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.

  • T

    talent pipeline

    A talent pipeline is a pool of candidates who are ready to fill a position. These can be employees who are prospects for advancement or external candidates partially or fully prequalified to take an opening.

  • talent pool

    A talent pool is a database of potential job candidates. It can include specific individuals or sources of talent.

  • Taleo

    Taleo is a cloud-based talent management software vendor that was acquired by Oracle in February 2012.

  • time and attendance software

    Time and attendance software is a type of business application designed to track and optimize the hours that employees spend on the job and keep records of wages and salaries paid.

  • travel and expense software (T & E software)

    Travel and expense (T&E) software is programming that allows an organization to track and approve reimbursement for the cost of a business trip.

  • V

    video interview

    A video interview is a job interview that takes place remotely and uses video technology as the communication medium.

  • Visier

    Cloud-based vendor Visier sells software for workforce analytics and workforce planning. Visier promotes its software's predictive analytics capabilities, data mining and visualization tools, and the software's ability to help match the number of workers with expected revenues.

  • voluntary benefits

    Voluntary benefits are optional, employee-paid benefits. Commonly referred to as "supplemental benefits," they have expanded with the rise of high-deductible health insurance plans and the availability of new kinds of benefits.

  • W

    WePow

    WePow is a video interviewing and recruitment software vendor.

  • Workboard

    Workboard is an application for improving a company's strategic planning, boosting teamwork and collaboration, and tracking the goals and performance of employees.

  • Workday

    Workday is a cloud-based software vendor that specializes in human capital management and financial management applications.

  • workforce analytics

    Workforce analytics is a combination of software and methodology that applies statistical models to worker-related data, allowing enterprise leaders to optimize human resource management (HRM).

  • workforce management

    Workforce management (WFM) is an integrated set of processes that a company uses to optimize the productivity of its employees.

  • workforce planning

    Workforce planning is the strategy used by employers to anticipate labor needs and deploy workers most effectively, usually with advanced human resources technology.

  • X

    Xactly Corporation

    Xactly Corporation is a vendor that sells web-based compensation management software and services.

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