"Generally, the book seems to be cover all expected points relevant to HRIS, it provides nice overview of HR history and various HR activities. At the same time, it branches away from traditional HRM approach by introducing decision science knowledge. I like that each chapter has similar structure and include practical case."
"The organization of each chapter is intuitive and comprehensive. I especially liked and appreciated the “Editors note” at the beginning of each chapter.. as if they were in front of me explaining why the chapter is important."
"The chapter on international human resource management is excellent. It is one of the best I have ever read."
"I really like the practicality of the text and how it talks about real world problems and solutions."
This is one of the only few of the textbooks in this specific topic. Kavanagh's HRIS provides comprehensive reference material for the students. There are good references from both IT and HR point of views. Students should already have basic HRM and MIS knowledge prior to dive into this HRIS textbook. The content of this textbook is heavy on academic/theoretical viewpoints thus, additional practical and up-to-date materials should be complementary added. There are a handful of American examples/cases in the book which may not suit for other countries (e.g. reference of 401k, etc).
The book is well written and up to date with the technology discussions.
Very good and would recommend
A textbook that covers comprehensive areas of HRMS.
This book explains the complexity of issues faced within HR. Chapters clearly labelled and easy to follow.
As this is one of several topics covered in my module it really offers all the details of the topic that the students need for the class but also for the assessments. It poses several interesting questions that can be used for class debate.
It was a best book I could find for an introduction to the concepts of information systems in a HR setting. Most of my students are new to the concepts of host side processing.
This book has been a treasure in support of my HRIS and Web-Based HR graduate courses at NYU. I have used this text since edition 1 and plan on incorporating this latest edition into my next class. The authors do a great job in explaining many of the key HRIS topics and in providing relevant case studies and vignettes that give my students a chance to incorporate the readings into real-life situations. By upgrading every year or so, they keep the text current and relevant.
This text provides the most comprehensive overview of Human Resource Information Systems of any text on the market. I used this book as a student prior to starting an HRIS internship, then used it when I took the class. Now that I am teaching this course, I could not imagine relying on another resource as my primary text for this course.