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Human Resources Management The managing function concerned with getting, training, motivating, and keep competent employees
Affirmative Action Programs Programs that ensure that decisions and practices enhance 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,
Employment Planning The process by which managers ensure they have the right numbers and kinds of people in the right place at the right time
Human Resource Inventory A report listing important information about employees such as name, education, training, skills, languages spoken, and so forth
Job Analysis An assessment that defines jobs and the behaviors necessary 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 posses to perform a given job successfully
Recruitment Locating, identifying, and attracting capable applicants
Selection Processes 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 relevant criterion
Performance-Simulation Tests Selection devices based on actual job behaviors
Realistic Jobs Preview A preview of a job that provides both positive and negative information about the job and the company
Orientation Introducing a new employee to the job and the organization
Employee Training A learning experiencing that seeks a relatively permanent change in employees by improving their ability to perform on the job
Performance Management System A system that establishes performances standards that are used to evacuate 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 Administrations The process of determining a cost effect pay structure that will attract and retain employees, provide an incentive for them to work hard, and ensure that pay leaves will be perceived as fair
Variable Pay A pay system in which an individual's compensation is contingent on performance
Downsizing The planned elimination of jobs in an organization
Skill based pay A pay system that rewards employees for the job skills they demonstrate
Employee Benefits Nonfinancial rewards designed to enrich employee's lives
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
Work place spiritualty A spiritual culture where organizational values promote a sense of purpose through meaningful work that takes pace in the context of community
Created by: marionflores