Lions And Bear: 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 …show more content…

20) E-HRM is open to less developed varieties of technology application. Web-based HRM couples the concept to internet technologies. E-HRM is web-oriented as well as comprises additional technologies. Finally, “business-to-employee reduces the concept to the internal actor categories of business (presumably line managers and HR professionals) and employees.” (Strohmeier, 2007, p. 20) In contrast, e-HRM is open to additional stakeholders such as applicants or consultants. In summary, these additional terms undoubtedly direct attention to main characteristics of the same phenomenon but are of narrower intensions; therefore, in order to comprehensively embrace relevant aspects the e-HRM term is used. E-HRM is not a specific stage in the development of HRM, but a choice for an approach to HRM. It is the application of information technology for both networking and supporting employees and the HR department in their shared performing of HR activities, specifically the processing and transmission of digitized information used in HRM. (Srivastava, 2010; Strohmeier, 2007; Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart, & Wright, 2010) Types of e-HRM Wright and Dyer (2000) distinguish three areas of HRM where organizations can choose to offer HR services face-to-face or through an electronic means: transactional HRM,

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