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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)

A human resources information system (HRIS) is essentially the point where the human resources department intersects with the information technology department. Sometimes also referred to as a human resources management system (HRMS), a strong HRIS combines the expertise of HR professionals with the technology of HR software to manage and organize an organization’s employee data and personal information. A robust suite of HRIS software can help an HR department manage a broad range of essential functions, including:

  • Cataloguing and managing personally identifiable data
  • Performing key time and attendance functions
  • Payroll processing
  • Benefits administration
  • Employee self-service options for schedule management, payroll information, and more
  • Performance management tools for providing employee feedback
  • Applicant tracking system for streamlining the hiring process

By automating these functions and more using an HRIS, an organization can reduce the day-to-day workload for HR managers, freeing them to focus on more pressing needs, and enhance their overall employee experience by creating less frustrating and time-consuming processes.

To learn more about HRIS, take a look at our blog post "Making a Business Case for Investing in Workforce Management".

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