The Brave New World of eHR: Human Resources Management in the Digital Age
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The Brave New World of eHR is an important resource, filled with the most current information and practical advice on eHR for human resource professionals and industrial and organizational psychologists. Written by an expert group of scholars, practitioners, and subject matter experts, this book offers an overview of the major technological trends in eHR, and shows how to use technology to enhance organizational effectiveness.  Comprehensive in scope, the book includes information on a wide variety of topics and
  • Reviews the transformation of human resources from manual processes to sophisticated CRM and ERP systems
  • Examines the effectiveness of online strategies for attracting talent
  • Offers valuable guidelines that can help organizations design, deliver, implement, and sustain e-selection systems
  • Includes a review of the recent research on the effectiveness of distance learning in educational and organizational settings
  • Analyzes the potential advantages and disadvantages of using eHR to manage employee performance
  • Shows how technology supports the administration of compensation systems
  • Outlines recent trends in delivering HR products and services
  • Considers the functional and dysfunctional consequences of using eHR to attract, select, and manage the performance of employees in organizations
  • Presents a fascinating and futuristic look at HR and technology for decades to come


Hal G. Gueutal is an associate professor of management at the University at Albany, where he serves as director of the MBA concentration in eHR. He has consulted with a wide range of organizations on HR technology issues as well as business and HR strategy. His research focuses on eHR trends and success factors.

Dianna L. Stone is a professor of management and psychology at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Prior to joining UCF, she taught in the MBA program in eHR at the University at Albany. She has also worked with a number of organizations on eHR-related issues. Her research focuses on information privacy, employee reactions to eHR, diversity, and the influence of culture on human resource practices.


Foreword xiii
Eduardo Salas

Preface xv
Hal G. Gueutal and Dianna L. Stone

The Authors xxi

1 From Personnel Administration to Business-Driven Human Capital Management: The Transformation of the Role of HR in the Digital Age 1
Patricia A. K. Fletcher

2 e-Recruiting: Online Strategies for Attracting Talent 22
Dianna L. Stone, Kimberly M. Lukaszewski, Linda C. Isenhour

3 e-Selection 54
Jerard F. Kehoe, David N. Dickter, Daniel P. Russell, Joshua M. Sacco

4 Research-Based Guidelines for Designing Distance Learning: What We Know So Far 104
Eduardo Salas, Renee E. DeRouin, Lisa N. Littrell

5 eHR and Performance Management: A Consideration of Positive Potential and the Dark Side 138
Robert L. Cardy, Janice S. Miller

6 e-Compensation: The Potential to Transform Practice? 166
James H. Dulebohn, Janet H. Marler

7 eHR: Trends in Delivery Methods 190
Hal G. Gueutal, Cecilia M. Falbe

8 The Effects of eHR System Characteristics and Culture on System Acceptance and Effectiveness 226
Eugene F. Stone-Romero

9 The Next Decade of HR: Trends, Technologies, and Recommendations 255
Row Henson

Name Index 293

Subject Index 299


"…this book will serve as an important resource guide in this dynamic field." (People Management, September 2006)