HRIS or human resource information system refers to an online tech solution or software used for multiple tasks such as data entry, data tracking, and data management needs of the human resources, payroll and accounting functions within an organization.
It provides a centralized repository of employee data that the human resource management professionals need for completing core human resource processes.
Also known as a human resource management system (HRMS) sometimes, HRIS is essentially an intersection of human resources and technology through HR software. It aims to perform all HR activities and processes electronically and effortlessly.
HRIS can also be considered as a smart database of employee information. The interaction of the data, the reporting capabilities and the processes that can be performed with HRIS make the data stored in the system more accessible and usable.
Mentioned below are the main functions of HRIS –
- Expedites HR-related recurring tasks through automation
- Reduces errors and helps in maintaining compliance
- Offers greater employee engagement through self-service options
- Improves overall HR productivity