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How Trillium College Moved Its HR Online and Saved $32,200 Annually on Its Employee Benefits Plan

Implemented Humi since 2019
Employees 10-50
Location Oshawa, St.Catherines, Kingston, and Subdury, ON, Canada
Industry Education
Humi product lines

The challenge

Trillium College is a private career college with campuses throughout Ontario with a mission to provide exceptional educational programs that will lead to a career in their students’ chosen field of study. In 2019, Trillium College opened its fourth campus, allowing them to expand even more across Ontario. It was after that big hiring push without an HR software, that Director of HR, Amanda James, knew it was time to invest in a solution to manage her HR. 

“We had spreadsheets, paper, and multiple outdated softwares. Things were everywhere, and doing things took too much time, especially tracking time off.”

The solution

“At first, our priority was to find a time off/vacation management system, but then we realized we could reduce even more inefficiencies by investing in an HR tool that could bring everything together.”

Amanda and the team were looking for a simple solution for the user, but powerful in the background, “we wanted the solution to be intuitive as an iPhone”.

“After considering many different companies and software proposals, we went with Humi because it was the front-runner solution. Humi is so intuitive and easy to use. If you can use an iPhone, you can use Humi.”

Adding employee benefits to their Humi package

After being with Humi HR for about a year, Amanda and her team were looking for a new employee benefits plan. “Humi offered to compare our current plan with what they could provide and it became obvious that by switching to Humi we could save a ton of money and it would be less work for us.”

The results

Since being on Humi HR for about a year, Amanda has nothing but great things to say, “it keeps me so organized and gives me peace of mind. I would recommend Humi to anyone.”

Amanda also speaks highly of her employees' experience, “employees are very happy to have everything in one spot: their personal information, their time off, their career journey, documents, and more. It puts it in the employees' hands, in a good way.”

On the employee benefits side, Trillium College ended up saving over $32,200 per year after switching their plan.

How? Humi has special negotiated rates with a handful of carriers that leverage the collective buying power of thousands of Canadian companies in order to achieve the best rates in the industry. Because of this, we can offer competitive benefits rates that help Canadian companies save money. 

And the best part? They won’t have any bad surprises at renewals, barring a change in claims patterns, of course. Our benefits team focuses on long-term savings for companies, not just first-year savings. In the years to come, Trillium College can expect to continue paying well below what they were paying for their previous benefits plan. 

“Now that we have Humi HR and Benefits, we’re looking to add on Humi Payroll. It’s already saved us so much time. I can only imagine that we’d save more by having everything together.”

“Everyone that touches Humi loves it. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t. Our previous Finance Controller loved Humi so much that he got his new company on board when he changed employers.”
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