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USING A ROADMAP FOR HR TECHNOLOGY January 4, 2010

Posted by Bima Hermastho in Technology.
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Like most companies, Turner Broadcasting Systems Inc. in Atlanta cut costs during the recession. The cuts had an impact on its HR technology plans. Unlike many companies, however, Turner had an HR technology road map that made it easier to decide what technology projects to postpone.

Turner, with about 11,000 employees, has had HR technology road maps for a number of years and the plan didn’t change, says Karen Bennett, SPHR, senior vice president of HR. "We just slowed the timing a little in response to the smaller budget." Now that the economy is showing signs of rebounding, hiring is likely to follow and technology budgets are loosening. This is an appropriate time for HR executives to determine the technology their organizations need to support talent management and other HR processes and to lay out plans.

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