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BT has moved its human resources into the cloud with an Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) system, as part of an HR modernisation drive.

BT has moved its human resources into the cloud with an Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) system, as part of an HR modernisation drive.

The multi-million pound contract will see HCM being used globally by BT, covering 88,000 employees.

The software will be deployed across BT’s end-to-end people management process, from recruiting and managing talent, to accurately forecasting future workforce needs using advanced analytical capabilities.

Oracle HCM Cloud will replace BT’s existing people systems to help enhance service delivery and will give employees HR self-service capabilities that are easier to use.

Available via the Oracle Cloud, Oracle HCM sees all staff having the same user interface, increasing compatibility and easing HR administration. Using a cloud solution means BT can also benefit from automatic updates, "helping ensure it is never behind with functions and features required by the business", said BT.

Clare Chapman, BT Group people director, said: “To underpin our growth agenda and support delivery of our business strategy we are looking closely at all aspects of how we manage our organisation. Transforming the role of HR in the business and the way in which we manage our people is key to this success."

Oracle president Mark Hurd said: "BT is transforming the way it manages its workforce to help drive growth. Oracle’s comprehensive HCM portfolio will help enable BT to increase productivity, accelerate business performance and empower its people.”