HR Software Definitions

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • statutory reporting

    Statutory reporting is the mandatory submission of financial and non-financial information to a government agency.

  • 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.

  • time and attendance software

    Time and attendance software is a type of business application designed to track and optimize the hours that employees spend on the job and keep records of wages and salaries paid.

  • travel and expense software (T & E software)

    Travel and expense (T&E) software is programming that allows an organization to track and approve reimbursement for the cost of a business trip.

  • V

    video interview

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

  • Visier

    Cloud-based vendor Visier sells software for workforce analytics and workforce planning. Visier promotes its software's predictive analytics capabilities, data mining and visualization tools, and the software's ability to help match the number of workers with expected revenues.

  • W

    WePow

    WePow is a video interviewing and recruitment software vendor.

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