Human Resources

APTITUDE TEST æptɪˌtud tɛst

05 Aug 2019

Noun

  • a test which measures a person's ability to do a certain job
Example Sentence: Candidates will be required to complete an aptitude test.
 

IN-HOUSE ɪnˌhaʊs

29 Jun 2019

Adjective

  • provided or carried out by the company and not by an external contractor.
Example Sentence: We are arranging an in-house training course for managers.
 

DOWNSIZE daʊnˌsaɪz

25 Jun 2019

Verb

  • to reduce the size of a company or operation by shedding resources.
Example Sentence: The were forced to downsize due to increasing overheads.
 

DEMOTE dɪˈmoʊt

23 Jun 2019

Verb

  • to be moved to a position of lower status.
Example Sentence: He was demoted because of poor performance.
 

INCENTIVE ɪnˈsɛntɪv

24 May 2019

Noun

  • something that incites or encourages an action or greater effort.
Example Sentence: Many universities have started providing large incentives to encourage student enrolment.
 

STAFF TURNOVER stæf tɜrnˌoʊvər

24 Apr 2019

Noun

  • the rate with which employees leave and join a company.
Example Sentence: Morale is very low and so staff turnover is quite high.
 

REDUNDANT rɪˈdʌndənt

18 Apr 2019

Adjective

  • not working, especially of a worker or factory.
Example Sentence: 500 workers were made redundant because of rising costs.
 

PERK pɜrk

13 Apr 2019

Noun

  • an added benefit of something, especially a job.
Example Sentence: The company car is just one of the perks of my new job.
 

ON THE FIRST RUNG  

12 Apr 2019

Phrase

  • at the lowest level of an organisation (the first step of a ladder)
Example Sentence: I started working here on the first rung 30 years ago.
 

GO ON STRIKE  

28 Mar 2019

Phrase

  • collectively stop working because of poor conditions or pay.
Example Sentence: The teachers are going to go on strike to protest about low salaries.
 

APPOINT əˈpɔɪnt

26 Feb 2019

Verb

  • to officially give somebody a job, task or responsibility
Example Sentence: He was appointed as head of the investigation.
 

SUBORDINATE səˈbɔrdnˌeɪt

13 Dec 2018

Noun

  • somebody who is in a lower position than somebody else in an organisation.
Example Sentence: He was accused of abusing his subordinates.
 

APPOINT əˈpɔɪnt

01 Nov 2018

Verb

  • to officially give somebody a job, task or responsibility.
Example Sentence: He was appointed as head of the investigation.
 

IN CHARGE OF (SOMEONE OR SOMETHING)  

09 Sep 2018

Phrase

  • to be in control of someone or something.
Example Sentence: My sister has been in charge of buying supplies at her company for many years.
 

IN SHORT SUPPLY  

08 Sep 2018

Phrase

  • to not have enough of something.
Example Sentence: Experienced computer programmers are in short supply in our company.
 
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