This unit of study aims to investigate factors associated with the analysis, design and implementation of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS's). The unit of study covers issues in needs analysis, user requirements, system selection and practical use of HRIS software that students are likely to encounter in a typical business organisation. It also includes a study of the change management issues associated with HRIS implementation and the development of HRIS's for strategic purposes.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically evaluate the administrative and strategic value of an HRIS and Web-based HR;  
  2. Develop reflective arguments on integration and change management issues relating to the implementation of HRIS's and their subsequent level of use; and  
  3. Demonstrate and critique skill sets necessary to develop HRM processes in SAP-HCM.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Theory Test & Practical Test 35%
Other On-line discussion 15%
Project Research Project 40%
Other Research Presentation and Discussion 10%
The above assessments have a total equivalent word count of 6000 to 7000 words.

Required reading

Human Resource Systems: Basics, Applications, and Future Directions, 2nd edn,
Kavanagh, MJ, Thite, M & Johnson, RD 2012,
Sage, Los Angeles, USA.

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