www.88sears.com is a SHC (Sears Holdings Corporation) proprietary website, where SHC and SHO employees/associates can access certain types of information. It is, at its core, the 88 Sears HR (Human Resource) site. As such, it is a site on which the said people can access information pertaining to their employment. The information that is meant to be accessed on this site is that which would, under the traditional way of doing things, have necessitated a visit to the Human Resources or personnel offices.

Accessing www.88sears.com

The easiest way for you to access www.88sears.com as a SHC/SHO employee or any other interested party would be by entering the website address into your browser and clicking on the ‘enter’ button. It surely shouldn’t be too hard for you to remember the address ‘88sears.com.’

An alternative way of accessing www.88sears.com is through a search engine. That is like where, for instance, you can run a search for a term like ‘SHC HR’ or ‘SHC Human Resource’ or ’88Sears Human Resources’ and so on. Of course, different search engines are likely to give different results for this sort of a search. That is especially the case given the fact that these sorts of web pages are not normally heavily optimized, being as they are, web pages meant for specific organizations’ employees — as opposed to the general public.

Major sections at www.88sears.com

The major sections at 88sears.com include:

  • The benefits section: this is where the targeted employees can find information on various benefits available for them, and also access the forms to apply for the respective benefits.
  • The compensation section: this is where the targeted employees can find information pertaining to their paychecks – for instance, their payroll calendars and resources for filing taxes (W2s).
  • The diversity section: this is a section for associate networks, and also where one can undertake verification of employment, besides finding information on the company’s diversity.
  • The performance section: this is where the targeted employees can find information on maters to do with performance evaluation and retention.
  • The learning section: this has information on and links to training resources.
  • The talent acquisition section: this is the section dealing with recruitment, and information (and other resources) for new employees.
  • The resources section: this is where the targeted employees can access various forms, and information pertaining to procedures and policies.

Types of links at www.88sears.com

As you browse through 88sears.com (at this page), you will notice that there are two types of links:

  • Links marked by a single arrow: these can only be followed by people using computers on the Sears Holdings network.
  • Links marked by double arrows: these can be followed remotely, by people who are not necessarily using computers on the Sears Holdings network.

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88sears Employee Login

by Banili on August 7, 2013

In order to access personal information on the SHC/SHO HR (Human Resources) site, which is accessible at www.88sears.com, you need to be logged in. The nature of this site is, of course, such that some resources on it are public, meaning that you don’t have to be logged in to use them. Those include the resources where general information about benefits is posted, the resources where general information about discount policy is posted and so on. But, naturally, when you want to access information related to you as an individual SHC/SHO employee, you need to login. We are interested in figuring out how this works.

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Accessing the www.88sears.com login page

There are two steps to follow, if you want to access the www.88sears.com login page.

The first step entails loading the site (88sears.com), which you can do by entering the URL/website address, following a bookmark, following a link from another page or following search engine results.

Once you are at 88sears.com, if you look at the left hand side, in the mid-upper section, you will notice a section labeled ‘My Personal Information.’ There is a link, under it, marked with two arrows (meaning it can be accessing outside the SHC computer network, and labeled ‘MPI-My Personal Information.’ You need to click on that link. You will be taken to the 88sears.com login page, which is hr.searshc.com/aos/logon.do.

The required login credentials at www.88sears.com

Two details are required, for you to login to the SHC/SHO HR (Human Resource) portal, namely:

  • Your enterprise ID: this serves as the username, and is indeed alternatively referred to as the LDAP ID.
  • Your password: you will have obtained this prior to attempting to log onto the said portal.

A note about former SHC associates

It is worth noting that there is a special login page for former SHC associates. To access this, you click on the link labeled ‘former SHC associates login.’ Upon doing so, you are redirected to hr.searshc.com/aos/logon.do which is a login page for such former associates.

The applicable login procedure at www.88sears.com

The login procedure at www.88sears.com is fairly straightforward, so long as one has the right enterprise ID and password. It is just a question of entering the said details, and then clicking on the ‘login’ button. A help desk number is provided on the login page, this being a number that those who experience login difficulties can call for assistance.

Things you can do once logged in

These include checking your paycheck, doing W-4 work, updating details on the site and so on.

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