HR Glossary

Connecteam’s HR Glossary defines the most commonly used HR terms and phrases in plain, easy-to-understand language to help anyone, from seasoned HR professionals to brand-new HR specialists, better understand the terminology of the HR industry.

Whether you’re just researching the human resources industry or preparing for your next pitch to introduce a new training program, you’ll find the information you need right here.

Click on a term below to learn more.


Awards and Prizes

Adverse Impact


Absenteeism Policy

Action Item

Annualized Salary

Asbestos Rules and Regulations

Additional Pay

Autism in the Workplace

All-Hands Company Meeting

Age Discrimination

Absence Rate

Absence Management


Basic Salary

Benefit Enrollment Form

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy

Biweekly Pay

Base Wage Rate

Benefits Manager

Bona Fide Occupational Qualification

Blended Workforce

Bereavement Leave

Boomerang Employee

Behavioral Interviewing

Base Pay


Conditions of Employment

Company Culture Change

Culture Audit

Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)

Career Path

COBRA Insurance


Company Halloween Party

Culture Committee

Compensation Strategy

Compensation Philosophy

Company Purpose

Company Reporting Structure

Company Labor Day Celebration

Company Diversity

Corporate Culture

Company Vision

Company Veterans Day Celebration

Company Core Values

Company Valentine’s Day Party

Company Mission

Company Goals

Company Independence Day Celebration

Company Events

Carryover (PTO)

Company History

Company Christmas Party

Company April Fool’s Day Party

Compensatory Leave

Compensable Time


Direct Reports

Duties Test

Dependent Care Benefits

DEI Training


Disability Awareness Training

Disability Leave

Disability Discrimination

Direct Deposit Authorization Form

Depression in the Workplace

Diversity Workplace Events

Drug-Free Workplace


Employee Recognition

Employee Database

Employee Turnover

Employee Management

Employee Tenure

Employee Write-Ups

Employee Discipline

Electronic Signature Software

Employee/Employer Flexibility

Employee Resignation

Exempt Employee

Employee Satisfaction

Employee Experience

Employee Tardiness

Employee Evaluation

Executive Onboarding

Exempt vs. Non-exempt Employees (FLSA)

Employer Payroll Taxes

Employee Net Promoter Score

Employee Directory

Employee Benefits

Employee Incentives

Employee Engagement

Employee Onboarding Experience

Employee Handbook Acknowledgment

Employee Empowerment

Employee First Day

Employee Emergency Contact Form

Employee Birthdays

EEO Statement

Employee Rewards

Employee Lifecycle

Easter Company Party

Employment History

Employment Contract

Employee Handbook

Employee File

Employee Burnout


Full-Time Hours

Forms 1094-C and 1095-C

Form 2553

Form 8832

Form 1120-S

Form 942

Form 8809

Federal Holidays

Form 8109

Form 5498-SA

Form 1042-S

Form 1099-SA

Form 1040-ES

Form 941

Form 1099

Form 940

Form 8233

Four-Day Work Week

Firing an Employee

Full-time Employee

FLSA Non-Exempt


Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)


Gross Wages

Group Training

Geographic Pay Differential

Gender Equality

Gross Pay


Human Resources Audit

Hours Worked

Human Resources Management System (HRMS)

Hourly to Salary

Hourly Employee

Hourly Wage

Hiring Manager Checklist

Holiday Pay



Internal Recruitment

Informal Communication

Interviewing Techniques

Internal Transfer Policy

Internal Job Board

Incentive Pay

I-9 Form

Involuntary Turnover


Internal Job Posting

Internal Communication

I-9 Acceptable Documents


Juneteenth Workplace Celebration

Job Shadowing

Job Requisition

Job Evaluation


Knowledge Management

KSA (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)


Labor Cost

Leave Accruals


Medicare Wages and Tips (W-2)

man Resources Information System (HRIS)

Medical Leave of Absence

Military Leave From Work


Maternity Leave


Non-Disclosure Agreement

New Hire Report

New Year’s Eve Company Party

New Hire Gifts

New-Hire Questionnaire



Onboarding Checklist

OSHA Form 300

OSHA Form 301


Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Onboarding Buddy


Performance Management

People Operations

PTO Accrual Cap

Pay Stub

Paid Time Off (PTO)

PTO Accrual

Part-time Hours

Paid Holidays

Per Diem

Paternity Leave


Revenue Per Employee

Retention Strategy

Racism in the Workplace


Salaried Employee

Sick Leave Pay

Sick Leave

Start Date


Skills Gap

St. Patrick’s Day Office Party

Seasonal Employee

Sabbatical Leave

Seasonal Employment


Training Needs Assessment

Temporary Employee


Unpaid Time Off

Unlimited PTO


Virtual Workplace Events


Workplace Policies

Workplace Fundraising Events

Workplace Injury

Workplace Celebrations

Wage Compression

Workplace Culture

W-2 Form

W-4 Form

W-5 Form

W-3 Form

Workplace Investigation

W-9 Form

Welcome Packet

Welcome Letter

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