E-HRM: Innovation or irritation. An explorative empirical study in five large companies on web-based HRM

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Technological optimistic voices assume that, from a technical perspective, the IT possibilities for HRM are endless: in principal all HR processes can be supported by IT. E-HRM is the relatively new term for this IT supported HRM, especially through the use of web technology. This paper aims at demystifying e-HRM by answering the following questions: what actually is e-HRM?, what are the goals of starting with e-HRM?, what types can be distinguished? and what are the outcomes of e-HRM? Based upon the literature, an e-HRM research model is developed and, guided by this model, five organizations have been studied that have already been on the "e-HR road" for a number of years. We conclude that the goals of e-HRM are mainly to improve HR's administrative efficiency/to achieve cost reduction. Next to this goals, international companies seem to use the introduction of e-HRM to standardize/harmonize HR policies and processes. Further, there is a 'gap' between e-HRM in a technical sense and e-HRM in a practical sense in the five companies involved in our study. Finally, e-HRM hardly helped to improve employee competences, but resulted in cost reduction and a reduction of the administrative burden.
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Title of host publicationThe European IS Profession in the Global Networking Environment. Proceedings (on CD-ROM) of the 12th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), 14-16 June 2004, Turku, Finland
EditorsT. Leino, T. Saarinen, S. Klein
Place of PublicationTurku Finland
PublisherTurku School of Economics and Business Administration
Pages-
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)951-564-192-6
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event12th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2004 - Turku, Finland, Turku, Finland
Duration: 14 Jun 200416 Jun 2004
Conference number: 12

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Conference12th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2004
Abbreviated titleECIS
CountryFinland
CityTurku
Period14/06/0416/06/04
Other14-16 June 2004

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  • IR-47406

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Ruel, H. J. M., & Bondarouk, T. (2004). E-HRM: Innovation or irritation. An explorative empirical study in five large companies on web-based HRM. In T. Leino, T. Saarinen, & S. Klein (Eds.), The European IS Profession in the Global Networking Environment. Proceedings (on CD-ROM) of the 12th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), 14-16 June 2004, Turku, Finland (pp. -). Turku Finland: Turku School of Economics and Business Administration.
Ruel, Hubertus Johannes Maria ; Bondarouk, Tatiana. / E-HRM: Innovation or irritation. An explorative empirical study in five large companies on web-based HRM. The European IS Profession in the Global Networking Environment. Proceedings (on CD-ROM) of the 12th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), 14-16 June 2004, Turku, Finland. editor / T. Leino ; T. Saarinen ; S. Klein. Turku Finland : Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, 2004. pp. -
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Ruel, HJM & Bondarouk, T 2004, E-HRM: Innovation or irritation. An explorative empirical study in five large companies on web-based HRM. in T Leino, T Saarinen & S Klein (eds), The European IS Profession in the Global Networking Environment. Proceedings (on CD-ROM) of the 12th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), 14-16 June 2004, Turku, Finland. Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Turku Finland, pp. -, 12th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2004, Turku, Finland, 14/06/04.

E-HRM: Innovation or irritation. An explorative empirical study in five large companies on web-based HRM. / Ruel, Hubertus Johannes Maria; Bondarouk, Tatiana.

The European IS Profession in the Global Networking Environment. Proceedings (on CD-ROM) of the 12th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), 14-16 June 2004, Turku, Finland. ed. / T. Leino; T. Saarinen; S. Klein. Turku Finland : Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, 2004. p. -.

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Ruel HJM, Bondarouk T. E-HRM: Innovation or irritation. An explorative empirical study in five large companies on web-based HRM. In Leino T, Saarinen T, Klein S, editors, The European IS Profession in the Global Networking Environment. Proceedings (on CD-ROM) of the 12th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), 14-16 June 2004, Turku, Finland. Turku Finland: Turku School of Economics and Business Administration. 2004. p. -