The HR Dictionary


A person employed for wages or salary, especially at the non-executive level. An employer can recruit a certain type of employee to carry out a specified task. Contrary to contractors, who enjoy greater independence than employees, an employer has more control over what an employee accomplishes. Upon a selection as an employee following an application and interview procedure, the employee is hired by the business. The candidate is chosen once the company determines that he/she is the most qualified candidate for the position for which they are employing. 

A verbal agreement, an employment contract, or an offer letter may outline the conditions of a person's employment. Every employee in a non-union workplace bargain independently; the terms of employment are not uniform across all positions. An employee may have a temporary, part-time, or full-time job assignment. An employee trades their abilities, know-how, contributions, and experiences in return for payment from an employer. Also, a worker is either exempt from overtime requirements or they are not. Usually, employee rights are covered by acts such as Employment Rights Act 1996 in the UK and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in the US. 

Reputed HRIS or HR software are popular platforms to manage employees and their information as they provide information security according to legal requirements such as GDPR and also can be accessed over the internet. In addition, it also allows the easy sharing of information for other HR operations such as performance review management, PTO management, training, time & attendance tracking, and more while helping to get rid of tons and tons of paper and filing cabinets.