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human resources (HR) management
Specialized function of planning how to obtain employees, oversee their training, evaluate them, and compensate them
Efforts to help employees balance the competing demands of their personal and professional lives
Statement of the tasks involved in a given job and the conditons under which the holder of the job will work
Statement describing the kind of person who would be best for a given job-including the skills, education, and previous experience that the job requires
Workforce planning efforts that identify possible replacements for specific employees, usually senior executives
Nonpermanent employees, including temporary workers, independent contractors, and full-time employees hired on a probationary basis
Invisible barrier attributable to subtle discrimination that keeps women and minorities out of the top positions in business
Unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature within the workplace
Programs and policies that help companies support diverse workforces and markets
Distributions of financial incentives to employees who voluntarily depart; usually undertaken in order to reduce the payroll
Multidimensional review in which a person is given feedback from subordinates, peers, and superiors
electronic performance monitoring (EPM)
Real-time, computer-based evaluation of employee performance
A list of the skills a company needs from its workplace, along with the specific skills that indivdual employees currently process
Fixed cash compensatin for work, usually by yearly amount; independent of the number of hours worked
Cash payment based on the number of hours the employee has worked or the number of units the employee has produced
Tying rewards to profits or cost savings achieved by meeting specific, individual goals
Pay tied to an employee's acquisition of knowledge or skills; also called competency-based pay or skill-based pay
A defined contribution retirement plan in which employers often match the amount employees invest
employee stock-ownership plan (ESOP)
Program enabling employees to become partial owners of a company
Contract allowing the holder to purchase or sell a certain number of shares of a particular stock at a given price by a certain date
employee assistance programs (EAP)
Company-sponsored counseling or referral plan for employees with personal problems
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