In the era of the "social enterprise," collaborative activities can make a big difference not only in HR efficiency but in employee satisfaction. Take a look at these eight leading HR platforms and examples of what their collaboration features have done for other companies.
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Diane Johnston is the CEO of Workway, a national staffing agency. "We have about 33 people in total, with 20 to 25 of them in the field doing sales and recruiting in branch offices," she says. Workway adopted Bullhorn, web-based software for staffing agencies, in 2007. "All our members can log on and share candidates and clients," says Johnston. "It's like a CRM tool--in fact, we use it as our sales software as well. And because it's Web-based, we can get on from anywhere." The software handles email and job posting as well as letting the employees share information. "When we have a job opening, we can enter it into Bullhorn, click a box, and post it on our website," Johnston says. "And one of the best parts about the email function is the archiving feature--we can find any message since we first installed the software."