DEARBORN - Get ready for a quicker, easier and more intuitive experience when you access HR-related information and services online. On March 18, 2013, the global HR ONLINE website is launching a new, refreshed look-and-feel for the first time since it opened to employees in 1999. New features, including the Career Navigator Professional Development tool, which is also launching March 18 to some employees in a pilot program, will be available through the refreshed HR ONLINE.
“These are the first of a number of HR system upgrades that employees will see over the next three years,” said Felicia Fields, group vice president, Human Resources and Corporate Services. “Delivering on our One Ford business model requires enhanced systems and processes to help us ensure we have the right person, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time. The refreshed HR ONLINE and the Career Navigator pilot are the first steps in that overall effort.”
Salaried employees participating in the Career Navigator pilot will have their first opportunity to use the new tool when they are asked to update their Employee Profiles (also known as Leadership Development Employee Profiles, or LDEPs) in a week. Employees not participating in the Career Navigator pilot will continue to use existing LDEP tools until next year when all employees will use the Career Navigator tool. Currently, all professional development tools and information are located on HR ONLINE. However, the professional development processes employees use will differ depending on whether an employee is currently participating in the Career Navigator pilot or not. Detailed instructions will be emailed to all salaried employees on March 18.
HR ONLINE Global Updates
With more than 70,000 unique visitors clicking into the site more than 21 million total times per year, HR ONLINE already has a loyal following. Now all of those visitors will have an even better experience.
“Our goal has been to refine and enhance HR ONLINE so it looks and functions more like the entire family of Ford websites. The refreshed site also brings new capabilities, real-time service, resources and tools to help employees perform all of their HR-related activities with more convenience and efficiency,” said Rick Popp, director, Employee Benefits.
The HR ONLINE site will be more intuitive to employees already accustomed to working with Ford websites. It also will help employees understand and complete the various tasks associated with the company’s annual professional development processes, such as Objectives Setting, Individual Development Planning and Performance Review discussions.
HR ONLINE’s refreshed features include:
• Banner information to alert employees to key activities, including the annual professional development processes
• More information on how the company’s professional development processes work together to support development as well as additional development resources
• Key category links on the home page, which surface the most highly utilized links by employees
• Quick links to put HR tools, forms and resource information right at employee fingertips
• 24/7 access to HR information
To see all of the new features, take a virtual tour of the refreshed HR ONLINE site by clicking here.
Career Navigator also is accessible through HR ONLINE beginning Monday, March 18, though the link will only be active for the 11,000 employees in the pilot program during 2013. Beginning in 2014, all salaried employees will have access to this technologically innovative tool that links employees to all of the company’s professional development processes in one place. These processes include Objectives Setting, Performance Management, 360 Feedback, Competency Assessment, Individual Development Planning (IDP) and Employee Profiles (LDEP).
The 2013 Career Navigator pilot includes LL5+ employees globally and all employees in HR, SE&SE, OGC, GCR and Information Technology globally.