HR Software Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing human resources and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • H

    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.

  • K

    Kronos Inc.

    Kronos Inc. is a provider of workforce management software and associated services headquartered in Chelmsford, Mass.

  • M

    mobile expense management

    Mobile expense management is the processes, assisted by specialized software, that an organization uses to manage the costs of its mobile communications network.

  • Monster Worldwide

    Monster Worldwide is an online recruiting company that connects applicants with employers. The company is noted for its flagship site, Monster.com.

  • N

    NGA Human Resources

    NGA Human Resources, formerly NorthgateArinso, is a provider of human resources business process outsourcing (BPO) services and consulting.

  • nine-box grid

    The nine-box grid is a human resource management (HRM) tool used by supervisors to rate the performance and potential of employees.

  • O

    OKRs (Objectives and Key Results)

    OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) is a strategy that encourages an employee to set a goal that is closely aligned with organizational goals and identify three quantifiable actions that will help the employee to reach the goal.

  • P

    passive candidate

    A passive candidate is a person who is not actively searching for a job.

  • payroll software

    Payroll software is technology that aims to streamline and automate the process of paying a company's employees.

  • performance and accountability reporting (PAR)

    Performance and accountability reporting (PAR) is the process of compiling and documenting factors that quantify an institution's profitability, efficiency and adherence to budget, comparing actual results against original targets.

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