Summary of Web-Based Human Resources

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Editor Alfred J. Walker briefly introduces the new Web-based technologies that are enabling human resource (HR) managers to operate more effectively. He then offers a series of 17 articles by different authors covering these new approaches. The topics covered include Web-based employee self-service, delivering employee benefits over the Web, creating an HR service center, outsourcing and using the Web for a variety of services, including recruiting, staffing, compensation planning, employee development and knowledge management. This specialized book will primarily interest HR professionals, top executives and information technology professionals involved in setting up HR information systems. Since HR professionals are attuned to human failings, getabstract trusts they will forgive the book’s occasional information overlaps - hard to avoid with a collection of articles by different authors - and frequently return to this solid and specifically useful book.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How Web technology can help human-resource professionals operate more efficiently;
  • What technologies you can use in setting up an HR portal; and
  • How to use the Web to facilitate providing information and to enable people to communicate across organizational boundaries.

About the Author

Alfred J. Walker is a senior fellow at Towers Perrin, one of the world’s largest human resources consulting firms. Walker is the global thought leader and leading technologist within the human resource administration group in the organization’s Technology Solutions practice. He specializes in the application of technology to HR and management functions. He has written more than 30 articles on HR-related topics and serves on the editorial board of several leading HR journals.


Today’s new browser-based human resource (HR) portal technology is changing the way HR professionals manage human resources.

Information sharing is only part of this technological revolution. Now you can use point-and-click technology to place text, data and video...

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