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The big toolkit roundup of 2015

It’s been an amazing year for myhrtoolkit. We’ve seen the business develop significantly both in terms of our customer base and staff numbers. We’ve also been listening to client feedback and have made several great developments to our software. Read on for our roundup of this year’s best bits….

Rebrand of our website and app

Demand for online software and Cloud technology increases

This year saw us go for a major rebrand!

Not only did we go for a striking new logo, we also revamped the whole look of our website, giving it a more contemporary feel with bold images and a vibrant new colour palette.

The rebrand was also extended to our software, with redesigned icons and colour-coded sections for ease of navigation and a more engaging customer experience.

Improvements to the toolkit

Our development team has continued to work hard behind the scenes all year.

In particular, they have been adding greater functionality to myhrtoolkit and improving ease of use through enhanced reporting and management tools.

In fact, in the last 12 months they have been involved in over 40 projects to improve the user experience and there’s plenty more to come. To see everything we’ve done this year just click here to view our release log of changes.

Exhibitions and events

We’ve been to some brilliant HR events in 2015!

We started the year by speaking at two fabulous breakfast forums for customers and businesses from the HR community. Both events went really well, although typically for the start of the year, one of the events was snowed off and even when rearranged we had to make our way there through the snow!

Fortunately, it was a different story for our first ever Myhrtoolkit Partner Boot Camp, with plenty of July sunshine and lunch on the veranda. Held at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the event was designed to give our new reseller partners a good understanding of our software and how to promote it to their clients.

As you can see from this photo of three handsome fellows (Bob, Jon and Simon), we also headed up to Manchester in November to exhibit at the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition.

It’s the third year running that we’ve attended the show and as usual, the UK’s leading event for HR professionals did not disappoint. The event drew hundreds of HR professionals and it was wonderful to meet so many faces, both old and new.

We also travelled down to Warwickshire to support a toolkit reseller at their Annual Conference. Our Operations Director, Bob Teasdale, did a turn on stage (not with his rendition of Bat out of Hell) to present several partners with awards for their commitment to promoting myhrtoolkit.

Team news

We’ve taken on several new staff this year to strengthen our support and development teams and build awareness of myhrtoolkit.

New team members include (from left to right) Support Analyst Toby Butler, Digital Marketing Manager Sharon Evans, and Developer Alex Fenwick.

Whilst our new recruits were all daring enough to sport the new myhrtoolkit T-shirts, none of them went as far as our sales executive, Simon Ross, who decided to take a break from his normal sales activities to throw himself out of an airplane at 15,000ft.

Fortunately, this was not down to the stress of having to choose from the vast array of teas and coffees in the myhrtoolkit kitchen, but to raise money for his chosen charity Changing Faces.

So what’s in store for 2016?

Next year promises even more development work to make myhrtoolkit bigger and better than ever before – so watch this space! A few new faces are also expected to join the team in early 2016 – and maybe one of them will find an even more daring way than Simon to raise money for charity. Space dive anyone?

We’d also like to say a big thank you to all of our customers, partners and collaborators! We wouldn’t be here without you and we’re looking forward to working with you in the year ahead.