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Whether you’re a business owner, a human resources specialist, or an employee, it’s important to be familiar with common payroll terms and acronyms. To help you gain a better understanding of common payroll terms, we’ve created a quick view of essential payroll terminology. Navigate this glossary to find the definitions for a wide variety of different payroll terms.

Popular Terms

Time clock software

In the recent past, many organizations required their employ... See more

What Is Performance Management?

Performance management is the process of developing strategi... See more

Workforce Optimization

Workforce optimization (WFO) is a business strategy built ar... See more

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law pas... See more

Payroll deductions

Payroll deductions are any payments an employer withholds fr... See more

Workforce Productivity

Workplace productivity can be defined as how efficient your ... See more

Recent Terms


You may see the acronym “SaaS” from time to time, especi... See more

Workforce Management Clock

Workforce management clocks allow your employees to clock in... See more

Contingent Workforce Management

The contingent workforce management definition is the practi... See more

Attendance Management System

An attendance management system refers to an organization's ... See more

Employee Assistance Program

Is the modern workplace more stressful than ever before? If ... See more

Employee Self-Service (ESS)

Empowering your employees has been a hot topic in human reso... See more

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