Talent management Definitions

  • R

    reference checking software

    Reference checking software is programming that automates the process of contacting and questioning the references of job applicants.The entire process occurs on the Internet and may be used independently or integrated with an applicant tracking system.

  • S

    social recruiting

    Social recruiting is a method of talent acquisition where recruiters source job candidates and/or publicize open positions via social media.

  • social sourcing

    Social sourcing, also called social recruiting, is a type of e-recruitment in which recruiters and HR managers search for job candidates by using social media sites. It can also refer to the process of gathering referrals from employees to staff a position or to posting an opening on social media websites. 

  • succession planning

    Succession planning is the process of identifying internal candidates for leadership or other key roles within a company.

  • T

    talent acquisition

    Talent acquisition refers to the process employers use for recruiting, tracking and interviewing job candidates, and onboarding and training new employees.

  • talent management software (TM software)

    Talent management software is an integrated set of applications that HR professionals use to cultivate and maintain a company's human capital.

  • talent pipeline

    A talent pipeline is a pool of candidates who are qualified to assume open positions that have been newly created or vacated through retirement or promotion. Having a talent pipeline ensures that roles will not go unfilled for long periods or that people are not promoted before they are ready.

  • Taleo

    Taleo is a cloud-based talent management software vendor that was acquired by Oracle in February 2012.

  • V

    video interview

    A video interview is a job interview that takes place through a video technology platform instead of in person.

  • W

    WePow

    WePow is a video interviewing and recruitment software vendor.

  • Workboard

    Workboard is an application for improving a company's strategic planning, boosting teamwork and collaboration, and tracking the goals and performance of employees.

  • workforce management

    Workforce management (WFM) is an integrated set of processes that an institution uses to optimize the productivity of its employees on the individual, departmental, and entity-wide levels.

  • workforce planning

    Workforce planning is a set of procedures that an organization can implement to maintain the most efficient employee/management team possible, maximizing profits and ensuring long-term success.

  • X

    xAPI (experience API)

    The xAPI (experience API), also known as Tin Can API, is an open source software specification that provides a set of rules for representing the events a learner performs while interacting with a piece of learning content.

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