Human Resource Management System

A Human Resources Management System (HRMS) is a software application that combines many human resources functions, including benefits administration, payroll, recruiting and training, and performance analysis and review into one package.

A HRMS (Human Resource Management System) or HRIS (Human Resource Information System) is a form of HR software that combines a number of systems and processes to ensure the easy management of a business’s employees and data. These systems could deal with everything from payroll to performance evaluation, covering the whole business. It merges human resources as a discipline and, in particular, its basic HR activities and processes with the information technology field, whereas the programming of data processing systems evolved into standardized routines and packages of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. On the whole, these ERP systems have their origin from software that integrates information from different applications into one universal database. The linkage of its financial and human resource modules through one database is the most important distinction to the individually and proprietarily developed predecessors, which makes this software application both rigid and flexible.

A HRMS (Human Resource Management System) or HRIS (Human Resource Information System) is a form of HR software that combines a number of systems and processes to ensure the easy management of a business’s employees and data. These systems could deal with everything from payroll to performance evaluation, covering the whole business.

Human Resource Information Systems provide a means of acquiring, storing, analysing and distributing information to various stakeholders.[1] HRIS enable improvement in traditional processes and enhance strategic decision making.[1] The wave of technological advancement has revolutionized each and every space of life today, and HR in its entirety was not left untouched. Early systems were narrow in scope, typically focused on a single task, such as improving the payroll process or tracking employees' work hours. Today's systems cover the full spectrum of tasks associated with Human Resources departments, including tracking & improving process efficiency, managing organizational hierarchy, and simplifying financial transactions of all types. In short, as the role of Human Resources departments expanded in complexity, HR technology systems evolved to fit these needs.

The function of human resources (HR) departments is administrative and common to all organizations. Organizations may have formalized selection, evaluation, and payroll processes. Management of "human capital" progressed to an imperative and complex process. The HR function consists of tracking existing employee data which traditionally includes personal histories, skills, capabilities, accomplishments and salary. To reduce the manual workload of these administrative activities, organizations began to electronically automate many of these processes by introducing specialized human resource management systems. HR executives rely on internal or external IT professionals to develop and maintain an integrated HRMS. Before client–server architectures evolved in the late 1980s, many HR automation processes were relegated to mainframe computers that could handle large amounts of data transactions. In consequence of the high capital investment necessary to buy or program proprietary software, these internally developed HRMS were limited to organizations that possessed a large amount of capital. The advent of client–server, application service provider, and software as a service (SaaS) or human resource management systems enabled higher administrative control of such systems.

Currently human resource management systems encompass

  • Retaining
  • Hiring
  • Administration
  • Managing
  • HR planning
  • Recruiting/Learning management
  • Performance record
  • Employee self-service
  • Scheduling
  • Absence management
  • Analytics
  • Employee Reassign module
  • Grievance handling by following precedents