AbstractsBusiness Management & Administration

Human resources information system (HRIS)-enabled human resource management (HRM) performance: a business process management (BPM) perspective

by Sinnathamby Sritharakumar

Institution: University of Salford
Year: 2016
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2068544
Full text PDF: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/38034/


It is widely accepted that business process management (BPM), a contemporary management approach that focuses on managing overall business processes within an organization to accomplish the organizational goal, relies on modern information and communication technology (ICT) systems. Although there are plenty of academic discussions available on BPM and the firm performance relationship, the literature does not provide constructive information on how the adoption of ICT impacts the BPM performance. Therefore, this study creates an awareness of the contribution of ICT to BPM by analyzing the linkage between impacts of human resource information systems (HRIS) on human resource management (HRM) performance. A conceptual model was developed with strong theoretical background by incorporating the works informed by Lee et al. (2012) and Paauwe and Richardson (1997) to test several hypotheses. In this research, the target population is human resources professionals who have access to HRIS within their organizations in a Canadian context. Since this study has a wide range of data distribution that tries to measure the strength of relationship between a HRIS-enabled HR practices and the HRM performance, this study adopts Kendall’s tau-b correlation, one of the best approaches to measure the strength of the relationship. The important findings of this study are that HRIS-enabled HR transactional, traditional and transformational practices, when implemented appropriately, significantly impact the HRM performance. Specifically, this study confirms that HRIS-enabled HR traditional management practices such as performance management, rewards, career development and communication predominantly significantly impact the HRM performance. In other words, this study specifically encourages an organization to adopt comprehensive performance management systems (PMS), an important component of HRIS, to manage their employees effectively.