Using Technology to Create Value: Designing the Tools for the New HR Function

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Gower Publishing, Ltd., Sep 28, 2012 - Business & Economics - 138 pages
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How can technology enable effective delivery of the HR service, and how can this technology be selected and implemented into your organization successfully? Beginning with an overview of the key roles within HR and how technology can support them, Using Technology to Create Value, part of the Gower HR Transformation Series, provides a step-by-step guide detailing how to identify your requirements, develop a compelling business case and ensure that the design of the selected technology solution addresses your HR and business priorities.

The book includes suggestions on the skills required to implement HR technology (HRT) effectively along with case studies to illustrate the types of issues and decisions that need to be taken, and shows solutions that have been developed within other organizations.

About The Gower HR Transformation Series:

The Human Resources function faces a continuing challenge to its role and purpose, in many organizations it has suffered from serious under-representation at strategic, board level. Yet, faced with the challenges of globalism, the need to innovate, manage knowledge, attract and retain the very best employees, organizations need an HR function that can lead from the front. The process of transforming the function is complex and rarely linear. It involves applying and managing technology to manage risk, knowledge and communication. All of which involves a highly complex and, often painful, process of change. The Gower HR Transformation Series will help; it uses a blend of conceptual frameworks, practical advice and global case study examples to cover each of the main elements of the HR transformation process. The books in the series follow a standard format to make them easy to read and reference. Together, the titles create a definitive guide from one of the leading specialist HR transformation consultancies; an organization that has been involved in HR transformation for clients as diverse as Bombardier Transportation, Marks & Spencer, Barnardo's, Oxfam, Schroders, UnitedHealth Group, Nestlé, BP, HM Prison Service, Transport for London and Vodafone.

 

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Contents

HR Roles and Their Technology Needs
1
Defining What You Really Need
27
Making the Case for Technology
43
Selecting the Right Vendor
65
Designing and Implementing the Service
85
Top 10 Tips for Success
109
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About the author (2012)

Allan Boroughs is a founding partner of Orion Partners and Cat Rickard is a Director in their HR technology and programme management division. Orion Partners is a consultancy specialising in providing independent advice to organizations considering transformation of their Human Resources department. www.orion-partners.com

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