Chiefs of Ontario

July 19, 2017

The Chiefs of Ontario has gone to HR System Strategies (HRSS) and invested in a chiefs of ontariosuite of products to streamline, automate and improve on existing manual paper processes. The products include info:HR, Employee/Manager Self-Serve (ESS) and Timesheets (TS) modules, with the addition of a payroll interface completing the suite.

Located in downtown Toronto, the Chiefs of Ontario advocates for Ontario’s First Nations communities. Nathan Wright, Chief Operating Officer, was a previous HRSS client at the Assembly of First Nations in Ottawa, ON and immediately saw the opportunity for the Chiefs. He and Melvin Thompson, Director of Finance, called HRSS in and the rest is history.

Melvin Thompson commented, “We were consistently following up with employees to submit timesheets in a timely manner. Vacation and other entitlement balances were not accurate and employees were not aware of the time available to them. We have a very lean organization and consequently our administration team is extremely busy. They did not have the available time to ensure employee files were maintained in an efficient manner.”

Since implementing info:HR, ESS and TS, Chiefs of Ontario employees have been able to electronically submit their vacation and time requests, with the ability to view the amount of time available to them online. Timesheets are now submitted promptly. “We have noticed a reduction in investigation already. Employees can immediately see the balances in their time banks, and any requests that have been approved are in the timesheet, making the submission process for employees much simpler,” said Melvin. “Reporting is also much easier. Everything is in one place and with a couple of clicks we can get the information we require. The system is very easy and logical to use.”

“We are thrilled to have the Chiefs of Ontario join the growing community of info:HR users. It’s especially satisfying when some one from an existing client moves to a new organization and recommends our products and services,” added HRSS President Andy Staniewski.

Chiefs of Ontario is a political forum and secretariat for collective decision-making, action, and advocacy for the 133 First Nations communities located within the boundaries of the province of Ontario. Guided by the Chiefs in Assembly, it upholds self-determination efforts of the Anishinaabek, Mushkegowuk, Onkwehon:we, and Lenape Peoples in protecting and exercising their inherent and Treaty rights.