A human resource information system (HRIS) is an information system used to acquire, store, manipulate, analyze, and distribute information regarding an organization’s human resources. Not simply computer hardware and software, HRIS also contains the forms, policies and procedures, and data related to an organization’s HR processes. These systems support both the internal needs of the HR department as well as the more “customer-facing” functions supporting the broader organization, such as recruitment and selection of prospective employees, evaluation of employee performance, management of employee development, and measurement of HR effectiveness. In addition, HRIS allow organizations to utilize electronic human resource management (eHRM) for the delivery of HR communication, functionality, and processes (e.g., e-recruiting, e-selection, e-training) to internal and external constituents.

An HRIS differs from a general information ...

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