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401(k) plan
403(b) plan
ability
absenteeism
abusive dismissal
acceptance theory of authority
accessibility
accession rate
accident and health benefits
accident peril
accommodations
accounting based incentive
accreditation
accredited
accrued benefits
accrued future service benefit
acculturation
Accumulated Benefit Obligation (ABO)
achievement motivation theory
achievement oriented leadership
achievement test
acting
activity type
activity value analysis
actuarial accrued liability
adminisphere
administer
administrative assistant
Administrative Management Society
administrative services only (ASO)
administrative skills
adverse impact
affective behavior
affective commitment
affirmative action
age discrimination
agency fee
agency shop
agency shop clause
AIDA selling system
alienation
alienation of benefits
alignment
allocated benefits
alternate
alternative assessment
alternative staffing
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
annual benefit statement
annual leave
annual wage reporting (AWR)
annualized hours
anti-boycott regulations
apprenticeship
appropriability
aptitude
aptitude test
arising out of employment
assertiveness training
assign employees
assignment analysis
assistant
associate
associated
asynchronous training
attendance management
attitude
attrition
audiovisual material
auditorium style
authentic assessment
authority
automatic cost of living adjustment
autonomous work group
autonomy
average industrial wage
back pay
back pay award
background check
baptism by fire
bargaining agent
bargaining rights
bargaining unit
barriers to communication
base pay
base period wages
base salary
behavior
behavior modification
behavior-based appraisal
behavioral approach
behavioral interview
behavioral modeling
behavioral observation scale
behavioral psychology
behavioral school of management
behavioral sciences
behaviorally-anchored rating scale (BARS)
behaviorism
Belbin team roles
beliefs
benchmark job
benefit allowance
benefit wages
benefit year
best current practice
bias
blame culture
blue collar
bona fide occupational qualifications (BFOQ)
bonding of employees
bonus
bonus scheme
bonus-malus system
boss
Boulwarism
boundary roles
boundary spanning roles
bounded rationality
brain drain
Branch Office Manager (BOM)
break in service
broadbanding
brown bag meeting
buddy system
build
bumping right
burn-out
business culture
business etiquette
business game
business necessity
business owner
business philosophy
business-to-employees (B2E)
businessman
cafeteria plan
call-back pay
call-in pay
camaraderie
candidate
capability
capital accumulation plan
career
career assessment
career development
career exploration
career ladder
career management
career orientation
career pathing
career planning
career plateau
career skills
career stages
career systems
carveout
cash allowance
cash awards
cash balance plan (CBP)
casual labor
casual laborer
central tendency error
central traits
certificate
Certified Administrative Manager (CAM)
Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS)
change in control provision
change to win federation
character
checkoff
chronological age
claimant unemployment rate
class of worker
clerical error
clerical mistake
closed shop
closed union
co-sourcing
coach
coaching
codetermination
coemployment
cognition
cognitive
cognitive belief system
cognitive bias
cognitive consonance
cognitive dissonance
cognitive filters
cognitive map
cognitive process
cognitive psychology
cognitive system
collaborative learning
collateral negligence doctrine
colleague
collective action
collective bargaining
collective bargaining agreement
collectivism
colloquium
combat pay
comfort zone
Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC)
common law employee
common paymaster
community
commuted value
commuting expenses
company creed
company culture
company orientation
company union
comparable worth
compensable factor
compensated personal absence
compensating differential
compensation
compensation committee
compensation package
compensatory selection strategy
compensatory time
competence
competencies
competency
competency based pay
competency modeling
competency-based approach
competent
complex
compressed workweek
compression
compulsory arbitration
compulsory payroll tax
computer aided instruction (CAI)
computer based training (CBT)
computer literacy
concurrent employment
conditions of employment
conduct
conference training
confirmation bias
conflict
conflict resolution
conflict stimulation
conjunctive task
constructive dismissal
constructivism
consultant
consultative management
consumer price index (CPI)
content related validity (CRV)
contingent staffing
contingent work
contingent worker
continuous assessment
continuous learning activity
contract employee
contract for service
contract of employment
contract of service
contracting out
contrast error
contribution ratio
contributory plan
control group
control person
control theory
cooling-off period
core employees
core spending account plan
core time
corporate hierarchy
corporate restructuring
cost accrual ratio
cost cutting
cost of living
cost of living adjustment (COLA)
cost of living allowance (COLA)
counseling
course of employment
