Cloud HR Definitions

  • A

    applicant tracking system (ATS)

    An applicant tracking system (ATS) manages the recruiting and hiring process, including job postings and job applications. It organizes and makes searchable information about job seekers.

  • D

    digital HR

    Digital HR is the digital transformation of HR services and processes through the use of social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies.

  • Dovetail Software

    Dovetail Software is a software vendor based in Austin, Texas, that specializes in providing web-based HR and help desk software to businesses in the United States and internationally.

  • E

    e-recruitment (e-recruiting)

    E-recruitment is an umbrella term for any electronic-based recruiting and recruitment management activity.

  • employee experience

    Employee experience is the depth and breadth of how a worker perceives his job and the company for which he works, across the entire employee life cycle.

  • employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS)

    The employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS) is a metric used by employers to assess employee loyalty.

  • 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 help desk

    HR help desk refers to a central source of information employees can consult about human resource questions.

  • I

    IHRIM (International Association for Human Resource Information Management)

    IHRIM (International Association for Human Resource Information Management) is a networking and education association for HRIS and HR technology professionals.

  • M

    multi-country payroll outsourcing (MCPO)

    Multi-country payroll outsourcing (MCPO) is the business practice of using software to manage employee payroll operations in different countries.

  • S

    succession planning

    Succession planning is the process of developing talent to replace executive, leadership or other key employees when they transition to another role, leave the company, are fired, retire or die.

  • 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.

  • Z

    Zugata

    Zugata is performance management software that helps employers to gather continuous feedback about individual employees in order to foster a corporate culture that empowers each employee to reach his or her full potential. The vendor, which is also called Zugata, is based in Palo Alto, California.

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