Human Resource Information Systems in Jordanian Universities

  •  Ikhlas Altarawneh    
  •  Zaid Al-Shqairat    


The main purposes of this study are to explore the extent to which public Jordanian universities have adopted
Human Resource Information System (HRIS) and to examine the current HRIS uses, benefits and barriers in
these universities. A structured questionnaire was constructed based on other previous studies, it also pre-tested,
modified and translated to capture data from HRIS users in Jordanian universities. The main findings of this
study reveled that the quick response and access to information were the main benefits of HRIS implementation.
While, the insufficient financial support; difficulty in changing the organization’s culture and lack of
commitment from top managers were the main HRIS implementation barriers. The present study provides some
insights into the performance and applications of HRIS in Jordanian universities that could help Human
Resource Management (HRM) practitioners to get a better understanding of the current HRIS uses, benefits and
problems, which in turn, will improve the effectiveness of HRIS in Jordanian universities.

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