Key Term Definitions

Retention
The proportion of a business workforce who remain with the business over a period of time.
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Recruitment
The process of hiring a new employee.
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Selection
The process of choosing which applicant to employ.
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Internal recruitment
Takes place when a job vacancy is filled from within the existing workforce.
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External recruitment
Filling a job vacancy from any suitable person who is not already employed by the business.
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Job analysis
The process of determining what the job entails, including responsibilities and tasks.
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Job description
A summary of what the job entails, including job title, duties and who they are responsible for/ to.
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Person specification
Identifies the requirements of the job holder, including qualifications, experience ans skills.
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Productivity
The amount produced by a worker/machine/factory in a given time; the ability to produce more output with fewer resources.
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Job share
A system where two employees choose to share a full time job; they receive the salary and benefits on a pro rata basis according to the proportion of the full time hours that each works.
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Full Time
Working all the usual hours required of an employee; usually 35 hours or more.
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Part time
Working only a proportion of the full time hours.
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Contracts of employment
A legal document that sets out the terms and conditions of the job for the employer and the employee.
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Zero-hour contracts
A contract of employment where the employer is not obligated to provide any minimum hours of work; the employee is not obligated to accept any work that is offered.
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Recruitment

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The process of hiring a new employee.

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Selection

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Internal recruitment

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External recruitment

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