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DSST Human Resource Management

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1. Teaching short-term skills. May be 'on-the-job' or 'off-the-job'.

2. A written description of the basic tasks - duties - minimum required experience - and responsibilities required of an employee holding a particular job.

3. 1964 - amended in 1972 - 1991 - and 1994. Broadest and most significant law affecting employment opportunity rights.

4. A concept Richard Hackman and Greg Oldham formulated after researching job design - focusing on three main parts: core job dimensions - critical psychological states - and employee growth need.

5. Flexible working hours that allow workers to choose start and end times.

6. Sexual harassment that uses rewards; potential for criminal prosecution.

7. Helps manager translate measurement framework from strategic to operational goals.

8. Rates performance of employee achievement of goals set by manager and the employee.

9. 1990. Employers cannot discriminate against people with physical or mental capabilities - and must make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities or religious preferences.

10. A method of moving the employee to different jobs for variety - designed to prevent boredom of repetitive tasks.

11. 1959. Specially tailored to make labor officials responsible for the union's financial affairs - to prevent bully-boy tactics - ensure democratic voting practices within unions - outlaw secondary boycotts - and restrict picketing. Also called Labor-M

12. Harmful stress that accompanies a feeling of insecurity.

13. A communication of strong and weak points of the employee's performance - and then in which the employee responds with his feelings about the appraisal.

14. Pay based on skills and increased job knowledge. Also called skilled based or knowledge based pay.

15. Developed in response to a majority dominating the workforce.

16. Teaching long-term skills.

17. Insurance that pays for nursing homes and medical-related costs to old age and illness.

18. A use of motivators to increase satisfaction.

19. 1938. Provided basic pay structure for workers. Those that have to be paid are non-exempt and must be paid at least the minimum wage. Those who hold executive or managerial positions are exempt.

20. An extremely hard goal - but not impossible to reach.

21. A pension plan in which the amount is specific.

22. The process of screening - interviewing - and hiring individuals.

23. Two part-time employees share one full time position.

24. A leader who motivates people to transcend their personal interests for the good of the group; characterized by the ability to bring innovation.

25. An interview that places the applicant in a simulated high stress setting to interview the candidate.

26. 1936. Responsible for prevailing minimum wage in a locality. Regular working hours identified as 8 per day and 40 per week; and time and a half for additional; no employment for convicts and children.

27. Purposeful discrimination.

28. Highest level of Maslow's hierarchy. Includes morality - creativity - spontaneity - problem solving - lack of prejudice - and acceptance of facts.

29. Reward given for desired behavior.

30. Power derived from the degree in which one is admired and people want to emulate them.

31. A problem in evaluation due to being compared to someone previously evaluated.

32. 1993. Applies to employers with fifty or more employees. Paternal and maternal leave covered under this act.

33. 1963. Amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act. No discrimination of pay - benefits - or pension based on gender.

34. When every desired behavior is reinforced; effective when the behavior is new.

35. Pay according to the number of units produced.

36. The ability to influence people to achieve goals for the organization.

37. An appraisal temporal error when the evaluation is based upon the employee's most recent behavior.

38. Highly trained workers that are a group that perform interdependent tasks.

39. 1994. Jobs are protected for those that go on short military service.

40. Test used by courts to assess merits of prima facie case of disparate treatment when lacking evidence - requires plaintiff to show he: 1. belongs to protected group -2. has applied and is qualified - 3. was rejected despite qualifications - and 4. th

41. Rewards according to a random number of behaviors. Results in very high performance.

42. A decision that considers humanity's fundamental rights.

43. Withdrawal of a reward.

44. Team formed to solve a major organizational issue.

45. Removal of something unpleasant for desire behavior.

46. Performance appraisal by an employee of their superior. Usually evaluates on leadership - oral communication - delegation of authority - coordination of team efforts - and interest in subordinates.

47. When some of the desired behavior is reinforced. Can be classified into four groups: fixed-interval - fixed-ratio - variable-interval - and variable-ratio.

48. A trait method that requires the rater to describe the employee's performance in a statement.; fairly subjective and reliant on the manager's ability to write effective statements.

49. Rewards according to random times. Results in moderately high and stable performance.

50. An early retirement incentive in a form of a cash bonus or increased pension.