The HR Dictionary

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)

HRIS is a management system used to gather and keep track of personnel data. Most of the time, an HRIS includes all essential features required for complete human resources management (HRM). It is mainly a system for people management with features such as HR administration, employee management, reporting and analytics, but modern HRIS also provides talent, compensation, and culture management features such as recruitment (ATS), onboarding, performance management, time tracking, training, PTO management, payroll management, career development, HR request desk management, travel and expense management and more. In essence, an HRIS is a suite of HR software .

An HRIS is usually set up to run either on the business's own technological infrastructure or, increasingly on the cloud of the service provider. Most importantly, an HRIS also provides a location for centralized and secure management of employee information.