Title: Leveraging mobile devices for human resource information systems

Authors: Sharon Pande; Neville Gomes

Addresses: School of Business Management, N.M.I.M.S. University, Mumbai, India ' Mumbai Educational Trust, Mumbai, India

Abstract: Finding ways to engage with workers will help address the challenges of a global, flexible and remote workforce. There is a strong need for improved employee engagement, fostered by creative solutions with new human resource practices and approaches that have global application, but, local implications. These challenges will be addressed by using enabling technologies, in this paper. The objective of the work presented in this paper was to leverage mobile devices for human resource information systems. The paper first demonstrates the shift from desktop to web-based applications. It then proceeds to list the factors in the adoption of cellphone applications in organisations. Next, it proceeds to identify the key players and their roles and description. It also discusses the feature sets of HR-based cellphone applications. It attempts to list the various HR functions that can be ported to mobile HR applications and finally it emphasises on the challenges, opportunities and limitations in using a mobile platform for HR.

Keywords: human resource management; HRM; human resource information systems; HRIS; mobile devices; cell phones; mobile phones.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2015.070890

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2015 Vol.20 No.1, pp.23 - 40

Published online: 31 Jul 2015 *

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