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HRIS

A human resource information system (HRIS) is an information system or managed service that provides a single, centralized view of the data that a human resource management (HRM) or human capital management (HCM) group requires for completing human resource (HR) processes. Such processes include recruiting, applicant-tracking, payroll, time and attendance, performance appraisals, benefits administration, employee self-service and perhaps even accounting functions.

A very basic HRIS is composed of a database and a database management system. More complex systems include tools for human resource analytics.

This was last updated in March 2012

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