Business AssessmentDr. Bob BarrettHuman Resource Information SystemsApril 24, 2016Business AssessmentThe food retail sales industry is one of the largest industries in the United States. With the emergence of big box, retail stores such as Walmart, Target, and Costco smaller food retail stores are being driven out of business. The stores that do remain in business have had to find ways to adapt to the changing retail environment. Without making the necessary changes to stay competitive, small to medium size food retail stores could have to close their doors.Gladwell Grocery Stores is no different than other small to medium size food retail stores. Located in upstate New York, Glenwell Grocery employs over 400 personnel in ten different locations. About 55 percent of the employees at Glenwell Grocery are part-time staff. Dealing with the transit time to each site, recruiting, scheduling, payroll, and answering employees’ questions can be streamlined with the addition of a well-designed human resource information system (HRIS). Small to mid-size organizations can reap enormous benefits through automating and streamlining more of their HR functions. Implementing an HRIS can improve the effectiveness and cost structure of an organization while effectively positioning them to grasp a larger share of their respective market (Anitha & Aruna, 2013). Over the years, programs have become more accessible and affordable for organizations of all sizes.