A Changing Frontier: Technology Affecting Human Resources Management (includes executive summary, bibliography, parenthetical documentation, and table of contents)

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A Changing Frontier


Human Resources Management is an area that is constantly growing and changing to meet the new demands and challenges of a forever-evolving work force. What was once labeled "personnel" and associated with a reputation for being highly administrative and dealing solely with lots of paperwork, the field has transformed itself into the strategic entity it is today. The changes, however, haven't stopped there. While bringing both pros and cons along with it, technology has spearheaded into the forefront of human resources management.

* Technology Affecting Human Resources Management

Technological advancements have improved the ways we communicate, revolutionized how we learn, and expanded our capabilities. Whether it is the invention of a new machine, moderations to an existing one, or the discovery of a new application for an existing technology, the field is forever growing and expanding. In the early stages, it may seem like more of a hassle than it's worth to keep up with these changing trends.

It always proves worthwhile in the end, however, as new technologies bring both increased proficiency and productivity.

As increased proficiency and productivity are main goals of any human resources personnel, it's no wonder technological advancements are continually being embraced in this field where the mission is always to do more with less. In order to make the most of their highly protracted time, workers in HR are using technologies such as computer-assisted interviewing and employee self-service, as well as a variety of other technological tools, to make the most out of their time--time that's already scarce.

Computer-Assisted Interviewing: Helpful or Harmful?


Traditionally, the interviewing process has been managed and conducted solely by human interviewers from start to finish. With lengthy piles of applications, resumes, and the like to sort through, the process has always...