courseware
craft union
credit reduction
credited service
criterion-referenced assessment
criterion-related validity
critical incident technique
critical questions approach
cronyism
cross functional teams
cross-functional team
cross-training
crowdsourcing
cultural competency
cultural intelligence (CQ)
Current Employment Statistics (CES)
curriculum
curriculum vitae
curtailment
Davis-Bacon Act
days worked
dead time
decertification
deemed substantiation
defense mechanism
deferred compensation
deferred compensation plan
deferred profit-sharing plan
deferred wage increase
defined benefit formula
defined benefit plan
defined contribution plan
dehire
delayering
delegative leadership
demonstrated capacity
dependence
dependent care assistance program (DCAP)
dependent care benefits
dependent care flexible spending account
deposit administration contract
deskilling
detailer
developmental disability
devil's horns
diagnostic skills
diffusion
digital fingerprint
diligence
diploma
direct action
direct labor standard
direct production
directed knowledge
directing
directive
directive interview
directly engaged
disability
disability insurance
disability pension
discharge
disciplinary layoff
disciplinary procedure
discouraged worker
discrepancy theory
discretionary bonus
discretionary effort
discrimination
disequilibrium unemployment
disincentives
disjunctive tasks
dislocated worker
dismissal
displaced worker
distance learning
distributive fairness
diversity
diversity management
drive
drug abuse
drug addiction
drug dependence
drug-free workplace
dues checkoff
dumbsizing
duties of employees
duties of employers
duty
duty of fair representation
duty to bargain
dynamism
earn out
earned benefit
earned hours
economic discrimination
economic strike
educational assistance program
effective labor
effectiveness
effectiveness evaluation
efficiency
efficiency dividend
efficiency factor
efficiency unit
efficiency wage
eligibility requirement
eligible rollover distribution
eligible termination payment
employability skills
employed
employed earner
employed person
employee
employee assistance program
employee benefits
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
employee buy out
employee contributions
employee development
employee engagement
employee involvement
employee leasing
employee morale
employee performance
employee profit sharing plan (EPSP)
employee recognition
employee referral program
employee relations
employee retention
employee self-service (ESS)
employee stock option plan
employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
employee survey
employee training
employee trust
employee utilization
employee verification service (EVS)
employer assisted housing
employer discretionary contribution
employer interference
employer sponsored retirement plan
employers' association
employment
employment agency
employment agency fees
employment agreement
employment at will
employment contract
employment history
employment testing
employment verification
empowerment
ending inventory
endowment
engagement
enrollment
entice
entry level job
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
equal opportunity
equal opportunity employer (EOE)
equal pay
equity theory
Eric Berne
eustress
evaluation criteria
evolutionary economics
ex post evaluation
excise duty
exclusive bargaining rights
executing
execution capacity
executive
executive assistant
executive compensation
executive search
exempt employee
exit interview
expectancy theory
expense account
experience
experiential process
external equity
external recruitment
extrinsic motivation
extrinsic reward
extroversion
facilitator
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
farm team
fatigue
favoritism
featherbedding
federal trade readjustment allowance
federal-state unemployment compensation program
fidelity bond
fidelity guarantee
fidelity insurance
field engineer
field of experience
finance department
financial incentive
fire
first-impression error
fist to five
fixed and variable rate allowance (FAVR)
flexible benefits plan
flexible firm
flexible reward system
flexible spending account plan
flexible staffing
flexible work
flexible workforce
flextime
fluctuating workweek
forced distribution
foreman
formal sector
formalization
four steps of training
fringe benefit
front line operators
frontier worker
full time employee
full time employment
full time equivalent (FTE)
full-year forecast
function
functional departmentalization
functional flexibility
functional organization
functional strategy
Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation (FIRO)
gainful employment
gains sharing
gainsharing
gaming
gatekeeper
general retirement system
general strike
general union
geographical labor mobility
gestalt theory
give back
glass ceiling
goal commitment
goal compatibility
goal setting
golden boot
golden bungee
golden handcuffs
golden handshake
golden hello
golden life jacket
golden parachute
grade
graduated wage
grievance
grievance mediation
grievance procedure
gross misconduct
gross pay
gross salary
gross up
group
group annuity
group cohesiveness
group dynamics
group incentive program
guaranteed annual wage (GAW)
guest worker
Gwilliam Motivational Model
halo error
Halsey premium plan
