ATS: Applicant Tracking System. Manages job applications and resume data. Data is collected from the company's website and/or extracted from job board applicants.
Cloud Computing: Also called "distributed computing," this is essentially a shared network maintained on a large series of servers. The sharing of servers and infrastructure among multiple users results in economies of scale and the dynamic reallocation of resources as needed. The ability to "move around" a myriad of technologies that are not physically present at the user's location gave rise to the notion of a "cloud" of services users can "see" but that are in some sense ephemeral.
EEOC: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Federal government agency that enforces laws against job discrimination based on race, gender, religion, age, or national origin.
Employee Engagement: The concept that engaging employees to assess and improve job satisfaction results in positive business outcomes. Example: An effective onboarding process correlates with higher employee retention.
I-9 (Employee Eligibility Verification) Service: Online completion and verification that a new hire has submitted IRS Form I-9 form required to verify worker eligibility status.
Job Boards: Employment website that posts jobs from various companies and allows interested job seekers to complete a corresponding job application and submit a resume. Major job boards include CareerBuilder, Indeed, Monster, and Yahoo! Careers (formerly HotJobs).
Job Title Search Engine Optimization: Strategic optimization of job postings produces higher rankings of job ads in search engines such as Google.
Onboarding: The process of introducing new employees to their job assignments, including corporate orientation, completion of new employee paperwork and issuance of identification/security cards, passwords, computers, mobile phones, or other new hire equipment.
Open API: Application Programming Interface. A set of programming technologies to enhance collaboration among websites.
OFCCP: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. U.S. Department of Labor program to ensure employers doing business with federal government comply with all nondiscrimination laws and regulations.
SaaS: Software as a Service. Software and associated data hosted by a vendor on centrally located data warehouse, or cloud; client accesses software and data via a Web portal.