Community Learning Space

Taking Human Resources to the Net

Rick Schwartz

Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd.

Thursday, September 25, 1997 at 2:30 p.m.
David Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo


Everyone is welcome.
Because space is limited, we recommend registering for the seminar to reserve your seat.
Seats are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.


In 1994, Hewlett-Packard undertook to transform their human resources, compensation and benefits operations, and employee communications. Seeking to "deliver world class human resources solutions, any time, any place," an Intranet became an obvious choice as a delivery and access vehicle. As a result, HP not only reshaped their internal business practices, but has enhanced the services they were offering. In this seminar, Rick Schwartz, a leader in the on-going development of paperless Human Resources solutions, will give his perspective on applying Web-based or Intranet technology to communicate benefits to employees, and to improve the effectiveness of HP managers in areas relating to people management. He will demonstrate the HR applications that enable the staffing, pension, compensation, benefits, and training departments to deliver better service at less cost.


Rick Schwartz is Director of Compensation, Benefits and Human Resources Systems, Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd. Joining Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd. in 1972 as a Systems Engineer, Mr. Schwartz became responsible for Hewlett-Packard's value-added programs in Canada, including R&D relationships with universities and acquisition of companies and new product and services mandates. Mr. Schwartz is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Computer Research at the University of Waterloo, of PRECARN Associates Inc., a pre-competitive research consortium, of the Information Technology Association of Canada's Supplier Development Program, and of ITAC's R&D Tax Credit committee. He has represented HP's membership in CANARIE Inc. He serves on the Industrial Advisory Boards of the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Division of Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Calgary.

Company Background

Hewlett-Packard is an international manufacturer of electronic measurement and test equipment, computer systems and peripherals, chemical analysis instruments and medical electronic products. In 1980, HP Labs started to use e-mail. HP has continually extended its internet during the 1980's and became one of the first Corporate Web sites on the Net in 1993 allowing customer access. Today, HP owns and operates the world's largest private internet or intranet.

For more information

Shirley Fenton
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4074