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Human Resource Information System (HRIS)

A Human Resource Information System (HRIS), also known as Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS), is an integrated computer database system used to gather, store, maintain and retrieve relevant information related to the employees and Human Resource (HR) to permit high-quality and well-informed planning and decisions.

Human resources management is the staffing function of the organization. It includes the activities of human resources planning, recruitment, selection, orientation, training, performance appraisal, compensation, and safety. The database that stores these data, is HRIS or HRMS.

HRIS refers to a system that supports the control, coordination, administration and management of the employees in an organization. It includes a large number of subsystems that address and aid the information needs of various human resource functions.

The Issues Tackled by HRIS

HRIS provides HR Managers with information, policies, and procedures necessary to properly handle the issues listed below -

  • Recruitment  
  • Job descriptions
  • Responsibilities  
  • Training
  • Layoff 
  • Employee evaluation 
  • Promotion 
  • Termination 
  • Transfer 
  • Salary equity monitoring 
  • Equal employment opportunities

Human resources management is a significant part of every HR Manager's job. In small to medium-sized organizations, an individual manager tackles the majority of these responsibilities for the staffing function or there may be an HR team overseeing every HR-related issue.


Use of the Term in Sentences

  • A well-planned human resource information system helps a company manage its employees with better decision-making so that happier employees can perform well with greater peace of mind.


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