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Century 2030-11

job analysis Process of determining through observation and study, the pertinent information relating to the nature of a specific job. pg. 221
job description Written statement that identifies the tasks, duties, activities, and performance results required in a particular job. pg. 221
job specification Written statement that identifies the abilities, skills, traits, or attributes nessecary for successful performance in a particular job. pg. 221
skills inventory consolidates information about the organization's current human resources. pg.221
human resource planning (HRP) involves getting the right number of qualified people into the right jobs at the right time. pg.222
human resource forecasting Process that attempts to determine the future human resource needs of the organization in light of the organization's objectives. pg. 222
Equal Pay Act of 1963 Prohibits wage disrimination on the basis of sex. p223
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Designed to eliminate employment discrimination related to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in organizations that conduct interstate commerce. p223
equal employment opportunity The right of all people to work and to advance on the bases of merit, ability, abd potential. p223
Age Discrimination in Employment Act Passed in 1968, initially designed to protect individuals ages 40-65 from discrimination in hiring, retention, and other conditions of employment. Amended 1978 to include individuals upto the age of 70 specifically, forbids mandatory retirement at 65.p224
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Prohibits discrimination in hiring of persons with disabilities by federal agencies and federal contractors. p224
Americans with Disabilities Act Gives individuals with disabilities sharply increased access to services and jobs. p224
Civil Rights Act of 1991 Permits women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are religious minorities to have a jury trial and sue for punitive damages if they prove intentional hiring and work place discrimination. p224
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Enables qualified employees to take prolonged unpaid leave for family- and health- related reasons without fear of losing their jobs. p224
Peter Principle Tendency of individuals in a hierarchy to rise of their levels of incompetence. p226
recruitment Seeking and attracting a supply of people from which qualified candidates for job vacancies can be selected. p226
temporary help People working for employment agencies who are subcontracted out to businesses at an hourly rate for a period of time specified by the businesses. p226
employee leasing companies Provide perminent staffs at customer companies. p227
affirmative action plan Written document outlinig specific goals and timetables for remedying past discriminatory actions. p228
reverse discrimination Providing preferential treatment for one group (e.g., minority or female) over another group (e.g., white man) rather than merely providing equal opportunity. p228
tests Provide a sample of behavior used to draw inferences about the future behavior or performance of an individual. p230
aptitude tests Measure a person's capacity or potential ability to learn. p231
psycomotor tests Measure a person's strength, dexterity, and coordination. p231
job knowledge tests Measure the job-related knowledge possessed by a job applicant. p231
proficiency tests Measure how well the applicant can do a sample of the work that is to be performed. p231
interest tests Dtermine how a person's interests compare with the interests of successful people in a specific job. p231
psychological tests Attempt to measure personality characteristics. p231
polygragh tests Record physical changes in the body as the test subject answers a series of questions; popularly known as a lie detector tests. p231
test validity Extent to which a test predicts a specific criterion. p231
test reliability Consistency or reproducibility of the results of a test. p231
halo effect Occurs when the interviewer allows a single prominent characteristic to dominate judgement of all other traits. p235
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