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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 a vendor of enterprise video interviewing technology headquartered in Draper, Utah.

  • 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 is a person who is not actively searching for a job.

  • R

    recruiter

    A recruiter is someone who is responsible for finding job candidates, managing candidate communications and facilitating the hiring process.

  • 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 process of building an organization's employer brand to attract top talent.

  • 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.

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