Background Screen/Pre employment Screening
A screening that is conducted to ensure that the organization is employing qualified and honest employees and those capable of performing the assigned duties to the best of their ability. The screening process can include various parameters such as ascertaining if there are any criminal records, past addresses, age, corporate affiliations, bankruptcies if any, drug screening, skills assessment, behavioral assessment and so on.
Base Wage Rate
The monthly salary or hourly wage paid for a job irrespective of benefits, bonuses or overtime.
Behaviourally Anchored Rating Scale(BARS)
An appraisal that requires raters to list important dimensions of a particular job and collect information regarding critical behaviors that distinguish between successful and unsuccessful performance.
Behavioral Based Interview
An interview technique used to determine whether a candidate is qualified for a position based on their past behavior. The interviewer asks the candidate for specific examples from past work experience when certain behaviors were exhibited.
The behavior qualities and character traits of a person. These act as markers that can predict how successful will be at the position they are applying for.
Behavioral Risk Management
The process of analyzing and identifying workplace behavioral issues and implementing programs, policies or services most suitable for correcting or eliminating various employee behavioral problems.
Benefits are a form of compensation paid to employees over and above the amount of pay specified as a base salary. Benefits form a part of the compensation package offered to employees.
A blended workforce indicates the total workforce including permanent full time employees, part timers, temporary employees and independent contractors.
A pay structure that exchanges a large number of narrow salary ranges for a smaller number of broad salary ranges. This kind of pay structure encourages the development of broad employee skills and growth while reducing the opportunity for promotion.
Bonus is a financial incentive given to current employees to reward their performance at work. It is a way by which employers show their gratitude towards their workforce in helping to achieve company goals. This boosts morale and in turn productivity.
Bullying (Workplace Bullying)
Repeated health harming mistreatment, verbal abuse, conduct which is threatening, humiliating or intimidation such that it interferes with work.
Giving long standing employees whose positions are to be eliminated the option of taking other positions within the company that they are qualified to take and currently held by employees with less seniority.
Burnout occurs when there is physical and/or mental exhaustion. Work stress, prolonged working hours or lack of a support system at work can all lead to burnout.