The Role Of Traditional And Antiquated Function Of Any Human Resources Department

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HR Function The traditional and antiquated function of any human resources department was to employ, terminate and event plan for companies. The emergence and expansion of human resources information systems (HRIS), places the human resources department on par with strategic management planning, and forays into competition. The HRIS system is not just the “composite of databases, computer applications, and hardware and software necessary to collect/record [Sic], store, manage, deliver, present, and manipulate data for human resources as espoused by (Ngai and Wat, 2006; Lippert and Swiercz, 2005; Troshani, et. al., 2011), but also to strategically plan for the transitions emerging in the workforce climate, i.e., succession planning, mentorship, training deliverables, as well, as other housekeeping functions. “No area of a corporation is more involved, yet more ‘behind the scenes’ than the human resources department. Essential to a smooth tenure with an organization is recordkeeping and Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) are the heart and soul of this process” (HRM7001, 2014, p. 6). According to Ball (2001), personnel management and information technology (IT) have been in partner relationship as early as the 1960s, with the inception of the “automation of payroll, benefits administration, and other transaction processing applications” (p. 678). Because of the lack of financial resources, staff, IT support, and support from upper management, the perception

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