ISBN-10:
150635145X
ISBN-13:
9781506351452
Pub. Date:
08/10/2017
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Human Resource Information Systems: Basics, Applications, and Future Directions / Edition 4

Human Resource Information Systems: Basics, Applications, and Future Directions / Edition 4

by Michael J. Kavanagh, Richard D. JohnsonMichael J. Kavanagh
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Overview

Human Resource Information Systems, edited by Michael J. Kavanagh and Richard D. Johnson, is a one-of-a-kind book that provides a thorough introduction to the field of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) and shows how organizations today can leverage HRIS to make better people decisions and manage talent more effectively. Unlike other texts that overwhelm students with technical information and jargon, this revised Fourth Edition offers a balanced approach in dealing with HR issues and IT/IS issues by drawing from experts in both areas. Numerous examples, best practices, discussion questions, and case studies make this the most student-friendly and current text on the market.

New to This Edition


  • A new chapter on social media explores how organizations can use social networks to recruit and select the best candidates.
  • A new HRIS Expert feature spotlights real-world practitioners who share best practices and insights into how chapter concepts affect HR professions.
  • New and expanded coverage of key trends such as information security, privacy, cloud computing, talent management software, and HR analytics is included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506351452
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/10/2017
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 551,799
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Michael J. Kavanagh is Professor Emeritus of Management at the State University of New York at Albany. He is past editor of Group & Organization Management and a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Eastern Academy of Management. He 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 the Award for Career Excellence from the International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM). He received his Ph D in industrial/organizational psychology from Iowa State University in 1969.



Richard D. Johnson received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and is currently an Associate Professor at Washington State University. He has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters on topics such as HRIS, computer self-efficacy, e-learning, the psychological impacts of computing, and the digital divide. His research has been published in outlets such as Information Systems Research, the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, the International Journal of Human Computer Studies, and Human Resource Management Review. Dr. Johnson is a Past Chair of AIS SIGHCI and is a Senior Editor at Data Base and an Associate Editor at AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction. He is also an editor of the books, Human Resource Information Systems: Basics, Applications and Future Directions and The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of the Internet at Work.


Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
PART I • HUMAN RESOURCE INFORMATION SYSTEMS (HRIS): THE BACKBONE OF MODERN HR
Chapter 1 • A Brief History and Overview of Technology in HR - Richard D. Johnson and Michael J. Kavanagh
Editors’ Note
Chapter Objectives
HRIS in Action
Introduction
HR Activities
Technology and Human Resources
Evolution of HRM and HRIS
HRIS Within the Broader Organization and Environment
Themes of the Book
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Case Study: Position Description and Specification for an HRIS Administrator
Chapter 2 • Database Concepts and Applications in HRIS - Janet H. Marler and Barry D. Floyd
Editors’ Note
Chapter Objectives
Introduction
Data, Information, and Knowledge
Database Management Systems
Key Relational Database Terminology
MS Access—An Illustrative Personal Database
Data Integration: Database Warehouses, Business Intelligence, and Data Mining
Big Data and NOSQL Databases
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Case Study: Building an Application Database
Chapter 3 • Systems Considerations in the Design of an HRIS: Planning for Implementations - Michael D. Bedell and Michael L. Canniff
Editors’ Note
Chapter Objectives
HRIS in Action
Introduction
HRIS Customers/Users: Data Importance
HRIS Architecture
Best of Breed
Planning for System Implementation
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Case Study: Vignette Revisited
PART II • MANAGING HRIS IMPLEMENTATIONS
Chapter 4 • The Systems Development Life Cycle and HRIS Needs Analysis - Lisa M. Plantamura and Richard D. Johnson
Editors’ Note
Chapter Objectives
HRIS in Action
Introduction
The Systems Development Life Cycle
Analysis
Needs Analysis
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Case Study: “Planning the Needs of Other Organizations”
Chapter 5 • System Design and Acquisition - Richard D. Johnson and James H. Dulebohn
Editors’ Note
Chapter Objectives
HRIS in Action
Introduction
Design Considerations During the Systems Development Life Cycle
Working With Vendors
Assessing System Feasibility
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Case Study: Vignette Continued
Chapter 6 • Change Management and Implementation - Richard D. Johnson and Michael J. Kavanagh
Editors’ Note
Chapter Objectives
HRIS in Action
Introduction
Models of the Change Process
Selected Change Models
Why Do System Failures Occur?
HRIS Implementation
Critical Success Factors in HRIS Implementation
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Case Study: The Grant Corporation
Chapter 7 • Cost Justifying HRIS Investments - Kevin D. Carlson and Michael J. Kavanagh
Editors’ Note
Chapter Objectives
HRIS in Action
Introduction
HRIS Cost-Benefit Analysis
Implementation Costs
Estimating the Value of Indirect Benefits
Estimating Indirect Benefit Magnitude
Mapping Indirect Benefits to Revenues and Costs
Methods for Estimating the Value of Indirect Benefits
Estimating the Timing of Benefits and Costs
Avoiding Common Problems
Packaging the Analysis for Decision Makers
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Case Study: Justifying an HRIS Investment at Investment Associates
PART III • ELECTRONIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (e HRM)
Chapter 8 • HR Administration and HRIS - Linda C. Isenhour
Editors’ Note
Chapter Objectives
HRIS in Action
Introduction
Technical Support for Job Analysis
The HRIS Environment and Other Aspects of HR Administration
HRM Administration and Organizing Approaches
Legal Compliance and HR Administration
HR Administration and Equal Employment Opportunity
HR Strategic Goal Achievement and the Balanced Scorecard
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Case Study: Talent Management at Calleeta CO
Chapter 9 • Talent Management - Kevin M. Johns and Michael J. Kavanagh
Editors’ Note
Chapter Objectives
HRIS in Action
Introduction
Job Analysis and Human Resource Planning: Part of TM
Talent Management and Corporate Strategy
Anticipating Change and Creating an Adaptable Workforce
Talent Management and Corporate Culture
Talent Management and Information Systems
Trends in Talent Management Software
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Case Study: Vignette Case Continued
Chapter 10 • Recruitment and Selection in an Internet Context - Kimberly M. Lukaszewski, David N. Dickter, and Brian D. Lyons
Editors’ Note
Chapter Objectives
HRIS in Action
Introduction
Recruitment and Technology
Online Recruitment Guidelines
Selection and Technology
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Case Study: Recruitment and Selection in a Global Organization
Chapter 11 • Training and Development: Issues and HRIS Applications - Ralf Burbach and Steven Charlier
Editors’ Note
Chapter Objectives
HRIS in Action
Introduction
Training and Development: Strategic Implications and Learning Organizations
Training Metrics and Cost-Benefit Analysis
HRIS Applications in Training
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Case Study: Training and Development at Meddevco
Chapter 12 • Performance Management, Compensation, Benefits, Payroll, and HRIS - Charles H. Fay and Renato E. Nardoni
Editors’ Note
Chapter Objectives
HRIS in Action
Introduction
Performance Management
Compensation
Benefits
Payroll
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Case Study: Grandview Global Financial Services, Inc.
PART IV • ADVANCED HRIS APPLICATIONS AND FUTURE TRENDS
Chapter 13 • HRIS and International HRM - Michael J. Kavanagh, Miguel R. Olivas-Luján, and John W. Michel
Editors’ Note
Chapter Objectives
HRIS in Action
Introduction
HR Programs in Global Organizations
HRIS Applications in IHRM
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Case Study: Global Issues in a Multinational Company
Chapter 14 • HR Metrics and Workforce Analytics - Kevin D. Carlson and Michael J. Kavanagh
Editors’ Note
Chapter Objectives
HRIS in Action
Introduction
A Brief History of HR Metrics and Analytics
Limitations of Historical Metrics
Contemporary HR Metrics and Workforce Analytics
HR Metrics, Workforce Analytics, and Organizational Effectiveness
So Where Are the Best Workforce Analytics Opportunities Likely to Be Found?
An Example Analysis: The Case of Staffing
Building a Workforce Analytics Function
Useful Things to Remember About HR Metrics and Analytics
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Case Study: Regional Hospital
Chapter 15 • HRIS Privacy and Security - Humayun Zafar and Dianna L. Stone
Editors’ Note
Chapter Objectives
HRIS in Action
Introduction
Employee Privacy
Components of Information Security
Information Policy and Management
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Case Study: Practical Applications of an Information Privacy Plan
Chapter 16 • HRIS and Social Media - Stephanie Black
Editors’ Note
Chapter Objectives
Introduction
Global Usage of Social Media
Social Media and HR Practices
Concerns Over Social Media
Corporate Social Media Policies
Research-Based Tips for the Use of Social Media in HR
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Chapter 17 • The Future of HRIS: Emerging Trends in HRM and IT - Richard D. Johnson and Michael J. Kavanagh
Editors’ Note
Chapter Objectives
Introduction
Future Trends in HRM
Future Trends in HRIS
Future Trends in Workforce Technologies
Summary
Key Terms
Glossary
References
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Editors
About the Contributors

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