Human resources information systems (HRIS) specialists are responsible for implementing and maintaining human resource information management systems for their organization. They are in charge of providing advisory services and guidance to management regarding system requirements based on company resources and needs. One of their main responsibilities includes giving technical guidance and direction to administrative, technical, and clerical staff on the operation and maintenance of the human resources data systems.
Additionally, HRIS specialists provide on-the-job and formal training to human resource data system users using custom software and company applications. They use a personal computer to run tests and provide support to staff. They must be well-versed in a variety of computer system environments and be able to troubleshoot technical issues. Their main responsibilities also include developing and implementing strategies to address problem areas at the unit and human resource facilities.
A bachelor's degree in human resources, information technology, computer science, or a related field is generally required for this job. In addition, previous related experience is typically required or preferred as well. Leadership and industry certifications may be beneficial. HRIS specialists must be organized individuals that pay close attention to detail. They should work well in a team setting to reach all company objectives in a timely manner; however, they also need to be able to perform effectively by themselves with minimal supervision.
Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS) Tasks
- Prepare, maintain and update employee data for the HR information system.
- May assist in maintenance, troubleshooting and design of HRIS and other human resources computer applications and systems.
- Process and maintain periodic reports of employee record data, develop adhoc reports.