ODEON is the largest cinema chain in Europe with coverage in Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Finland, the Baltics, Norway, Sweden, Republic of Ireland and the UK. Now part of the largest cinema group in the world, AMC Entertainment, Odeon continues to provide the whole experience of cinema to its customer base.e biggest challenge for Odeon’s payroll and HR teams is the amount of seasonal staff that they have within the business.
Odeon can have on average between 6,500 to 7,000 staff on a monthly basis which can fluctuate depending on the season. They have a lot of student population that comes through during Easter, Christmas and the summer holidays and it is the onboarding side of that process that can take the time, in addition to getting the information in a timely manner.
Odeon required a platform that could manage that sheer volume every month. The overall package that SD Worx proposed to Odeon still provide the requirement that they need today for the timely completion and processing of all of their payrolls for their staff, both salaried and hourly paid.
As the government continuously implements new legislation changes, it is important for Odeon to be on top of how those changes can affect its payroll. Odeon’s access to a bigger forum of knowledge wherein, SD Worx and its customers share stories and experiences, has also proven beneficial to the partnership.
In terms of compliance, Odeon has been working on its SOX compliance, a totally new accreditation brought to life by AMC Entertainment. It’s given Odeon a number of controls that have to be put in place to mitigate any risks within the business from a payroll perspective.