated approach to their absence and leave management. Reducing admin time for their employees and HR department, as well as managers when approving leave and TOIL requests.

edays was also able to unlock a number of reporting and alert tools, to empower their HR leaders and allow them to dedicate more time to the diverse needs of their everyday job, without absence and leave management weighing them down.

“I love the system, I find it really easy to use and it’s a brilliant tool that’s fit for purpose in more ways than one. You should be really proud of the flexibility that edays offers and bang your drum about it because it has made all the difference as far as an HR tool is concerned for me.”

Rachel Barnes, HR Manager at ASP Hair