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E-HRM: Innovation or Irritation. An Explorative Empirical Study in Five Large Companies on Web-based HRM

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  • Huub Ru‰l

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    (Utrecht University)

  • Tanya Bondarouk

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    (Twente University)

  • Jan Kees Looise

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    (Twente University)

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    Abstract

    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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    Volume (Year): 15 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 364-380

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    Handle: RePEc:rai:mamere:1861-9908_mrev_2004_03_ruel

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    Keywords: Electronic Human Resource Management; Human Resource Management; Information Technology; Explorative Case Studies;

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    1. Heikkilä, Jukka-Pekka & Smale, Adam, 2011. "The effects of 'language standardization' on the acceptance and use of e-HRM systems in foreign subsidiaries," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 46(3), pages 305-313, July.
    2. Aurélie Girard & Bernard Fallery, 2011. "E-recruitement : From Transaction-Based Practices to Relationship-Based Approaches," Post-Print hal-00777779, HAL.
    3. Yusliza Mohd.Yusoff Author_Email: yusliza@usm.my & T. Ramayah, 2011. "Factors Influencing Attitude Towards Using Electronic Hrm," 2nd International Conference on Business and Economic Research (2nd ICBER 2011) Proceeding 2011-274, Conference Master Resources.
    4. Aurélie Girard & Bernard Fallery & Florence Rodhain, 2013. "Integration of Social Media in Recruitment: A Delphi Study," Post-Print hal-00998494, HAL.
    5. Aurélie Girard & Bernard Fallery, 2009. "E-recruitment: new practices, new issues. An exploratory study," Post-Print hal-00777802, HAL.
    6. Aurel TOTOLICI & Sofia TOTOLICI & Constanta POPESCU, 2013. "Successful Models of Implementation of e-HRM Systems in the Private Sector in Romania," Economics and Applied Informatics, "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 3, pages 71-78.
    7. Smale, Adam & Björkman, Ingmar & Sumelius, Jennie, 2013. "Examining the differential use of global integration mechanisms across HRM practices: Evidence from China," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 48(2), pages 232-240.

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