Essay on Armaguard’s Human Resource Information Systems

1532 Words Aug 30th, 2008 7 Pages
INTRODUCTION

‘Human resource management is the strategic and coherent approach to the management of an organization’s most valued assets- the people working there who individually and collectively contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the business’ (Wikipedia, nd). Human resource management is responsible for how people are treated in organizations. It is responsible for bringing people into the organization, helping them perform their work, compensating them for their labors, and solving problems that arise (Cherrington, 1995, p. 5). With the introduction of Information Systems, human resource management has gone beyond the traditional personnel management functions and developed Human Resource Information System (O’
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The sole purpose of human resource information system is to support planning to meet the personnel needs of the business, development of employees to their full potential, and control of all personnel policies and programs (O’brien-Marakas, 2007). Currently Human Resource Information Systems encompass:
1. Payrolls
2. Work Time
3. Benefits Administration
4. HR management Information system
5. Recruiting
6. Training/ Learning Management System
Armaguard were happy with the predictive validity & robustness of their existing testing tools (OneTest, nd). However, to maximize efficiency in the recruiting of new employees it is imperative that the company should improve their methods.

Information system serves as the solution to the challenge which the company is facing. In Armaguards case, the company needed a human resource information system specifically in recruiting personnel. Armaguard resort to Onetest, a company that provides Human Resource information system, to improve the way Armaguard recruit their people. Onetest introduced Armaguard to the Onetest Work Reliability Scale (OWRS) and the Onetest Work Safety Assessment (OWSA), which, after 2 years of research & development, were available via Onetest’s online psychometric assessment engine (OneTest, nd). This serves as the replacement for Armaguards conventional methods in recruiting its people.

The assessments covered the same basic constructs Armaguard had always assessed for in a robust

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