Job Analysis

Definition: Job analysis refers to the process of systematically identifying, obtaining and recording all the facts and details concerning the job through various methods. It encompasses gathering information related to the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) which the job holder must have, to perform the job satisfactorily. Here knowledge implies the degree to which the…

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Talent Management

Definition: Talent management is the systematic process of identifying the vacant position, hiring the suitable person, developing the skills and expertise of the person to match the position and retaining him to achieve long-term business objectives. Talent Management Process Model Planning: Planning is the initial step in the process of Talent Management. It involves the…

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Performance Appraisal

Definition: Performance Appraisal is defined as a systematic process, in which the personality and performance of an employee is assessed by the supervisor or manager, against predefined standards, such as knowledge of the job, quality and quantity of output, leadership abilities, attitude towards work, attendance, cooperation, judgment, versatility, health, initiative and so forth. It is…

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Performance Management

Definition: Performance Management can be defined as a process which continuously identifies, measures and develops the performance of the workforce in the organization. And to do so, each individual’s performance and objectives are connected with the overall mission and goals of the enterprise. Hence, the two key elements of performance management are: Continuous process Link…

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Staffing

Definition: Staffing is a managerial function which involves obtaining, utilising and retaining, qualified and competent personnel to fill all positions of an organisation, from top to operative echelon. In finer terms, staffing is placing the right person at the right job. It aims at employing, deploying and monitoring a competent and contented staff, i.e. daily…

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Stress

Definition: In Human Resource Management, Stress is defined as a state of mental and emotional pressure or strain, caused by challenging or unfavourable circumstances. It is an outside force that rules an individual’s feelings and behaviour. It is a person’s response to an external factor (stimulus, known as the stressor) in the environment and the…

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Interview

Definition: Interview refers to a formal, in-depth conversation between two or more persons, wherein exchange of information takes place, with a view of checking candidate’s acceptability for the job. Objectives of Interview To evaluate applicant’s suitability. To gain additional information from the candidate. To provide general information about the company to the applicant. To create…

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Dispute Resolution

Definition: Dispute Resolution refers to a technique of settling the conflicts or claims between two parties, i.e. employer and employees. The technique aims at achieving fairness for both the groups and arriving at an agreement between by consensus, often initiated by a third party. These disputes are caused by wage demands, unfair labour practices, political…

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Emerson Plan

Definition: Under Emerson Plan, the standard time for the completion of a task is fixed against which the actual performance of the workers is measured. The worker’s efficiency can be determined by dividing the time taken by the standard time. In Emerson Plan, the worker is paid only the time rate for the efficiency up…

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Gantt Task System

Definition: Under Gantt Task System, the standard time is fixed for the completion of a task based on a careful time and motion study. The worker’s actual performance is compared against the standard time to determine his efficiency and make the payments accordingly. The Gantt task system guarantees the worker’s time-rate for the level of…

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