The impact of e-HR on professional competence in HRM: Implications for the development of HR professionals
Article first published online: 21 AUG 2006
© 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Human Resource Management
Special Issue: Special Issue: Developing and Assessing Professional and Managerial Competence
Volume 45, Issue 3, pages 295–308, Autumn (Fall) 2006
How to Cite
Bell, B. S., Lee, S.-W. and Yeung, S. K. (2006), The impact of e-HR on professional competence in HRM: Implications for the development of HR professionals. Hum. Resour. Manage., 45: 295–308. doi: 10.1002/hrm.20113
- Issue published online: 21 AUG 2006
- Article first published online: 21 AUG 2006
Information technology has been cited as a critical driver of HR's transition from a focus on administrative tasks to a focus on serving as a strategic business partner. This strategic role not only adds a valuable dimension to the HR function, but also changes the competencies that define the success of HR professionals. Interviews were conducted with HR representatives from 19 firms to examine the linkage between electronic human resources (e-HR) and the reshaping of professional competence in HRM. Based on the findings, we draw implications for the development of HR competencies and identify learning strategies that HR professionals can utilize to fulfill their changing roles and responsibilities. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.