HR Jargon Glossary

Check out the list below to see terms and concepts that human resources teams are using in the workplace.

Word: Put Some Time on Your Calendar

Definition: Schedule a meeting with somebody.

Example: I think we should talk about the project in more detail next week. I'll put some time on your calendar where we can discuss how to make the project a success.

Word: Friendly Reminder

Definition: A polite phrase said before asking somebody to do something that you already asked them to do before.

Example: This is just a friendly reminder. Please complete the compliance training by the end of the week.

Word: Have An Ask

Definition: When a person has a request for another person to do something.

Example: When you have time today, I have an ask for you. I need to get a link updated on our marketing site. Please let me know if that is possible to get done.

Word: Backfill

Definition: The process of hiring somebody new to work in a role that a person just left.

Example: We need to backfill this role quickly because it is client-facing. The customer wants somebody to meet with them weekly to discuss how to better use our software within their company.

Word: C-Suite

Definition: Term used to describe high-ranking executives within a company.

Example: Let's target our sales outreach at the C-Suite level.

Word: KPI

Definition: Acronym for key performance indicator.

Example: Let's make sure we define our KPIs for the next business year.

Word: Jump On A Call

Definition: Join a conference call or a video call for a meeting.

Example: Let's wrap up this meeting soon. I have to jump on a call with a potential customer to demo our product and answer any questions the customer might have.

Word: Salary Requirements

Definition: How much an employee wants to be paid for a new job.

Example: Can you please share your salary requirements?

Word: Relocaton Package

Definition: Money given by an employer to a new employee to move to the city where the employer is based.

Example: Did the company offer you a relocation package?

Word: Ran Over Time

Definition: This term refers to going over the allotted time for an event, such as a phone call or a meeting.

Example: We ran over time, but please feel free to email me if you have any other questions.

About This Site

Jargonism is a Business English dictionary. You can learn about words and phrases that are commonly used in the workplace like "Circle Back", "Thought Leader", and "Offsite". On each word page, you will see a map that shows the popularity of the word or phrase by country.