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Month: October 2016

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HR Word: #John #Henry #Effect

The John Henry Effect refers to the tendency for people based in a control group to perceive themselves at a disadvantage to the experimental group and work harder in order to overcome the perceived deficiency. For example, in an office environment, some workers may be provided with a new CRM system while others use legacy tools to see if the […]

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HR Word: Johari Window

​Johari Window definition Johari Window is a technique that aims to help people understand their emotional and physical relationship with self and other people. It is used in both a self-help context, group setting and in the corporate environment to improve individual and team performance. The Johari Window concept was created by Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham in 1955 – […]

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HR Word: #Job #Sharing

Job sharing is an arrangement where two or more employees share the demands of a job that are traditionally undertaken by one person working full-time.  Workers sharing a role will be employed on a reduced-time basis – the split is not always 50/50, particularly in cases where parents are returning to work after maternity or paternity leave. The remuneration for […]

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HR Word: Job Evaluation

​Job Evaluation definition A systematic, formal process that allows organisations to compare jobs to others across the company and the industry. Job evaluation is often seen as the foundation for a fair and efficient pay framework. Job evaluations may be carried out in order to help businesses: Produce a fair pay framework Reduce inefficiencies in remuneration e.g. two people on […]

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HR Word: Job Description

​Job Description definition A document that sets out various information about a job role – the information on there will vary depending on whether the job description is to be used solely as an internal resource, for example to guide the appraisal process, or as a document to give to prospective External candidates. The information may include: Responsibilities and remit […]

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HR Word: Job Classification

​Job Classification definition A process that aims to classify a job in a standardised scale by its responsibilities, duties and the competencies required. Job classification is focused exclusively on the role and what the organisation needs the role to be, whereas job analysis will take into account the nature of the person performing the role. Job classification leads to defined ‘grade scales,’ […]

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HR Word: Job Boards

​Job Board definition Originally a physical board where new job roles could be posted, but now most often refers to an online location that lists job vacancies. Job sites can be general, posting vacancies across many industries, seniority levels and locations, or focused on one particular area e.g. creative jobs or executive jobs. The general job board market is dominated […]

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HR Word: Job Analysis

​Job Analysis definition A process aimed at codifying the nature of a job role to help organisations understand the types of people they need to perform roles to a high level.  Job analysis may help HR produce job descriptions for new roles, and can assist organisations in making comparisons with other companies, divisions or industries. Job analysis will typically identify attributes and […]

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HR Word: Internship

​Internship definition Internships are training programmes aimed at younger workers, from school-age students to post-graduates, in which the individual exchanges their time and service for experience in a particular industry. They are commonly seen as the white-collar equivalent of apprenticeships. Employers may be paid or unpaid. They are not permanent positions and are typically for a defined period of time, […]

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HR Word: #Integrity #Testing

Integrity testing, which may also go by the name honesty testing, is a pre-employment screening practice that attempts to predict the future potential of counterproductive workplace behaviours.(Refer Previous HR Word) Integrity testing tends to come in two flavours: overt tests and personality-based tests. Overt tests asks questions on past behaviour, actions and outcomes and attitudes towards counterproductive workplace behaviours. Personality-based tests […]

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HR Word: Intangible Rewards

​Intangible Rewards definition Intangible rewards, also known as intangible benefits, are rewards provided to an employee that don’t have an inherent monetary value, and are often applied in response to a particular achievement. Praise Thanks Public acknowledgment/recognition Lunches and dinners out Intangible rewards compare with tangible rewards, which are rewards that have financial value to the employee, such as bonuses or […]