E-HR – Using intranets to improve the effectiveness of your people


This well-presented book has a simplistic format that is easy on the eye, with good use of illustrations and diagrams. It would appeal to any HR practitioner interested in learning more about the concepts, theories and practicalities involved in electronic or web-based HR systems.








E-HR – Using intranets to improve the effectiveness of your people
By Bryan Hopkins and James Markham
Publisher: Gower Publishing
Pages: 256, hardback Price: £55 ISBN 0566085399
Reviewed by Alison Norris
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Chapters are clearly and concisely labelled, making it easy to skip to the areas of most interest or relevance – something that is actively encouraged in the book’s introduction.

It is refreshing to find a book about technology that is written in layman’s terms, with jargon, complicated terminology and methodology kept to a minimum, and at times the content has a humorous slant. The step-by-step guide from explanation to implementation of an e-HR system gives the reader enough detail and background to gauge the feasibility of such a tool within their own organisation, although it is by no means comprehensive.

There are also good examples of companies in different industry sectors that have implemented such systems, including their feedback and lessons learned. Referencing is kept to a minimum, but with maximum impact and relevance. At the end of each chapter there is a summary of the contents – similar to a checklist – and notes on where to find additional information on the area discussed.

The implementation checklist and glossary of terms at the end is an excellent guide to the reader, continuing to offer practical and impartial advice on any next steps.

This interesting and informative book is a ‘must read’ for any IT professional or HR practitioner interested in learning more about the subject of e-HR.


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Book review by Dianne Stewart, resource planner, SAIC Europe

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