What is an HRIS? An HRIS, or human resources information
system, is a technological resource enabling human resources departments
to collect and maintain information related to employees, payroll,
organizational structure, compensation administration, etc., in one
system so the data can be easily accessed, updated, and analyzed for
a multitude of general and strategic HR purposes.
In the early days of HRIS, these systems were solely
used by large companies that could create and maintain their own proprietary
systems. However, thanks to growth in the HRIS provider, outsourcing,
and consulting markets, the wider availability of affordable business
technology, and the cost savings realized by cloud computing, mobile,
and Web-based platforms, the benefits of a fully integrated HRIS are
now accessible to most employers.