So you want to go kiosk

|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/05/2003

“For a while now we’ve been hearing about companies that say, sure an intranet would be great but it wouldn’t be worth it since most of our employees don’t have a computer,” says Sandy French, president of the internal communication firm Northern Lights.

Kiosks are a solution that has been growing in popularity for companies that want to take advantage of the benefits of a connected workforce, but lack the infrastructure and the hardware to get everybody online.

It’s now an option that previously had not been explored, says French. Three or four years ago the whole concept of putting HR on the intranet and having people access their benefits online was way out there. “But it’s not so innovative anymore,” he says. “It used to be dismissed out of hand now it’s ‘tell me more.’” Kiosks are a natural next step.