E-HRM as a Reality in Virtual World

E-HRM as a Reality in Virtual World

Gonca Telli Yamamoto (Okan University, Turkey) and Ahmet Özbek (Iremis Consultancy, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-916-8.ch011


The human resources (HR) profession has had a rich history: that is, from the concept of labor unions in 1930 to the creation of selection tools in 1940 then to the reward systems in 1970 shifting to teamwork and then to partnerships in 1990. After the 1990s, like all other businesses, HR also influenced the Internet revolution. Classical human resources management (HRM) concerns the recruitment, selection, development, compensation, retention, evaluation, and promotion of personnel within an organization (Bernardin & Russel, 1993), which could be mostly transferred to the virtual world. Therefore, the HR profession faces an important challenge with new e-HRM and virtual actions encountered in the business world. This chapter examines the e-HRM phenomenon in the virtual world in detail and tries to bring new angles to e-HRM, and then manifests new definitions for the new reality while changes and interactions take place in the virtual world.

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