Shireburn Software renews its support of Home-Start Malta

Shireburn Software has once again extended its financial support to Home-Start Malta, a volunteer-based organisation that offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children under 5 years old who are experiencing difficulties. Home-Start Malta helps parents grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children and connect with their local community.

Over the years, Shireburn has supported local charities and NGOs through various CSR initiatives, both financially and through software support.

“Developing a CSR strategy is something I believe in very much. It is important for companies like us to establish ways in which they can make a difference and impact society positively”, said Nathan Farrugia, CEO of Shireburn Software. “We are delighted to be able to support families passing through tough times, primarily with the positive upbringing of their children and their development. Ultimately, they are the future of our society”.

Home-Start Malta consists of trained and supervised volunteers who visit families and help parents regain their desired confidence. This approach is necessary for raising their children in a nurturing environment.

The volunteers teach families skills such as money management and help them prepare meals for their whole family. They also accompany parents to appointments at school, hospital or where otherwise required.

Getting help at the right time for families during difficult situations is crucial. Without proper assistance, circumstances could deteriorate to the extent that children have to be cared for outside their homes.

For more information about Home-Start Malta, or how you can help, call 21678043/99018398 or email maltahomestart@gmail.com.


Shireburn’s Indigo Suite event partner at the FHRD Annual HR conference

Shireburn’s Indigo Suite showcased its fresh new rebranded look and several innovations at this year’s Foundation for Human Resources (FHRD) Annual HR Conference. The event took place on Wednesday 23rd October at the Hilton, Malta.

Delegates who visited the stand had the opportunity to get a first look at the beta version of the new Indigo Mobile App. This allows employees to clock into work remotely using their mobile phones. The application is expected to be officially launched in early 2020 and will be available for both android and IOS devices.

A new Shift Costing feature being rolled out over the coming weeks, allows Indigo Attendance users to cost out shifts. Pulling data directly from Indigo Payroll. Shift planners will be able to obtain a detailed rundown on individual shift cost values. This includes; basic value, leave and SSC values.

With a user base of over 75,000 employees, the Indigo Suite continues to strengthen its position as the software choice for Malta-based businesses. With so many organisations making use of Indigo Suite and other Shireburn solutions, we were very pleased to see so many familiar faces at the conference. We value the relationships we have built with our clients over the years. The event was the perfect opportunity to reconnect with several of our users and share new developments.

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Our champions help save lives during the 10th bi-annual Blood Donation Drive

Shireburn employees participated in the 10th bi-annual Blood Donation Drive, organised by a number of tenants within the SkyParks Business Centre, namely Shireburn Software, SkyParks Business Centre, Air Malta, CHIC Med-Aesthetic Clinics, Talbot & Bons as well as the National Blood Transfusion Unit.

All employees within the SkyParks Business Centre, Malta International Airport facilities, as well as the general public were invited to donate.Blood drive unit at SkyParks

Talbot & Bons provided refreshments for the donors while The Concept Stadium took care of the marketing campaign and donated their services for the good cause.

This initiative forms part of Shireburn´s Social responsibility programme, encouraging all those who are able to donate blood.

We would like to thank all those who helped us save lives!

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If you missed this opportunity, you can still do your part by visiting the Mobile Blood Donation Unit or one of the Blood Donation set up centres situated around Malta and Gozo. Click here to check the updated schedule.

If you’re a business owner and would like to organise a blood drive for your employees, or if you simply want to gather a group of colleagues, friends and family to donate blood – thank you! Click here for more information.


Shireburn Indigo payroll and attendance management solution reaches 60,000 users locally

Shireburn Software announced that its cloud payroll and attendance management solution, Shireburn Indigo, has grown to 60,000 employees following its launch in 2015.

Shireburn Indigo is an innovative web-based payroll and time and attendance solution that includes an employee portal for staff to apply for vacation leave, check their own leave balances, download their payslips as well as view their FS3s.

Shireburn announced that its Shireburn Indigo platform continues to strengthen its position as the software of choice for Maltese businesses, as it gains strong market share, with a 20% increase of users since just last February, when Shireburn announced that the number of users had reached 50,000.

