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agility

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Human Resource Management.

Or organizational agility is the capacity of a business organization to adapt to long-run changes in products, markets, or technology. Agility is sometimes contrasted with ‘flexibility’,...

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appraisal

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management — Medicine and Health.

(ă-pray-z'l)

the evaluation of an individual's performance, usually by an immediate line manager. Appraisals are performed on a regular basis for National Health Service employees.

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attitude survey

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Human Resource Management.

A community-based or sometimes an institutional-based study in which selected individuals are asked to provide answers to questions aimed at assessing their beliefs, values, or attitudes to...

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Citizens Advice Bureau

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A municipal organization chiefly in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, staffed by paid professionals trained in such fields as social work and/or by untrained or partially...

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COSHH

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Human Resource Management.

(control of substances hazardous to health) (in occupational health) legislation and resulting regulations concerning the duties and responsibilities of employers and employees to ensure...

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employment and Support Allowance

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Human Resource Management.

The allowance payable to people under state retirement age who are unable to work because of illness or disability; it replaced incapacity benefit in 2008. Entitlement depends on either an...

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goal displacement

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

The idea that the formal goals of an organization can be supplanted by a new set of objectives that reflect the interests of organizational leaders. The concept is applied particularly to...

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guest worker

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Human Resource Management.

Anglicized version of the German gästarbeiter, a term used throughout the European Union to describe migratory or transitory laborers, usually from Eastern Europe, Asia Minor (Turkey), or...

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labour-management partnership

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A collective agreement between a trade union and an employer that gives effect to the concept of social partnership at enterprise level. Agreements of this kind have been negotiated by a...

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managerial grid

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A diagnostic tool developed by organizational consultants Robert Blake and Jane Mouton, which allows managers to assess their leadership style. In a self-completion questionnaire, managers...

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