People First by MHR

Manage, engage and keep your people connected across the full employee life cycle. It's your HR, simply sorted.

Introducing People First

Manual processes eat into business efficiency and productivity. People are taken away from key tasks because the simplest of jobs are too time consuming. Mistakes get made; things can be missed which can prove costly. 

People First is an easy to use, flexible digital HR platform. Designed with simplicity and great user experience in mind, it is everything you need for your HR operations in one easily accessible and secure place – in the cloud. Using the power of artificial intelligence, People First offers you an effective way to manage, connect and engage your people, saving you precious time, money and resources.

We’ll give you the tools you need to attract, keep and engage your people throughout the entire employee life cycle. Plus, People First saves your company time and money by automating routine, time-consuming tasks. With set up in less than 24 hours, you can start using the features and notifications immediately to reduce HR administration work and get on with more important things. And because People First is flexible and module based, you only pay for what you need, when you need it.

Features & benefits:

  • Automate time-consuming HR processes
  • Connect across the full employee life cycle, from attract and hire to engage and retain
  • Use data & insights to make better decisions for your business
  • Integrate fast with your existing payroll and benefits platforms
  • Access People First across mobile and desktop, 24/7, 365 days a year

What’s inside People First?

The People First Hub features modules that meet your company's unique needs. Each module is built to help your business thrive, flex and grow.

  • Recruitment

  • Talent Management

  • Workforce Management

  • Employee Engagement

People First Hub desktop


People First Hub

You can securely store all your HR data in one place and access full organizational information such as reporting lines and compensation in the People First Hub. While much of the platform is pre-shipped meaning a fast set-up, you can also build out custom cards to store any additional people-related information you need like travel or equipment data. Employment terms and conditions are easily accessible to all users and each employee has complete visibility of their salary and benefits. Built-in notification means that the right information reaches the right people at the right time, while our Digital Assistant reduces once-complicated tasks to a simple conversation via their smart phone. Real-time insights ensure you have all the information you need to make more proactive and informed business decisions.

Product Modules


With no set up required and everything you need to reach candidates; you can start recruiting for people straight away with the People First recruitment module. Our intuitive candidate portal allows job seekers to search the roles they are interested in before completing a simple application process all from their mobile phone. Pre-built job matching functionality allows you to easily compare and find the most suitable candidates, while pre-formatted emails allow you to keep the candidate informed every step of the way. Once a candidate has accepted an offer you can even onboard them early introducing them to their new team and the company way ahead of their start date.

Talent Management

People First is a powerful talent management tool for employees, managers and HR. It provides the opportunities for personal growth, which helps to motivate staff and show them that they are valued. Real time check-ins are a key feature of People First, replacing the annual review process. The platform simplifies the entire check-in process, enabling you to schedule conversations, record outcomes and visualize employee progress. The succession planning tool allows you to easily identify the talent pool within your business and design suitable development plans to help you fill key roles. Employees can also map their own career paths and identify the skills and qualifications they need to realize their ambition.

Workforce Management

People First gives you the tools you need to capture time and attendance data quickly and accurately, no matter where and when your people work. Employees clock their start and end time, including overtime through their smart phone, and with geo-tracking, employees can even record their location when checking in. Once the information has been submitted, it is sent automatically to their line manager for approval. 

Employee Engagement

People First Connect is a shared virtual workplace that meets remote and onsite employees needs wherever they are. Our employee engagement module helps you reach and engage your distributed workforce with consistent, purpose-driven messaging that unite and inspire employees across devices. Connect lets you engage via company communications, social feeds, news, community groups, check-ins and two-way employee reviews. Project updates and visibility help foster collaboration and employee satisfaction. Plus: the People First Connect digital assistant automates daily debriefs and helps employees maximize productivity.

Why choose MHR?

With over 35 years’ experience, MHR has been researching, supporting, developing and testing our own technology and services. With in-house expertise and no external investment, MHR focuses on market and future trends, to ensure we provide the solutions are customers need now and in the future.

Compliance is at the core of our software and services, backed by our own state of the art data centers to lock down your sensitive information. And with a range of support including strategic consultancy, outsourcing and bot building capabilities, we’ve got a solution whatever your business’ requirements.

MHR supports hundreds of customers, helping to pay hundreds of thousands of hard working employees across a variety of industries and sectors, including Trailfinders, Admiral, Severn Trent, Hugh James and Catch 22 to name a few.

Take the stress out of HR and Payroll: we’ve got your covered.