Unit 2

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Motivation
The Causes of people's actions-why people behave as they do
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Job Enrichment
Providing employees with more challenging tasks/and or greater responsibility and ultimately,opportunities to demonstrate their abilities
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Job Enlargement
Providing employees with more tasks of the same or similar nature,increasing the scope of a job
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Empowerment
Giving employees the means by which they can exercise power over their working lives. They are given the freedom to decide what to do and how to do it
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Team Working
A system where production is organised into large units of work and a group of employees work together in order to meet shared objectives
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Financial Incentives
are the complete set of rewards offered by an organisation contributions, share options and other fringe benefits
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Performance Related Pay
a bonus or salary increase usually awarded for above average employee performance
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Piecework
Payment based on the number of items each worker produces
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Profit Sharing
proportion of a firms profit is divided among its employees in the form of a bonus paid in addition to an employees salary
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Fringe benefits
Benefits received by employees in addition to their wages or salary e.g company car
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share ownership
company gives shares to their employees or sell them at favourible rates below the market price
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Job describtion
outlines the actual and describes the job
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Person Specification
Describes the essential and desirable characteristics that the business requires
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Internal recruitment
when the business looks to fill a vacancy from within its existing workforce
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external recruitment
when the business looks to fill a vacancy from any suitable applicant
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Induction
Education for new employees, which usually involves learning about how the business works rather than about the particular job they will do
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on the job
where an employee learns a job by seeing how its carried out. It is given by the employer at the workplace
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off the job
This takes place away from the workplace and usually provided by an external training provider
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Labour Productivity
A measure of the output per worker in a given time period
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Labour Turnover
The proportion of employees leaving a business over a period of time-usually over a year
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Absenteeism
The proportion of employees not at work on a given day
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Health and Safety absenteeism
The rate of absenteeism due to health and safety reasons
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