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.

  • H

    human resource management (HRM)

    This definition explains the meaning of human resource management (HRM) and how HRM helps organizations manage their employees.

  • Human Resources (HR) Generalist

    A human resources (HR) generalist is an employee in the HR department who handles a wide variety of responsibilities.

  • people analytics (HR analytics)

    People analytics is the application of math, statistics and modeling to worker-related data to see and predict patterns.

  • 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.

  • K

    Kronos Inc.

    Kronos Inc. is a provider of workforce management software and associated services headquartered in Chelmsford, Mass.

  • M

    manager self-service

    Manager self-service is self-service platform that enables managers to get immediate access to employee information and initiate employment-related actions.

  • mobile expense management

    Mobile expense management is the processes, assisted by specialized software, that an organization uses to manage the costs of its mobile communications network.

  • 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.

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