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HR Magazine: October 2007Vol. 52, No. 10

Compensation designer; online pharmacy service; more.

Compensation and Benefits

Berkshire Associates has introduced a compensation designer for its popular BALANCEpay salary equity software. BALANCEpay, combined with the compensation designer, is one of the first software packages to allow employers to establish and assign values to different pay factors determined and measured by the organization. The new software enhancements give employers the framework they need to develop consistent and equitable pay practices at all levels.
Contact: (800) 882-8904,, e-mail:

Health Care

One of the first online pharmacy services specifically designed for health savings accounts (HSAs) has been launched by inc. at The new online service identifies more than 3,000 HSA-eligible products, automatically tracks purchases and provides users an HSA-only receipt for purchases. Any consumer can use the online HSA store. Customers may purchase prescriptions from the pharmacy and contact lenses from at First-time customers can receive a 15 percent discount on their first purchases of select items.
Contact: (425) 372-3464,,

QuantumHealth Inc. has launched the integrated health management system Coordinated Health/Care, designed to help employers cut costs and reduce administrative burdens by coordinating and streamlining health care processes. A central staff of care coordinators trained to guide health plan participants through the steps of finding the best health care options will handle all client contact. By reducing unnecessary and duplicative services through coordination of patient activities, QuantumHealth can offer an immediate cost savings to employers. Service fees are calculated as a percentage of the organization's cost savings.
Contact: (614) 846-4318,,

HR Management Systems

Emportal Inc. has announced the launch of its new web-based software tool, Emportal HR. The new software is designed to offer businesses one of the most up-to-date and efficient HR management systems online and to provide a self-service platform for all users. The system is designed with today's workforce in mind and allows small to medium-sized businesses to provide a wide array of HR support services and manage their employees, contingent workers, consultants and vendors from a single platform.
Contact: (925) 274-0500,,

Staffing is a new online site designed to help employers find qualified sales job candidates and to connect job seekers with a wide range of opportunities. is available to small-business owners as well as larger corporations. The key benefits to employers are simplicity and focus. All candidates who respond to job postings will be focused on finding sales positions. can help employers and human resource professionals reduce the amount of time spent sorting through applications and resumes by delivering a smaller number of highly qualified responses for each job posting.
Contact: (773) 494-5142, www,

LatPro Inc. has launched, a new job search engine dedicated to identifying a wide spectrum of diverse job seekers. features news and commentary on diversity in the workplace and includes an events calendar and job listings from top Internet job boards. Polls and forum discussions allow users to give their opinions on current diversity issues and discuss workplace diversity challenges. also offers in-depth reporting and budgeting tools that can help other job boards track the effectiveness of postings and adjust the costs for advertising or listing jobs at any time.
Contact: (954) 727-3859,,

Product manufacturers and developers provide information for What's New. Inclusion in this sample of products does not necessarily imply endorsement by SHRM or HR Magazine.

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