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Mantra Group and Ascender Named as Finalists in 2018 ISG Paragon Awards

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26 February 2018: Ascender and Mantra Group have been named as finalists in the Transformation category, at the ISG Paragon Awards for their ‘HR and Payroll Transformation’ strategies.

The nomination shared insights from Mantra Group’s rapid international growth and the need to streamline their HR and Payroll practices to accommodate their growing employee base without impacting on engagement and each employee’s experience.

Ascender worked with Mantra Group to implement key areas of HR and Payroll practices, thereby driving change to streamline payroll duties and focus on a high level of quality when it comes to employee engagement through an integration of Preceda with SAP Success Factors.

This change gave back more time to the local HR teams to look at segregating payroll duties off the employee lifecycle, and enhancing recruitment strategies to enrich the overall candidate experience.

The ISG Paragon Awards celebrate the evolution of the sourcing industry through breakthrough approaches and digital technology including the use of robotic process automation. The ISG Paragon Awards aim to promote relationships within the community that have demonstrated high performance leadership and best practices in the sourcing and service management fields.

Having received a record 40 nominations for the region from 18 solution and service providers across six categories, the ISG partners have selected up to four finalists in each category. Together with the ISG Special Award, the categories are:

  • Collaboration
  • Transformation
  • Leadership
  • Imagination
  • Excellence
  • Impact
  • ISG Special Award

These finalists will now be evaluated by external judges to select overall category winners.

The winners will be announced at the ISG Paragon Awards Gala Dinner in Sydney on 22 March 2018. The full list of finalists are available on the ISG Paragon Awards website.

About Mantra: Mantra Group is the largest Australian-based hotel and resort marketer and operator, with a portfolio of 136+ properties and over 24,000 rooms in properties under management. Operating four well-known and trusted brands in Art Series, Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree,the company employs over 6,000 staff across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Hawaii.

About Ascender: With more than 1.3 million employees of our customers being paid using Ascender’s HR/payroll platforms throughout the Asia Pacific region, approximately 1,400 global brands and listed companies across a range of different industries trust us to meet their payroll needs. We service these customers through 800 dedicated Ascender staff based in 10 countries, who have local payroll knowledge and expertise across 7 languages, providing payroll solutions to 31 country legislations.

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