Essay Lions…Tigers…and Bears: the World of E-Hrm

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Running head: THE WORLD OF E-HRM

Lions…Tigers…and Bears: The World of e-HRM

Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the
Degree of Master of Science in Management
College of Business & Management
Cardinal Stritch University
November 29, 2011
Abstract
Rapid development and expansion of the internet has boosted the realization and application of e-HRM. Technological optimist assume, that from a technical perspective, the IT possibilities for e-HRM are endless: in principal all HR processes can be supported by IT. This paper aims at giving a clear definition of what HRM and e-HRM actually is, as well as the current uses and technologies utilizing the e-HRM concept. This paper will
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Relational HRM entails more advanced HRM activities; such as tools that support basic business processes such as recruiting and selection of new personnel. Transformational HRM concerns HRM activities with a strategic character, such as activities regarding organizational change processes and strategic competence management. (Ruel, Bondarouk, & Looise, 2004)
What is e-HRM being used for? E-HRM is currently being used for three broad HRM functions: transactional processing, reporting and tracking, decision support systems, and expert systems. (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart, & Wright, 2010) Transactional processing refers to computations and calculations used to review and document HRM decisions and practices and would fall under the area of operational HRM. Decision support systems, which fall under the umbrella of relational HRM, are designed to help managers solve what-if questions, that is allows managers to see how outcomes change when assumptions or data change. Falling under the area of transformational HRM, expert systems are computer systems incorporating the decision rules of people recognized as experts in a certain area. (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart, & Wright, 2010)
Current Technologies The most current technologies being applied to HRM include interactive voice technology, client-server architecture, relational databases, imaging, and development of specialized software. “These technologies improve

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