HR Glossary

Glossary of the most common human ressources
terms used by HR professionals

360 degree review

9 Box

Absence Management

Affirmative Action

Annual leave

Applicant tracking system (ATS)


Basic salary

Boomerang Employee

Career Path Ratio

Code of Conduct

Company culture

Compensation Management

Confidentiality Agreement

Conflict management

Cost per hire

Device management

Diversity and inclusion

Diversity Management

Emotional Intelligence

Empathy in the workplace

Employee branding

Employee Development

Employee engagement

Employee experience

Employee Handbook

Employee induction

Employee Management

Employee net promoter score (eNPS)

Employee relations

Employee Retention

Employee Turnover


HR Analytics

HR Business Partner (HRBP)

HR Self Service

HR Software

HR Tech


HRMS (Human Resource Management System)

Human Capital Management (HCM)

Job satisfaction




Payroll software

PEO (Professional Employer Organization)

People analytics

People Management

People strategy

Performance appraisal

Performance Management

Performance management cycle

Performance review

Reference check

Remote onboarding

Remote work


Talent Management

Talent Pool

Time to hire

Unconscious Bias

Workforce planning

Zero hour contract