Human resources information systems (HRIS) coordinators perform data entry and maintenance for their company's human resources department. This generally includes employee information and must meet a range of standards, including federal and state requirements. At all times, strict standards for data integrity must be upheld. HRIS coordinators work directly with senior-level staff on projects across a wide range of purposes (such as systems upgrades or disability programs). HRIS coordinators also function as a link between various departments within the company, ranging from payroll to management. Both data collection and consultation with these departments is essential, including communicating advice regarding policies and guidelines.
This position generally takes place in an office environment during regular business hours. Physical requirements typically include typing on keyboards for extended periods and walking through the office; in some jobs, light lifting and other light to moderate physical actions may be needed.
Educational and experience requirements for HRIS coordinator positions vary by company. Many postings require at minimum an associate’s degree, although some ask for a high school degree or equivalent and others have no educational requirements. Relevant experience is generally required or preferred. Individuals in this position work directly with computers and proficiency with basic computer software such as the Microsoft Office suite are usually required.
Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Coordinator Tasks
Coordinate and monitor information entered into the HRIS system.
Maintain discretion in matters of confidentiality.
Provide HRIS training and customer service support to users.
Conduct audits of human resources data to preserve its integrity and accuracy.
Input, review, and format human resources data for entry into the HRIS system.