Sure its cool, but do you need it?

HR departments may like the potential of new technology but they aren’t even using the old technology correctly
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/13/2003

The common complaint about technology is that it is impossible to keep up with its constant, rapid change. No sooner do you get the latest software up and running or the fastest computer on your desktop and it is out of date.

Many organizations introduced HR systems through the mid- and late-’90s, but already vendors are talking about the new bells and whistles everyone absolutely has to have.

“There is no doubt that the technology has advanced really dramatically and there are all kinds of things that you couldn’t do two or three years ago,” said Ed McMahon, regional practice leader e-HR with Watson Wyatt Canada and author of