handicap
hands-on
harassment
Hawthorne effect
Hay system
head count
head hunter
headcount reduction
Heisenberg effect
help wanted advertising
Herzberg's two factor theory
hierarchical
hierarchical appeals procedure
hierarchy of needs
high trust system
highly compensated employee
hire
hiring freeze
hiring period
holdback pay
hollow square setup
home sourcing
horseshoe setup
hostile work atmosphere
hot cargo
hot desking
hot stone rule
hoteling
house rules
household worker
human capital
human factors
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
human performance
human relations (HR)
human resource
human resource accounting
human resource development (HRD)
Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)
human resource management (HRM)
human resource planning
human resource valuation
human resources
human resources manager
human resources planning
hygiene factors
idle time
illegal drug
immediate compensation
implied contract of employment
improshare
improve
in-basket training
in-depth interview (IDI)
inadmissible reason
incentive
incentive effect
incentive pay
incentive scheme
incentive stock option
incentive wage plan
incentivize
independent contractor
independent union
indirect compensation
individual bargaining
individual incentive program
individual retirement account (IRA)
individual rights
induction of employees
induction training
industrial action
industrial democracy
industrial relations
industrial union
informal groups
informal organization
informal relations
information literacy
information processing
information systems literacy
informational picketing
insourcing
institutional transformation
institutionalization
instructional strategy
insubordination
intangible benefits
intangible reward
integrated product team
integration with social security
integrative bargaining
integrative negotiation
intellectual asset
intellectual capital
intelligence quotient (IQ)
interactive
interactive planning
interdisciplinary team
interest inventory
interlocutor
internal analysis
internal check
internal equity
internal recruitment
internalization
internship
interpersonal conflict
interpersonal influencing factors
interpersonal skill
interrelationship
interview
interviewer bias
intraorganizational bargaining
intrinsic motivation
intrinsic reward
job
job action
job analysis
job application
job bank
job bidding
job breakdown
job characteristics
job characteristics model
job depth
job description
job design
job enhancement
job enlargement
job enrichment
job evaluation
job factors
job footprint
job instruction training
job involvement
job jumper
job order
job orientation
job performance
job performance measurement
job performance standard
job posting
job production
job profile
job promotion
job restructuring
job rotation
job satisfaction
job scope
job search
job security
job shadowing
job sharing
job simplification
job specialization
job specification
job standardization
job summary
job training
job-aids
jobs growth
jurisdictional strike
just cause clause
just in time instruction
Keller plan
Keogh plan
key employee
key jobs
Kirkpatrick four levels evaluation model
knowledge based community (KBC)
knowledge capital
knowledge worker
knowledge, skills, abilities (KSA)
knowledge-based pay
Kyoto protocol
labor cost
labor dispute
labor force
Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act
labor market equilibrium
labor piracy
labor turnover
labor union
labor-intensive industry
labor-management committee
laconic
law of effect
law of the situation
layman
layoff

leadership grid
leadership system
leapfrogging
learning
learning organization
leased employees
lecture
legitimate power
length of service
leniency error
letter of acceptance
leveraged ESOP
lien on employment
Likert scale
lockout
long-term incentive plan (LTIP)
longevity pay
loss worktime rate
Loudermill rights
low trust system
low-cost country sourcing (LCCS)
maintenance of membership clause
male chauvinism
man-days lost
management and employee buyout (MEBO)
management audit
management development
management inventory
management succession plan
manager
managing diversity
mandatory bargaining issue
manipulation
manpower
manpower planning
manpower scheduling and loading
marginal productivity theory of income distribution
marginal productivity theory of wages
marginalization
market pricing
Maslow's hierarchy of needs
master labor agreement
maternity leave
matrix organization
measured day work (MDW)
mechanistic organization
menial
mentoring
merit bonus
merit increase
merit pay
merit rating
merit system
methods study
métier
microbusiness
micromanagement
midcareer plateau
middle management
midmarket
midterm bargaining
Miller's Law
mobility of labor
module
moofer
morale
motion study
motivating
motivating factors
motivation
motivation theory
motive
motor
multi-skilling
multicultural organization
multiculturalism
multidisciplinary team
multiemployer bargaining
multifunctional team
multifunctional worker
multinational pooling
multiple retirement ages
multiple shop
multisourcing
Myers-Briggs personality type indicator
National Average Wage Index (NAWI)
National Labor Relations Board
natural work team
natural-rate hypothesis
need
need for achievement
negative reinforcement
