WH Smith selects auto-enrolment system

WH Smith has selected an administration system to comply with its auto-enrolment obligations from 1 March 2013.

The system automatically identifies and enrols relevant employees into the chosen pension scheme, provides communication and administration processes, and handles refunds if an employee opts out.

The system is provided by Ceridian UK, which already supplies the retailer with its HRevolution Saas system for its 16,000 employees’ online payslips.

Anthony Lawrence, group HR director at WH Smith, said: “Having given serious consideration to handling pension auto-enrolment in-house, it became apparent that not only were the timelines to do it so narrowing that we could not guarantee full compliance with the legislation, but also that employing extra people would not be the most cost-effective solution.”