Human Capital Management
Human Resources Information Systems
The management of Human Resources information and technologies are explored to facilitate the specification, development, implementation and maintenance of Human Resources information technology for supporting organization decision-making and strategic planning. Topics include: the role of information within HR organizations; overview of modern hardware and software platforms; systems development architectures; planning, developing and managing IT systems; introduction to databases and data warehouses; decision support; owner and user roles in systems development life cycles; data integrity and privacy. In response to today¿s societal concerns, the course addresses protecting people and information as well as computer security. Substantial use of real-world projects, case studies and hands-on assignments are employed. Upon completion of the course students are expected to have gained an appreciation of the important contribution information technology makes to the success of HR and the organization and how it helps achieve a competitive advantage. More specifically, they will have learned: the strategic role of information technology in HR organizations, typical contributions the human resource information system makes to the organization, major issues in HR IT management, and recent advances and current trends in IT.