The solution drastically reduces much of the administrative load placed on HR and payroll departments, consolidating various processes into one system, whilst engaging employees with an element of self-service in a highly secured environment.

 “We are pleased with the rapid growth of the Payroll and new T&A solutions, after considerable investment in our Indigo platform,” said Shireburn Software CEO Nathan Farrugia. ”Our experience in the field, coupled with our best-in-class customer support are undoubtedly key elements of why Indigo has been such a success, and at the foundation of all this is our people. The leadership team and the people across the business are all working for the same purpose – to help our clients run their businesses more successfully”

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Shireburn Software staff hold fundraising sports event to support the ALIVE Charity Foundation

Shireburn Software organised a fundraising staff sports activity in collaboration with the ALIVE Charity Foundation, a local NGO, to contribute towards cancer-related medical research at the University of Malta.

Shireburn’s Social Committee organised a sports event and Shireburn’s own team members participated in a series of running, cycling and tug of war challenges against a donation.

Members of the Shireburn Software team together with Michael Gafa`, one of the committee members of the ALIVE Foundation
Members of the Shireburn Software team together with Michael Gafa`, one of the committee members of the ALIVE Foundation

Michael Gafa` from the ALIVE Charity Foundation visited the team and provided more detail to the foundation’s mission and goals, and thanked the Shireburn team for contributing towards this worthy cause.

“Our business is built around people, so we see our role within the community as an integral part of our corporate social responsibility,” said Nathan Farrugia, CEO of Shireburn Software. “Giving to great causes is something we believe in, but more-so taking an active part in initiatives themselves. Two of the most precious resources we have are our time and our health, so partnering with Alive Foundation for us was both valuable and fulfilling”.

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So what is ALIVE Charity Foundation all about?

ALIVE Charity Foundation was the first charity foundation to raise funds for medical research in Malta whose main aim is to help fight cancer by funding human research and increasing health awareness. In this way, one can speed up diagnosis, identify causes and eventually identify cures. This is why the foundation’s aim has always been to fund Ph.D scholarships at the University of Malta.

ALIVE organises philanthropic activities in order to collect donations to support cancer research through the ALIVE Research Programme. The major event in the foundation’s calendar is the RE/MAX Alive Cycling Challenge for Cancer. The 2019 edition will see a group of 30 cyclists will be cycling over 1,200km from Oslo to Amsterdam passing through several cities in Denmark and Germany. The aim behind this challenge is to raise necessary funds which will be used by researchers working in the field of cancer in Malta.


Shireburn staff help local NGO Integra Foundation

Shireburn Software has partnered with the Integra Foundation, a local NGO, to provide education to migrants looking to integrate and gain employability within the Maltese community. This initiative consists of a course spread over 12 weeks and is aimed at migrants with a basic knowledge of the English language.

This education programme was organised as part of what has become a yearly tradition at Shireburn, whereby its directors annually give up their Christmas gifts and recommend staff instead to assist or donate to a good cause.

Left to right: Neil Caruana and Claire Farrugia from Shireburn Software, Rachel Baldacchino from Integra Foundation

For the past months, Shireburn’s social committee together with Integra Foundation have worked to organise an education programme, which provides migrants with education in the English language, enabling them to seek employment within the Maltese community.

Integra Foundation is a local NGO that works towards the inclusion of asylum seekers and refugees in Malta, with a focus on young people. The organisation seeks to provide education in the community and to facilitate access to higher education.

This initiative enables the NGO to provide basic language education, stationery as well as carry out an intensive and inclusive educational programme. This will also help Integra Foundation achieve its vision to support inclusive, non-discriminating and non-disabling societies, where all individuals have the right to human dignity, freedom, respect and social justice.

“Thanks to the altruistic and collaborative efforts of the whole team, a considerable contribution has been made towards this worthy cause,” said John de Giorgio, Chairman. “Giving back to our community is something that has been instilled in the Shireburn company culture from the top down, and we look forward to supporting this and many other organisations throughout the year.”