Camerons moves HR function to Integreon following consultation

CMS Cameron McKenna is set to outsource its entire human resources (HR) team as part of its agreement to transfer its back-office support functions to Integreon from 1 April.

The firm, which this week closed its consultation on the outsourcing and concluded the first in a number of rolling redundancy consultations, confirmed that its 20-strong HR team will transfer over to Integreon next month, including HR head Sarah Spillan.

The bulk of Camerons’ finance team (50 staff) will also move to Integreon, leaving finance director Krishna Vishnubhotla and a handful of senior finance managers at the law firm.

IT head Donna Gildea will also remain at Camerons, as well the firm’s business development and communications teams and the majority of the firm’s marketing team.

Beyond these individuals and teams, the remainder of Camerons’ support function will make the move to Integreon next month, with Integreon’s outsourcing centre set to initially employ nearly 200 Camerons staff, as well 25 existing Integreon London staff.

In total, 33 of Camerons 200-strong London staff are expected to lose their jobs as a result of the agreement with Integreon, with a further 76 given the option to relocate to Bristol or India in the coming months.

The first wave of job losses, finalised this week, saw 15 positions cut out of a 40-strong group at risk of redundancy. Half of these cuts were voluntary, with no-one opting to relocate. Integreon will now continue redundancy and relocation consultations with those transferring for up to 12 months.

Integreon president John Croft said: “Getting to this stage has been a real collaborative team effort. We are feeling very positive about the upsides that come with the end result, bringing improved services for the firm and its clients and exciting career prospects for those moving over.”

Several key initiatives are being launched to improve services through the outsourcing, affecting internal technology systems, technology for clients such as online messaging and an initiative to co-ordinate deal launches and conflict checks.