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Human Resources Information System

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Definition: A Human Resources Information System, is a system that lets you keep track of all your employees and information about them. It is usually done in a database or, more often, in a series of inter-related databases.

These systems include the employee name and contact information and all or some of the following:

  • department,
  • job title,
  • grade,
  • salary,
  • salary history,
  • position history,
  • supervisor,
  • training completed,
  • special qualifications,
  • ethnicity,
  • date of birth,
  • disabilities,
  • veterans status,
  • visa status,
  • benefits selected,
  • and more

They include reporting capabilities. Some systems track applicants before they become employees and some are interfaced to payroll or other financial systems.

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Also Known As: HRIS, HRMS, Human Resources Management System
Examples:
Our installation of a Human Resources Information System has reduced our HR costs and produced our government-required reports more quickly.

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