The Impact of Information Systems on the Performance of Human Resources Department

Authors(1) :-Prof. Hitesh Monga

Owing to the revolution in information technology, the face of the contemporary workplace has changed and systems have been made more effective by introducing new techniques. Majority of the organizations have now understood the importance of information storage and retrieval. In this paper, we focus on how modern technology is helping in ensuring effectiveness of HR functions. Human Resource Information System (HRIS) is an opportunity for organizations to make the HR department administratively and strategically participative in operating the organization. The main objective is to understand the extent to which HRIS is being used in increasing the administrative and strategic functions of the HR department. For this purpose, we have conducted a survey of 18 HR Managers from various private corporations operating in Punjab. The results show that HRIS is positively used as a tool to achieve greater administrative efficiency by adding value in the department. However, all of its benefits are difficult o quantify. HRIS utility as a strategic tool is still not been fully recognized, and this is preventing the system to be used to its fullest potential. Suggestions and recommendations are provided.

Authors and Affiliations

Prof. Hitesh Monga
Department of Computer Science, R.S.D. College, Ferozepur, Punjab, India

Human Resource Information System, THRM, SHRM, HRIS

  1. Armstrong, Michael (2009). A Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice (11th ed). London: Kogan Page.
  2. Beer, M. and Spector, B. (1985). Corporate wide transformation in HRM. In Walton R. E. and Lawrence P. R. (Eds) HRM: Trends and Challenges. Boston, MA: Harvard University Business School Press. pp. 219-253.
  3. Broderick R., Boudreau J.W. (1992). Human resource management, information technology and the competitive advantage, Academy of Management Executive 6 (2), 1992, 7–17.
  4. Ball, K.S. (2001). The use of human resource information systems: a survey. Personnel Review, 30, 677-93.
  5. Beadles, Nicholas C. M. (2005). The Impact of Human Resource Information System: an Explorartory Study in Public Sector. Communications of IIMA, 39-46.
  6. Burbach, R. and Dundon, T. (2005). The strategic potential of human resource information systems: evidence from the republic of Ireland. Intentional Employment Relations Review, 11(1\2), 97-117.
  7. Chin-Loy, C. and Mujtaba, B. G. (2007). The Influence of Organizational Culture on the Success of Knowledge Management Practices with North American Companies. International Business and Economics Research Journal, 6(3), 15-29.
  8. Dessler,G., Griffiths,J. and B. Lloyd-Walker(2004), Human Resources Management, 2nd ed. Frenchs Forest, New South Wales: Pearson Education Australia, 2004, pp. 97–99.
  9. Delorme, M. and Arcand, M. (2010). HRIS implementation and deployment: a conceptual framework of the new roles, responsibilities and competences for HR professionals. International Journal of Business Information Systems, 5, 148-161.
  10. DeSanctis, Gerardine (1986). Human Resource Information Systems- A Current Assessment. MIS Quarterly, 10(1), 15-27.
  11. Gallagher, M. (1986), Computers in Personnel Management, Heinemann, UK.
  12. Huselid, M.A., Jackson, S.E. and Schuler, R. S. (1997). Technical and Strategic Human Resource Management Effectiveness as Determinants of Firm Performance. Academy of Management Journal, 40, 171–188.
  13. Hendrickson R. Anthony (2003). Human Resources Information Systems: Backbone Technology of Contemporary Human Resources. Journal of Labor Research, 24(3), 382-394.
  14. Ivancevich, J. M. (2007). Human Resource Management. New York: New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
  15. Kavanagh, M. J., Gueutal, H. G., and Tannenbaum, S. I. (1990). Human resource information systems: development and application. Boston, Mass: PWS-Kent Publications Co.
  16. Kovach, K.A., Hughes, A.A., Fagan, P., & Maggitti, P.G. (2002). Administrative and strategic advantages of HRIS. Employment Relations Today, 29, 43-8.
  17. Krishnan, S., & Singh, M. (2006). Issues and concerns in the implementation and maintenance of HRIS. Issues and concerns in the implementation and. Indian institute of management ahmedabad-380015. Research and Publication Department in its series IIMA working papers with number WP2006-07-01.
  18. Lloyd, C. And Rawlinson, M. (1992). New technology and human resource management in Blyton, P. and Turnbull, P. (eds) Reassessing Human Resource Management. London: Sage Publications. pp. 185-199.
  19. Legge, K. (2005). Human Resource Management: Rhetorics and Realities (Anniversary Ed). Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.
  20. Marchington, M. and Wilkinson, A. (2002). People Management and Development. (2nd Ed) London, CIPD.
  21. Martinsons, M. G. (1994). Benchmarking human resource information systems in Canada and Hong Kong. Information & Management, 26, 305-16.
  22. Mujtaba, B. G. (2011). A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Business Ethics Study with Respondents from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, and the United States. International Leadership Journal, 3(1), 40-60.
  23. Mujtaba, B. G. (2007). Workplace Diversity Management: Challenges, Competencies and Strategies. Llumina Press: Florida.
  24. Mujtaba, Bahaudin G. and Afza, Talat (2011). Business Ethics Perceptions of Public and Private Sector Respondents in Pakistan. Far East Journal for Psychology and Business, 3(1), 01-11.
  25. Mujtaba, B. G., Afza, T., and Habib, N. (2011). Leadership Tendencies of Pakistanis: Exploring Similarities and Differences based on Age and Gender. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies, 2(5), 199-212.
  26. Noon, M. (1992) HRM: A map, model or theory? in Blyton, P. And Turnbull, P. (Eds) Reassessing Human Resource Management. London: Sage Publications.

Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 1 | January-February 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-02-25
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 314-326
Manuscript Number : CSEIT1836141
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

ISSN : 2456-3307

Cite This Article :

Prof. Hitesh Monga, "The Impact of Information Systems on the Performance of Human Resources Department", International Journal of Scientific Research in Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology (IJSRCSEIT), ISSN : 2456-3307, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.314-326, January-February-2017.
Journal URL : http://ijsrcseit.com/CSEIT1836141

Article Preview

Follow Us

Contact Us