Recruitment jargon got you in a tizz? We’ve got you covered with our handy A-Z on recruitment terms for in-house recruiters and HR professionals.
Abandonment rate is the percentage of prospects who abandon your job application before completing their application. We cover everything you need to know about abandonment rates.
Applicant-to-interview ratios identify the number of candidates chosen to be interviewed for a role. Learn about the role of these ratios in the recruitment process.
A background check is conducted by employers to verify a job applicant’s identity and previous qualifications, skills and experience. Learn more about what a basic background check entails.
Core competencies are the skills a candidate must have to thrive at your organisation. This post covers everything you need to know about core competencies.
The candidate experience of people applying to join your organisation is the sum total of their interactions with you - and where those interactions lead.
CV parsing is used to save recruiters time and find qualified candidates for any role. With parsing technology, the most suitable candidate is quickly identified.
A cover letter provides an engaging summary of a job seeker’s qualifications and experience. Learn more about cover letters and whether they should form part of your application process.
Cost per hire is the total amount an organisation spends to recruit a new employee. Learn everything you need to know about cost per hire in UK recruitment.
Direct sourcing is an effective strategy organisations use to identify suitable talent to develop their candidate pool. Read on to learn more about this strategy.
An exit interview is a conversation between an organisation representative and an employee leaving the organisation to discuss reasons for the employee’s departure.
Flexible work refers to a work arrangement that doesn't have the constraints of a traditional job. This post covers everything you need to know about flexible work.
Group interviews involve simultaneously assessing multiple candidates for a job and are often used for entry-level food service and retail positions. Learn more!
HR analytics involves collecting and analysing HR data to provide organisations with the data they need to become more efficient and profitable.
HR software is a digital application used to manage and enhance HR tasks and processes in an organisation. Learn about its benefits, how it works, and more.
A human resources information system helps organisations manage employee data. Learn about the types and benefits, plus how to choose one.
Hybrid working is a versatile, flexible model where employees work both remotely and in the physical workplace. Learn about everything it entails.
Insourcing occurs when you use your own talent pool to complete tasks rather than sourcing outside help. Here’s everything you need to know about insourcing.
A job description is a few lines of text explaining what applicants need to know about a position. This post will answer all your questions about job descriptions.
Job hoppers are employees who switch jobs regularly. In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about job hopping.
A job requisition is an internal request to create a new job position or add a vacancy to an existing job role. Learn how the requisition process works.
Killer questions are used in hiring to better vet applicants and job candidates. Use these questions to your advantage by getting candidates to think differently.
Lateral hiring is the process of finding candidates working in similar positions at another company. Find out more about the lateral hiring process.
A mock interview is a simulation of an actual interview. Read on to learn about mock interviews and how they fit into the hiring process.
Onboarding involves training new employees and integrating them into your organisation. Find out why onboarding is so important to your HR process.
An offer letter is a written document an employer sends to a candidate confirming they’ve been selected for a job. Learn some offer letter best practices.
Psychometric tests are used to identify personality traits and general aptitudes. Learn about the role of psychometric testing in the recruitment process.
A preferred supplier list (PSL) is a selection of third parties approved to provide goods or services to an organisation. Learn what it means for recruitment.
Preboarding is actions taken to welcome a new employee from the time between a new employee accepting a job offer and their first day on the job. Read on to learn more about this crucial hiring stage.
A panel interview is typically conducted by a group of interviewers—usually three or more—to assess a candidate's qualifications, experience and potential.
Quiet quitting refers to employees limiting their work to only what is stated in their job descriptions. Learn why it happens, how it affects performance, and more.
Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) is when organisations outsource hiring processes to an accredited RPO firm. We cover everything you need to know.
Employers conduct reference checks to learn more about candidates and verify the accuracy of their work history information. Read on to learn more.
Recruitment marketing encompasses employer branding, recruiting, and marketing techniques, from social recruitment to employee advocate strategies that support a company to attract and retain top talent. Read on to learn more.
Situational judgement tests are assessments used to evaluate job applicants’ decision-making and judgement. Learn how these tests can help your organisation attract the right hires.
A skills gap occurs when employees don't have the skills needed to complete their jobs. This guide will show you how to close the skills gap in three easy steps.
A situational interview consists of hypothetical questions used to gauge a candidate’s ability to handle real-life situations. Read on to learn more.
A screening matrix helps you shortlist the most suitable candidates for any job role. Learn the best practices for creating a screening matrix.
Talent management is a continuous process that allows organisations to build and retain a skilled, productive, and engaged workforce. Read on to learn more.
A talent pool is a collection of high-performing individuals who are potential candidates for future job openings. Learn more about them here.
Transferable skills are core abilities or expertise that have value across different roles. Learn more about how they relate to the recruitment process.
A training needs analysis is a systematic process through which an organisation identifies employees’ training and development requirements. Read on to learn more.
A talent pipeline is a stream of qualified candidates to choose from whenever there’s an open position. Read on to understand its benefits and how to create one.
An unstructured interview is usually not prearranged, allowing for flexible and natural interactions. Read on to learn more about this interview concept.
Workforce planning is a critical HR process that ensures an organisation is always staffed with the necessary talent to achieve its goals. Read on to learn more.
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