Strategic Human Resource Technologies: Keys to Managing People

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SAGE, May 8, 2007 - Business & Economics - 519 pages
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In recent years, technology has transformed human resource management (HRM). While the task of managing people in organizations is becoming ever more complex, HR professionals can now get better results with the help of new tools and techniques. This pioneering and unusual book defines HR techniques as technologies in their own right, and consolidates a broad array of strategies to provide a holistic view of people management.

Bringing together 40 strategic HR technologies and explaining where and how they can add value to an organization, the authors also discuss how to brand these technologies within the enterprise. They cover the four broad areas of HR management:

- Human technologies for profit-making

- Building individuals and teams

- Attracting and retaining talent

- Scenario-building for the future

Using models, charts and clearly-defined terminology, this book lays out the theories and practical steps in the application of HR technologies.


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Foreword by John Benson
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HR Technologies for Driving Business
HR Technologies for Building High Performing
Understanding the Present for the Future
Building One Great Legendary Family
HR Technologies for Attracting and Retaining Talent
Pay for Performance
Essence of Competency Building
HR Technologies for Rethinking the Future

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About the author (2007)

Ashok Chanda is doctoral fellow at the School of Management, University of South Australia. He has nearly two decades of corporate experience as an HR professional. His last position was Vice President—HR with Reliance Energy, Mumbai. Earlier, he has worked with Gati Ltd., and Gujarat Gas Ltd., a subsidiary of British Gas. He is also a member of the Australian Human Resource Institute. His publications include articles published in various journals and a co-authored volume, Human Resource Strategy: Architecture for Change (2000).

B Sivarama Krishna is General Manager, Human Resources with Frontline Corporation, Ahmedabad. In his 12 years’ experience in the field of HR, he has worked with various large and reputed organisations dealing with HRM, corporate administration, industrial relations, etc. He is currently associated with various professional bodies.

Jie Shen is an Associate Professor of international human resource management at University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. He is Adjunct Associate Professor at University of South Australia, and Guest Professor at Southwest Jiao Tong University, China, Shanghai University, China and Fujian Normal University, China. His main research interests are international human resource management and HRM and industrial relations.

He has published over 40 books and book chapters and refereed journal articles in the fields of IHRM, HRM and IR. He received the best paper reward at the Academy of Management Meeting in 2007.

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