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HR Terms Glossary

Glossary of Human Resources Terms

Brief descriptions of commonly used terms in human resources and human capital management

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360 degree assessment

Absence management

Absenteeism policy

Applicant tracking system (ATS)

Attendance management system

Benefits administration

Biometric time clock

Biometric workforce management

Buddy punching

Compensation planning software

Contingent workforce management

Clock in and clock out software

Cloud based time clock

Cloud HR software

Compensatory time off

Deferred compensation

Disability leave

Employee absence tracker

Employee attendance tracker

Employee empowerment

Employee engagement software

Employee offboarding

Employee onboarding

Employee retention strategy

Employer identification number

Employee turnover

Enterprise workforce management

Exempt employee

Exit interview

Fair labor standards act (FLSA)

Family and medical leave act (FMLA)

Federal tax deposit

Federal unemployment tax act

Flexible spending account (FSA)

Health maintenance organization (HMO)

Health reimbursement account HRA)

Health savings account (HSA)


Human capital management (HCM)

Human resources information system (HRIS)

Human resources management system (HRMS)

Indirect compensation

Leave management system

Mobile attendance system

Mobile workforce management

Multigenerational workforce

Online time card system

Open enrollment

Paid time off (PTO)

Pay period

Payroll compliance

Payroll deductions

Payroll management software

Payroll simulator

Payroll tax

Professional Employer Organization (PEO)

Performance appraisal software

Performance management

Qualifying life event

Recruiting software

Remote workforce management

Salaried employee

Salaried non-exempt

Sick pay

Statutory employee

Succession planning

Talent acquisition

Talent management

Time and attendance system

Time clock software

Time tracking

Wage and hour laws

Web punch clock

Workforce management

Workforce management clock

Workforce productivity

Workforce optimization

Workforce scheduling