HR & Onboarding

Employee lifecycle management. Delivered.

It’s hard, but it’s essential. You want to hire the right people to complement your existing team, help each employee reach their full potential – and get the basics right every time.

The Challenge

  • It’s tough to manage and retain the best people.
  • You’re drowning in paperwork.
  • It’s hard to pay people accurately, reflecting holiday allowance and unauthorised absence.
  • You don’t really know how your teams are really doing – and who your stars are.

Our HR software solution holds all your HR information in one place in the cloud, where managers can find and understand it easily. By cutting admin time, you can help them focus on customers and staff.

Key Benefits

  • One system for all employees avoids duplication and error.
  • Compliance controls for everyone.
  • Our tools help you manage holidays and dramatically reduce unauthorised absences.
  • Open architecture allows simple integration with other systems.
  • Fourth Analytics gives you vital information that’s easy to understand, helping you make better decisions.



Employee Database

The Problem
Managing a staff of permanent, seasonal and transient workers can be a minefield. Lateness, absenteeism, non-adherence to holiday allowances and maverick pay – all recorded (or not) on hundreds of spreadsheets – hit margins and make you less efficient.

Our Solution
With our HR software solution, you have the latest versions of all HR data in one place, securely stored and accessible in the cloud. By eliminating duplication, errors, unnecessary spend and administration, you can now focus on efficiency and margin. Your employees get easy-to-use, permission-based, mobile self-service to update their personal details. And you make big savings in overhead costs.

Employee Database


Digital Onboarding

The Problem
Once you’ve found the right candidate, you want to get them in and started as quickly as possible. Paper documents are an administrative headache, taking valuable time to prepare, delaying decisions and creating confusion.

Our Solution
We help you recruit quickly and effectively with a completely paperless solution. Electronically sign documents and confirm identities. Create a new employee record at the touch of a button, with all data and documents automatically linked to it. Candidates can complete documents on any device at any time and managers can track their status. It’s a simple process for everyone, with no postage costs or delays.

Employee Eligibility


Eligibility to Work

The Problem
With the threat of heavy fines for non-compliance, you need to make sure you’re on top of eligibility to work requirements for all your staff. With so many employees and seasonal workers, this can be more difficult that it seems.

Our Solution
We've done the hard work for you with smart HR management software that keeps pace with all changes to the criteria. And by automatically flagging when visas or other documents are near to expiry, you can anticipate issues before they cause problems.

Holidays & Absence

The Problem
With a large workforce, keeping track of all the moving parts can be a challenge. Managing accurate pro rata or flexible working holiday calculations, recording authorised and non-authorised absences and adjusting pay accordingly take up valuable time.

Our Solution
Our cloud HR software makes it easy to keep track. Holiday and absence performance data in the employee database helps you make better decisions. Year-to-date reports mean you can plan holiday coverage and eliminate unnecessary spend. Wages are adjusted automatically to reflect holiday allowance adherence and unauthorised absences.

Holidays & Absence





The Problem
Recruiting the best talent is one thing. Retaining it is just as important. Recruiting and training is costly and labour-intensive – and too often excellent staff leave simply because they can’t see where their career is going.

The Solution
Our solution takes career development seriously. The training feature helps develop career paths at all levels, getting the most out of staff and encouraging them to stay with you. Tracking tools show how well you are retaining and promoting good people and help you identify promotion candidates. You can create development roadmaps for employees, showing achievements, appraisals, reminders and goals, by job title and location. And our open architecture means you can easily integrate with leading online learning systems.

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Our Workforce Management solution is available in four Editions, depending on how much control you want.


HR & Onboarding blog posts for you

How to increase your restaurant’s profitability

Written by: Andrew Levey

With increasing pressures from rising food and labour costs and more competition for customers, running your restaurant profitably can be a real challenge. You therefore need to examine ways that you can increase efficiency, increase sales and reduce costs. But where do you start?

Plan now for a successful summer

Written by: Andrew Levey

As we head into the summer months and the weather starts to improve, you’ll need to make sure that staff rotas and absences are properly manager to make sure surges in customer numbers can be satisfied, and the guest experience is not compromised.
Life without Fourth’s labour solution would be incredibly laborious and time consuming. It’s really difficult to assemble any meaningful data to base future spend on without it. I would recommend it without hesitation to any multi-site hospitality operation

Director at Paul UK

Fourth’s inventory management system has improved our profitability by enabling great visiblity on our inventory ordering and management. Overall, there has been a fantastic 4.88% difference in GP in favour of last financial year. I expect this to improve still further.

Andy Ross Director


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