Employee recruitment 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.

  • C

    candidate experience

    Candidate experience reflects a person's feelings about going through a company's job application process.

  • candidate relationship management

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

  • chief human resources officer (CHRO)

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

  • 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.

  • D

    Director of Employee Engagement

    Director of employee engagement is one of the job titles for an HR manager who is responsible for an organization's employee engagement strategy.

  • E

    e-recruitment (e-recruiting)

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

  • electronic resume

    An electronic resume is a plain text (ASCII), PDF or HTML document that provides an employer with information regarding a job candidate's professional experience, education and job qualifications and is meant to be read by a computer program instead of by a human being.

  • employee referral software

    Employee referral software is technology that enables HR managers to collect candidate recommendations from current employees to fill job openings.

  • H

    HireVue

    HireVue is an enterprise video interviewing technology vendor that allows recruiters and hiring managers to screen candidates and conduct live interviews over the Internet.

  • M

    Monster Worldwide

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

  • P

    Passive Candidate

    A passive candidate (passive job candidate) is anyone in the workforce who is not actively looking for a job.

  • R

    recruitment

    Recruitment is the process of finding, screening, hiring and eventually onboarding job candidates.

  • recruitment management system

    A recruitment management system (RMS) is a set of tools designed to manage the recruiting process.

  • recruitment marketing

    Recruitment marketing is the combination of strategies and tools used by an organization to engage and nurture potential talent in the pre-applicant phase.

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