A human resource information systems (HRIS) analyst is a technical professional who is responsible for the digital human resource network that a business runs. The HRIS analyst is involved with the system at all levels. First and foremost, they are responsible for maintaining the integrity and reliability of the digital human resource system. The HRIS analyst is also involved in designing new features and configurations for the system; after developing a new design, the HRIS analyst then implements the design and configuration changes. The HRIS analyst often uses standard testing methodologies to evaluate the performance of the system; upon successful testing, the HRIS analyst then applies the updates across the whole network.
Aside from auditing the digital human resource system and working to maintain the system, the HRIS analyst also handles employee data. In many offices, the HRIS analyst is responsible for entering new recruit data into the system or for developing an interface and procedure that automatically enters new recruit information. In addition to making sure this information is accessible and reliable for human resource professionals, the HRIS analyst must ensure that the data is secure.
The HRIS analyst also must implement appropriate payroll functionality into the digital human resource system. The analyst works collaboratively with human resource team members to continually update, secure, and manage the payroll system.
Due to the technical nature of the position, a bachelor's degree in an information technology-related field is required. Technical knowledge and attention to detail are key to the success of a HRIS analyst. Excellent communication skills are also essential.
Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) Tasks
Analyze, maintain and troubleshoot human resource information systems and other human resources computer applications and systems.
Train employees on system usage.
Lead projects which impacts data maintenance on the HRIS, including mass updates.
Plan and develop analyses, reports, and presentations.
May act as administrator to create security model based on functional responsibilities and configure HR system to enforce the security access to data.