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PRDV401: Introduction to Human Resources Management

Unit 9: Technology   In this unit, you will take a look at how technology has impacted HR Departments.  Measuring effectiveness and efficiency in the workplace has never been more crucial to a company’s bottom line as it is in today’s economy.  Technology, specifically HR software, has become crucial to an HR Department’s ability to measure and justify jobs, training, and funding.  A company must be able to not only gather important data, but be able to interpret said data and use it to forecast future needs of the company.

Unit 9 Time Advisory
This unit should take you approximately 3.25 hours to complete.

☐    Subunit 9.1: 2.5 hours

☐    Subunit 9.2: 0.75 hour

Unit9 Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  • Forecast current and future Human Resources’ technology trends.
  • List current technology used by Human Resources Departments.
  • Identify pros and cons of using Human Resources technology.
  • Describe the link between using Human Resources technology and forecasting the company’s future needs.

9.1 Current HR Technology   - Reading: HR Management’s “Technology Aids the Human Touch” Link: HR Management’s “Technology Aids the Human Touch” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Please click on the link above, and read article on HR Technology.  Industry trends and employee buy-in are all addressed in this article.  In addition, keeping the “human” touch in human resources is examined.  This article addresses the topics outlined in sub-subunits 9.1.1-9.1.4.
 
Reading and note-taking should take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.
 
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  • Activity: The Saylor Foundation's "Unit 9 Activity" Link: The Saylor Foundation's "Unit 9 Activity" (PDF)

    Instructions: Please click on the link above, and follow the instructions provided to complete the activity for Unit 9.  After you have completed the activity, check your answer against the Saylor Foundation's "Solutions to Activities for Units 1-10." (PDF)
     
    This resource should take approximately 1 hour to complete.

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9.1.1 How HR Uses Technology   Note: This topic is covered by the reading assigned below subunit 9.1.  In particular, please focus on the text below the heading “Integration and Employee Buy-In” to learn about how HR is rolling out different technology and review “The Human Element” to see how technology use affects humans in the industry.

9.1.2 Current Trends in HR Technology   Note: This topic is covered by the reading assigned below subunit 9.1.  Make sure to review the list below the heading “Industry Trends.” 

9.1.3 Where Are We Going?   Note: This topic is covered by the reading assigned below subunit 9.1.  Make sure to review the text below the heading “The Process of Evolution” to answer the question of this sub-subunit.

9.1.4 Top HR Technologies   Note: This topic is covered by the reading assigned below subunit 9.1.  Please review the list of “Top HR Technologies” for information on what is technology trends exist in the workplace today. 

9.2 HR Strategy and Technology   9.2.1 Interfacing HR Strategy with Technology   - Reading: Workinfo.com: John R. Sullivan’s “Selecting an HR Strategy” Link: Workinfo.com: John R. Sullivan’s “Selecting an HR Strategy” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Please click on the link above, and read article on Selecting an HR Strategy and connecting the right technology to help support the implementation of said strategy.  Pay close attention to the 10 Basic HR Strategies defined.  This article addresses the topics outlined in sub-subunits 9.2.1 and 9.2.2.
 
Reading and note-taking should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
 
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9.2.2 The 10 Basic HR Strategies   Note:  This topic is covered by the reading assignment below subunit 9.2.  Make sure to review the article from “The 10 Basic HR Strategies” onward to identify these 10 strategies and to learn about each more in-depth.

  • Assessment: Captus’s “General HRM Quiz” The Saylor Foundation does not yet have materials for this portion of the course. If you are interested in contributing your content to fill this gap or aware of a resource that could be used here, please submit it here.

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