Trends Report

Companies Adopt Employee Portals, Not Portal Best Practices

January 12th, 2007
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Matthew Brown
With contributors:
Christopher Mines , Jamie Barnett , Connie Moore

Summary

The concept of employee portals — internally facing sites that serve workers' information and self-service needs — reached its eighth anniversary by the end of 2006. In the Employee Benefit News/Forrester Research 2006 Benefits Strategy And Technology Study, of 800 benefits executives surveyed, one-third say they currently offer portals to their employees. This overall percentage didn't change much in the past year: Companies of different sizes deploy employee portals at different rates and for different business purposes — but a surprising percentage failed to adopt fundamental best practices around portal sponsorship and governance.

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