HR Glossary

A glossary of everyday terms for HR professionals and small business owners. Workstream helps businesses large and small to hire faster, every day. Don't let your questions go unanswered - reach out to us today and learn how you can hire faster too.
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9-80 Work Schedule

147c

360 Survey

401(a)

401(k)

403(b)

457

Absence Management

Absence Management Policy

Absenteeism Policy

ACA (Affordable Care Act)

Accessibility

Accruals (Leave)

Actual Deferred Percentage (ADP)

Adaptive Device

Administrative Services Only (ASO)

Advanced Earned Income Credit

Adverse Impact

Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action Plan (AAP)

After-Tax Deduction

Ageism

Agile Organization

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Annualized Salary

Annuity

Applicant Flow Log

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Attachment

Attrition

Automated Clearing House (ACH)

Awards and Prizes

Baby Boomers

Back Pay

Base Wage Rate

Basic Salary

Before-Tax Deduction

Behavioral-Based Interview Questions

Benefits Administration

Bereavement

Bereavement Leave

Biweekly Pay

Blended Workforce

Boomerang Employee

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Business Agility

Business Partnership

California Labor Laws

Career Plateau

CASDI

Certificate of Good Standing

Circular A

Circular E

Common-Law Test

Compensation

Compensatory Time Off

Competency Based Pay

Conditions of Employment

Constructive Discharge

Contingency Recruiting

Contingent Worker

CP 575 Letter

CPP (Certified Payroll Professional)

Cross-Functional Teams

Deduction

Deferred Compensation

Dependent Care Benefits (W-2)

Direct Deposit

Direct Reports

Disability Leave

Disciplinary Action

Disciplinary Actions

Disparate Effect

Disposable Earnings

Disregarded Entity

Dual Labor Market

Duties Test

Earned Income Credit (EIC)

Earnings

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

Emotional Intelligence

Employee

Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits Administration

Employee Database

Employee Deductions

Employee Empowerment

Employee Engagement in HR

Employee Evaluation

Employee Handbook

Employee Management

Employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS)

Employee Onboarding

Employee Orientation

Employee Relations

Employee Satisfaction

Employee Turnover

Employee Type

Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Employer Payroll Taxes

Employment Contract

Employment Status

Evidence of Insurability

Exempt Employee

Exemption

Exempt vs. Non-Exempt

Exit Interview

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Federal Holidays

Federal ID Number

Federal Income Tax (FIT)

Federal Income Tax Withholding (FITW)

Federal Mileage Rate

Federal Mileage Reimbursement

Federal Minimum Wage

Federal Tax Deposit

Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA)

FICA

Flat Tax Withholding

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Floating Holiday

FLSA Status

FMLA Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

Form 940

Form 941

Form 942

Form 1040-ES

Form 1042-S

Form 1099

Form 1099-SA

Form 1120-S

Form 2553

Form 5498-SA

Form 8109

Form 8233

Form 8809

Form 8832

Form I-9

Forms 1094-C and 1095-C

Franchise Business

Fringe Benefits

Front Pay

FSA Limits

FTE (Full-Time Equivalent)

Full-Time Hours

Garnishment

Generation Y

Generation Z

Glass Ceiling

Good Standing

Gross-to-Net (GTN)

Gross-Up

Gross Amounts

Gross Income

Gross Pay

Gross vs. Net Income

Gross Wages

Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)

Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)

Health Savings Account (HSA)

Holiday Pay

Hourly Employee

Hourly to Annual Salary

Hourly to Salary

Hourly to Yearly

Hours Worked

HR Business Partner

HR Software

HSA Contribution Limits

HSA Reimbursement

Human Capital Management (HCM)

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)

Human Resources Management System (HRMS)

Impute

Imputed Income

Independent Contractor

Indirect Compensation

Informal Communication

Job Classification

Knowledge Management

Labor Force

Leave Accrual Processing

Leave of Absence

Letter of Termination

Levy

Limited Purpose FSA

Magnetic Media Reporting

Medical Leave of Absence

Medicare Wages and Tips (W-2)

Military Leave from Work

Millennials

Minimum Wage

Nepotism

Net Pay

New Hire Report

Non-Discrimination Testing

Non-Qualified Plans (W-2)

Non-Resident Alien

Occupational Stress

Offboarding

Onboarding

Operating Budget

OSHA Form 300

OSHA Form 301

Overtime

Paid Holidays

Paid Time Off (PTO)

P and L Statement

Part-Time Hours

Partial Pay

Passive Candidate

Pay Calculation

Pay Group

Pay Period

Payroll

Payroll Activities

Payroll Deduction

Payroll Service

Payroll Software

Payroll Tax Rates

Pay Stub

PCORI Fees

Per Diem

Performance Improvement

Performance Management

Performance Review

Personal Income Tax (PIT)

Pre-Tax Deduction

Preferred Provider Organization

Prior Period Adjustment

Professional Employer Organization (PEO)

Profit and Loss Statement

Proof of Insurance

Qualifying Life Event

Quarterly Federal Tax Return

Real Time Processing

Recruiting Software

Regular Time

Retaliation

Retention Strategy

Retro Pay

Salaried Employee

Salaried Non-Exempt

Salary Basis Test

SDI Tax

Seasonal Employment

Secondary Insurance

Self-Employed Health Insurance Deduction

Self-Employment Tax

Shift Differential

Sick Leave Pay

Social Security Administration

Social Security Number (SSN)

Social Security Tax

Social Security Tips (W-2)

Social Security Wages (W-2)

Sourcing

Standard Deduction

Standard Hours

State Tax Withholding

State Unemployment Tax Act (SUTA)

Statutory Employee

Straight-Time Pay

Succession Plan

SUI (State Unemployment Insurance)

Supplemental Wages

Talent Acquisition

Talent Management

Taxable Wage Base

Tax Levy

Termination Letter

Time-to-Hire

Time Tracking

TIN Number

Turnover Rate

Vacation Pay

VTO (Voluntary/Volunteer Time Off)

W-2 Form

W-3 Form

W-4 Form

W-5 Form

Wages

Wage to Salary

Withholding

Worker

Workers’ Compensation

Workweek

Year to Date (YTD)