Course Code: 
BHR 3204
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 3
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Description & Objectives: 

The collection and use of information has long been recognised as a potential source of added value to organisations. Human resource management information is pivotal to the strategic planning and subsequent success of the organisation. Thus the application of computer-based information systems to various facets of Human Resource Management (HRM) is currently transforming the way in which contemporary organisations operate The course focuses on the primary activities performed by the human resources (HR) function and how human resource information systems (HRIS) can be developed to support these activites. This course considers the nature, purpose and promise of HRIS, the managerial, technological and organisational factors driving its adoption, and its relationship to organisational knowledge, learning, decision-making and effectiveness. Course Objectives:

  • To underscore the growing importance of integrated information technology in the management of organisations and people and the changing relationship between information systems technology and HRM.
  • To enable students understand a variety of information sources and processes used in HRIS.
  • To impart a working knowledge of the application of Information Technology to specific HR functions and to integrated HR management.

To gain skills-based knowledge of a leading edge in HRIS

Learning Outcomes: 

On successful completion of this course, a student should be able to:

  • To identify and explain the characteristics of a HRIS.
  • Recognise the role of HRIS in Strategic HRM, Business Process Re-engineering, Organisational Change and Development, and HR Evaluation.
  • Understand, from a practitioner perspective, the benefits and pitfalls associated with the organisational adoption of HRIS.
  • Explain the steps involved in implementing an effective HRIS.

Appreciate the ethical and legal considerations in using HRIS

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