HR Glossary / HR Software

HR (human resources) software refers to cloud-based or local computer programs or applications that automate or otherwise simplify certain HR processes such as payroll, applicant tracking (ATS), and benefits management.


What Does HR Software Do?

HR software assists human resource professionals by automating manual tasks, gathering and organizing employee information, and generating data-driven reports.

Common HR software features include:

  • Employee scheduling;
  • Time tracking;
  • Onboarding processing;
  • Training management;
  • Performance management;
  • Employee satisfaction monitoring.

What Are the Benefits of Using HR Software?

Common benefits of using HR software include:

  • Limiting time spent on repetitive or low-impact but necessary tasks;
  • Reducing errors;
  • Offering better feedback to employees;
  • Tracking data more accurately;
  • Improving planning processes;
  • Improving employee satisfaction.

What Are the Different Types of HR Software?

HR software include a broad range of different specialized software including:

Certain solutions may integrate several types of software at once.

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