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Towards a Human Resource Information System for Australian Construction Companies

Ng, S. Thomas, Sharma, Tulsiram, & Skitmore, Martin (2001) Towards a Human Resource Information System for Australian Construction Companies. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 8(4), pp. 238-249.

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Abstract

The casual nature of employment in the construction industry makes planning human asset requirements a vague exercise. Human resource information systems (HRISs) offer a means of coping with these problems through improvements in the reliability, accuracy and accessibility of the human resources (HR) information. Aimed at improving the understanding of construction HRISs, interviews were carried out with three leading construction companies in Australia. The HR needs of the companies were examined by identifying the HR related functions and activities conducted, the internal and external users of HR information, the type of data needed, and the specific purpose of those data. Twenty-three HR activities were identified and grouped into seven major functions: project management and control, strategic planning, review and analysis, employee profile, employee performance, human resource development, payroll and accounting support, and information systems outside the company. The HR information for each function was established. The findings of this study may facilitate the development of a HRIS for construction companies.

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ID Code: 4127
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Human resource management, human resource information systems, construction companies
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-232x.2001.00204.x
ISSN: 0969-9988
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Quantity Surveying (120203)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Blackwell Publishing
Copyright Statement: The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
Deposited On: 20 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:32

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