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Internet Usage by HR Decision Makers

HR decision makers use the Internet to research HR issues.

May 8, 1999
The Internet provides immediate answers to HR questions. That's why research is the number one priority among HR decision makers.

 

HR Decision Makers Use the Internet Frequently

The new breed of HR decision maker spends a substantial amount of time each day using the Internet. It's become a routine part of their daily work life.

Time HR Spends on the Internet in an Average Day

Workforce Subscribers and Workforce.com Users

More than an Hour

13%

31-60 Minutes

21

16-30 Minutes

36

15 Minutes or Less

24

None

7

Source: Workforce.com and Workforce "A Day in the Life" Survey, June 1999.

 

How HR Decision Makers Use the Internet

The new breed of HR decision makers depends upon the Internet for a variety of HR resources and options.

Reasons HR Uses the Internet During Work Hours

Workforce Subscribers and Workforce.com Users

HR Research

78%

HR Legal Tips/Advice

60

Non-HR Sites

52

HR Breaking News

48

Posting Open Jobs

22

Looking for Job Candidates

22

HR Networking (e.g., discussion forums)

21

HR Humor, Surveys, etc

18

Looking for Another Job Myself

10

Source: Workforce.com and Workforce "A Day in the Life" Survey, June 1999.

 

Research Is the Top Internet Priority of HR Decision Makers

If limited to only one option, HR decision makers would overwhelmingly use the Internet for HR research only.

If Limited to Using the Internet for One Thing, What Would HR Choose?

Workforce Subscribers and Workforce.com Users

HR Research

42%

HR Legal Tips/Advice

16

Non-HR Sites

16

HR Breaking News

8

Posting Open Jobs

6

HR Networking (e.g., discussion forums)

5

Looking for Job Candidates

4

Looking for Another Job Myself

2

HR Humor, Surveys, etc

1

Source: Workforce.com and Workforce "A Day in the Life" Survey, June 1999.

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