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Human resources (HR) software is any kind of IT system or application used by the HR function to help manage and look after employees. Today’s efficient and powerful HCM solutions support a range of HR functions, bringing together payroll, benefits administration, recruitment, performance management and management information, using a single source of employee data.
Human resources software may also be called HCM (human capital management) software, an HRIS (human resources information system) or an HRMS (human resources management system).
Historically, organizations used lots of different software and spreadsheets to handle HR admin like payroll or holiday allocations. With people now recognized as the organization’s most valuable asset, using human resources software frees People specialists from admin tasks and let them concentrate on attracting and nurturing talent and delivering great employee experiences. The People function is also increasingly focused on data insights that support their workforce and business performance (sometimes called People Science). These activities are critical to the success of many of today’s fastest-growing firms.
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