The Impact of HRIS on HRM Effectiveness: A Study in Large Scale Group of Company in Sri Lanka

KAB Sulochana, TL Sajeewanie

Abstract


Area of the Study

 

Most of the organizations have used technology in the form of Human Resource Information System (HRIS), Electronic Human Resource Management System (e-HRM system) etc. in managing their human resources in order to improve HRM effectiveness. However a deficiency of researches in this study area in Sri Lanka can be observed. Therefore this research study is aimed to examine the impact of HRIS on HRM effectiveness in a large scale group of company in Sri Lanka.

 

Problem of the Study

 

The main focus of this research study is to identify and examine the impact of HRIS on HRM effectiveness in Sri Lankan context. Hence the research problem of the study is what is the impact of HRIS on HRM effectiveness in selected large scale group of company in Sri Lanka?

 

Method of the Study

 

The selected population was all the Strategic Business Units (SBUs) in the selected large scale group of company which are nearly twenty subsidiaries and the population has considered as a whole for the study without considering a particular sample. The primary technique of data collection was a descriptive questionnaire which was distributed between HR personnel and Non- HR personnel in the company including CEOs of SBUs, HR representatives and IT representatives. Data was analyzed using univariate analysis, correlation and regression analysis with the SPSS (16.0 version).

 

Findings of the Study

 

According to the findings at the end of the study there is a weak positive relationship between the impact of HRIS and HRM effectiveness in the selected group of company. Further it was found that the Impact of HRIS has the possibility to account for 10.0% of the variation in HRM effectiveness. However when considering the responses of HR personnel only, 28.2 % of the variance of the HRM effectiveness is explained by the Impact of HRIS and according to Non HR personnel, only 6.3 % of the variance of the HRM effectiveness is explained by the impact of HRIS.

 

Conclusion of the Study

 

It is concluded that there is a weak positive relationship between the impact of HRIS and HRM effectiveness in selected large scale company. If the utilization of HRIS is increased further, it could be used for achieving more favorable results in enhancing HRM effectiveness in the company.

 

Keywords: HRIS, HRM Effectiveness, Technology, HR Personal, Non HR Personal


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