SG Payroll and HR Glossary

Discover the meaning of the latest SG payroll and HR terms and abbreviations with this free glossary.


Worker Employment law differentiates between workers and employees. Workers are usually identified by a contract that states the work or services they must do for you. Often, workers undertake casual or irregular employment.

Workforce management Workforce management is a set of processes a company can use to boost the productivity of its employees. It focuses on the number of employees needed to accomplish a particular task, helping with forecasting, budgeting and staff scheduling.

Workforce management software Workforce management software allows employers and employees to manage time, scheduling, attendance and leave.

Workforce management solution A workforce management solution is an integrated system that a company uses to enhance employee productivity. It streamlines and automates processes for managing employees’ time, scheduling, attendance, and leave. This provides employers with reporting and analytics to proactively manage their workforce.

Workforce planning Workforce planning is the process a business uses to analyse its workforce, so it knows how to prepare for future staffing needs. Then the company can meet those needs by training, hiring freelance help or filling the vacancy.

Work-life balance Work-life balance is the balance between your working and personal life. Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is vital to prevent stress and burnout.