Video:What Is Typically Included in an HRISwith Meghan Lynn Allen
Learn what is included in an HRIS, or Human Resources Information System, so that you can better use this tool. Here are some tips on what information is included in an HRIS.See Transcript
Transcript:What Is Typically Included in an HRIS
Hi, this is Meghan Lynn Allen for About.com, and today we're discussing what to typically include in a Human Resources Information System, or HRIS.
What Is an HRIS?
The HRIS is a software or online solution to data tracking, data management, or all of the data needs of your company within the human resources department -- sometimes business office, accounting, or management functions. HRIS is usually packaged as a database, and hundreds of companies are selling HRIS software and systems.
An HRIS Typically Includes Different Capabilities
So are you a small company or a corporation? Think about your needs. Every HRIS system has different capabilities, and they should match the needs of your organization. Typically, the better HRIS systems include include reporting and analysis of employee information. It holds all of your employee information, and usually company-related documents, such as employee handbooks.
An HRIS Typically Includes Benefits Administration
It should also include benefits administration, such as open enrollment, status updates or changes, and integration with your payroll or other financial and accounting software in your organization. It can also be useful in applicant tracking and resume management.
Employee Data Is Typically Included in an HRIS
The HRIS that most efficiently serves your company will track crucial employee data. Think about what employee data is important to you when you choose an HRIS system, such as PTO - Personal Time Off - or pay raises and increases along the way of an employee's history. What's important to you is what needs to be in your system.
Consider Benefits to Company When Choosing an HRIS
When seeking out an HRIS for your company, think about the benefit to your company as a whole. Often, the biggest benefit is time-saving. No longer does your staff have to spend time on every little detail. Employees themselves can go online and make status updates, such as a change of address. Managers can also use the system to make changes or track payroll, upgrades, and increases. The HR staff can spend time on more important things, like strategic planning.
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