Welcome to the Companion Site

This site is intended to enhance your use of Human Resource Information Systems by Michael J. Kavanagh and Richard D. Johnson. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material. 

Human Resource Information Systems: Basics, Applications, and Future Directions is a one-of-a-kind book that provides a thorough introduction to the field of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) and shows how organizations today can leverage HRIS to make better people decisions and manage talent more effectively. Unlike other texts that overwhelm students with technical information and jargon, this revised Fourth Edition offers a balanced approach in dealing with HR issues and IT/IS issues by drawing from experts in both areas. It includes the latest research and developments in the areas of information security, privacy, cloud computing, social media, and HR analytics. Numerous examples, best practices, discussion questions, and case studies, make this book the most student-friendly and current text on the market.  


We gratefully acknowledge Michael J. Kavanagh and Richard D. Johnson for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Sheila Boyson-Rotelli of Lewis University, Tarona Lee of Baruch College, and Todd McKeever of Virginia College for developing the digital resources on this site.