Employee Adoption and Use of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) : Evidence from Ugandan Local Government Perspective

Authors(2) :-Juma Sonny Nyeko, Gladies Angundaru

Globally, the importance of human resource technologies such as the Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) has been recognised in streamlining the organisations operations and human resource management in order to provide better services. The aim of this research was to ascertain the determinants of employee adoption and use of HRIS in the Ugandan local governments' services. By adopting the Technology-Organization-Environment (TOE) framework, we categorised the possible adoption factors. We adopted a quantitative approach, a descriptive and cross-sectional research design and analyzed data using Partial Least Squares Structured Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) to evaluate the strength of the hypothesized relationships among the constructs from the TOE factors and HRIS adoption. In our results, relative advantage; IT infrastructure; organisational compatibility; top management support and IT knowledge were found to have a significant positive relationship in the adoption and usage of HRIS. However, as hypothesized, complexity as an environmental context factor within the TOE framework was not supported as having a significant negative relationship and predictor of HRIS adoption and usage. Subsequently, the central governments in developing countries should earnestly consider the technological and organisational factors in the adoption of HRIS in the context of local governments based on the R-squared value of 87.9%. While the regulatory agencies concentrate on developing legal frameworks that would foster competition in the adoption and usage of HR technological innovations. Lastly, study implications of the findings are discussed alongside some direction for future research.

Authors and Affiliations

Juma Sonny Nyeko
Department of Business Computing, Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda
Gladies Angundaru
Department of Business Administration, Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda

HRIS Adoption and Usage, Local Governments, TOE Factors and PLS-SEM.

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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 1 | January-February 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-02-28
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Juma Sonny Nyeko, Gladies Angundaru, " Employee Adoption and Use of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) : Evidence from Ugandan Local Government Perspective", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.327-340, January-February-2017.
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