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.

A

Annualized Salary

Additional Pay

Awards and Prizes

Absenteeism Policy

Absence Rate

Autism in the Workplace

Age Discrimination

Absence Management

Attrition

Action Item

Asbestos Rules and Regulations

All-Hands Company Meeting

Adverse Impact

B

Biweekly Pay

Benefit Enrollment Form

Blended Workforce

Benefits Manager

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy

Basic Salary

Base Pay

Boomerang Employee

Bereavement Leave

Bona Fide Occupational Qualification

Base Wage Rate

Behavioral Interviewing

C

Compensation Strategy

Company Vision

Company History

Company Valentine’s Day Party

Company Christmas Party

Company Labor Day Celebration

Culture Audit

Company Reporting Structure

Culture Committee

Company Goals

Carryover (PTO)

Company April Fool’s Day Party

Company Events

Company Core Values

Compensation

Company Halloween Party

Company Culture Change

Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)

Company Diversity

Company Independence Day Celebration

Corporate Culture

Company Purpose

Company Veterans Day Celebration

Compensatory Leave

COBRA Insurance

Company Mission

Conditions of Employment

Career Path

Compensation Philosophy

Compensable Time

D

Direct Reports

DEI

Direct Deposit Authorization Form

Dependent Care Benefits

Disability Discrimination

Drug-Free Workplace

Depression in the Workplace

Diversity Workplace Events

Disability Awareness Training

DEI Training

Disability Leave

Drug Test Consent Form

Duties Test

E

Employee Birthdays

Employee Resignation

Employee Directory

Employee Lifecycle

Employee Discipline

Employee Empowerment

Employee Evaluation

Employee Emergency Contact Form

Employee Tardiness

Employee Experience

Executive Onboarding

Employer Payroll Taxes

Employee Turnover

Employee Tenure

Employee Satisfaction

Employee Recognition

Employee Onboarding Experience

Employee Management

Employee Incentives

Employee First Day

Employee Engagement

Employee/Employer Flexibility

Employee Benefits

Electronic Signature Software

Employee Burnout

Employee Handbook

Employee File

EEO Statement

Employee Database

Easter Company Party

Employee Rewards

Employment Contract

Employee Net Promoter Score

Employee Write-Ups

Exempt vs. Non-exempt Employees (FLSA)

Employee Handbook Acknowledgment

Employment History

Exempt Employee

F

Full-time Employee

Four-Day Work Week

Form 942

Form 941

Forms 1094-C and 1095-C

Federal Holidays

Form 2553

Form 1040-ES

Form 1099-SA

Form 1120-S

Form 940

Form 8109

Full-Time Hours

Form 8832

Form 8809

Form 5498-SA

Form 1042-S

Form 1099

Form 8233

Firing an Employee

FLSA Non-Exempt

Furlough

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

G

Geographic Pay Differential

Gross Wages

Gross Pay

Group Training

Gender Equality

H

Hourly Wage

Hours Worked

Human Resources Management System (HRMS)

Human Resources Audit

Holiday Pay

Hiring Manager Checklist

Hourly to Salary

Hourly Employee

I

Incentive Pay

Internal Job Posting

Internal Communication

Internal Transfer Policy

Internal Job Board

Involuntary Turnover

Internal Recruitment

I-9 Acceptable Documents

Informal Communication

I-9 Form

Inclusion

Interviewing Techniques

Interviewing

J

Job Evaluation

Juneteenth Workplace Celebration

Job Requisition

Job Shadowing

K

Knowledge Management

KSA (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

L

Leave Accruals

Labor Cost

M

Meet-And-Greet

man Resources Information System (HRIS)

Medical Leave of Absence

Maternity Leave

Medicare Wages and Tips (W-2)

Military Leave From Work

N

Non-Disclosure Agreement

New Year’s Eve Company Party

New Hire Gifts

New Hire Report

New-Hire Questionnaire

O

Overtime

Onboarding

Onboarding Checklist

Onboarding Buddy

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Onboarding Survey

OSHA Form 300

OSHA Form 301

P

Payroll Service

Pay Stub

Pay Date

Payroll Tax Rates

Paternity Leave

PTO Accrual

People Management

Paid Time Off (PTO)

PTO Accrual Cap

People Operations

Payroll Records

Pay Period

Pay Group

Pay Calculation

Pay Adjustment

Part-time Hours

Paid Holidays

Partial Pay

Payroll

Performance Management

Per Diem

R

Retention Strategy

Racism in the Workplace

Revenue Per Employee

S

Skills Gap

Start Date

Sick Leave Pay

Sick Leave

Staffing

Seasonal Employment

Seasonal Employee

Salaried Non-Exempt Employee

Salaried Employee

Sexual Harassment Training

St. Patrick’s Day Office Party

Sabbatical Leave

Salary

T

Training Needs Assessment

Training Management Software

Temporary Employee

Time Tracking

Team Culture

Turnover Rate

Tuition Reimbursement

Transitional Employment

Timesheets

Tangible Rewards

Training Efficiency

Tax Exemption

U

Unpaid Time Off

Unlimited PTO

V

Virtual Workplace Events

Virtual HR

Volunteer Time Off

Vacation Pay

W

Welcome Packet

Work Behavior

Wage Compression

W-4 Form

W-2 Form

Workplace Policies

Workplace Investigation

Workplace Fundraising Events

Workplace Culture

Workplace Celebrations

Workforce Management

Workforce Automation

Wage to Salary

Workplace Diversity

Welcome Letter

Workplace Injury

W-5 Form

W-3 Form

W-9 Form

0–9

9/80 Work Schedule

90-Day Review

30 Day Review

60-Day Review

360 Review