Steria, a provider IT-enabled business services, has signed a new contract with London’s Metropolitan Police Service and the Metropolitan Police Authority to transform their human resources function.
The contract will support a significant improvement in the delivery of the Metropolitan Police Service’s (MPS) human resource (HR) service, and will drive cost savings through the creation of a new HR Service Centre in Central London and implementation of HR business partnering.
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) expects to generate significant efficiencies to release additional funds for front line policing. In addition, the new system will help the MPS improve the quality and consistency of the service, bring the ratio of HR professionals to employees in line with the public sector, and more effectively support the strategic aims of the organization.
Steria will also provide ongoing support for the technology implementation for two years after the service has gone live. Steria will also manage the deployment of Oracle’s Human Capital Management, iRecruitment and Learning Management software as part of the new HR service, and the software company’s applications will also underpin the technology in the new Service Centre.
Steria was awarded the contract based on its experience in delivering similar transformational services for other large-scale customers in the public sector, and its close working relationship with Oracle, which helped convince the Metropolitan Police Authority of its capabilities and expertise.