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MHR Overview

Nottingham, England
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
MHR is a leading provider of talent management, HR, payroll and business analytics solutions, supporting over 6% of the total UK workforce. With over 30 years’ experience, our teams are dedicated to providing specialist knowledge, expertise, and the very latest modern ... Read more

Mission: Our vision is to become the market leading supplier of choice for specialist talent management, HR and payroll solutions across the globe.

Company Updates

  • Its that time again! We have just launched our fourth video in our #EnableYourGreatness series! This time you can meet Ellie, a superhero manager (literally).

    Meet Ellie - HR Chatbot Wielding Employee Superhero | MHR

    With the ability to use voice command, automated responses and HR Chatbot doing all the leg work, it means you can make time for the things that really matter. Whether it's confirming holiday bookings, submitting expenses or booking talent check-ins - HR Chatbot's got your back.

  • Earlier this month, we were the headline sponsor for the Hack24 event ran by Tech Nottingham! It was a fantastic event and our Easter Egg challenge had a whopping 23 entries! The winning team from Women in Tech won a professional standard drone each (seen below with MHR Judge, Louise Paling). The runner's up have had their app listed on the app store!

    Calculeastor on the App Store

    Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Calculeastor. Download Calculeastor and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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MHR – Why Work For Us?

Established in Nottingham (UK) in 1984, MHR has always focussed on solving people challenges and making life easier.  Since its formation, MHR has developed its solutions to meet the changing needs of modern businesses. Continuous innovation has put us at the forefront of industry developments and secured our place as a leading supplier of Talent Management, HR and Payroll software, outsourcing and consultancy services.

Our software - iTrent

Our award-winning cloud software- iTrent - provides customers with a fully integrated, Talent Management, HR and payroll platform, accessible anytime, anywhere, via mobile and tablets. Designed, authored, and maintained in-house, the cloud-based solution is subject to constant innovation, providing customers with the very latest functionality to support the success of their business.

people first Chatbot

MHR has recently announced the release of their people first Chatbot; automation designed to remove the strain from common administration tasks allowing employees to focus on valued skills such as creativity, empathy and communication.

The people first Chatbot will allow employees to book holidays, check holiday balances, complete expenses, book overtime and view payslips & dates, all without the need to log into a separate system.

HR & Payroll outsourcing Services

Underpinned by our iTrent solution, all of our services are delivered out of the UK by our expert teams. Customers who take this approach are able to take the pressure off their staff, freeing up their time to think more strategically. Services range from payroll and pensions auto-enrolment processing, through to recruitment process outsourcing and employment law services.

Implementation & Consultancy Services

Whether businesses are embarking upon an entire business transformation, or a more specific change programme, our team of expert consultants use best-practice methodologies to implement a solution to meet the needs of each and every customer.

Our people are our business. To deliver our market leading software and services, we need market leading people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees and providing opportunities for their personal and professional growth.

Last year, we celebrated the internal promotion of 30% of our current employees.

We provided fully funded external and internal training such as qualifications from: the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, the Chartered Institute of Personal Development, the Chartered Management Institute, the Charter Institute of Marketing and PRINCE 2 qualifications to name but a few, along with many other courses from our tailored internal training programme.

Innovation in software and services is in our DNA, and so it’s important to us that we promote skills and support our local communities.

We sponsor Hack24, an event that provides a forum to share ideas and develop the technical industry and technical skills in Nottingham.

Through events such as Women in Tech we work closely with our community to encourage diversity and inclusion in our workforce.

In conjunction with local universities, we run development sessions for students and internship programmes to provide opportunities to develop their skills in the workplace.

And it’s not all work.

We have a strong social network at MHR, with employee-run clubs; from football teams and pub quizzes to music groups and book clubs, there’s always something going on.

At our Annual Company Meeting, we showcase the finalists of a companywide video competition, with some very professional and often funny entries.

The winning 2017 Company Meeting Video. 
MHR Company Values


We build healthy relationships and take care of each other to foster our family ethos.


We support each other, providing clear leadership and opportunities for personal development.


We trust each other to do the right thing and we deliver on promises.  


We are driven to pursue a better way.


Long term success for our business and our customers is at the heart of everything we do

Our Graduate Programme

Our established graduate development programme provides experience across multiple disciplines and functions. Our graduates have a structured and supported plan and throughout the programme they lead projects in different areas of the business, eventually choosing the area in which they will specialise.

Meet some of our past and present graduates:

Laura Cottam

Since joining the programme, I have had the opportunity to work with the marketing and product teams and been involved in some really interesting projects. It’s been a real learning curve and given me an opportunity to prove what I am capable of. One of the highlights of the programme so far has been joining a week-long sailing expedition, along with colleagues, to support people of different physical abilities. Together we crewed a yacht around the Canary Islands.  

