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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 Management System (HRMS)

What is a Human Resources Management System (HRMS)?

Basically a digital personal assistant to do tedious work for HR professionals. An HRMS helps manage employee functions like calculating and communicating time-off, onboarding paperwork, and managing employee performance—which lets HR focus on more important, strategic work.

What's the Difference between HRIS and 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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