Adoption of Human Resource Information System in Organisations


  • GRG School of Management Studies, Peelamedu, Coimbator, India
  • SGR Krishnammal College for Women, Peelamedu, India


Owing to the revolution of Information Technology, Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) is of profound significance in managing Human Resources in the contemporary globalised knowledge economy. HRIS is a part of Management Information System that provides a pool of information that harmoniously integrates with the other functions of HR striving for business excellence. The last decade has seen a significant increase in the number of organizations gathering, storing, analysing, and distributing human resources data using Human Resource Information Systems. This is a conceptual paper that focuses on comprehensive exploration of studies that detail on adoption of HRIS in organisations. The aim of this research paper is to identify various variables that influence adoption of HRIS or any Information Systems through a thorough literature study and consolidate them under four major factors namely Technological, Organisational, Environmental and Psychological factors. Validating this model would help the organisations to understand the essential focus areas for successful adoption of HRIS. It visualises that though HRIS utility is in its infancy stage, the complexity and strategic planning required by present day organisations, reinforces to rely on HRIS for futuristic approach.


Human Resource Information System, Information Systems, Technological Factors, Organisational Factors, Environmental Factors, Psychological Factors.

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Human resource management

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