The Open University is a public distance learning and research university and one of the largest universities in the UK for undergraduate education. The OU is based across three main faculties and employs approximately 9,000 staff.
As part of a broad-reaching business transformation , the OU undertook a programme to transform the delivery of HR services across all parts of the business. Orion were initially engaged to support the development of an HRIS strategy for replacement technology to support the new service. We were subsequently retained to support the detailed organisation design for the new HR service; prepare detailed requirements for the new HRIS and support the procurement strategy to develop an integrated technology architecture across the transformed business.