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Human Resource Information Systems : Basics, Applications, and Future Directions (Paperback)

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This 17-chapter text introduces human resource information systems (HRIS) and their development, implementation, maintenance, and use to support human resource management functions and decision making. It covers their evolution; the role of the administrator; database concepts and applications; systems considerations in their design; system design and acquisition; project management and human resource management issues; metrics and workforce analytics; cost-justifying HRIS investments; change management; applications in administration, talent management, recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, and international human resource management; and special topics like emerging trends. This edition has been reorganized with an emphasis on all aspects of developing, implementing, and using systems, and it has rewritten chapters on the systems development life cycle and the needs analysis of HRIS and privacy and security; updated figures and tables; expanded discussion questions; and updated cases and vignettes. Contributors are management, business, information, and other specialists from the US, Australia, and UK. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (
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
Number of Pages: 640.0
Genre: Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Human Resources + Personnel Management
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Sage Pubns
Language: English
Street Date: January 14, 2014
TCIN: 16159612
UPC: 9781483306933
Item Number (DPCI): 247-25-5385

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