10 HR-Tech Terms You Should Know

Every sector has its lingo. If you want to know what you’re talking about, you need to understand the jargon. It’s like learning a language; once you know the words, you can start to build conversations. Here are 10 HR-Tech terms to help you talk the talk:

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1. Predictive Preselection

Using Predictive Analytics in your preselection process. With the help of data gathered from your current work force it is possible to make predictions on the future success of applicants. For more information on Predictive Preselection, go here.

2. Talent Pooling

A talent pool is nothing more than a database of candidate profiles interested in working for your company. Organisations like to have a talent pool because it reduces the cost of recruitment as well as the time to hire. One of the ways to collect and manage candidate profiles is through an ATS (Applicant Tracking System).

3. ATS – Applicant Tracking System

An ATS, the acronym for applicant tracking system, is a software application that’s meant to help a company recruit employees more efficiently. Sometimes it can be called a CMS, a candidate management system, and the process may include anything from job posting and resume screening to dealing with assessment questions.

4. Mobile Recruiting

This term is pretty self-explanatory. It’s about using mobile technology – think of mobile career sites, recruiting by text, mobile recruiting apps and social recruiting – to attract, engage and eventually convert candidates.

5. SaaS – Software as a Service

Software as a Service, also referred to as ‘on demand software’, is a way of licensing and distributing software. A third-party provides the applications – all of which are hosted ‘in the cloud’ – and makes them available to customers via the internet. It’s one of the most common deployment methods for HR-technology these days.

6. API – Application Programming Interface

An API is a set of routines, protocols and tools for building software applications. To put it simply you could say that the API is the manual that provides the programmers with all the building blocks they need to develop a program.

7. TMS – Talent Management System

TMS, yet another acronym to remember. There are four pillars of