AskHR – a workforce management platform co-created between Ampersand & Ampersand (www.3amp.com) and the HR department at Kingston Hospital NHSFT– was shortlisted for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards for Staff Engagement.
Developed to address the challenges faced managing the clinical and non-clinical workforce at a Trust, AskHR is a mobile solution that facilitates interaction with the HR department allowing staff to focus on doing what they do best: putting patients first. The app incorporates features such as the Emotional Wellbeing Toolkit (an NHS Employers toolkit), the Annual Leave Calculator and Absence Management, direct access to core HR policies, information and necessary guidelines as well as direct communication with the department.The HR department at Kingston decided to take a more proactive measure to HR matters to enable the Trust’s staff to prioritise patient care.
AskHR is an iOS and Android app for employees as well as a cloud-based Content Management System for administrators. It is an effective digital solution that facilitates employee interaction with the HR department, reduces administration costs and allows access to important employment resources anytime and anyplace. The platform is available to other NHS Trusts after a successful rollout at Kingston.
About the co-creators:
Ampersand & Ampersand is a multi-award winning social impact business, focused on digital R&D in health and life sciences. Key clients include the NHS, high growth medtech businesses and top 20 pharma companies.
Recently ranked #1 globally in mHealth R&D, Ampersand promotes multi-stakeholder R&D as the most effective way to ensure the clinical relevance and patient adoption of new digital services. The company’s offering spans concept development, architecture, service/user experience design, data management, creative services and software development; and relies on deep knowledge of health and life sciences.
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is regarded as one of the busiest and most innovative Trusts nationwide with a workforce of almost 3000.
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