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Human Resources is an organizational function that deals with issues such as recruitment and selection, training, appraisal, compensation and performance management of the employee. Human beings are also considered to be resources because it is the ability of humans that helps to change the raw data into valuable resources.

A system, whether automated or manual, that comprises people, machines, and/or methods organized to collect, process, transmit, and disseminate data that represent user information.

HRIS: An integrated system of hardware, software, and databases designed to provide information used in HR decision making.

Human Resource Information System (HRIS) is a systematic way of storing data and information for each individual employee to aid planning, decision making, and submitting of returns and reports to the external agencies. It merges HRM as a discipline and in particular its basic HR activities and processes with the information technology field. It can be used to maintain details such as employee profiles, absence reports, salary admin. and various kinds of reports.

Storing information and data for each individual employee. Providing a basis for planning, decision making, controlling and other human resource functions. Meeting daily transactional requirement such as marking absent and present and granting leave. Supplying data and submitting returns to government and other statutory agencies.

Building organizational capabilities Job design and organizational structure Increasing size of workforce Technological advances Computerized information system Changes in legal environment

HRIS system is helping out in all the functions and activities related to HR like payroll processing, training and development , job evaluation process and appraisals, recruitments etc. by providing accurate and timely information and helping in better analysis of information. The transfer and application system seem to have provided the management with an excuse for leaving difficult problems to their successor.

With the introduction of HRIS system the work culture in the organization gets changed and we as HR managers are able to serve to other employees in efficient manner which is again raising the satisfaction level among ourselves, but sometimes senior employees are resistant to change also.

Although the system is efficient, but sometimes we face the problems like system slowdown or higher downtimes and if there is some particular limitation in module than work suffers, some HR people are not comfortable in using system efficiently so time is to be given in training for the system.

We are becoming the servants in thoughts, as in action, of the machines. Evidently, we actually have created them to serve us.