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A Cure for Contingent Costs

August 1, 2003
Companies that already use the Web as a tool for buying materials are now using it to manage contract workers. Shell Oil Products U.S. expects to cut its contingent-labor cost in half by the end of the year by using Web-based processes.
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IM It's Speedy And It Can Spell Trouble

July 2, 2003
As instant messaging infiltrates the workforce, concerns of virus protection, legal trouble and lost productivity are rising. While some employees use IM for business, others use it to only boost their social lives. Will employers pull the plug on the instant version of e-mail?
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HR Technology 2003

November 1, 2002
HR technologies continue to make processes faster, easier, and more efficient. But with the economy in show mode and budgets down, companies are refocusing their technology investments. The emphasis is on upgrading and integrating HRMS functions, automating recruiting tasks, including risk management and using analytics for strategic planning.
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