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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • N

    NGA Human Resources

    NGA Human Resources, formerly NorthgateArinso, is a provider of human resources business process outsourcing (BPO) services and consulting.

  • nine-box grid

    The nine-box grid is a human resource management (HRM) tool used by supervisors to rate the performance and potential of employees.

  • O

    OKRs (Objectives and Key Results)

    OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) is a strategy that encourages an employee to set a goal that is closely aligned with organizational goals and identify three quantifiable actions that will help the employee to reach the goal.

  • organizational network analysis (ONA)

    Organizational network analysis (ONA) is a quantitative method for modeling and analyzing how communications, information, decisions and resources flow through an organization.

  • P

    passive candidate

    A passive candidate is a person who is not actively searching for a job.

  • payroll software

    Payroll software automates the process of paying salaried, hourly and contingent employees.

  • performance and accountability reporting (PAR)

    Performance and accountability reporting (PAR) is the process of compiling and documenting factors that quantify an institution's profitability, efficiency and adherence to budget, comparing actual results against original targets.

  • performance management software

    Performance management software is designed to improve business performance by spurring employee productivity.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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