Human Resources

Human Resources


There is increasing recognition that the HR function can play a vital strategic role

This role can only be achieved if the HR function moves from a heavily transactional-based business model to one that is able to strategically align and manage talent, and create a responsive and customer-centric culture.

That’s why Sopra Steria delivers a range of HR solutions for private and public sector organisations, from shared service and organisation design, to HR Platform implementation and upgrades, specialist managed recruitment services, and end-to-end service delivery – including, in some instances, policy advice.

How do we achieve this for our HR clients?

We embrace industry best practice, such as the renowned Ulrich model, and assess and select the most appropriate business model for partnering. The options available include:

  • Standardisation and technology
  • Shared services
  • Selective HR outsourcing
  • Full HR outsourcing
  • Offshore HR outsourcing


Our HR specialists understand your business. They are HR professionals: individuals who have proven their capability both client-side and supplier-side, and teams who have proven their ability to deliver cost savings and performance improvements.

These specialists are supported by a platform-independent technology approach that utilises best-in-class processes, IT applications and delivery models. So, while we’re optimising your back office transactional activity and making HR easy for your users, your HR team can focus on delivering a commercially focused HR strategy aligned with corporate objectives and market conditions.

Managing complex payrolls

We have a large payroll and expenses team, handling a huge variety of terms and conditions, tax statements and pensions work. We make use of technology to automate many components, from on-line expenses – including specialist categories like mobile phone bills – to on-line payslips.

Award-winning projects

Our experts have been recognised in a number of professional awards, including by the prestigious Payroll World Awards 2014. We were shortlisted for the TUPE transfer and payroll on-boarding of 1,200 new staff into Sopra Steria from the UK Government’s Shared Service (SSCL), while our NHS SBS joint venture was the winner of the Auto-Enrolment Project.

With judges describing the implementation as “exemplary”, the award acknowledges the achievements of the payroll team that enabled 34 NHS clients to meet their auto-enrolment staging dates within the timescale and to the regulation’s standards. The team not only ensured we delivered a compliant service, but minimised the upheaval for clients by becoming the go-to experts on auto-enrolment – and supporting them every step of the way to reach their staging dates successfully.

Specialist talent hiring

If you are interested in recruiting new talent – permanent, interim, temporary or contract – then please contact our award-winning Sopra Steria Recruitment team

You can run smarter with Sopra Steria’s human resources and payroll services

Diagram of Sopra Steria’s human resources and payroll services

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Marlon Bromfield

Head of Strategic Propositions & Innovation