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Somerfield to stock Ceridian services in-store

Ceridian has won a seven-year contract to provide Somerfield Group with outsourced payroll and people information services for its 44,000 employees in the UK. The deal, involving the TUPE transfer of 41 Somerfield staff, will deliver 17 payroll and related processes, to over 900 stores nationwide.

Karan Paige, people director, Somerfield Group, observed: “We chose Ceridian as our partner due to the strength of its people, its experience in payroll services and its fit with our culture and values. During an exhaustive competitive tender process we saw Ceridian as one of the only providers able to commit the expertise and dedication we feel this project requires.”

This is among the largest HRO deals to date in the UK and we’re delighted to be starting work with Somerfield on such a significant and exciting project. Combining 40 years of service delivery excellence with our technical innovation and human capital expertise will ensure we provide superlative services for Somerfield and its people.Doug Sawers, Managing Director of Ceridian in the UK

Ceridian’s approach to outsourcing is to work with its clients on a consultative basis to identify, design and deliver efficient and effective processes that optimise the value of their human capital. Recent industry awards include recognition in The Global Outsourcing 100 2007 and Payroll Outsourcing Provider of the Year 2006.

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Somerfield’s business strategy is to be the leading convenience and local food retailer. It operates 976 stores nationwide with nine in ten stores on the high street or in neighbourhood locations. The business employs over 44,000 colleagues and serves 10 million customers every week.

Somerfield is investing in its high street stores and redeveloping over 120 Texaco petrol forecourts with fresh food convenience stores. It is also extending the range and quality of its own brand foods to meet the needs of its busy customers. Somerfield’s objective is to focus on fresh food retail and to be a community-focused business.

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