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The Impact of Human Resource Information Systems within Human Resources Practice

Chaparro Mohamed, Isabel (2021) The Impact of Human Resource Information Systems within Human Resources Practice. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The expanding implementation of technology applications in HR practice has validated the requirement for skilled professionals to manage human resource information systems (HRIS) and provides relevant data for an organisation. In larger organisations there are specialists who manage HRIS who are based in the human resource (HR) department merging HR expertise with technological skills. Compared to smaller organisations, the HR department might consist of one to two HR professionals or there may be no HR department in the organisation.

This qualitative research concentrates on studying the impact HRIS has on HR practice. Specifically, how does HRIS affect HR practice? The research aims to identify the importance, implications, and benefits of the software to the HR department. Additionally, the research seeks to identify the future proofing of HRIS in the practice. Four semi-structured virtual interviews were conducted with HR professionals who have mixed experiences with different providers of HRIS based within Ireland. The outcomes of the open-ended interview questions consisted in the experience, knowledge and opinion of the HR professionals who participated. These responses were color coded and used to create themes to compare the participants responses.

The themes identified in the findings are technological change in the practice, benefits, and limitations of HRIS, and future proofing of HR practice and HRIS. All four participants have provided similar views that have been contrasted and matched with the literature review. Recommendations for the practice included development of HRIS and more research on the topic would benefit both IT providers of the software and HR professionals who use the software daily.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science > Computer Systems > Information Storage and Retrieval Systems > Management Information Systems
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science > Computer Systems > Information Storage and Retrieval Systems > Management Information Systems
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2022 11:39
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2022 11:40
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5381

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