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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Tacit Knowledge

What is Tacit Knowledge ? ‘Tacit Knowledge’ refers to the kind of knowledge that is difficult to be passed on from individual to another using


What is Burnout?   Originally defined by American psychologist Christina Maslach, ‘Burnout’ refers to exhaustion due to constant stress at the workplace. It results in

HR Generalist

What is HR Generalist?   ‘HR Generalist’ is an official job designation that deals with the overall HR responsibilities and looks after the HR department.

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