Today an organization success depends mainly upon the infrastructure which supports the operations of the organization, the same reputation lies for HRIS (Human Resource Information System).
The Human Resource Information System (HRIS) is a software or online solution for the data entry, data tracking, and data information needs of the Human Resources, payroll, management, and accounting functions within a business. Normally packaged as a data base, hundreds of companies sell some form of HRIS and every HRIS has different capabilities. Pick your HRIS carefully based on the capabilities you need in your company.
The Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) provide overall:
• Management of all employee information.
• Reporting and analysis of employee information.
• Company-related documents such as employee handbooks, emergency evacuation procedures, and safety guidelines.
• Benefits administration including enrollment, status changes, and personal information updating.
• Complete integration with payroll and other company financial software and accounting systems.
• Applicant and resume management.
The HRIS that most effectively serves companies tracks:
• Attendance and PTO use,
• Pay raises and history,
• Pay grades and positions held,
• Performance development plans,
• Training received,
• Disciplinary action received,
• Personal employee information, and occasionally,
• Management and key employee succession plans,
• High potential employee identification, and
• Applicant tracking, interviewing, and selection.
An effective HRIS provides information on just about anything the company needs to track and analyze about employees, former employees, and applicants. Your company will need to select a Human Resources Information System and customize it to meet your needs. Finally, managers can access the information they need to legally, ethically, and effectively support the success of their reporting employees.
By Priti Shah
Human Resource Magazine