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No.
Word
Explanation
1 Cafeteria plan Cafeteria plan is a benefit plan which allows employees to choose between one or more qualified tax-favored benefits and cash.
2 CAI CAI (Computer-Assisted Instruction) allows trainees to learn by interacting with a computer for activities such as testing, drill and practice, or simulations.
3 Call center Call center is an area in an organization responsible for screening, forwarding and logging large volumes of customer-related calls at the same time through the use of technology and other resources.
4 Callback pay Callback pay is pay that employees receive when they are on call but not actually working (also known as on-call pay).
5 Career counseling Career counseling is guiding individuals through the career planning and career decision-making process by helping them to make informed decisions regarding educational and occupational choices, as well as providing resources needed to further developing job search and placement skills.
6 Career development Career development is a process by which individuals establish their current and future career objectives and assess their existing skills, knowledge or experience levels and implement an appropriate course of action to attain their desired career objectives.
7 Career path Career path is a progression of jobs in an organization’s specific occupational fields ranked from lowest to highest in the hierarchal structure.
8 Career planning Career planning looks at careers from the employee's point of view.
9 Career plateau Career plateau occurs when an employee has reached the highest position level he or she can possibly obtain within an organization and has no future prospect of being promoted due to a lack of skills, corporate restructuring or other factors.
10 Case studies Case studies are realistic fictional or written situations that allow trainees to apply their knowledge to the subject.
11 Cash profit-sharing plans Cash profit-sharing plans provide employees with payments that are additional to the employees' normal rates of pay and are based on the organization's profitability.
12 Casual dress Casual dress refers to attire such as jeans, casual slacks, t-shirts, sport and polo shirts and other apparel used for leisure.
13 Casual employment Casual employment is a practice of hiring employees on an as-needed basis, either as a replacement for permanent full-time employees who are out on short- and long-term absences or to meet employer’s additional staffing needs during peak business periods.
14 Cease-and-desist Cease-and-desist orders are a remedy for unfair labor practices by which the NLRB requires the employer to discontinue any illegal practices or misconduct.
15 Central tendency Central tendency refers to a performance appraisal error in which an appraiser rates all employees within a narrow range, regardless of differences in actual performance.
16 Centralization Centralization is the degree to which the authority to make decisions is restricted to higher levels of management.
17 Checklists Checklists are an appraisal method in which an appraiser is given a list of statements or words and checks the items that describe the characteristics and performance of an employee.
18 Child-labor law Child-labor law is a provisions under FLSA are designed to protect the educational opportunities of youth and prohibit their employment in jobs that are detrimental to their health and safety. FLSA restricts the hours that youth under 16 years of age can work and lists hazardous occupations too dangerous for young workers to perform.
19 Climate survey Climate survey is a tool used to solicit and asses employee opinions, feelings, perceptions and expectations regarding a variety of factors pertinent to maintaining the organizations climate, such as opportunities for growth, management, working relationships and environment, etc..
20 Closed shops Closed shops are organizations that require individuals to join a union before they can be hired.