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The changing face of human resources and human capital

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Keywords: Human Resources, Human Capital, HRIS, Human Resources Information Systems, HR capabilities, change

Human resources functions in organisations have been in continual evolution over the last 30 to 40 years. Recently, however, with the advent of Human Resources Information Systems or HRIS, there has been a significant shift from HR as a personnel department to HR as a strategic partner helping organisations achieve competitive advantage.

A new study has charted this shift and has analysed the trends. As a result the study is able to make recommendations about the next steps for HRIS.

In essence, the study is looking at the impact that HRIS has had on human resources functions over the last 24 or so years.


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