Arab Journal of Administration المجلة العربية للإدارة


The human resources information systems (HRIS) play a significant role in shifting traditional human resources management toward strategic human resources management. Therefore, the goal of this study is to investigate the factors that influence the usefulness of HRIS. To achieve this goal, seven hypotheses are proposed based on the Institutional Theory and the Innovation Theory. A web survey is designed and sent to 500 private organizations in Saudi Arabia. 54 responses are received; 33 of these are usable. The Partial Least Squares (PLS) method is used to analyze the results.The findings confirm that the usefulness of HRIS is positively affected by top management support, HRIS relative advantage, mimetic pressure, and coercive pressure. The results also confirm that HRIS is negatively influenced by the complexity of HRIS.