e-HR news in brief

e-HR news in brief

Who’s installing what…

Mercer pilots scheme to capitalise on travel downtime

Mercer Human Resource Consulting has completed a successful
pilot of Microsoft-based mobile technology, which allows its workers to better
use traditional travel downtime. Fifty consultants were issued with
Windows-based pocket PCs, which provide access to e-mail and allow them to
record timesheets wherever they are.  www.microsoft.com

WBB Minerals opts for Intellect’s Workforce HR solution

Cheshire-based WBB Minerals, part of the Belgian multinational
Sibelco Group, is implementing Intellect’s Workforce HR and Personnel
Management software as part of a national strategic initiative to improve
productivity. The system has been installed at the company’s headquarters and
will be deployed throughout regions during 2004.  www.workforcehr.com

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