More than any other department within a company, Human Resource's job is to keep employees well informed of important company issues in addition to all the details pertaining to their personal health and well being. By using web applications to publish corporate information and using transaction type applications to provide personal data, human resource departments can free their staffs from answering routine questions and basic processing tasks. Human Resource departments can publish information such as:
Transaction applications eliminate much of the routine paper processing that HR departments typically handle and provides employees access to their personal information. Transactions, particularly secure transactions can enable:
Community newsgroups hosted by HR departments are particularly valuable within large companies, because they provide a quick and cost-effective way of communicating with specific groups of people such as senior managers, people with 401K accounts, and employees with dependents. Such newsgroups simplify the task of letting these people know about changes to corporate policies that would affect them and also provide a forum for discussion among people with shared interests.