Human Resources Glossary - I


The procedure through which tax is withheld after employees get their earnings or perks is referred to as “impute.”

Imputed Income

Imputed income is defined as advantages that employees receive that aren’t included in their pay (such as the use of a company car or a gym membership) but are nevertheless subject to taxation as a component of their income. Even while the employee may not be required to pay for certain perks, they are nonetheless subject to tax on their value. Some advantages that employees receive, such as food and health insurance, are exempt from taxation.


No matter their origin, inclusion refers to the actions or behaviors that make everyone feel accepted in a particular setting. These practices include social and behavioral standards that offer security and comfort, equitable access to opportunities, and tools and resources that enable individuals to contribute successfully to an organization.

Independent Contractor

A person who has a contract to do services for a company but is not an employee of that company is referred to as an independent contractor.

Indirect Compensation

The term “indirect compensation” refers to the different types of non-financial rewards provided to employees, which might range from standard contractual provisions to practical, alluring advantages.

Induction Checklist

The purpose of an induction checklist is to assure timely coverage of the induction process, prevent the omission of information, and outline the activities planned for the new employee or contractor.


The rate at which prices increase over a specific period is known as inflation. Inflation is often measured broadly, such as the general rise in prices or the increase in a nation’s cost of living.

Informal Communication

Informal communication is the casual exchange of information among coworkers. It is informal in character and built on the social connections made at work outside the traditional hierarchical organizational framework. That’s why the CEO and an hourly employee may have a casual business conversation. This kind of communication is crucial in the workplace because it can boost employee morale and foster a sense of community among employees, clients, or customers.

Injunction Relief

A court order forbidding a business or person from acting in a certain way is called injunction relief, injunctive relief, or simply an injunction. On the other hand, an injunction might compel a party to perform in a specific way. The primary goal of injunction relief is to restrict or stop conduct that might irreparably harm another person or entity. It is frequently utilized when monetary compensation is deemed insufficient to compensate for the misconduct of the recipient entity of the injunction.

Insubordination at Work

Insubordination is the deliberate rejection of authority and disdain of it at work. Insubordination occurs when workers disregard their coworkers or the company while refusing to follow a supervisor’s instructions without a valid excuse.

Internal Knowledge Base

An internal knowledge base functions as an electronic library for the data and procedures of your company. It is a collection of paperwork that addresses various themes, including employee benefits, team dynamics, traditions, market research, tool lists, how-to manuals, and more.

Internal Recruitment

When a corporation decides to only post job openings internally or make them available to current employees, this is known as internal recruitment. The main benefit is that it can save time and money, but it can also be used as a tool for staff development and motivation inside your company.

International Remote Hiring

Typically, international hiring is employing a foreign worker for a position at your business. Most of the time, you will need to arrange a visa for them to come to your country, work, and live. There is a chance that employees you hire from abroad will physically visit your workplace, but most of the time, they will work remotely.

Interview Feedback

After a candidate has completed an interview with your business, they will receive interview feedback. Giving helpful interview comments can enhance the reputation of your employer brand and company as a whole.