4th April 2018

HR and payroll precision at The Tool Connection

Increased accuracy and efficiency with integrated HR and payroll data and a biometrics-based time and attendance system.

The Tool Connection in Warwickshire provides specialist tools for the automotive sector throughout the UK and other European countries. The acquisition of Sheffield-based Eldon Tool and Engineering took the company’s permanent workforce to just under 130, which is supplemented by contract workers at busy times.

When The Tool Connection decided to bring payroll administration in house, HR Manager Hannah Hopkinson was tasked with finding a software solution. She seized the opportunity to streamline HR administration at the same time.

The Tool Connection selected Civica’s integrated HR, Payroll and Time & Attendance solutions. “Civica was the only provider who had developed their systems to be integrated and work together properly,” says Hopkinson. “We can do everything from one system without needing separate logins.”


  • More accurate capture of hours worked with biometrics-based clocking in and out
  • Increased efficiency and time savings with automated data feeds and paperless systems
  • More control over personal data for employees with self-service functionality
  • System-generated reports that support use of the Bradford Factor to manage absences.
Operating from a single set of data means we now have much better interworking between payroll and HR. We only have to put the data in once and it updates everywhere — it’s just brilliant. 
Hannah Hopkinson, HR Manager, The Tool Connection

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