QS Study

Human Resource Information Systems

A human resource information system (HRIS) supports the human resources function of an organization with information. The name of this function reflects the recognition that people who work in a firm are frequently its most valuable resources. The complexity of human resource management has grown immensely over recent years, primarily due to the need to conform to new laws and regulations. And it is a software that provides a centralized repository of employee master data that human resource management (HRM) group needs for completing core human resource (HR) processes. It helps ensure the accuracy of employee data and can enable employees to take a greater role in the management of their information. An HRIS has to ensure the appropriate degree of access to a great variety of internal stakeholders, including:

(a) The employees of the Human Resources department in the performance of their duties,

(b) All the employees of the firm wishing to inspect their own records,

(c) All the employees of the firm seeking information regarding open positions or available benefit plans,

(d) Employees availing themselves of the computer-assisted training and evaluation opportunities,

(e) Managers throughout the firm in the process of evaluating their subordinates and making personnel decisions,

(f) Corporate executives involved in tactical and strategic planning and control.