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Superglossary - HR
Category: Management > Human Resources
Date & country: 16/12/2013, US
Words: 939


Ability
Aptitude or competence, the skill or proficiency needed to perform certain tasks.

Ability Test
An assessment instrument used to measure an individual

Absenteeism
Referred to as the habitual failure of employees to report for work when they are scheduled to work.

Absolute Ratings
A rating method where the rater assigns a specific value on a fixed scale to the behavior or perform

Abstract Reasoning
The process of perceiving issues and reaching conclusions through the use of symbols or generalizati

Academic
An educator who is a faculty member at a college or university. Also referred to as Academician.

Accessibility
The extent to which a contractor's or employer's facility is readily approachable and does not inhib

Accessible Format
Materials that are designed in alternate formats such as Braille, audiotape, oral presentation or el

Accountability
The responsibility placed on an individual or group for their own or others

Accreditation
A process of external quality review and certification by a recognized body that evaluates individua

Achievement Test
A standardized testing instrument used to measure how much an individual has learned or what skills

Acquisition
The process of acquiring control of another corporation by purchase or stock exchange.

Action Learning
A learner-driven, continuous learning process where learning revolves around the need to find soluti

Active Learning
The process of learning new knowledge, skills and behaviors through taking specific actions or perfo

Active Listening
A manner of listening that focuses exclusively on what the other person is saying and validates unde

Activities Of Daily Living (ADL)
The personal care activities which are essential to an individual

Adjunct Program
A supplemental training tool that applies programming principles to existing instructional modules,

Adult Learner
Individuals who are beyond postsecondary education age, are employed on a full- or part-time basis a

Adverse Action
Any act by an employer that results in an individual or group of individuals being deprived of equal

Adverse Impact
A substantially different rate of selection in hiring, promotion or other employment decision that w

Adverse Selection
An employer

Advisory Committee
A group or panel of internal or external members with no decision- making authority, assembled to id

Affected Class
Groups of employees, former employees or applicants who have experienced and/or continue to experien

Affirmative Action (AA)
Any program, policy or procedure that an employer implements in order to correct past discrimination

Affirmative Action Clauses
The clauses set forth in 41 C.F.R.

Affirmative Action Plan (AAP)
A written set of specific, results-oriented procedures to be followed by all federal contractors hol

After-Acquired Evidence
Used in litigation of employment discrimination disputes, after-acquired evidence is evidence that t

Alternation Ranking
A rating method used in job evaluation and performance evaluation whereby the rater is asked to sele

Alternative Assessment
Nontraditional procedures and techniques used within the framework of instructional programs to eval

Alternative Worksite
Any location other than the employer

Analysis Of Variance
A statistical method used to determine whether a relationship exists among two or more variables by

Analytical Thinking
The ability to analyze facts, generate a comparison and draw correct inferences or conclusions from

Anecdotal
Information that is based on observations or indications of individual actions instead of any organi

Annual Goal
An annual target for the placement of underutilized groups of protected class members in job groups

Anti-Nepotism Policy
An employer

Apparent Authority
The appearance that an individual has the authority or power to act as an organization

Applicant
A person who seeks work at a certain employers' facilities who meets certain prescribed standards, a

Applicant Files
Application forms/resumes and other relevant items maintained by an employer and used during the sel

Applicant Flow Data
Records of hiring, promotion and other related employment actions used for the purpose of monitoring

Applicant Flow Log
A chronological listing that records each applicant who applies for employment or promotion. Data in

Applicant Pool
The sum total of all individuals who have applied for a position either by submitting a resume or ap

Applicant Tracking
Any paper or computerized system that tracks the organization

Application Service Provider (ASP)
A third-party organization that delivers software applications and related services over the Interne

Apprenticeship
A system used to train a person in a recognized trade or craft in accordance with specific standards

Aptitude Testing
A standardized testing instrument used during the selection process that is intended to measure and

Arbitration
An alternative dispute resolution method that uses a neutral third party (i.e. arbitrator) to resolv

Architectural Barriers
The physical attributes or design of a building, structure or facility that prevent individuals with

Assessment Center
A testing location where a candidate being considered for assignment or promotion to managerial or e

Attendance Policy
An employer

Attitude Survey
A tool used to solicit and assess employee opinions, feelings, perceptions and expectations regardin

Attorney
A professional individual who is authorized to practice law and can be legally appointed by either a

Attrition
A term used to describe voluntary and involuntary terminations, deaths and employee retirements that

Auxiliary Aids
Defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as including 'a wide range of services and devi

Availability Analysis
The process of determining the number of qualified minorities and women in the relevant available wo

Baby Boomers
The term used to describe those individuals born between 1945 and 1970.

