The accountancy agency Lamooi actually had an HR system and full control but terminated their agreement and made an immediate switch to Huma. Why? "Because systems that don't make the job easier are incredibly annoying!”
What does Lamooi do?
We are an accounting agency that handles the finances for companies of various sizes in different industries. Our goal is to make the customer's day easier by offering a one-stop solution. We take care of everything from invoicing and payments to advice and reporting. We really adapt to what the customer wants.
What’s the process for a new employee starting with you?
We’ve all had our first day of work at a workplace at some time or another, felt nervous and stressed about meeting new colleagues, learning new routines and work tasks. So that people starting with us can avoid feeling too much of this, we start our onboarding plan well in advance of the first day of work. This is a plan that starts with early contact with your immediate manager or colleague, who makes sure that everything feels okay and that you get the time you need.
When the first day of work finally arrives, you get to greet all your new colleagues and introduce yourself. The in-house onboarding then starts, adapted to whichever role the person is employed in. We try to make you feel welcome from the first moment, making sure you know who you can talk to if you have any questions or need help with anything. Our culture is characterised by flexibility and openness and everyone is allowed to have their say. No one's ideas are better or worse than anyone else's. And one person can be good at many things, but together we are the best!
Why did you want an HR system?
After several years with various Excel and Word documents, we simply had enough. We realised that were spending unnecessary amounts of time and energy looking for the right document when we needed information or needed to update information. This naturally resulted in people starting to get a bit sloppy with things that were "not that important" right now, which wasn’t good.
"What surprised us the most is how carrying out HR tasks can be infinitely easier if you have great software!"
Were there any particular causes of irritation that made you want to introduce a new system?
All the outdated systems that did not make work easier. We met various relevant parties and tested a number of systems, but we were never completely satisfied. A system designed for companies with several thousand employees in different countries is not really suitable for us, as we’re far from that size. We wanted a simple, modern system, where we didn't have to spend an unnecessary amount of time finding what we were looking for. A system where we could choose for ourselves what we needed and what we didn't.
What made you decide to choose Huma?
My colleague and I were at a trade fair where various suppliers had stands. After looking around for a while, we happened to pass by Huma's stand and met Roberto. We both thought that Huma looked very attractive and quickly fell into conversation with Roberto, who ran through Huma with us. We’d already been talking for quite some time about how we should be on the look-out for software that could handle all the HR stuff: a simple, beautiful tool that you wanted to work with.
The overview we got and the price we were going to pay made it easy for us to make the switch. We’d hardly got outside the exhibition hall before we’d cancelled the agreement with our old supplier and signed up with Huma!
Now that you have been using Huma for a while, what has surprised you?
How carrying out HR tasks can be infinitely easier if you have a good program!
You have integrated Huma with Slack; what do you get out of that?
That’s right, we have connected with Slack. I must say it works really well! It means you can receive notifications and can keep track of what’s going on.
You can read more about Lamooi at lamooi.se