- Determining headcount
- Tracking expatriates
- Tracking and analyzing benefits
- Analyzing compensation
- Career planning and succession planning
- Retrieving data on knowledge, skills and abilities
- Providing line management with up-to-date information
- Streamlining payroll
And keeping track of personnel and locations is a growing challenge for human resources. Likewise, providing career planning through a global network allows employees to become more responsible and reduces the workload for human resources. In many cases, workers are able to access files detailing job requirements and skill sets and even apply for positions.
Personnel Journal, June 1995, Vol. 74, No. 6, p. 96.