Building a Career in HRIS and HRIT – Insights from the Trenches

“Like a lot of people, it’s something I fell into. I don’t think there’s anybody out there that woke up and said, “When I grow up, I want to be an HR tech/HRIS person. So I had a background in social work, counseling, and nonprofit, then got into it and then ended up working in an HRIS role implementing a learning management system.

That was my first kind of true HRIS and I’d never worked with learning management before. I’d never worked in HR before. So it was a learning experience for me. But since then, I’ve grown in responsibility and different systems that I’ve worked with, and I’ve gotten a lot of experience doing data analytics, people analytics and system support.

I just love that blending of technology and people.”

Tim Whitley, Director of HR Technology, Oklahoma State


We’re Only Human — Episode 168

Everyone knows the core elements of human resources: hiring, training, compliance, payroll… But what about HRIS?

What does it take to excel in that type of role, and how do you get into that specific discipline of HR? In this interview with Tim Whitley, the HR Tech Wizard, Ben dives into that background, the transition, and advice Tim might have for others that want to explore the same career path. 

Show Notes