neglect
negligent
negligent hiring
nepotism
net retention
neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)
no strike clause
no-additional-cost services
nominal group process
nominal group technique
nominal wage
nomination committee
non-contributory pension plan
non-directive interview
non-discretionary bonus
non-highly compensated employee
non-qualified deferred compensation (NQDC)
non-qualified retirement plan
non-verbal cue
nonaccountable plan
nondiscrimination rule
nonexempt employees
norm
notice of lockout
notice of strike
notice of termination
occupation
occupational differentials
occupational environment
occupational family
occupational group
occupational pension scheme
occupational therapy
occupier
off the job training
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
offshore outsourcing
offshoring
on the job training (OJT)
open book management (OBM)
open door policy
open organization
openness
operational excellence
operational performance management (OPM)
OPEX
opinion leaders
opportunity wage
optimal step
option
organic organization
organization chart
organization theory
organizational analysis
organizational behavior
organizational capability
organizational citizenship
organizational climate
organizational commitment
organizational design
organizational development (OD)
organizational learning
organizational memory
organizational objectives
organizational picketing
organizational planning
organizational politics
organizational socialization
organizational structure
organizational unit
organizing
orientation
outplacement
outsourcing
overlearning
overt discrimination
overtime
overtime pay
overtime rate
paid family leave (PFL)
paired comparison
panel interview
part time employee
part-time
participation
participative leadership
participative management
passive learning
past anchoring error
path dependency
path goal theory
pay as you go
pay equity
paycation
payday
payroll deduction
payroll tax
pecuniary benefit
peer appraisal
peer judgment
peer review
peer review appeals process
pension
pension adjustment
pension plan
pension scheme
people skills
perfect rationality
performance
performance analysis
performance appraisal
performance bonus
performance efficiency
performance evaluation
performance management
performance related pay
performance report
perks
permanent disability
permanent employee
permanent employment
person role conflict
person specification
personal expenses
personal information
personal leave
personal power
personal specification
personality
personalized instruction
personnel
personnel management
personnelist
persuasion
phased retirement
physical and motor ability tests
physical demands
physical disability
physical motivator
picketing
piece rate
pink slip party
pink tea picketing
plan of instruction
plenary session
podium
point of contact
policies and procedures
polycentric staffing
portability
position power
positive feedback
positive reinforcement
practice
practice effect
pragmatic
preferred modes indicator
prejudice
preretirement
pressure group
preventive discipline
primacy effect
primary needs
principal corporate body
pro rata rule
probation
product manager
productivity
profession
professional
professional body
professional development
professional employee
professionalism
proficiency
profit sharing plan
programmed learning
programmed text
progressive
progressive discipline
project team
Projected Benefit Obligation (PBO)
projection
promote
promotion policy
protocol
provisional
psychological age
psychological contract
psychological drives
psychometrics
public employment
punishment
purchased service
purchasing manager
Purple Curve Effect
QHSE
qualification
qualification test
qualified
qualified retirement plan
quality of life management
quality of worklife
racialism
racism
rank and file
ratchet effect
rational
rational choice theory (RCT)
rational expectations
rational ignorance
rationale
rationality
rationalization
reactive
real wage rate
reasonable
reasonable accommodation
reasonable compensation
recareering
recency error
receptionist
recognitional picketing
recruiter
recruitment
recruitment and selection
reduction in force (RIF)
redundancy
reference
reference check
referent power
refresher training
refusal letter
rehabilitation
rehabilitation cost
reimbursement plan
reinforcement
reinforcement theory
reinstate
remuneration
reopening clause
replacement planning
required contribution
resource market
response
responsibility assignment matrix
resume
retired
retirees
retirement
retirement contribution
retirement fund
retrenchment
retroactive pay
returnment
reverse appraisal
reward
reward power
reward system
right to assign employees
right to assign work
right-shoring
rightsizing
risk taker
role
role ambiguity
role conflict
role overload
role player
role playing
roles
roll up costs
Rorschach test
routine
Rucker plan
SA8000
salaries payable
salary
salary cap
salary reduction plan
salary structure
sales aptitude
sales force
scab
scanlon plan
scheduling
scope of bargaining
scope of employment
screening
secondary picketing
secondary strike
secretary
self motivation
self-actualization
self-appraisal
self-efficacy
self-evaluation
self-managed natural work team
self-managed team
self-paced learning
