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The money received by an employee from an employer as a salary or wages
Reward for employment in the form of pay, salary, or wage, including allowances, benefits (such as company car, medical plan, pension plan), bonuses, cash incentives, and monetary value of the noncash incentives.
Things that you get in addition to your salary, for example a car, house allowance, medical insurance, paid holidays, pension schemes, subsidized meals
A thing that motivates or encourages someone to do something or work harder
Informal word for 'fringe benefits' i.e. an extra payment or benefit that you get in your job
Pay that increases when you are successful at your job and that goes down when you are not successful
A sum of money paid to a salesperson for every sale that he or she makes.
An amount of money that the government or another organization pays to help to reduce the cost of a product or service
A process to identify and determine in detail the content of a job in terms of activities involved and attributes or job requirements needed to perform the activities.
a list that a person might use for general tasks, or functions, and responsibilities of a position. It may often include to whom the position reports, specifications such as the qualifications or skills needed by the person in the job, and a salary range.
A statement of employee characteristics and qualifications required for satisfactory performance of defined duties and tasks comprising a specific job or function. Job specification is derived from job analysis.
a pass of an examination or an official completion of a course, especially one conferring status as a recognized practitioner of a profession or activity.
The process of finding and hiring the best-qualified candidate (from within or outside of an organization) for a job opening
A written request for a job or a place at a college, university etc
Someone who applies for something, such as a job or a place at university.
One of the people competing for a job
A letter sent with other documents, especially a resume or curriculum vitae, as an introduction or a summary.
letter of motivation
Usually used when applying for something e.g. for acceptance to a university, to a student programme, to a non-profit organization for voluntary work etc. (often used interchangeably with cover letter)
A type of job application where the applicant takes the initiative to apply for a job that hasn't been advertised.
A statement from someone who knows you or has worked with you that gives information about you. You often need to provide a reference when you apply for a new job.
Your reputation, based on the things that you have done.
Your career history
A process where candidates are assessed to determine their suitability for specific types of employment, especially management.
also referred to as a performance review, performance evaluation, (career) development discussion, or employee appraisal is a method by which the job performance of an employee is documented and evaluated.
A job or position which is open and has not been filled.
A person, company, or organization that pays someone to work for them as a member of their staff.
Someone who is paid regularly to work for a person or an organization.
A feeling of admiration and respect for someone.
A management practice of sharing information, rewards, and power with employees so that they can take initiative and make decisions to solve problems and improve service and performance.
Internal and external factors that stimulate desire and energy in people to be continually interested and committed to a job, role or subject, or to make an effort to attain a goal.
Description of the emotions, attitude, satisfaction, and overall outlook of employees during their time in a workplace environment.
The initial period of employment, a kind of "trial period", during which the supervisor carefully considers whether the employee is able to meet the standards and expectations of the job and if the employee should be retained.
Unfair treatment of someone because of their religion, race, or other personal features.
people / soft skills
Skills that enable someone to work well with other people, for example being able to communicate effectively, or to work in or lead a team.
The skills needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently in the workplace e.g. literacy, numeracy and IT skills.
characteristics / character traits
Particular qualities in someone's character.
A change in the physical location of a person or business.
Extra hours that someone works at their job.
to promote / be promoted
to move someone to a job at a higher level
to suspend a worker
To officially stop someone from doing their job for a limited time because they have done something wrong.
To move from one job, office, or department to another in the same company or organization
To make better use of people or equipment, by moving them to another job or place
to dismiss / dismissal
To remove someone from their job.
to make redundant
Employee has to leave because the job is no longer necessary or because the employer cannot afford to keep paying him/her.
(to) lay off
To end someone's employment, especially temporarily, because there is not enough work for them.
(informal) To tell someone that they can no longer work at their job .
to give notice
To tell someone officially that they must leave a place that they are renting.
to hand in your notice
To tell your employer that you are leaving your job, especially in a letter.
To state formally that you are leaving a job permanently.
To stop working, especially when you reach the age when you are officially too old to work.
A situation when someone leaves their job before the usual age for stopping work. If you do this, you take early retirement.
Money that someone regularly receives after they have stopped working because of their age, paid either by their company or by the government.
A regular payment that you make when you are working that helps to pay for your pension or for benefits for people who are unemployed or ill.
System under which a government pays money regularly to certain groups of people, for example the sick, the unemployed, or those with no other income.
Money provided by the government to someone who does not have a job.
Percentage of total workforce who are unemployed and are looking for a paid job.
The sum of all wages paid to employees, as well as the cost of employee benefits and payroll taxes paid by an employer.
The social security and insurance contributions, labour taxes and other costs related to employing someone
Total number of employee (usually excluding the management) on an employer's payroll.
unions / labour unions / trade unions
An organization of workers that aims to improve pay and conditions of work.
The ability to make your own decisions about what to do rather than being influenced by someone else or told what to do.
curriculum vitae (CV)
a formal document needed when you apply for a job or university. A CV contains information about your education and former positions.
First Jacob writes his personal data like date of both on top of your CV. Then, secondly, he writes down his path of education and some information about him and about his last job.
US version of a CV, usually only one page, should make an individual stand out from the competition.
You can't use your British CV to apply for an American company.
A statement about the character or qualities of someone or something.
We have received a glowing testimonial from her former employer.
When a business interviews qualified candidates for a job it will shortlist to obtain a selected group of the most qualified candidates.
intrinsic / extrinsic motivation
Incentive to do something can be either extrinsic (fear to be fired) or intrinsic (personally rewarding).
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