Finnair Outsources Transactional HR and Payroll to Zalaris

Zalaris HR Services has signed an outsourcing agreement with Finnair to provide payroll, time and attendance, sick leave refunds and personnel administration services for the airline’s 7000 employees.

As a result of the agreement, 15 Finnair employees - currently performing the services - will transfer and relocate to Zalaris’ Helsinki based service center with existing terms of employment. Zalaris will deliver one common web based payroll and HR platform based on Zalaris’ smartHR concept powered by SAP HCM.

“Our smartHR cloud based outsourcing concept is ideal to support customers that want to maximize the value of their Human Capital through the implementation of effective HR processes. We love to work with customers as Finnair that are intensively pursuing organizational improvements with the goal to serve their customers even better. Winning Finnair as a customer strengthens our position as the leading business process outsourcer of payroll and HR in the Nordic and is great for our Finnish presence” – says Zalaris’ CEO and founder Hans-Petter Mellerud.

“We selected Zalaris based on their ability to provide us with a proven total solution. This agreement further improves the efficiency of our HR operations, and also offers a good future for the professionals transferring from Finnair to Zalaris” - says Manne Tiensuu, Senior Vice President Human Resources at Finnair.

Zalaris is certified as a SAP Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Partner and is a leading SAP Human Capital Management (HCM) and SuccessFactors consulting partner. Founded in 2000, Zalaris today operates in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, India, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland and Sweden, including local-language service centers with extensive expertise in HR-related laws and regulations.