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1 O*Net (Occupational Information Network) O*Net (Occupational Information Network) is a database that replaced the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) as the nation's primary source of occupational information.
2 Occupational illnesses Occupational illnesses are abnormal conditions caused by exposure to environmental factors on the job.
3 Occupational injuries Occupational injuries result from a work-related accident or exposure that occurs in the work environment.
4 Off-the-job training Off-the-job training takes place away from the work site.
5 Off-the-shelf training Off-the-shelf training refers to generic training programs developed by a vendor and made available to any organization.
6 Ombudsperson Ombudsperson is a neutral third party that helps individuals or groups in conflict resolve disputes by mediating, coaching and facilitating communication between the parties and recommending an appropriate resolution.
7 On-call On-call pay is pay that employees receive when they are on call but not actually working (also known as call-back pay).
8 On-the-job training On-the-job training takes place at the work site and is supervised by a manager or an experienced coworker.
9 Open shop Open shop refers to an organization that hires workers without regard to their membership in a labor union.
10 Organization Development Organization development is the planned process of developing an organization to be more effective in accomplishing its desired goals. It is distinguished from human resource development in that HRD focuses on the personal growth of individuals within organizations, while OD focuses on developing the structures, systems, and processes within the organization to improve organizational effectiveness.
11 Organization planning Organization planning refers to the process of transforming an organization’s goals, objectives, philosophy and mission into practices and policies.
12 Organizational analysis Organizational analysis identifies the knowledge, skills, and abilities that employees will need in the future as the organization and their jobs change.
13 Organizational culture Organizational culture is the shared attitudes and perceptions in an organization. Organizational design refers to the process of establishing and arranging the elements of an organization’s structure.
14 Organizational structure Organizational structure is the framework in which organizations achieve their organizational objectives.
15 Organizational transformation Organizational transformation refers to the organization-wide changes, such as restructuring operations, introducing new technologies, processes, services or products, implementing new programs, re-engineering, etc.
16 Orientation Orientation is the planned introduction of employees to their jobs, coworkers, and the organization.
17 Other-than-serious violations Other-than-serious violations are violations of OSHA standards that have a direct relationship to job safety and health but would not cause death or serious physical harm.
18 Outplacement Outplacement is a group of services given to displaced employees that gives them support or assistance.
19 Outsourcing Outsourcing is a contractual agreement between an employer and an external third-party provider whereby the employer transfers responsibility and management for certain HR, benefit or training-related functions or services to the external provider.
20 Overtime provisions Overtime provisions dictate that all nonexempt workers be paid 1 times their regular rates of pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in any workweek.