Intention and Usage of Human Resource Information Systems among Ghanaian Human Resource Managers

  •  Ebenezer Ankrah    
  •  Evans Sokro    


The purpose of this study is to investigate the intentions and usage of human resource information systems (HRIS) among Ghanaian HR managers and practitioners. In today’s global networking era, information technology has become an integral part of human resource management. This is because the increasing pressure to support strategic goals and the greater focus on shareholder value has led to changes in both job content and expectations of Human Resource professionals. Hence, the use of Human Resource Information System has been used by HR professionals to become strategic managers. Survey methodology was adopted to obtain data from HR managers and practitioners in Ghanaian companies. A net-targeted sample of 175 respondents produced 100 usable questionnaires for analysis. The study results revealed that information technology (IT) has assisted “organizations to deliver state-of-the art HR services, and reduced operational costs of companies, regardless of the size of the firm”. Advances in IT helps in resolving many of the challenges of HRM such as attracting, retaining, motivating employees, meeting the demands for a more strategic HR function, and managing the “human element” of technological change. Furthermore, effective HRIS has a direct positive influence on organizational performance.

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