The new edition of this SAGE Handbook builds on the success of the first by providing a fully updated and expanded overview of the field of human resource management. Bringing together contributions from leading international scholars - and with brand new chapters on key emerging topics such as firm ownership, talent management, engagement and big data - the Handbook focuses on familiarising the reader with the fundamentals of applied human resource management, while contextualizing practice within wider theoretical considerations. Internationally minded chapters combine a critical overview with discussion of key debates and research, as well as comprehensively dealing with important emerging interests. The second edition of this Handbook remains an indispensable resource for advanced students and researchers in the field. PART 01: Context of Human Resource Management; PART 02: Fundamentals of Human Resource Management; and PART 03: Contemporary Issues.
Chapter 16: Exploring Electronic HRM: Management Fashion or Fad?
At the end of the 1990s and in the early 2000s organisations started to adopt electronic human resource management (e-HRM). This was motivated by assurances that it would reduce paperwork, make HR processes more efficient, improve HR's service quality and allow HR to become a more strategic business partner. HR and IT scholars quickly ‘jumped on’ the ‘e-HRM train'. They questioned these promises and sought to provide more solid insights on e-HRM implementation, adoption and its impact. Defining e-HRM did not seem to be that easy, as many definitions have been proposed in ...