2.13. Human Resource Technology
With the reams of paper generated during the course of an employment relationship, the advent of the human resource information system (HRIS) was a clear benefit for HR professionals. An HRIS serves two purposes: first, as a repository of information, and second, as an aid to effective decision making.
2.13.1. HRIS Systems
As a repository of information, the HRIS provides an electronic means of storing employment documents, thereby reducing the need to maintain physical files. In firms with multiple locations, both national and global, the ability for employees to access information through the company's intranet or via the World Wide Web reduces delays in payroll processing tasks and ensures instant access to ...