What is an HRIS?

HR Software Solutions is a leading Canadian HR Software company, and the developer of What is an HRIS?info:HR, a leading Canadian HRIS.

We’ve put the following HRIS Primer together to help organizations understand the what’s why’s an how’s of implementing and HRIS.

What is an HRIS?

A Human Resource Information System (HRIS) is software or an online solution for the data entry, data tracking, and data information needs of the Human Resources, payroll, management, and accounting functions within a business, with a focus on the information pertaining to the organization’s employees.

Think of an HRIS as the repository for online personnel files.

What does an HRIS do?

An effective HRIS provides information on just about anything the organization needs to track and analyze about employees, former employees, and applicants.  This typically includes…

  • Demographic and employment status information
  • Position and salary history
  • Attendance management
  • Entitlements management (e.g. vacation / sick time earned and taken)
  • Talent management – education, skills, training / retraining, performance reviews, succession planning, counseling / discipline
  • Health and safety tracking
  • Employee and manager self service capability

Why use an HRIS?

Forrester Research estimates that the average HR department devotes 60-80% of time to the administration of benefits, HR and payroll management.  Much of this time is spent in creating and maintaining manual personnel records to track the myriad of information and statistics needed for effective personnel management.  An HRIS can automate much of this effort, freeing HR staff for more strategic functions, and allowing employees and managers to take a more active role in managing their personnel files.

What is an HRIS?

What should you expect as a result of an HRIS?

* Reduced HR administration time and effort
* Better control of information
* Increased data accuracy
* Timely, accurate management information
* Streamlining of processes
* Increased employee engagement

So, now you know what is an HRIS. Feel free to Contact Us should you have questions regarding implementing an HRIS in your organization.