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ch.6 Vocab

TermDefinition
human resources management (HRM) the management funciton concerned with getting, training, motivating, and keeping competent employees.
affirmative action programs programs that ensure that decisions and practices enhances the employment, upgrading and retention of members of protected groups.
work councils groups of nominated or elected employees who must be consulted when management makes decisions involving personnel.
board representatives employees who sit on a company's board of directors and represent the interest of employees.
employee planning the process by which managers ensure they have the right numbers and kinds of people in the right places at the right time.
human resources inventory a report listing important info about employees such as name, education, training, skills, languages spoken, and so forth.
job analysis an assessment that defines jobs and the behaviors neccessary to perform them.
job description a written statement that describes a job.
job specification a written statement of the minimum qualifications that a person must possess to perform a given job successfully.
recruitment locating, identifying, and attracting capable applicants.
selection process screening job applicants to ensure that the most appropriate candidates are hired.
reliability the degree to which a selection device measures the same thing consistently.
validity the proven relationship between a selection device and some relevent criterion.
performance-simulation tests selection devices based of actual job behaviors.
realistic job preview (RJP) a preview of a job that provides both positive and negative info about the job and the company.
orientation introducing a new employee to the job and organization.
employee training a learning experience that seeks a relatively permanent change in employees by imporoving their ability to perform on the job.
perfomance management system a system that establishes perfomance standards that are used to evaluate employee performance.
360-degree appraisal an appraisal device that seeks feedback from a variety of sources for the person being rated.
discipline actions taken by a manager to enforce an organization's standards and regulations.
employee counseling a process designed to help employees overcome performance-related problems.
compensation administration the process of determining a cost-effective pay structure that will attract and retain employees, provide an incentive for them to work hard, and ensure that pay levels will be perceived as fair.
skill-based pay a pay system that rewards employees for the job skills they demonstrate.
variable pay a pay system in which an individual's compensation is contigent on performance.
employee benefits nonfinancial rewards designed to enrich employees' lives.
downsizing the planned elimination of jobs in an organization.
layoff-survivor sickness a set of attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors of employees who survive layoffs.
sexual harassment any unwanted action or activity of a sexual nature that explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, performance, or work environment.
workplace spirituality a spiritual culture where organizational values promote a sense of purpose through meaningful work that takes place in the context of community.
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