Human resources information systems administrators (or HRIS administrators) are skilled employees who work in a variety of fields. They assist with the technological aspects of recordkeeping, database management, and monitoring employees. HRIS administrators typically work for one institution full time during regular office hours, but they may also be independent contractors working for a variety of organizations. The tasks performed by HRIS administrators include the development, building, testing, and implementation of human resources databases and tools, as well as evaluating the security of human resources information; they are also in charge of cleaning and standardizing employee data, troubleshooting and analyzing technical issues, creating and maintaining scheduled employee data reports, and advising management on new technological developments.
Qualifications necessary for HRIS administrator positions typically include a bachelor's degree in a human resources- or information technology-related field, as well as two or more years of experience in database administration. A master's degree in a related field is often preferred and can often substitute for one year of work experience in the field. HRIS administrators must have solid computer skills, knowledge of benefits and payroll laws and procedures, and the ability to understand technical documentation. They also need database management skills and the ability to work independently as well as in a group, for collaboration on and presentation of data and reports.
Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Administrator Tasks
Create, monitor and update human resources information systems, including hiring systems.
Create and update user documentation and guidelines.
Develop and monitor dashboards, metrics and automated data feeds and reporting.
Update and alter job postings, account logins, permissions, ongoing reports and security measures.