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An HR Glossary for HR Terms

Glossary of Human Resources Management and Employee Benefit Terms

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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)

A way for HR to organize all employee information like name, address, social security number, birthdate, employment status—basically everything the company needs to know about employees. The system also has reporting capabilities that allow HR to easily view data points and share them with others.

HRIS vs. HRMS: So, what’s the difference between and Human Resource Information System (HRIS) and Human Resource Management System (HRMS)? Most providers have combined the two systems and use the terms interchangeably since they work so closely together. Traditionally, an HRIS has been used to describe a system that tracks static employee information like social security number and name while an HRMS focuses more on the aspects of managing employee functions like performance, time off, and onboarding.

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