Baby Busters
The term used to describe those individuals born between 1961 and 1972.

Back Pay
A common remedy for wage violations is an order that the employer make up the difference between wha

Background Check-Investigation
Background Investigations and Reference Checks are the principal means by which employers actively c

Balanced Scorecard
A popular strategic management concept developed in the early 1990s by Drs. Robert Kaplan and David

Baldridge National Quality Award
The Baldrige Award is given by the President of the United States to businesses

Bankruptcy
A federal law consisting of different chapters (i.e. chapter 7, chapter 11 or chapter 13) that allow

Barrier Analysis
The process of reviewing an organization

Behavior Modification
A conscious attempt to change or eliminate an individual

Behavioral Risk Management
The process of analyzing and identifying workplace behavioral issues and implementing programs, poli

Behavioral-Based Interview
An interview technique that focuses on a candidate

Bell-Shaped Curve
The curve representing the normal distribution of a rating or test score.

Benchmarking
The systematic process of comparing an organization

Benchmarks
The standards used as a basis for comparison or measurement.

Bereavement Leave
An employer policy that provides a specific number of paid days off following the death of an employ

Best Practices
Defined in a variety of ways, but typically refers to the practices of an organization that enables

Bidding
The practice of posting all job openings internally so that current employees may be allowed the opp

Bisexual
An individual physically, romantically, emotionally and/or spiritually attracted to men and women. B

Blended Workforce
A workforce is comprised of permanent full-time, part-time, temporary employees and independent cont

Blind Ad
A job advertisement placed in a newspaper, trade journal/publication, magazine or Internet job board

Blood-Borne Pathogens Standard
An OSHA standard that sets forth requirements for employers with workers exposed to blood or other p

Blue Collar Workers
Hourly paid workers employed in occupations that require physical or manual labor.

Bonus Plan
An incentive pay plan which awards employees compensation, in addition to their base salary, for ach

Boundaryless Organization
Defined as an organization that removes roadblocks to maximize the flow of information throughout th

Branding
The process of identifying and differentiating an organization

Breach Of Contract
Occurring when an individual who is a party to a contract or agreement does not uphold or violates t

Break-Even Analysis
A measure used to determine the approximate sales volume required to cover the costs associated with

Broadbanding
A pay structure that consolidates a large number of narrower pay grades into fewer broad bands with

Buddy System
A form of employee orientation whereby a newly hired employee is assigned to another employee (typic

Budget
A numerical summary of an organization

Bumping
The practice of allowing more senior level employees whose positions have been slotted for eliminati

Burden Of Proof
The burden placed on an employer, as a result of a claim of discriminatory treatment, to provide a v

Bureau Of Labor Statistics (BLS)
The principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor economics a

Burnout
Physical or emotional exhaustion, lack of motivation or decreased morale resulting from an individua

Business Continuity Planning
Broadly defined as a management process that seeks to identify potential threats and impacts to the

Business Literacy
The knowledge and understanding of the financial, accounting, marketing and operational functions of

Business Necessity
A defense available when the employer has a criterion for selection that is facially neutral but whi

Business Plan
A document that provides relevant information about a company by outlining items such as the company

Cafeteria Plan
A benefit plan which allows employees to choose between one or more qualified tax-favored benefits a

Call Center
The area in an organization responsible for screening, forwarding and logging large volumes of custo

Career Center
An office set up within an organization to be used for the purpose of providing outplacement counsel

Career Counseling
Guiding individuals through the career planning and career decision-making process by helping them t

Career Development
The process by which individuals establish their current and future career objectives and assess the

Career Ladder
The progression of jobs in an organization

Career Mobility
The propensity to make several career changes during an individual

Career Path
The progression of jobs in an organization