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No.
Word
Explanation
1 Baby boomers Baby boomers used to describe those individuals born between 1945 and 1970.
2 Baby busters Baby busters used to describe those individuals born between 1961 and 1972.
3 Balanced scorecard Balanced scorecard is a strategic management concept developed in the early 1990s by Drs. Robert Kaplan and David Norton. The balanced scorecard is a management and measurement system that enables organizations to clarify their vision and strategy and translate them into action. The goal of the balanced scorecard is to tie business performance to organizational strategy by measuring results in four areas: financial performance, customer knowledge, internal business processes, and learning and growth.
4 Baldrige Award Baldrige Award is given by the President of the United States to businesses—manufacturing and service, small and large—and to education and health care organizations that apply and are judged to be outstanding in seven areas: leadership; strategic planning; customer and market focus; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; human resource focus; process management; and results.
5 Bargaining orders Bargaining orders are issued by the NLRB in cases where the employer ULPs (Unfair Labor Practices) undermine the union's majority status; they may require the employer to bargain with the union.
6 BARS BARS (Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales) are an appraisal method that measures behavior against levels of performance.
7 Base pay Base pay is a basic compensation an employee receives, usually as a wage or salary.
8 Basic skills training Basic skills training is a remedial training aimed at increasing the reading, writing, or mathematical skills of workers.
9 Behavior modification Behavior modification is an alteration of behavior by applying intervention strategies such as positive or negative reinforcement.
10 Behavior Observation Scale Behavior Observation Scale (BOS) is an appraisal method that measures behavior against levels of performance and also measures the frequency with which the behaviors occur.
11 Behavioral risk management Behavioral risk management is a process of analyzing and identifying workplace behavioral issues and implementing programs, policies or services most suitable for correcting or eliminating various employee behavioral problems.
12 Behavioral-based interview Behavioral-based interview is an interview technique that focuses on a candidate’s past experiences, behaviors, knowledge, skills and abilities by asking the candidate to provide specific examples of when he or she has demonstrated certain behaviors or skills as a means of predicting future behavior and performance.
13 Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales (BARS) are an appraisal method that measures behavior against levels of performance.
14 Bell-shaped curve Bell-shaped curve is a curve representing the normal distribution of a rating or test score.
15 Benchmark jobs Benchmark jobs are used as reference points when setting up a job classification system.
16 Benchmarks Benchmarks is a standard used as a basis for comparison or measurement.
17 Best practices Best practices is a practices of an organization that enables them to achieve superior organizational performance results.
18 BFOQ BFOQ (Bona Fide Occupational Qualification) is a legitimate reason why an employer can exclude persons on otherwise illegal bases of consideration.
19 Bias Bias occurs when an appraiser's values, beliefs, or prejudices distort ratings.
20 Binding arbitration Binding arbitration occurs when a dispute is submitted to an arbitrator and the decision is mandatory and must be accepted by both parties.