Edison, NJ (January 8, 2007) — CheckPoint HR, LLC, an innovator and leading Administrative Service Organization (ASO) that offers small- to mid-size organizations an integrated Human Resource Management System (HRMS) for human resources, payroll services and benefits administration, today announced that Nickelodeon Family Suites by Holiday Inn has selected CheckPoint HR’s Web-Based Human Resource Management System (HRMS) to automate payroll and HR processes as well as deploy a centralized portal for employee self-service. The world’s first Nick Hotel, Nickelodeon Family Suites by Holiday Inn, is leveraging CheckPoint HR to automate all aspects of the company’s HR lifecycle, and transform its HR operations into a paperless environment.
“Our HR department was completely manually driven and we were physically running out of filing space within our offices,” said Chris Walsh, senior training manager, Nickelodeon Family Suites. “Beyond our office space issue, we realized that we were using an excessive amount of paper. With CheckPoint HR, we have eliminated the manual aspect and transformed our HR processes into a paperless office environment.”
Supporting over 750 employees including seasonal, part-time, and full-time staff, Nickelodeon Family Suites is now utilizing CheckPoint HR to proactively manage its human resources operations, including payroll, training and employee self-service. With the addition of computer kiosks in the hotel lobby, employees can login on their breaks to view certain aspects of their personnel file and access payroll information, such as paycheck history, W-2s, etc. This capability has already reduced the questions to the HR department.
“There are fewer interruptions from hourly and salaried team members since they are able to view files online from any location through an Internet connection,” added Walsh. “Additionally, we have seen a decrease in the amount of paperwork for us to process as Nickelodeon Family Suites team members can administer their own changes with CheckPoint HR. Looking to early 2008, we hope to utilize CheckPoint HR’s integrated online applicant tracking system to automate the entire hiring process.”
The Wilshire Group, an affiliate of CheckPoint HR, provides a broad range of employee benefits procurement solutions. “We are currently working with Nickelodeon Family Suites on establishing a cost effective benefits program for their diverse employee population,” said Michael Bock, partner, CheckPoint HR and The Wilshire Group. “Our ASO model was successful in streamlining Nickelodeon Family Suites payroll, HR functions, and benefits administrative functions while reducing overall costs.”
Prior to implementing CheckPoint HR, weekly payroll was administered manually. “With CheckPoint HR we have automated previous manual processes including entering tips, processing terminations, and requesting vacation pay,” said Delia McCrimon, financial assistant, Nickelodeon Family Suites. “The system is saving us about three hours of data entry time each week, versus our previous tool from a leading payroll provider that forced us to manually process payroll.”
About CheckPoint HR
Since 2001, CheckPoint HR, based in Edison, New Jersey, has helped small- to mid-size organizations automate all aspects of their human resource operations. As a leading Administrative Service Organization (ASO), CheckPoint HR’s innovative Web-based Human Resource Management System (HRMS) technology platform and http://www.checkpointhr.com/ [payroll services] offer an affordable, comprehensive solution to manage payroll and benefits administration, as well as other business-critical human resources processes. This allows small- mid-market organizations to deliver world-class services to its employees, reduce costs, and improve operational efficiencies. Clients include such names as The American Stock Exchange (AMEX), The Applied Companies, Croda, Inc., Flemington Family of Dealerships, Hamon USA, Kyowa Pharmaceutical, Nickelodeon Hotels, Quintum Technologies, and Starwood Capital. Further completing its HR management solutions, CheckPoint HR boasts one of the largest insurance agencies in the Northeast through The Wilshire Group, its benefits affiliate that offers its customers benefits procurement backed by a sales team of licensed insurance brokers. In November 2007, The Wilshire Group launched the BENeLERT Process, a 180-day proven practice to help clients identify the best rates and plans for their insurance needs. For more information on CheckPoint HR, please visit www.CheckPointHR.com or call 800.385.0331.
About Miller Global
The Nickelodeon Family Suites hotel is owned and operated by Miller Global Properties; one of America’s most experienced real estate companies. Miller Global develops, acquires, owns and operates hotels, office buildings and mixed-use properties throughout the United States and Europe. Since its inception in 1996, the company has been involved in more than 80 properties representing over $2.5 billion of asset value comprising 11 million square feet of office space and 3,300 hotel rooms. Prior to forming Miller Global, various principals were involved in the development, management and/or ownership of such prestigious hotels as The Lodge at Pebble Beach, The Inn at Spanish Bay, Aspen’s Little Nell Hotel, The Beverly Hills Hotel and Denver’s Westin Tabor Center.
Nickelodeon, in its 28th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 94 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 13 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B).
About Holiday Inn
With nearly 1,400 hotels worldwide, Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world. A member of the InterContinental Hotels Group family of brands, Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts provide the services that business travelers need, while also offering a comfortable atmosphere where guests can relax and enjoy amenities such as restaurants and room service, swimming pools, fitness centers and comfortable lounges. The casual atmosphere and amenities such as meeting and full-service business facilities, KidSuites rooms, Kids Eat and Stay Free programs, and the ability to earn Priority Club Rewards points that can be redeemed for great merchandise, airline miles or free room nights, are just a handful reasons why, when it comes to Holiday Inn, it’s time to LOOK AGAIN. For more information or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit www.holidayinn.com
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