Cezanne HR has been selected by Henshaws to help the charity tighten up their HR processes and gain insights into their workforce. With over 400 employees to manage, Henshaws has opted for Cezanne HR’s Absence module in addition to the core People module.

Henshaws has been helping people for 180 years. The charity works with people who have a range of disabilities, primarily focusing on the vision impaired. With programmes to assist people to live more independently, and a college for young people with physical and mental disabilities to prepare them for adult life in the community, the charity makes a significant impact improving the lives of thousands of people each year.

To deliver their services across the North of England, Henshaws has a workforce that spans Yorkshire and Manchester. So, when they were looking for a new HR system, the charity wanted a modern Cloud-based solution that would be easy to access for HR, managers and employees. Self service was also an important consideration, as was easier reporting for both HR and the Henshaws board. They added the Absence module to make it simpler for their people to request holiday leave. This was a form-based process in the past, and Henshaws looks forward to saving time with their new absence module.

Anna Lodge, People Director from Henshaws states: ‘We’re eagerly anticipating having quick access to the HR data we need via Cezanne HR to inform our decisions going forward. We want to be able to identify workforce concerns quickly, for example, spotting if any areas of the business have development needs, so we can address that straightaway. Cezanne HR is a great fit for our requirements, and we’re delighted to be implementing the system at Henshaws.’

Jo Hill, Sales Director for Cezanne HR reflects: ‘It’s been a pleasure getting to know Henshaws and understanding their HR and business needs. We’re certain that the Cezanne HR People and Absence modules will meet their workforce reporting needs, save them time, and help strengthen their HR processes.’

About Henshaws

Founded in 1837, Henshaws supports people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to go beyond expectations. Registered charity number 221888, headquarters Talbot Road, Stretford, M32 0FP.

There are approximately 79,000 people living with sight loss across Greater Manchester (RNIB, 2017), which is expected to increase by 20% by 2030. Henshaws plays an active role in supporting people with sight loss in GM both in person and remotely.

Henshaws Specialist College is a part of Henshaws. Through our personalised approach to education, learning and care we empower children and young people living with a disability to progress and live life the way they want. Whether preparing for employment, making friends or learning to live more independently, we enable our students to make their aspirations possible and goals a reality.


About Cezanne HR

Cezanne HR is a UK HR Software leader for mid-sized and growing UK and international organisations. They provide a modern, secure Cloud HR system that lets companies quickly and effectively digitise, streamline and improve human resources management.

Covering the full employee lifecycle, Cezanne HR’s online software includes integrated modules for core HR, recruitment, onboarding, absence and performance management, time management, career and succession planning – and soon Insights, an advanced analytics module – together with an open API and integrations with leading third-party solutions.

With customers covering virtually every business sector, from financial services and legal firms to logistics and software developers, and experience reflecting decades of working with HR professionals worldwide, Cezanne HR is purposely designed to be exceptionally quick to deploy and easy to manage. The software takes out cost and complexity without sacrificing the flexibility or depth of features required to support complex and changing HR needs.

By Lisa Baker, Senior Editor

Senior Editor Lisa Baker is the owner of Need to See it Publishing Group, providing contract news for business and news sites across the UK. Lisa is an experienced HR writer and commentator, editing HR publications for more than 5 years.