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Burbach, R. and Dundon, T. "The Use of People Management Technologies in Ireland," CISC Working Paper No. 11

This report summarises the findings of a survey about the use of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) associated with people management activities in Ireland. A total of 520 responses were received.

The study was conducted by the Centre for Innovation and Structural Change at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

The survey shows that larger and foreign-owned organisations are more likely to utilise HRIS than Irish-owned or smaller firms.

The most commonly used HRIS modules are employee information, training and development, and payroll and pensions.

The decision to use HRIS is taken mainly made at a corporate rather than enterprise level. In over one-quarter of organisations, HR practitioners are responsible for the purchase and use of HRIS. The main users of HRIS are HR practitioners

The most common systems used are those purchased directly ?off-the-shelf, with very few organisations having their own bespoke system.

Just over a third of organisations that use HRIS integrate their HR-related technologies with other enterprise systems. The most typical human resource technical interface is with finance and payroll.

Overall, there is a lack of awareness among HR practitioners about the range of usages and system capabilities from HRIS. In over 90% of respondent organisations HRIS are under-utilised

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