What is Human Resource Information System (HRIS)?

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Human resource information system refers to a program or an online solution that assists in the HR data management HRM needs for completing core HR processes.

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Human resource information system definition (HRIS)

Human resource information system refers to a program or an online solution that assists in the HR data management HRM needs for completing core HR processes. It is usually offered as a database.

HRIS functionalities

- stores, processes and manages employee data, such as names, addresses, national IDs, visa or work permit information, and information about dependents

- provides functionality such as recruiting and applicant tracking

- tracks time and attendance management

- tracks appraisals and benefits administration

- can offer some accounting functions

HRIS benefits

- enables the HR department to spend less time on clerical tasks

- helps ensure the accuracy of employee data

- enables employees to take a greater role in the management of their information

- removes the need to store paper files

- generates various reports

- provides ad hoc reporting capabilities

- offers analytics on important metrics such as headcount and turnover

- improves the process for making employee master data

- helps secure employee data and keeps information private


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