What is Applicant ?

An ‘Applicant’ is the person applying for anything. In this sense, a person applying for an appointment or even a kid applying for college are ‘applicants’. However, in terms of HRs, it refers to the candidate applying for a vacant position in the company.

Another application of the word ‘applicant’, concerning HRs, is the ‘leave applicants’, who are applying for leaves.

There are multiple words, which can be used in place of ‘applicant’ in terms of HR. Some of them are ‘candidate’, ‘entrant’, ‘petitioner’, ‘job-seeker’, ‘job-hunter’, etc.

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Minimum Wage

What is the Minimum Wage?   The ‘Minimum Wage’ is the minimum amount that an employer is bound to pay an employee as the salary

Weekly off

What is Weekly off? Weekly off refers to a day or days when the employees are not expected to do office work. It is also

Hawthorne Effect

What is Hawthorne Effect?   ‘Hawthorne Effect’ is the effect that observation has on the outcome of the phenomenon being observed. For example, if people

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