Human Resource Information System (HRIS)

Definition - What does Human Resource Information System (HRIS) mean?

A human resource information system (HRIS) is an organization’s technology structure supporting the management of an organization's human resources. This structure includes the software and hardware needed to track, maintain, administer, and manage an employer’s workforce information. Another name for human resource information system is human resource management system or systems.

WorkplaceTesting explains Human Resource Information System (HRIS)

Every employer requires some type of system to keep track of employees. An employer may have a dedicated human resource department tasked with maintaining and managing this system. A human resource information system harnesses technology to streamline and improve the functions of the human resource department. These systems store employee information electronically. In addition, the HRIS may be used to analyze and track employee-related metrics. The HRIS can also be used to automate ongoing human resource tasks, such as payroll calculations and disbursements. Managers of an employer’s human resource information system should take care to assure that employee information is kept secure as may be required by federal and state regulations.

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