self-serving bias
semi-structured interview
seminar
seniority
sensitivity training
sensitization
sequential training
settlement rate
settling-in allowance
severance
severance package
severance pay
sex
sexual harassment
shared values
shift work
shikomu
shop steward
short listing
show how
shunto
sick leave
similar to me error
sink or swim training
sitdown strike
situated learning
situational interview
skill
skill based pay
skill benchmarking
skill test
skill variety
skills inventory
skills transfer
slowdown strike
social emotional leader
social learning
social loafing
social network
social norm
social skills
socialization
soft asset
soft benefit
soft skill
special needs trust
split payroll
staff
staff function
staff manager
staff position
staff retention
staffing
standard job
standard operating procedure (SOP)
Stanford-Binet scale
statutory employee
statutory sick pay
stereotype
steward
stimuli
stimulus
stock bonus plan
stock option plan
stock purchase plan
strain
strategic human resource management
stress
stress interview
stress management
stressor
strike
strike ballot
strike benefits
strike vote
strikebreaker
structured interview
structured question
subcontracting
subculture
subordinate
subordination
subsidy
substance abuse
substitutes for leadership
succession planning
suggestion system
summative evaluation
superannuation scheme
superintendent
superleadership
supernormal goal
supervising
supervisor
supervisory management
supplemental unemployment benefits
supplemental wages
suspension
sweat equity
sweatshop
syllabus
sympathy strike
symposium
synergy
take home pay
talent management
tangible rewards
targeted jobs credit
task
task analysis
task attribute
task identity
task inventory
task oriented instructional system (TOIS)
task significance
Taylor wage system
Taylorism
teaching point
team
team based organization (TBO)
team building
team capacity
team development
team dynamics
team leader
team management
team member
team roles
team stages
teaming arrangement
teamwork
technical competence
technical skill
telecommuting
telework
temp
temporary disability
temporary employee
temporary employment
tenure
terminal behavior
terminal learning objective
termination
termination benefit
termination date
termination notice
terms and conditions of employment
terms of employment
test
test criteria
test fidelity
test procedure
test reliability
test report
test validity
testable
theory X and theory Y
theory Z
therblig
threshold goal
threshold knowledge test (TKT)
thulla
time and attendance
time and motion study
time sheet
time study
top down
topic
total disability
total employment cost
touch labor
trade readjustment allowance (TRA)
trade union
traditional employment
train
training
training aid
training and development
training concept
training criteria
training cycle
training device
training equipment
training evaluation
training fidelity
training material
training needs analysis
training objective
training plan
training program
training project
training support
training task analysis
trait
transactional analysis (TA)
transfer earnings
transfer of training
transfer value
transferable skills
transformation
transformation process
transformational change
transformational leadership
transitional change
transportation expenses
true false test
trustee-to-trustee transfer
turnover
turnover cost
turnover rate
tutorial
two tier wage system
type A personality
type B personality
type C personality
uncertainty avoidance
underemployed
underemployment
unemployed
unemployment claim
unfair dismissal
unfair labor practice
unfair labor practice strike
unfunded
uniform
union
union classification
union jurisdiction
union shop
union steward
unionization
unit benefit formula
unity of direction
unskilled labor
unstructured interview
upward communication
valence
value system
values
variable pay
vertical alignment of tasks
vertical collaboration
vertical job expansion
vested benefit
vestibule training
vesting period
Vice President
victimization
virtual mentoring
virtual team
vision statement
visioning
vocation
vocational
vocational training
voice of the employee (VOE)
voluntary bargaining issue
voluntary leave
voluntary reduced worktime (V Time)
voluntary redundancy
voluntary termination
wage
wage compression
wage determination
wage expansion
wage freeze
wage rate
wage record interchange system
wages
walkout strike
want
web based instruction (WBI)
welfare
wellness program
white collar
wildcat strike
work
work design
work environment
work ethic
work instruction
work measurement
work package
work performed
work plan
work planning
work product
work rules
work sample
work sample test
work sharing
work simplification
work station
work study
work team
work to rule
work unit
work year
work-family issues
work-life balance
workaid
workbook
worked
worker
workers' compensation
workers' compensation law
workflow
workflow automation
workflow diagram (WFD)
workforce
workforce diversity
workforce flow mapping
workforce management
workforce planning
workgroup
working
working conditions
working group
workload analysis
workplace
workplace behavior
works council
workshop
wrongful dismissal
zero layoff policy
zipper clause
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