Andy Hames

After completing a technical IT degree in computer networks I was keen to get exposure to non-technical business activities. Moving rapidly between projects and departments also taught me to be highly adaptable to business challenges. I am now in the US as the Senior Vice President Global Operations.

Ed Mills

In every project I worked with senior people who taught me a huge amount about business. The company directors were genuinely supportive and interested in the project outcomes. After finishing the programme in 2008 I was appointed Marketing Manager, and then moved on to become a Business Development Manager a few years later. My current role is Senior Business Development Manager.

At MHR, we support over 1000 businesses in the UK and abroad. This includes over 5% of the UK workforce, with some of the largest and most successful public sector, commercial and not-for-profit organisations using MHR’s solutions to support their people.

Customers include T.M.Lewin, Care UK, Cafcass, Severn Trent Water, Chesterfield NHS, QVC, Loughborough University, British Film Institute, London Clubs International, The Salvation Army, Laing O’Rourke, Skanska, Brighton and Hove Council, London Overground, Ofgem, Nandos, and much more.

"Choosing MHR's iTrent Cloud Services made perfect sense to us. Partnering with MHR will allow us to focus on our strategic HR priorities, which are our people and our culture, and ensure peace of mind regarding concerns such as legislative compliance or potential infrastructure issues. Outsourcing elements of our payroll process, including BACS payments and reporting accountabilities, to MHR will also reduce the administrative burden." Richard Miles-Thorne, Deputy Head of People Services, Admiral Group plc

“We selected MHR due to the quality of its people and services, including the location of its operations." Carole Wigley, HR Director, Freeths

“We are pleased to be working in collaboration with MHR. The trust’s payroll system was implemented many years ago and no longer meets our needs. MHR provides a flexible, modern solution, which not only ensures that our 3,500 staff are appropriately paid, but also makes sure we can effectively manage other human resource issues in the organisation.” Eric Morton, Chief Executive, Chesterfield Royal Hospital

MHR Reviews

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    "Excellent Company to work For"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Test Automation Engineer in Nottingham, England
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    I worked at MHR full-time (More than a year)


    1. MHR provided its employee a solid platform for self development
    2. Good people all around and great culture within the company
    3. Internal promotion rate is excellent
    4. Competitive salary and good employee benefit package
    5. Free parking space
    6. No micro management as management trust you to get on with your work
    7. Very stable company, so you don't have to worry about redundancy. Lots of people with over 10-years with the company, shows people are happy working for the company.
    8. Employee contribution is recognized and celebrated monthly, quarterly and annually.
    9. Overall I have had an amazing 2-years at MHR and I will certainly recommend the company to anyone looking to work for a good company. I only left because I relocated to London with my family, otherwise, I will still be working for MHR


    Personally, I didn't have any negative experience working for MHR. However, it does not mean the company is 100% perfect, surely there is room for improvement, for instance, being proactive rather than reactive to employee management.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be a bit more responsive when issues are raised, as sometimes, they are slow to react until the situation gets a bit awkward.

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MHR Photos

MHR photo of: Our brand new restaurant facility at our Britannia House site.
MHR photo of: Our 2017 Long Serving Employees. We are proud to have over 100 employees who have been with MHR for 10 years or more!
MHR photo of: Wall Murals inside our brand new office, Wellington House!
MHR photo of: Our brilliant team of inspiring women at the Women in Tech Conference last summer.
MHR photo of: We are the headline sponsors for the Hack 24 event for the third year running this year!
MHR photo of: MHR 2017 Comic Relief Bake Sale
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MHR Interviews



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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MHR (Nottingham, England) in October 2016.


    First interview was split into three. An hour interview with the Services Director and HRD, then an hour with the CEO & CFO and then a hour with the Chairman. This made good use of time and I could see it gave MHR three separate views of my capabilities. I was informed with in two days I had been short listed and was invited back to a panel interview (Chairman, Vice Chair, Non-Execs, CEO, CTO, CFO) to present my 90 plan for 15 minutes and then have the panel ask a range of questions. I felt it was a fair challenging test for the role I was interviewing for. I appreciate the time invested by the board and it helped me to understand the culture and dynamics of MHR.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about relocation and the effect on my family, how would I manage it, what concerns did I have.   1 Answer
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MHR Awards & Accolades

  • Employer of the Year, Pay & Benefits Awards, 2015
  • Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year, National Outsourcing Association, 2014
  • Service Provider of the Year, Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, 2014
  • Payroll Software Product, Payroll World Awards, 2014
  • People Management Awards(Best HR/L&D supplier), The Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, 2014
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