Pub. date: 2007 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412952651 | Print ISBN: 9781412924702 | Online ISBN: 9781412952651| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Electronic Human Resources Management
Dianna L. Stone
Electronic human resources management (eHR) focuses on the use of technology to maintain employee records and enhance human resources (HR) processes, including job analysis, recruitment, selection, training, performance management, and compensation. There has been an increased use of eHR systems in recent years because they are thought to (a) streamline HR processes, (b) reduce cycle times, (c) increase efficiency, (d) decrease costs, and (e) enhance the degree to which organizations can attract, motivate, and retain talented employees. The use of technology has prompted a number of changes in HR processes. Selected examples are described in the following paragraphs. Organizations can now access job descriptions online and collect data for job analysis from employees and supervisors via sophisticated online questionnaires (e.g., Common Metric Questionnaire). Data from these systems are automatically summarized, and standardized job descriptions are created. In addition, many of these systems convert the data to a job evaluation format ...