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Digital HR: A Guide to Technology-Enabled Human Resources

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Download bonus chapter 18 to learn more about powerful, evolving digital strategies that address five specific areas relevant in the post-pandemic economy.

Watch this engaging new video series in which Dr. Waddill interviews pediatrician/innovator/TED Talk speaker Dr. Joel Selanikio about his successful use of mobile performance support systems.
Dr. Selanikio—Part 1 of 4: Dr. Selanikio describes how he began using mobile technology for healthcare data collection around the globe.
Dr. Selanikio—Part 2 of 4: Dr. Selanikio discusses his thinking that led to the Magpi mobile innovation and how that applies to HR digital leadership.
Dr. Selanikio—Part 3 of 4: Dr. Selanikio shares ideas on how to best face change and technology initiatives.
Dr. Selanikio—Part 4 of 4: The series concludes as Dr. Selanikio and Dr. Waddill explore digital HR leadership and technology.


Read more about Digital HR in HR Magazine's Book Blog.

Read excerpts in the series Kick-Start Your Digital HR Strategy

It’s an exciting time to be in HR as scores of technologies, such as Watson, AI, predictive modeling, real-time data analytics, HR shared service centers, and others are being implemented at a rapid pace by HR leaders around the world every day.

Digital HR expertly addresses the revolutionary trends and disruptive technologies to provide HR executives, managers, specialists, generalists, and students with a comprehensive and evidence-based guide to current technologies that enhance, enable, revitalize, and empower Human Resources. With practical insight, real-world case studies, tips and tools, recommendations, and additional resources, Waddill guides readers through each of the major technologies and addresses vital strategic and implementation issues.

Advance Praise for Digital HR

Digital HR has arrived! Waddill has prepared a far overdue primer on the key concepts, tools, and uses of digital HR. A must-read for anyone participating in the digital revolution, it overviews, demystifies, and delivers tools that will shape how HR delivers value in the future.” — Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and Partner, The RBL Group

“A terrific, forward-looking book to help today’s HR practitioners and human capital professionals better understand new technologies that are driving significant change.” — Greg Farrell, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM Federal, Talent & Engagement Public Sector

Digital HR is a valuable and timely resource for HR practitioners and strategists who need to develop an understanding of the many diverse technologies that are disrupting and reshaping our profession and our organizations.” — William J. Ninehan, Ed.S., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR, PHRCA, Director, NY Institute of Technology, Center for HR Studies

About the Author

Deborah D. Waddill, Ed.D. is an HR leadership and technology expert with extensive consulting and business experience with government, academic, nonprofit, and for-profit clients. Dr. Waddill is President of Restek Consulting where she offers solutions for technology-enabled leadership and learning development. Additionally, Deborah teaches for the George Washington University's School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Additional Info


NameDigital HR: A Guide to Technology-Enabled Human Resources
AuthorDeborah Waddill
Published Year2018
Page Count288