An active candidate is someone who is actively looking for a new job opportunity by reaching out to their professional networks, searching across social media / job boards, applying to job ads or attending interviews.
There are reports that can be run within a recruitment software solution will allows for recruiters to analyse data on a range of activities and groups of data. Analytics can also be used to identify how to improve the recruitment process or the performance of the recruitment agency.
Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
An applicant tracking system helps record and manage all of your candidate and vacancy information. Candidates can be shortlisted for vacancies, scheduled for interviews, and tracked through entire acquisition to placement process.
Application Programme Interface (API)
An API is a software-to-software interface, not a user interface. With APIs, applications talk to each other without any user knowledge or intervention. An API is a list of commands as well as the format of those commands that one application can send to another.
The back office comprises of the departments that don’t directly generate revenue for the business but are still essential for the daily running of an business, focusing on processing and support functions. Departments that typically are referred to as back office are IT, Operations, HR, Accounting and Finance.
Big data is a term that describes the large volume of data, both structured and unstructured that may be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations.
Boolean search is a logic based search theory that was originally developed by English Mathematician George Boole in the 19th Century. Boolean is a system of logical thought and will often be used to search the web or a recruitment database.
Learn the 6 basic Boolean search operators for recruiters in our blog.
Business Intelligence (BI)
Business Intelligence is the action of analysing data to make more informed strategic decisions. There are now dedicated BI software solutions for recruitment agencies that can be integrated into your recruitment software solution.
Learn more about BI for recruitment agencies in our blog.
Chatbot is a is a computer program which conducts a conversation via auditory or textual methods. A Chatbot can help recruiters by collecting information on candidates, ask screening questions, answer FAQs, and schedule interviews.
Learn about Chatbots in recruitment in our blog.
Cloud / Cloud Computing
Cloud is where a company’s IT infrastructure, servers, storage, databases and software are hosted by an external provider in a remote datacentre (in the cloud) and is accessed over the internet.
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The term compliance describes the ability to act according to an order, set of rules or request. Recruitment compliance is essential to ensure best practice within the industry to ensure candidate are compliant before placement as prescribed by government, client, framework or PSL agreements.
Comma-separated Values (CSV)
CSV is a common file type that’s used to import data and allows data to be saved in a structured table format. With CSV, data can be imported from one software application to another.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
CRM software is technology that manages and analyses customer contact management, sales management, interactions and data throughout the customer life cycle.
CV / Resume Parsing
CV / resume parsing extracts information from a candidate’s CV into a structured format for populating into a candidate record within a recruitment software solution.
A dashboard provides an at-a-glance view of data from a recruitment database. Dashboards are usually customisable enabling the user to select or filter data either by date range, data type or by a visual display type.
A data migration simply refers to the transfer of data from one source into another. The complexity of a data migration depends entirely on the type of data you wish to be extracted from your existing recruitment CRM, applications or manual spreadsheets and imported into your new recruitment software.
Learn about 5 considerations for a successful data migration in our blog.
Data partitioning is the process of logically and/or physically partitioning data into segments that are more easily maintained or accessed.
Document Management System (DMS)
A DMS is the use of a computer system / software to centrally store, manage and track electronic documents.
Front office is the departments of the business that have direct contact with customers, candidates or clients. Usually this includes the sales, business development or account management teams.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
GDPR is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). GDPR will apply in all EU member states from 25 May 2018.
What does GDPR mean for recruitment agencies? Find out here.
Google Analytics (GA)
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. GA includes analytical tools for search engine optimisation (SEO) and marketing purposes.
HTML stands for “Hyper-Text Markup Language” and is the standard markup language for creating web pages and web applications. Email also uses HTML as the format of rich text messages that include links, stylized text, tables, and other elements that cannot be represented in plain text.
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
IMAP allows a user to access emails from multiple devices as it isn’t actually downloading or storing on the device; instead, it is being reading and synced from the email service. IMAP is a recommended method when uses need to access emails from multiple devices, such as a phone, laptop and within a recruitment CRM.
An invoice rate is the hourly or daily rate a recruitment agency will charge a client for a temporary worker being onsite and working. Generally the invoice rate consists of the candidate’s pay rate, payroll costs and the agencies margin/markup.