Melba saw significant, rapid growth when employees from the public sector were transferred to Melba to assume responsibility for accommodation and respite services throughout Victoria. The organisation's requirements for an automated, streamlined workforce management solution meant there were significant timeframe constraints that were not negotiable. With 1,500 staff members working across 80-plus locations throughout Victoria, all offering individualised services, Melba had a complex workforce to accommodate in its digital transformation. The growth and expansion of services was an opportunity to build on Melba's values, mission, and vision to support more people and it needed the right solution.
Leveraging UKG Pro Workforce Management™, formerly known as UKG Dimensions®, for employee self-service, timekeeping, rostering, and leave management has positively shaped the employee experience at Melba, giving employees more time to focus on prioritising exceptional support and services. “UKG aligns strongly with Melba’s location-based rostering by using schedule patterns and date driven changes,” shared Melba’s ICT Manager. “Having award interpretation within the product is an excellent way to have a single point of truth for rostering and timekeeping data.”
“UKG’s Professional Services team have assisted us to deliver several enhancements. These range from custom reports, integrations, interfaces, and exports that have provided efficiencies to Melba and its business operations. Looking ahead, a core focus of the Melba and UKG partnership is continuing to innovate in streamlining workforce processes as Melba grows and continues to delight employees and exceed standards for the Victorian NDIS sector.”
Group Payroll Manager
The previous experience of the Melba workforce contributed to the organisation being able to quickly take advantage of its new technology. A large portion of the Melba workforce transferred to the organisation during its mass growth period. These employees were part of one of Victoria’s largest public sector healthcare organisations that had been utilising the power of UKG Workforce Central for many years prior. Their experience using UKG proved invaluable from a change management perspective as their skills easily transitioned to using UKG Pro Workforce Management and supporting the existing employees through user adoption. “This ensured less time was required to be spent in staff training and more time dedicated to the people Melba supports an excellent outcome” said a member of the Melba team upon reflecting on the organisation's transition.