Human Resources

DEPENDANT dɪˈpɛndənt

29 Nov 2019

noun

  • A dependant is someone who depends on you for financial support, such as a child or family member who does not work.
Example Sentences: My pension will provide financial stability for my dependants.
The insurance provides coverage for workers and their dependants.
 

PRINCIPAL prɪnsəpəl

15 Nov 2019

noun

  • A principal is the head of a school.
Example Sentences: The principal is in a meeting with the deputy-principal and senior teachers.
 

COURSE kɔrs

09 Nov 2019

noun

  • Course has many meanings, but the most common meaning is a set of classes or a plan of study on a particular subject, usually resulting in an exam or qualification.
Example Sentences: Tim did a three-year course in linguistics at London University.
They're going away on a training course next week.
 

PERSONNEL pɜrsəˈnɛl

03 Nov 2019

noun

  • Personnel means employees or staff.
Example Sentences: The personnel department looked after 100 employees.
If you want to apply for a job please contact the personnel department.
 

PERSONAL pɜrsənl

02 Nov 2019

adjective

  • Personal means individual or private - a letter that is only to be opened by the person it is addressed to may be marked 'personal'.
Example Sentences: She left the room to take a personal phone call.
The letter had 'personal' on the envelope so she didn’t open it.
 

IN SHORT SUPPLY  

01 Oct 2019

Phrase

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

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.
 
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