Cases in Human Resource Management provides students with insights into common challenges, dilemmas, and issues human resource managers face in the workplace. Using a wide variety of well-known companies and organizations, author David Kimball engages students with original, real-world cases that illustrate HRM topics and functions in action. Each case is designed to encourage students to find new solutions to human resource issues and to stimulate class discussion. Case questions challenge students to think critically, apply concepts, and develop their HRM skills. The contents are organized using the same topical coverage and structure as most HRM textbooks, making Kimball the ideal companion for any introductory HRM course.
Chapter 14: Workplace Safety, Health, and Security
Workplace Safety, Health, and Security
Case 14.1. Building a Human Resources Information System While Protecting Health Information From Cyber Attacks
Kendra Lewis was hired right out of college to support the human resources staff at an insurance company in Orange County, California. It took Kendra about a year to become familiar with all the paper forms that were completed by the employees of the insurance company. One day her boss, Sam Cooke, told her they were going to develop a Human Resources Information System (HRIS). Sam had very little idea what was involved in an HRIS; he had only heard about the concept at a conference that he recently attended. So Sam told Kendra to research what was involved in such ...