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Encyclopedia of Human Resources Information Systems: Challenges in E-hrm (Hardcover)

by Teresa Torres-Coronas (Author, Editor), Mario Arias-Oliva (Author, Editor) 1.Book Reviews Review ―Editors Torres-Coronas and Arias have assembled this two-volume encyclopedia on human resource information systems from over 100 articles on state-of-the-art IT applications and systems throughout the world.‖ –Book News Inc. (May 2009) Book Description Driven by significant internal and external forces, human resource management (HRM) has evolved from largely a maintenance function, to what many scholars and practitioners regard as a source of sustainable competitive advantage for organizations. In the information era, it is important for organizations to progressively incorporate technology into their processes. The Encyclopedia of Human Resources Information Systems: Challenges in e-HRM rigorously analyzes key critical HR variables and defines previously undiscovered issues in the HR field. With 132 articles from 180 of the world’s leading experts on the state of HRM technology, this comprehensive reference source is essential to academic libraries and to practitioners and academics seeking to understand all dimensions related to managing people in the information society.

The Human Resources Software Handbook: Evaluating Technology Solutions for Your Organization (Hardcover)
by James G. Meade (Author)

1.Book Reviews Review ―Dr. Meade provides some convincing points for any HR department to consider…‖ — CharityChannel, November 21, 2003 ―The human resources field has long needed practical advice on the selection of HR software, and here is a book loaded with useful guidance. Unlike many other books that have appeared in recent years, it gives attention to the concerns of small and mid-sized firms, and it covers, not just human resource information systems, but the wide range of specialized HR software, as well. It gives clear explanations of the latest advances of technology, and addresses the numerous considerations, some very subtle, to take into account in acquiring HR software or software-based services. Unless you’re going to hire a consultant to guide your selection process, you will find this book’s assistance indispensable. I would recommend it to all readers of my HR software directories.‖ (Richard B. Frantzreb, Editor / Publisher, Advanced Personnel Systems) ―Dr. Meade provides some convincing points for any HR department to consider…‖ (CharityChannel, November 21, 2003) Review ―The human resources field has long needed practical advice on the selection of HR software, and here is a book loaded with useful guidance. Unlike many other books that have appeared in recent years, it gives attention to the concerns of small and mid-sized firms, and it covers, not just human resource information systems, but the wide range of specialized HR software, as well. It gives clear explanations of the latest advances of technology, and addresses the numerous considerations, some very subtle, to take into account in acquiring HR software or software-based services. Unless you’re going to hire a consultant to guide your selection process, you will find this book’s assistance indispensable. I would recommend it to all readers of my HR software directories.‖ — Richard B. Frantzreb, Editor/Publisher, Advanced Personnel Systems ―You need to become enlightened to make informed human resource software purchase decisions. By reading James Meade’s book before setting budget and timeframe expectations with your company management regarding vendors, you will save months and thousands of dollars (and possibly even your career) by avoiding false starts and wrong turns. As a ―navigator‖ just follow his maps to human resource information systems success!‖ —Rick Fletcher, founder, Hrchitect ―When it comes to trusting someone knowledgeable in the human resource information systems field, James Meade is the one to look to.‖ —Bob Depner, regional manager, Tesseract Corporation ―Provides a well-marked roadmap for both technophobe and technophile human resource professionals to navigate the planning, selection, and negotiation process of choosing an HRIS solution. James Meade provides a bevy of real-world examples, as well as valuable information about many of the good (and bad) systems currently available.‖ —Rebecca Johnson, vice president human capital management, Precept

―As most people know, the key to realizing lofty ROI expectations from an HR system investment is to start with a reasonable and forward-thinking model for optimizing the vendor selection process. This book is a comprehensive and insightful approach to HR software and vendor selection. It is obvious that Jim Meade’s excellent reputation in this space is well-deserved.‖ —Steven B. Goldberg, former head, HR Technology for four global investment banks and former vice president product strategy, PeopleSoft ―James Meade’s combined knowledge of the HR world, the software world, and the marketing world—plus his wealth of personal contacts and helpful overall responsiveness—made him the ideal choice as the consultant we needed to penetrate the HR software market.‖ —Dennis W. McCabe, vice president business development, Wavecrest Computers

Human Resource Information Systems: Basics, Applications, and Future Directions (Paperback)
by Dr. Michael J. Kavanagh (Editor), Dr. Mohan Thite (Editor) 1.Book Reviews Book Description Equipping HR students with critical IT knowledge and IT students with critical application knowledge pertaining to Human Resource Management (HRM) With the emergence of the Enterprise Resource Planning System that seamlessly integrates various business modules within the information architecture of any business enterprise, Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) has become a crucial focus for management professionals. This cross-disciplinary book provides a thorough introduction to the field of HRIS, which combines two major management fields that impact the competitive advantage of companies-human resources and information systems. Unlike other HRIS textbooks that flood students with technical info and jargon, Human Resource Information Systems: Basics, Applications, and Future Directions offers a balanced approach in dealing with HR and IT/IS issues by drawing from experts in both areas. Editorial introductions to each section provide the reader with a helpful framework, introducing the links between chapters and highlighting the key learning objectives for each chapter. Key Features • Presents a balanced perspective linking HR concepts to technology and demonstrating how HR professionals can apply these practices to their day-to-day functioning • Provides an organizational system template, offering a holistic picture of different HRIS

within an organizational framework to depict how these systems, used in conjunction, can contribute to a firm’s success • Features extensive case studies to gain real-world, problem-solving perspectives • Supplies opening vignettes to provide a glimpse of real organizational problems, the solutions for which can be found in the key themes of the relevant chapter • Identifies key Web sites for HRIS that direct students to supplemental material in HRM, IS/IT, and HRIS that will deepen and enhance their learning experiences Intended Audience This is an excellent text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in Human Resource Management, Human Resource Information Systems, Human Resource Management Systems, Organizational Behavior, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, and Enterprise Resource Planning. About the Author Dr. Michael J. Kavanagh is currently Professor Emeritus of Management at the State University of New York at Albany. He also serves on the faculty of the Universitat des Saarlandes in the Europa-Institut, and the Graduate School of Business Administration Zurich. Professor Kavanagh received his Ph. D. in I/O Psychology from Iowa State University in 1969. He is past Editor of Group & Organization Management, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Eastern Academy of Management. Professor Kavanagh has been involved in the HRIS field since 1982. He established the HRIS MBA program at the University at Albany in 1984, and has taught numerous courses in the field of HRIS. In 2006 he received an Award for Career Excellence from the International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM). Mohan Thite is Senior Lecturer at Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. He has over 20 years experience as Human Resources professional, both in industry and academia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resource Institute. He has been teaching HRIS for several years. His research interests include strategic HRM in the knowledge economy, HRIS and HRM in multinational corporations from emerging economies. His publications include a book on Managing People in the New Economy (Sage India), a forthcoming co-edited book on HRM in Indian Call Centers/Business Process Outsourcing Industry, book chapters and articles in international journals, such as Work, Employment and Society; International Journal of HRM and International Journal of Project Management.

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