Effects of Human Resource Information System on Organizational Efficiency: Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise

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Addis Ababa University


Human Resource Information System (HRIS) can make a tremendous effect on the human resource function as it allows companies to store and retrieve large amounts of information quickly and efficiently. The Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise (ESLSE) is a public enterprise and it is vested with the responsibility of rendering effective and efficient sea-transport and logistics services. The ESLSE is one of such organizations implemented HRIS in its operations. However, the effectiveness of the HRIS in the Enterprise has not been assessed. Thus, the purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of HRIS on organizational efficiency in ESLSE in Ethiopia. The researcher used quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection. The quantitative kind of research method was applied through survey questionnaire with simple random sampling method and qualitative data collection with purposive sampling method through in depth interview. Its 92 employees as sample respondents are asked through questionnaire and 3 key informants are interviewed. The questionnaire data is analyzed in form of quantitative (frequencies and percentages) and inferential analysis (multivariate regression and correlation analysis) using a statistical tool (SPSS-Version 20. The findings of the study have confirmed that the HRIS implemented in ESLSE has many advantages in organization efficiency of the ESLSE, but there are shortcomings in terms of the ability of the employee to operate self-reliantly and to solve the problems encountered independently. Still, more training and continuous education should be provided to the user of the HRIS. The results of this study are in line with previous studies, somehow they are similar