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The Impact of Human Resource Information Systems on the Role of the Human Resource Specialist.

Halpenny, Joan (1999) The Impact of Human Resource Information Systems on the Role of the Human Resource Specialist. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the extent to which a Human Resource Information System affects the role of Human Resources. It involved conducting structured interviews with three Human Resources personnel, each operating in different sectors of industry. Contrary to certain academic suggestions, the results manifest that Human Resource Information Systems are having minimal affect at present on Human Resource Specialists. The study reveals that the Human Resource professional is becoming more Human Resources Technology orientated and also, that the Human Resource Information System's impact, although limited, is seen in a positive light.
The results strongly suggest that the Human Resource professional of the future will require a level of technical expertise to perform their role. Nevertheless, Human Resource Specialists must always remain focused on the human resources within the organisation. The Human Resource Information System is the tool, however management and employees are the key to this tool being used to its full potential. Therefore all concerned must be involved in the Human Resource Information System process and also must be made aware that the outcome will be; an effective and efficient workplace.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) Accounting and Human Resource Management
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2010 13:54
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2012 10:52
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/263

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