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Human Resources Jargon Buster

Administration – This refers to the processing and organisation of almost any operation that ties a bank or financial organisation together as a business.

Background check – In-house HR departments outsource carry out investigations on prospective candidates for roles at the company, or sometimes outsource this task to external parties. A background check may also involve reference checks; the HR representative will contact a candidate’s former employer or perhaps a tutor to check on their credentials. 

Filtering – HR representatives will sift through applications for advertised positions with the company and pick out potential candidates to take to the next stage of their recruitment processes.

Generalist – As the name suggests, generalists in HR can cover the majority of areas within the HR department.

Human capital – A term to express the value people hold for a business, encapsulating their skills, knowledge, work rate and competencies.

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