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ability to pay

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management — Economics.

Generally a condition of an issuer of long-term debt to meet the principal and interest payments (cf. default). See credit analysis; credit ratings.

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absenteeism

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management.

Is the practice of regularly failing to turn up for work. Employees are contractually obliged to be available for work during specified hours, and failure to do so without legitimate...

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accidents at work

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management.

Are unforeseen events that occur at a place of work and cause death or injury to workers. Accidents can be classified by their causes, including slips, trips and falls at the same height,...

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action learning

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management.

Is a method of management development based on the completion of practical assignments and problem-solving tasks within business, which become the basis for reflection and learning.

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action short of a strike

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management.

Forms of industrial action that impose pressure on an employer through actions that fall short of a withdrawal of labour. These might include an overtime ban, go-slow, or work-to-rule. In...

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activist

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management.

A trade union member who is active either at workplace level or within the union's system of internal government. Union activists frequently assume a representative position, such as shop...

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adjourning

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management.

Is the fifth stage of the five-stage model of group development (see stages of group development).

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administrative expert

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management.

Is an HR manager who ensures the efficient delivery of HR services to other members of the management team, typically through the use of information and communication technology....

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adviser

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management.

A role that can be adopted by a manager who is primarily responsible for personnel/human resources. Advisers act as internal consultants to other managers by providing strategic direction...

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aesthetic work

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management.

Is work in which the appearance of the employee is integral to the performance of the job. In jobs where aesthetic work is important, employees may be hired for their attractive...

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