Q1.  Has Technology Brought Strategic Partnership between Human Resources (HR) and the Organization?”  Please respond to the following:


Examine the influence that technology has had in creating a strategic partnership between HR and the organization. Share one (1) example to support your answer. Next, determine the values this strategic partnership has generated for both HR and the organization as a whole. Last, suggest two (2) ways technology enables HR and the organization to accomplish their goals.




Q2.  Do You Know What It Takes to Design an HRIS Database Management System (DBMS)?: Please respond to the following:


First, watch the following two (2) videos from the lynda.com course Relational Database Fundamentals with Adam Wilbert. Then, respond to the discussion question that follows.

• “What is a database management system (DBMS)?” (4 min 36 s), located at http://www.lynda.com/Access-tutorials/What-database-management-system-DBMS/145932/172955-4.html?org=strayer.edu.


• “Understanding the relational structure” (3 min 57 s), located at http://www.lynda.com/Access-tutorials/Understanding-relational-structure/145932/172956-4.html?org=strayer.edu. o A small recruitment firm that specializes in recruiting Information Technology professionals for small to medium-sized organizations has asked you to develop an applicant database. Propose the process that you would use to design the database. Be sure to weave the concepts of relational database structures into your discussion.




Q3.  The Components of HR Planning and Technology” Please respond to the following:


Human Resources has faced and continues to face an assortment of changes within its own functions. As a result, careful planning is needed to establish changes that involve technology and automation. Imagine you work for an organization with 1,500 employees that currently only has a database and no other automated HR functions because the Vice President of HR states that the business is too small to require additional automated functions. Put together a plan for an HR department to increase its use of automated HR functions. Be sure to build your business case and incorporate the HRIS needs analysis in to your discussion.