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An Evaluation and Empirical Analysis on the Importance of Human Resource Information Systems Planning For Achievements of Hris |

Sangamesh, Dr. Anita Sharma, in International Journal of Information Technology and Management | IT & Management


With the increasing effect of globalization andtechnology, organizations have started to use information systems in variousfunctions and departments in the last decades. Human resources management isone of the departments that mostly use management information systems. HRinformation systems support activities such as identifying potential employees,maintaining complete records on existing employees and creating programs todevelop employees’ talents’ and skills. HR systems help senior management toidentify the manpower requirements in order to meet the organization’s longterm business plans and strategic goals. Middle management uses human resources systems to monitorand analyze the recruitment, allocation and compensation of employees.Operational management uses HR systems to track the recruitment and placementof the employees. HRIS can also support various HR practices such as workforceplanning, staffing, compensation programs, salary forecasts, pay budgets andlabor/employee relations. In this research, HRIS perception and HRISsatisfaction questionnaires were applied to HR employees in order to assess theeffectiveness and use of HRIS in organizations. 78 questionnaires were receivedfrom HR employees working in different sectors. The results of the researchgive valuable insights about the success and effectiveness of HRIS inorganizations. Over the last decade there has been a considerableincrease in the number of organizations gathering, storing and analyzinginformation regarding their human resources through the use of Human ResourceInformation Systems (HRIS) software or other types of software which includeHRIS functionality (Ball, 2001; Barron, Chhabra, Hanscome, & Henson, 2004;Hussain, Wallace, & Cornelius, 2007; Ngai & Wat, 2006). The growingadoption of HRIS by organizations combined with the increasing sophisticationof this software, presents the Human Resource function with new challenges. Onone hand the role of HR can be enhanced through the combination of improvedaccess to metrics and the automation of existing administrative functions thusenabling HR to make a greater contribution at a strategic level. In today’s organizations Human Resource is considered asone of the key resources of business organizations. The transaction processinglayer of MIS in human resource function deals with routine activities likeattendance recording and payroll calculations. The operational level activitiesalso include maintaining the employee records which is used as a basis forstrategic layers. With the growing importance of human resource management andincreasing size of the organizations, maintenance of employee related data andgenerating appropriate reports are the crucial aspects of any organization. Therefore more and more organizations are adoptingcomputer based human resource management systems (HRMS). This paper is anattempt to highlights the role of information systems in Human ResourceManagement and show how it helps in taking management decisions related tomanagement function especially for the top management.