Internet solutions company Cisco has pioneered an e-HR service that allows staff and managers to agree job transfers without involving the HR department.
The e-HR service, called HR Connection, will give Cisco employees in Asia, Europe and the US the chance to ask questions on HR policies and provide information on Cisco’s HR web-based applications.
Launched three months ago, the web-based application, known as Café Mocha, gives employees and line managers the opportunity to agree job transactions, pay changes and terminations over the Web. All these transactions require HR involvement apart from job transfers.
Jean-Paul Verdu, Cisco’s HR director of world-wide operations said, “This new HR service will improve the delivery of services in HR and cut down on paperwork.”
Verdu said, “These web-based applications encourage self-reliance of employees and line managers which is part of our company’s philosophy. It improves the speed and efficiency of the HR function as well.”
Cisco employs 40,000 people worldwide and has a market capitalisation of $300bn.