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No.
Word
Explanation
1 S-shaped curve S-shaped curve describes learning that occurs in a series of increasing or decreasing returns; this is usually seen when an employee is attempting to learn a difficult task that also requires specific insight.
2 Safety Safety refers to the protection of the physical wellbeing of people.
3 Safety committees Safety committees are committees composed of workers from different levels and departments who are involved in safety planning and programs.
4 Safety training Safety training is a teaching tool used to help employees become more safety-conscious in all aspects of safety.
5 Salary Salary is a uniform amount of money paid to a worker regardless of how many hours are worked.
6 Salary compression Salary compression occurs when there is only a small difference in pay between employees regardless of their skills or experience (also known as pay compression).
7 Salary grade Salary grade is a compensation level expressed as a salary range, which has been established for each position within the organization.
8 Salary range Salary range is a range of pay rates, from minimum to maximum, set for a specific pay grade.
9 Salary structure Salary structure is a structure of job grades and pay ranges established within an organization. May be expressed as job grades or job evaluation points.
10 Sales compensation Sales compensation is a compensation system designed for individuals employed in managerial sales or sales representative positions. Individuals are paid on a commission or percentage of sale basis, in accordance with achieving specified sales goals.
11 Salting Salting refers to paid union organizers who apply for jobs with an employer for the purpose of organizing the employer’s workforce.
12 Scanlon Plan Scanlon Plan is a gainsharing program in which employees share in specific cost savings that are due to employee effort. The Scanlon Plan involves much employee participation, predating quality circles with most of the same techniques.
13 Scientific method Scientific method is a systematic method for diagnosing problems, finding solutions, and evaluating the effectiveness of activities.
14 Screening Screening is the first step taken during the interviewing process, involving reviewing prospective candidate applications/resumes, verifying information supplied by the candidate, conducting interviews and examining test results.
15 Search firm Search firm is an organization or individual consultants working on a retainer or fee basis who provide the service of searching and screening potential candidates for prospective employers. Typically search firms are retained for higher-level professional or managerial positions.
16 Secondary boycotts Secondary boycotts are an unfair labor practice in which a union attempts to strike a neutral third party in order to put pressure on the company that is involved in a certification or de-certification action.
17 Security Security in the workplace involves the physical and procedural measures used to protect people, property, and information.
18 Self-directed work teams Self-directed work teams are groups of employees who are given complete autonomy in a specific area of work.
19 Self-efficacy Self-efficacy is an aspect of motivation that refers to the judgments people make about their abilities to handle prospective situations.
20 Self-study Self-study training allows students to learn material at their own pace, with periodic checks to help them verify their progress.