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.

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    70-20-10 (70-20-10 rule)

    70-20-10 is a formula that describes how someone learns to do their job. The formula proposes that on average, 70% of a person's learning at work is internal and experience-based, 20% comes from interacting with fellow employees and 10% is the result of formal training and reading. 

  • A

    Achievers Corp.

    Achievers is a maker of talent management software and provider of consulting services headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

  • ADP Mobile Solutions

    ADP Mobile Solutions allows employees to use their mobile devices to access records such as their pay, schedules, time cards, retirement funds, benefits, contacts and calendar.

  • applicant tracking system (ATS)

    An applicant tracking system (ATS) manages the recruiting and hiring process, including job postings and job applications.

  • Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP)

    Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) is a global business outsourcing services provider headquartered in Roseland, N.J.

  • B

    benefits administration

    Benefits administration is the process of assembling and managing the benefits an organization provides to employees.

  • BetterWorks

    BetterWorks is cloud-based software that helps employees continuously manage their performance and align their goals to the objectives of the organization. BetterWorks provides visuals and social collaboration tools to track the progress of goals and keep them connected to the organization's strategic plan.

  • C

    candidate experience

    Candidate experience refers to a job seeker's feelings about an organization's job application process.

  • candidate relationship management

    Candidate relationship management is a structured approach to handling job candidates in a company's talent pipeline.

  • Ceridian

    Ceridian is a human capital management software (HCM) vendor and human resources (HR) services provider headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn.

  • chief human resources officer (CHRO)

    Chief human resources officer (CHRO) is a top-level management executive in charge of an organization's employees.

  • chief learning officer (CLO)

    A chief learning officer (CLO) is a senior-level executive who ensures that a company's corporate learning program and strategy supports its overall business goals.

  • cognitive diversity

    Cognitive diversity is the inclusion of people who have different styles of problem-solving and can offer unique perspectives because they think differently. Unlike demographic diversity, which focuses on achieving a mixture of statistical characteristics such as gender or age, cognitive diversity focuses on achieving a mixture of how people carry out intellectual activities, such as making associations or drawing conclusions.

  • compensation management

    Compensation management is a general policy, implemented in conjunction with specialized software, designed to help an organization maximize the returns on available talent.

  • continuous performance management

    Continuous performance management, in a human resource management context, is the supervision of an employee's work through one-to-one discussions and ongoing feedback from supervisors and regularly scheduled check-ins.

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