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Today’s Human Resources function is being transformed by the Web. Web-Based Human Resources shows HR professionals how to use online technologies to offer more services to more employees at a lower cost. It offers concrete tips on which approaches are most effective in small, medium, and large organizations; provides a framework for transforming HR from a support function to one centered on organization-wide productivity and learning; and explains all the key web technologies and trends that are changing the HR function—for the better!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071365154
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/21/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 305
  • Sales rank: 1,131,218
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Al Walker is a senior fellow at Towers Perrin, one of the world's largest human resources consulting firms. Walker is the Global Thought Leader and leading technologist of the human resource administration group in the Technology Solutions practice at Towers Perrin, which specializes in the application of technology to HR and management functions and examines new organizational models for more effective and efficient HR delivery. The author of over 30 articles on HR-related topics, Walker also serves on the editorial board of several leading HR journals.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: How the Web and Other Key Trends Are Changing Human Resources
Ch. 1 Best Practices in HR Technology 1
Ch. 2 Web-Based Employee Self-Service: A Win-Win Proposition for Organizations and Employees 15
Ch. 3 Web-Based Manager Self-Service: Adding Value to the Work 24
Ch. 4 Web-Delivered Employee Benefits: From "Why?" To "Wow!" 36
Ch. 5 Web-Based Recruiting and Staffing 52
Ch. 6 Internet-Age Performance Management: Lessons From High-Performing Organizations 65
Ch. 7 Web-Based Compensation Planning 83
Ch. 8 Technology and Employee Development 96
Ch. 9 Implementing Web-Based Knowledge Management 111
Ch. 10 Creating a Business Case for Your Organization's Web-Based HR Initiative 131
Ch. 11 A Framework for Transforming Your HR Function 150
Ch. 12 Planning Your HR Technology Strategy and Web Architecture 173
Ch. 13 Workflow Software: A Key Driver Behind HR Self-Service 195
Ch. 14 HR Service Centers: The Human Element Behind the Technology 212
Ch. 15 How to Implement on HR Service Center: The Technologies and Staff Needed 226
Ch. 16 HR Outsourcing in the Internet Era 259
Ch. 17 Web-Based HR in an International Setting 277
Index 295
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2001

    Highly Recommended!

    Editor Alfred J. Walker briefly introduces the new Web-based technologies that are enabling human resource (HR) managers to operate more effectively. He then offers a series of 17 articles by different authors covering these new approaches. The topics covered include Web-based employee self-service, delivering employee benefits over the Web, creating an HR service center, outsourcing and using the Web for a variety of services, including recruiting, staffing, compensation planning, employee development and knowledge management. This specialized book will primarily interest HR professionals, top executives and information technology professionals involved in setting up HR information systems. Since HR professionals are attuned to human failings, we at getAbstract.com trust they will forgive the book¿s occasional information overlaps ¿ hard to avoid with a collection of articles by different authors ¿ and frequently return to this solid and specifically useful book.

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