HR software Definitions

  • C

    core HR (core human resources)

    Core HR (core human resources) is an umbrella term that means the basic functions of an HR department; the basic data captured about employees; and the software used to manage basic HR processes.

  • E

    employee life cycle

    Employee life cycle -- sometimes spelled as employee lifecycle -- is an HR model that identifies the different stages a worker advances through in an organization and the role HR plays in optimizing that progress.

  • employee self-service (ESS)

    Employee self-service (ESS) is a widely used human resources technology that enables employees to perform many job-related functions, such as applying for reimbursement, updating personal information and accessing company benefits information -- which was once largely paper-based, or otherwise would have been maintained by management or administrative staff.

  • H

    Hawthorne effect

    The Hawthorne effect is the modification of behavior by study participants in response to their knowledge that they are being observed or singled out for special treatment.

  • HR technology (human resources tech)

    HR technology (human resources technology) is an umbrella term for software and associated hardware automating the human resources function in organizations.

  • HRIS

    A human resource information system (HRIS) is software that provides a centralized repository of employee master data that the human resource management (HRM) group needs for completing core human resource (HR) processes.

  • human capital management (HCM)

    Human capital management (HCM) is the comprehensive set of practices for recruiting, managing, developing and optimizing the human resources of an organization.

  • human resource management (HRM)

    This definition explains the meaning of human resource management (HRM) and how HRM helps organizations manage their employees.

  • Human Resources (HR) Generalist

    A human resources (HR) generalist is an employee in the HR department who handles a wide variety of responsibilities.

  • people analytics (HR analytics)

    People analytics is the application of math, statistics and modeling to worker-related data to see and predict patterns.

  • R

    recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)

    Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) is the contracting of an organization's employee recruitment processes to a third-party service provider.

  • T

    talent management software (TM software)

    Talent management software is technology that human resource management professionals use to manage employees as a competitive advantage.

  • W

    Workday

    Workday is a cloud-based software vendor that specializes in human capital management and financial management applications.

  • workforce planning

    Workforce planning is the strategy used by employers to anticipate labor needs and deploy workers most effectively, usually with advanced human resources technology.

  • Z

    Zugata

    Zugata is a continuous performance management tool that allows co-workers to provide feedback on each other's work.

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