HRIS overcomes the cross-disciplinary challenge in teaching the course by drawing on the expertise of leaders in HR and IT//IS fields. Human resource information systems (HRIS) has become a crucial area of attention for management professionals. A major challenge in teaching the course is its cross-disciplinary nature. HR students find it difficult to grasp the IT//IS side of the subject and vice versa. To overcome the technical nature of most of the books in the market Human Resource Information Systems has a balanced approach in dealing with HR and IT//IS issues by drawing from experts in both areas. Rather than depending on expensive commercial software products to demonstrate the applications of HRIS, this book uses case studies at the end of most chapters to facilitate discussions and link them to managerial and technical problems in HRIS.
Table of Contents
Preface Part I: INTRODUCTION TO HRM & HRIS CHAPTER 1: Evolution of Human Resource Management and Human Resource Information Systems: The Role of Information Technology - Mohan Thite and Michael Kavanagh Introduction Historical Evolution of HRM and HRIS HR Activities Interface Between HR & Technology A Primer On HRIS A Model Of Organizational Functioning Central Themes Of The Book Overview And Structure Of The Book CHAPTER 2: Database Concepts and Applications in HRIS - Janet Marler and Barry Floyd Introduction Data, Information, and Knowledge Database Management Systems Key Relational Database Terminology Introduction To Microsoft Access Data Warehouses, Business Intelligence, and Data Mining CHAPTER 3: Systems Considerations in the Design of an HRIS: Planning for Implementation - Michael Bedell, Michael Caniff and Cheryl Wyrick Introduction HRIS Customers/Users: Data Importance HRIS Architecture Best Of Breed System Implementation Process Part II: DETERMINING HRIS NEEDS CHAPTER 4: HRIS Needs Analysis - Bradley Alge and Karen Upright Introduction: HRIS Needs - Planning and Analysis Planning The Big 3 - The Global Positioning System of HRIS Gap Analysis CHAPTER 5: System Design and Acquisition - Richard Johnson and James Dulebohn Introduction Design Considerations During Systems Development Life Cycle Working With Vendors Assessing System Feasibility CHAPTER 6: Cost Justifying HRIS Investments - Kevin Carlson and Michael Kavanagh Introduction HRIS Cost-Benefit Analysis Estimating The Timing of Benefits and Costs Estimating The Value of Indirect Benefits Avoiding Common Problems Packaging the Analysis for Decision-Makers Part III: HRIS IMPLEMENTATION CHAPTER 7: Project Management Development and HRIS Acceptance - Salvatore Belardo and Peter Otto Introduction Project Management The IT Perspective The HRM Perspective CHAPTER 8: Change Management: Implementation, Integration, and Maintenance of the HRIS - Romuald Stone and Joyce Davis Introduction to the Management of Change Models of the Change Process Why Do System Failures Occur? Organizational and Individual Issues in HRIS Implementation Part IV: HRIS APPLICATIONS CHAPTER 9: HR Administration and HRIS - Linda Isenhour Introduction to HR Administration in an HRIS Environment HRM Administration and Organizing Approaches Outsourcing and HRIS Summary of HR Administration Approaches Legal Compliance and HR Administration HR Administration and Equal Employment Opportunity HR Strategic Goal Achievement and the Balanced Scorecard CHAPTER 10: Job Analysis and HR Planning - Hazel Williams Talent Management Job Analysis: Keystone of HR Planning A Framework for Strategic HR Planning HRIS Utilization for Talent Management and HR Planning: The Current Status CHAPTER 11: Recruitment and Selection in an Internet Context - Kimberly Lukaszewski, David Dickter, Brian Lyons and Jerard Kehoe Introduction Recruitment and Technology Summary of Online Recruitment Selection and Technology Summary of Selection CHAPTER 12: Training and Development: Issues and HRIS Applications - Ralf Burbach Introduction Training and Development: Strategic Implications And Learning Organizations Training Metrics And Cost-Benefit Analysis HRIS Applications In Training CHAPTER 13: Performance Management, Compensation, Benefits, Payroll, and the HRIS - Charles Fay and Ren Nardoni Introduction to Performance, Rewards, and Payroll Performance Management Compensation Benefits Payroll CHAPTER 14: International Human Resource Management - Michael Kavanagh, John Michel Introduction: Increasing Importance Of International Human Resource Management Human Resource Programs in Global Organizations HRIS Applications in IHRM Part V: SPECIAL TOPICS IN HRIS CHAPTER 15: Information Security and Privacy in HRIS - Yuk Won and Mohan Thite Introduction Threats to Information Security Components of Information Security Legal Requirements for Information Security Role of HR in Information Security Information Security Management for HRIS CHAPTER 16: The Future of HRIS: Emerging Trends in HRM and IT - Michael Kavanagh and Mohan Thite Future Trends in HRM Future Trends in The Field of IT/IS and HRIS Future Trends in Workforce Technologies
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 Lorange School of Business Administration, Zurich, Switzerland. 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 PhD in I/O psychology from Iowa State University in 1969. Mohan Thite is a senior lecturer at Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. He has more than 20 years' experience as an HR professional, both in industry and in 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 coedited book on HRM in call centers and the business process outsourcing industry in India, book chapters, and articles in international journals such as Work, Employment, and Society, International Journal of HRM, and International Journal of Project Management.