Human resource information systems and learning organization in chartered universities in Kenya
The main purpose of the study was to establish the relationship between Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) and Learning Organization at the selected chartered universities in Kenya. The study adopted descriptive design to determine the relationship between human resource information system and learning organization at the selected chartered universities in Kenya by 2011. The target population comprised seven public and five private chartered universities; the total number was twelve universities. Data for the study was primary obtained by use of a survey tool. It was collected using a questionnaire. The filled questionnaires were checked for completeness and then coded and the data analyzed. A correlation model for establishing presence and magnitude of dependence using significance levels was applied to establish the relationship between Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) and learning organization. The findings of the study established that human resource information system is used in the selected chartered universities in Kenya; the institutions have adopted HRIS in computer based training; the impact on adoption and implementation of HRIS involved the regulatory as an environmental impact on adoption and implementation of human resource information system and an effective HRIS provides information on just about anything the company needs to track and analyze about employees, former employees, and applicants. The study made recommendations that a functional Human Resource Information System should create an information system that enables an assimilation of policies and procedures used to manage the firm‟s human capital as well as the procedure necessary to operate the computer hardware and software applications; most chartered universities in Kenya have decentralized structure, number of branches, regional campuses and numerous employees these institutions should introduce a certain level of human resource information system in human resource department. Human Resource Information System, like other information systems should be flexible and adaptable to changes.