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Business and Information Technology Education
Human Resources Information Systems
This course provides students with an understanding of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) and how they support the Human Resource function. Students learn the various HRIS applications currently available such as employee information, application tracking, skills inventory systems, EEO compliance, and HR planning.
Blake McCrabb
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Office Administration and Management
What is an HRIS?
-Identify types of reports that can be generated by an HRIS.
-Identify the features of an HRIS.
-Describe the features of an integrated HRIS.

Reasons to Obtain an HRIS
-List challenges often encountered when a company converts from an existing HRIS to a new one.
-Identify considerations when planning the purchase of an HRIS.
-Identify challenges when integrating a global HRIS.

Functions of an HRIS
-Identify the function of an HRIS.
-Identify the components of an HRIS.
-Identify the benefits of an HRIS.
-List examples of information that can be tracked while using an HRIS.
-Identify the purpose of a total compensation statement.
-Identify ways in which an HRIS can assist in succession planning.
-Identify how payroll and an HRIS function together.
-Identify the function of workflow software.

Effect on Workforce
-List the characteristics of Employee Self Service (ESS).
-List the advantages and disadvantages of ESS.
-Identify the benefits of how Applicant Tracking System (ATS).
-Explain how an HRIS can improve efficiency in an HR department.
-Identify challenges in implementing a new HRIS.
-Define “total workforce management”.
-Identify who is responsible for the information in an HRIS.

Basic Technical Terms for HR Professionals
-Describe network security features such as encryption and firewall protection, etc.
-Define “enterprise resource planning” (ERP).
-Describe how ERP can improve a company’s performance.
-Identify the features of operating systems software.
-Identify the features of application software.
-Identify the characteristics of a computer functioning as a server.
-Identify the characteristics of a computer functioning as a client.
-Describe the characteristics of a client-server network environment.
-Compare the characteristics of an Intranet and an extranet.
-Compare and contrast the use of an Intranet and the Internet.
-Compare and contrast Interactive Voice Response (IVR) with ESS.
-Identify the function of an application service provider. (ASP)

-Identify the importance of maintaining data integrity in an HRIS.
-Identify reasons to delay the “Go Live” date.
-List the advantages and disadvantages of implementing an HRIS

Selection Steps
-Identify cost effective methods to purchase and implement an HRIS.
-Identify the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing a commercial HRIS product.
-Identify the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing a customized HRIS product.
-Identify the other business functions to consider when selecting an HRIS.
-Identify the responsibilities of management when implementing an HRIS.
-Identify the responsibilities of the information technology staff when implementing an HRIS.
-Identify the steps utilized when selecting a new HRIS.
-Identify the business functions that are typically involved in the HRIS selection process.
-Identify the information that should be included in a Request for Proposal (RFP).
-Identify the steps utilized when implementing a new HRIS.
-Identify the information that is generally negotiated in an HRIS purchase contract.
-Identify the role of a steering committee when purchasing an HRIS.

-Explain the concept of “manager self service”
-List the advantages and disadvantages of using a web-based HRIS.
-Describe the function of an application-programming interface.
-HRIS Concepts

Recommended Additional Brainbench Competency Testing:
-Interpersonal Communications
-Business Concepts
-Office Management
-Managing People
-MS Access (any level)
Cashman, T.J., & Shelly, G.B. (2006). System Analysis and Design, Sixth Edition,
Course Technology.

Monk, E. & Wagner, B. (2006). Concepts in Enterprise Resource Planning, Second
Edition, Course Technology. ISBN 13: 978-0-619-21663-4

American Management Association –
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Business Management & Administration Human Resources Human Resources Assistant