Banner® Human Resources - Human capital management (HCM) software

Banner® Human Resources

Faculty and staff are at the heart of your institution’s success. But recruiting the best talent, engaging them with appropriate rewards, and delivering the services they need to thrive is a complicated job. That’s why your institution requires powerful human resources management software to deliver what your constituents expect. Banner® Human Resources is a comprehensive human capital management (HCM), payroll and position control solution that helps institutions support every aspect of the employee lifecycle. Whether deployed on-site or hosted in the cloud, Banner® Human Resources brings several tools to help you better manage employees.

Manage your higher education institution’s most important asset: your employees

Empower employees

Empower employees

Provide employees self-service access to their personal profile, career, and team information.

Manage personnel

Manage personnel

Simplify position budgeting and employee compensation.

Boost efficiency

Boost efficiency

Configure tools and processes to meet your institution’s specific needs.

Strengthen decisions

Strengthen decisions

Manage data more strategically to provide comprehensive insight across departments.


Screenshot Banner HR - Self-service capabilities and dashboards

Self-service capabilities and dashboards

Enable faculty, staff, and administrators to access the HCM information they need, when they need it.

  • Review direct reports’ profile information
  • Assess and approve submitted timesheets, advance leave requests, and electronic Personnel Action Forms for hiring, employee, and job status changes
  • Review and approve compensation and funding adjustments
  • Model salary and budget adjustments
  • Review proposed faculty compensation records
  • Access personal and job-related information
Talent management tools

Talent management tools

Attract, engage, and retain top talent.

  • Automate job requisitions so you can manage applicants more successfully
  • Create career sites to help you identify the right candidates
  • Foster team collaboration for faster, more accurate candidate review
  • Access more than 30,000 integrated employee training titles
  • Maintain required training and certification from a single eLearning system
  • Align individual goals with departmental objectives and organizational strategy
  • Manage workforce and employee succession
  • Evaluate staff and faculty performance with a 360-degree view
  • Tailor the system to your institutional business requirements, while taking advantage of best practices
  • Integrate seamlessly with Banner Human Resources 
Position management tool

Position management tool

Plan, budget, and track positions and staffing.

  • Budget for and track specific positions
  • View funds that are budgeted, committed, and available for each position
  • Calculate encumbrances based on configurable options including system calculation, annual salary, value input, or hours input
  • Utilize interactive budget development functionality to plan salaries
  • Manage and monitor progression, promotion, workforce, and utilization analysis
Banner HR - Employment administration tool

Employment administration tool

Manage employment, compensation, benefits, and leave plans with ease.

  • Communicate, route, review, and approve personnel actions such as hiring, salary increases, employee status changes, and adjustments to labor distributions
  • Calculate appropriate compensation packages for full-time, adjunct, or part-time faculty based on instructional and non-instructional workload
  • Track tenure, reappointment, and sabbatical leaves as well as faculty workload and compensation
  • Manage benefit and leave eligibility as well as the calculation of payroll deductions and paid time off accrual with configurable rules 
Banner HR - Payroll processing tools

Payroll processing tools

Gain complete control over payroll processes, data, and costs using flexible applications.

  • Accommodate your institution’s payroll, personnel, benefits, and budgeting policies and procedures
  • Support and track compensation nuances for faculty, including multiple appointments, varying start and end dates, and 9/12 or 10/12 academic years
  • Use default work schedules for hourly employees to minimize data entry
  • Process direct deposits and check-based payrolls
  • Allow employees to update direct deposit allocations with self-service tools
  • Manage federal, state, or provincial wage and tax reports
  • Handle multiple stipends, premium pay, and work shifts, including rates and differentials
Faster, easier human resources management

How Banner® Human Resources software for higher education works

Banner® Human Resources provides you with a rich and flexible toolset that helps you manage your employees more efficiently and effectively. This flexible human capital management platform delivers the insight you need to recruit and hire qualified candidates and determine appropriate compensation packages. Apply the Banner 9 Strategy to this and you get more flexibility, an improved user interface and improved navigation. The result? A more satisfied, high-performing workforce. Hear what University of Alaska thinks of Banner Human Resources (Release 9.0).

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Who is using Banner® Human Resources?

Banner® by Ellucian is more than just human resources management software. It’s a package of solutions, available on-premise or hosted in the cloud, backed by more than 30 years of evolution in higher education technology—consistently exceeding the changing needs of institutions around the world.

Our first payroll after (Faculty Load and Compensation implementation) had no errors, and we totally freed up time from our HR department, our department administrative supports, and our schools—as well as our payroll department.
Katherine Ulibarri, Vice President, Finance and Operations, Central New Mexico Community College