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Human resource information system (HRIS)

A human resource information system (HRIS) is software that allows HR activities and processes to occur electronically. It is an intersection of human resources and information technology through HR software. 

HRIS software is designed to manage people, policies and procedures. An HRIS allows a company to plan and monitor its HR activities and costs more effectively.

An HRIS has the following major capabilities:

  • recruiting/ATS (Applicant Tracking System)

  • core human resources

  • benefit administration¬†

  • absence management

  • compensation management

  • training and development

  • workflow tracking and management

  • self-service (candidate/employee/manager)

  • reporting

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