Barnardo’s, the UK’s leading children’s charity celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. Since Thomas Barnardo founded the charity they have transformed the lives of thousands of children. Last year alone they worked with 240,000 children, young people and families.
When Thomas Barnardo first arrived to London in 1866, he was appalled to witness the suffering of the street children. It was the catalyst that triggered Thomas to open the first Barnardos children’s home, a place where they would be fed, cared for and given an education.
It takes a huge amount of hard work, dedication and vision for an organisation to grow, thrive and impact individuals lives such as Barnardo’s has over the last 150 years. Although the challenges that children face may have changed dramatically, Barnardo’s promise to protect the UK’s children remains unbroken.
Having witnessed a huge amount of change and transformation over the years, Barnardo’s are now embracing digital transformation right across the organisation.
Working alongside Barnardo’s, we recently completed the next phase of their Oracle HCM Transformation, with a significant roll-out of mobile self- service using Applaud Solutions enhanced Oracle Self-Service.
The intuitive user interface has empowered managers and employees to be responsible for their own data, dramatically improving data quality – with employees and managers correcting historical inaccuracies and booking future holidays quickly and easily. The level of holidays captured without any administrative overhead has significantly increased in the first month AND the number of employees amending their personal information in the first month was higher than made in previous equivalent periods
After a period of careful planning and a transformation of the Oracle E-Business infrastructure, Barnardo’s are now starting to reap the rewards and have plans for further significant improvements over the coming months and years.
We at Claremont are proud to support Barnardo’s in both its HCM transformation programme, and in celebrating its 150th anniversary. We’re thrilled to be taking part in a themed ‘Tube Challenge’ – where the aim is to travel through 150 tube stations as quickly as possible. We end at Barkingside on the Central Line, where Barnardo’s headquarters are located.
I’m also extremely fortunate to be invited to a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, alongside past and present employees, volunteers and children.
At Claremont we are proud to have been working with Barnardo’s for the past 3 years, to play our small part in helping them continue their success and remarkable journey.
To find out more about the work we’ve done with Barnado’s, have a look at the case study.