Sony Latest to Outsource HR Services

October 10, 2002 ( - Sony Electronics is the latest large employer to embrace human resource outsourcing, having tapped Hewitt Associates to provide HR technology and operations services.

Hewitt said its HR outsourcing services will enable Sony human resources to focus more on its core HR functions while giving up day-to-date management chores.

According to Hewitt, it is providing 14,000 Sony US employees with these services:

  • HR Workways, a personalized Web portal featuring content tailored for new hires, employees, managers and HR professionals
  • annual salary planning and administration, special cash awards, and unplanned pay changes
  • services for HR data management, and leave of absence administration and support
  • delivering policies and procedures information; providing employee communication such as delivering and tracking employee surveys; facilitating employee networking and communities of interest; and maintaining employee records
  • workforce management including job postings, recruiting sources, applicant tracking processes, applicant profiles, orientation, transfers and exits.
  • identifying staffing requirements and tracking high potential employees.

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