Temporary employee

What are temporary employees?

Temporary employees are people a company hires for a limited period of time or to complete a particular project. Companies can hire temporary employees directly or through a temp agency.

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What is Gen Z?

What is Gen Z?

Gen Z is short for “Generation Z,” the generation born between 1995 and 2012. Currently constituting 27 percent of the United States population, Gen Z is the largest generation in US history. They are also the most racially and ethnically diverse of all of the generation groups.

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Talent acquisition

What is talent acquisition?

Talent acquisition is an HR process that involves sourcing and hiring suitable candidates for a company’s current and future labor needs.

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Employee type

What is an employee type?

“Employee type” refers to different kinds of employees an organization can hire. Organizations must consider the legal obligations and regulations applied to each type of employee.

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Statutory employee

What is a statutory employee?

A statutory employee is designated by the United States IRS as a unique type of employee somewhere between an independent contractor and a standard employee. You can think of statutory employees as having more freedom than a common law employee but less control than an independent contractor. An individual must agree to this standing with their employer upon hiring and sign a service contract outlining the conditions.

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Employee retention strategy

What is an employee retention strategy?

An employee retention strategy is a calculated approach to keeping people motivated to work at their jobs. In the current job-hopping culture, people are often on the lookout for better work situations, unless they’re happy at their jobs.

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Employee lifecycle

What is the employee lifecycle?

Awareness of the employee lifecycle can help HR professionals better understand–and therefore improve–the employee experience at all of its different stages. By helping you improve the employee experience, the employee lifecycle model assists you in attracting better talent and retaining people longer, resulting in a reduction in turnover and its associated costs. It can also improve your reputation in the employment market, helping you attract a talented, driven, and productive workforce.

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Floating holiday

What is a floating holiday?

A floating holiday is a paid day off that an employee can decide to take on a day of their choosing. It’s called a floating holiday because it can “float” to whichever day the person chooses. Companies usually provide these in addition to the standard paid holidays as a type of benefit.

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Stay interview

What is a stay interview?

A stay interview is a formal discussion between a leader and an employee to determine how to enhance the employee’s engagement. Stay interviews are one-on-one to encourage people to share information they may feel uncomfortable bringing up in a group setting.

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HR audit

What is an HR audit?

An HR audit is a self-evaluation HR departments perform to assess their functionality and compliance with government regulations. HR auditing generally focuses on two domains: 1. Current practices and processes. For example, revamping the organization’s training and development program to include a wider variety of learning options or refining the recruitment process by rewriting the job descriptions. 2. HR KPIs. For instance, focusing on decreasing the absenteeism rate, time to hire, or time to fill.

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What is Zoom fatigue?

What is Zoom fatigue?

Zoom fatigue is the tiredness people experience following excessive work-related video conferencing. Zoom fatigue emerged during the upsurge in Zoom usage following the COVID-19 social distancing protocols. Zoom fatigue isn’t an official medical term. But, it's real and causes people to feel: Drained of strength and energyReduced concentration and mindfulness Stress, anxiety, loneliness, or depression Burnout Why should HR leaders care about Zoom fatigue? Without a doubt, Zoom offers a convenient manner of communication, allowing individuals to meet online with co-workers while working from home. Yet, video conferencing can hinder fundamental forms…

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