Adopting the employee-organisation relationship framework, our paper explores the consequences of e-HRM systems on employee attitude towards both the organisation and the HR epartment in Italian SMEs. Through a large-scale survey of 494 employees, data confirm that the consequences of e- HRM are not always entirely positive or negative. In detail, with reference to Italian SMEs, operational e-HRM practices seem to enhance the perceived internal efficiency of the HR department but have no impact on employee organisational commitment. On the other hand, relational and transformational e-HRM practices positively influence employee commitment as well as their perceptions of the competence of HR departments. Our evidence suggests several theoretical and managerial implications and would serve as a prelude to the growing body of theory and research seeking to explain the emergence of the e-HRM challenge in shaping the employee-organisation relationship and in influencing the role of the HR department in SMEs.

Bissola, R., Imperatori, B., Facing e-HRM: the consequences on employee attitude toward the organisation and the HR department in Italian SME's, <<EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT>>, 2013; 7 (4): 450-468. [doi:10.1504/EJIM.2013.055282] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/49530]

Facing e-HRM: the consequences on employee attitude toward the organisation and the HR department in Italian SME's

Bissola, Rita;Imperatori, Barbara
2013

Abstract

Adopting the employee-organisation relationship framework, our paper explores the consequences of e-HRM systems on employee attitude towards both the organisation and the HR epartment in Italian SMEs. Through a large-scale survey of 494 employees, data confirm that the consequences of e- HRM are not always entirely positive or negative. In detail, with reference to Italian SMEs, operational e-HRM practices seem to enhance the perceived internal efficiency of the HR department but have no impact on employee organisational commitment. On the other hand, relational and transformational e-HRM practices positively influence employee commitment as well as their perceptions of the competence of HR departments. Our evidence suggests several theoretical and managerial implications and would serve as a prelude to the growing body of theory and research seeking to explain the emergence of the e-HRM challenge in shaping the employee-organisation relationship and in influencing the role of the HR department in SMEs.
2013
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Bissola, R., Imperatori, B., Facing e-HRM: the consequences on employee attitude toward the organisation and the HR department in Italian SME's, <<EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT>>, 2013; 7 (4): 450-468. [doi:10.1504/EJIM.2013.055282] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/49530]
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