Assessing the Integration of IT in the Hrm of Ethiopian Electric Utility (Eeu)

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Addis Ababa University


Employing IT for the accomplishment of activities in business organizations has been an area of discussion in HR leadership. Thus, this study sought to assess the implementation of IT integration in the HRM of Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU). Specifically, attempts were made to address how the IT integration practices looked like, what perceived effects the IT integration practices brought about and what possible challenges experienced during IT implementation. Descriptive survey design was employed and both quantitative and qualitative instruments such as questionnaire and semi-structure interview were employed. A questionnaire involves response rate rank from 1 to 5 in the form of google survey. By using descriptive statistics by mean and standard deviation, the data collected through questionnaire were analyzed in the form of descriptive statistics. The qualitative data of the interview were analyzed in thematically. The practice of IT integration in various activities of EEU seemed to be prominent ,The findings of all instruments showed similar results that the participants appeared to employ IT integration in various HRM activities such as performance appraisal, employee’s tardiness and absenteeism, salary and bonus payments and general evaluation of the HRM performance. Moreover, some challenges like cost of time finance for training, and readiness employees for IT based service rendering were pointed as challenges that IT experts would like to know. The employees’ training and awareness creation on the usage of IT need to give due attention for minimizing cost of time and resource in the process the IT integration. Generally, the integration of IT in the HRM system for the effective management of business organizations should be given due to attention and it should not be considered as too demanding or unattainable other than for the developed world