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No.
Word
Explanation
1 Halo effect Halo effect occurs when an employee is extremely competent in an area deemed critical and is subsequently rated highly in all categories.
2 Harassment Harassment is a conduct or actions, based on race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, military membership or veteran status, severe or pervasive enough to create a hostile, abusive or intimidating work environment for a reasonable person.
3 Hawthorne effect Hawthorne effect is a term produced as a result of an experiment conducted by Elton Mayo whereby he concluded that expressing concern for employees and treating them in a manner that fulfills their basic human needs and wants will ultimately result in better performance.
4 Hay Plan Hay Plan is a point-factor job evaluation system developed by Hay Associates, a large consulting organization (also known as the Guide Chart-Profile method).
5 Hazard Hazard is an incident without adequate controls applied.
6 Hazard pay Hazard pay refers to pay earned by employees who work in an environment that is considered more risky from a safety or health point of view.
7 HCNs HCNs (Host-Country Nationals) are employees who are citizens of a country in which a branch or plant is located, but the organization is headquartered in another country.
8 HCSA HCSA (Health Care Spending Account) refers to monies distributed through Cafeteria Benefit/Section 125 plans for allocation by the employee for healthcare expenses.
9 Head count Head count refers to average number of people employed directly by the company on a full-time and part-time basis.
10 Headquarters expatriates Headquarters expatriates are expatriates who are from the country where the company is headquartered.
11 Health Care Spending Account Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) refers to monies distributed through Cafeteria Benefit/Section 125 plans for allocation by the employee for healthcare expenses.
12 Health Maintenance Organizations Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) are a form of health care that provides services for a fixed period on a prepaid basis.
13 HMOs HMOs (Health Maintenance Organizations) are a form of health care that provides services for a fixed period on a prepaid basis.
14 Home visits Home visits are a union organizing strategy in which union organizers call on employees at their homes.
15 Horizontal integration Horizontal integration is job rotation, it is a job enlargement method whereby employees are shifted between various comparable jobs in an effort to prevent boredom and boost morale.
16 Horizontal organization Horizontal organization is a flat organizational structure that consists of fewer hierarchal levels. Such organizational structures often rely on the use of cross-functional teams.
17 Horizontal specialization Horizontal specialization is the division of labor that establishes specific work units or groups within an organization (also known as departmentation).
18 Horn effect Horn effect occurs when an employee receives low ratings in every category because performance in one area is below standard.
19 Host-Country Nationals Host-Country Nationals (HCNS) are employees who are citizens of a country in which a branch or plant is located, but the organization is headquartered in another country.
20 Hostile environment Hostile environment is a form of harassment that occurs when sexual conduct unreasonably interferes with an individual's performance and creates an offensive work environment.