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1 Face validity Face validity refers to making a decision regarding the appropriateness of a test or other assessment instrument based on appearance rather than objective criteria.
2 Facilitator Facilitator refers to the trainer who assists a group in learning or reaching a specific goal by directing and controlling the group process and allowing the group to work collectively to resolve problems and come up with solutions.
3 Factor comparison Factor comparison is a job comparison method that involves the ranking of jobs on selected compensable factors using factor weights and dollar values to determine a score.
4 Fat organization Fat organization is an organization with a structure consisting of several layers of management.
5 Feasibility study Feasibility study is a study designed to discover if a business, product, project or process justify the investment of time, money and other resources.
6 Featherbedding Featherbedding occurs when the union requires the employment of more workers than is necessary.
7 Feedback Feedback is the amount of clear information received regarding how well or how poorly one's job has been performed.
8 Fetal protection policies Fetal protection policies are policies that attempt to protect the fetus from workplace hazards.
9 Field interview Field interview is an employment interview conducted away from the employer’s actual worksite.
10 Flat-rate pay Flat-rate pay provides each incumbent of a job with the same rate of pay, regardless of performance or seniority (also known as single-rate pay).
11 Flexible scheduling Flexible scheduling is an alternative work arrangement providing employees with greater flexibility in meeting their own personal needs by allowing them to work nontraditional schedules (i.e., compressed workweek, summer hours or flextime).
12 Flexible Spending Account Flexible Spending Account refers to monies distributed through Cafeteria Benefit/Section 125 plans for allocation by the employee according to designated options.
13 Flexible staffing Flexible staffing is a practice of utilizing temporary employees, independent contractors or part-time employees to fill vacancies instead of hiring a traditional full-time permanent employee workforce.
14 Flextime Flextime refers to variations in starting or ending times; it assumes that a specific number of hours (usually eight) are worked each day.
15 Focus group Focus group refers to small group of individuals who are interviewed through structured facilitator-led discussions in order to solicit opinions, thoughts and ideas about a particular subject or topic area.
16 Forced choice Forced choice is a variation of the checklist method of performance appraisal in which the appraiser is required to check two of four statements: one that the employee is "most like" and one that the employee is "least like."
17 Forced distribution Forced distribution occurs when employees are rated and placed at different percentage points along a bell-shaped curve.
18 Forced ranking Forced ranking is a performance appraisal system where raters are asked to identify a certain percentage of employees who are top performers ready for advancement and those employees falling into the bottom percentage who must improve or leave the organization.
19 Forecasting Forecasting uses information from the past and the present to identify expected future conditions.
20 Formal consent agreements Formal consent agreements occur when a preliminary investigation uncovers major ULPs (Unfair Labor Practices). They include a written statement of facts underlying the charge, a waiver of the right to a public hearing, and consent to the issuance of a formal NLRB order.