The modification of the Constitution or a law; may be either formal (written) or informal (unwritten).
Measurement approach that provides an overall picture of an organization's performance as measured against goals in finance, customers internal business processes and learning and growth.
Analysis that Shows the point in time at which money put into an HR program is equal to or greater than its return.
Break Even Analysis
A measure of association that indicates the relationship between two variables.
Involving applying specific premises to a given situation to develop certain predictions about understanding of a situation.
Ratio that allows management to determine the financial impact particular activities and programs will have on a company's profitability.
Sale by a company of an asset that is not performing well, that is not core to the company's business or that is worth more as a separate entity.
Process of conducting an intensive investigation of a corporation as one of the first steps Ina pending merger or acquisition.
A process that systematically surveys, identifies and interprets relevant data to identify external opportunities and threats.
Form of budgeting in which an average cost is applied to comparable expenses and general funding is changed by a specific amount.
Project planning tool that graphically dispays activities of a project in sequential order and plots them against TIME.
Involves looking at a set of observations and designing a rule that characterizes or explains a pattern underlying the observations.
Form of budgeting in which the prior budget is the basis fir allocation of funds.
Organizational structure that combines dwpartmentalization by division and function to gain the benefits of both.
Project planning tool that is used to schedule, organize and coordinate TASKS within a project.
Specifies what the comapny does, who its customers are and the priorities it has set in pursuing its work.
Reasearch that utilizes open ended interviewing to exploe and understand the attitudes, opinions,feelings and behaviors.
Seeks to obtain easily quantifiable data on a limited number of measurent points.
Number of members of an organization tht have to be present before official business may be conducted.
Statistical methods used to predict a variable from one or more predictor variables.
Ability of an instrument to measure consistently.
Diagram that shows the relationship between data items using x and y axes.
A measure of variation that indicated how much scores are spread out around the mean or average.
Ability of an instrument to measure what it is intended to measure.
Short term alliance between independent organizations in a potentially long term relationship to design, produce, and distribute a product.
Form of budgeting that requires that expenditures be justified for each new period and in which budgets start at zero.
Zero Based Budgeting
Occurs when the selection rate for a protected class is less than 80% of the rate for the class with the highest selection rate; also know as disparate impact.
TESTS that measure the general ability of capacity to learn or acquire a new skill.
Method of evaluating candidates, using content-valid work samples of a job; typically for managerial positions.
Analysis in which organization considers internal and external availability in determining theoretical availability of minorities and women for established job groups.
Situation in which gender, religion, national origin or age is reasonably necessary to carrying out a particular job function in the normal operations of the business or enterprise.
BFOQ - Bona fide Occupational Qualification
Specifies that federal enforcement agencies will not expect an employer to evaluate each component of the selection process individually if the total process does not have an adverse impact.
Bottom Line Concept
Situation in which an organization shares joint responsibility and liability for their alternative workers with an alternative staffing supplier; also known as joint employment.
A type of criterion related validity determined by relating the test scores of a group of test takers who take a test (test A) to some other criterion measure (test B) that is administered at the same time.
Degree to which an interview, test or other selection device measures the knowledge, skills, abilities, or other qualifications that are part of the job.
The extent to which a selection device measures the theoretical construct or trait (e.g. intelligence or mechanical comprehension).
Occurs when an employer makes working conditions so intolerable that an employee has no choice but to resign.
Refers to the link between a selection device and job performance
Criterion related validity
Failure to recognize responses of a candidate that are socially acceptable rather than factual.
Forecasting technique that progressively collects information from a group without physically assembling the contributors.
Occurs when protected classes are intentionally treated differently from other employees or are evaluated by a different standard.
Provides some relief to employers using third parties to conduct workplace investigations.
Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT)
Act that prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of their genetic information in both employment and health care.
Genetic Information and Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
A systematic study of jobs to determine what activities and responsibilities they include, their relative importance and relationship with other jobs, the personal qualification necessary for performance to fit job, and the conditions under which the work is performed.
Part of an affirmative action plan that lists all job titles that comprise each job group having similar content and responsibilities, wage and opportunities for advancement.
Job Group Analysis
Act that creates a rolling time frame for filing wage discrimination claims and expands plaintiff filed beyond employee who was discriminated against.
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Traditional term used to describe employees brought in from another country to work in the headquarters country for a specific period.
Knowledge, Skills and abilities and personal attributes that can link individuals or teams to enhance performance; critical success factors needed to perform a given role in an organization.
Uses information from the past and present to predict expected future conditions; includes managerial estimates, Delphi technique, and nominal group technique.
Statistical method that can be used to project future demand; several variables are utilized.
Multiple Linear Regression
Group of individual who meet face-to-face to forecast ideas and assumptions and prioritize issues.
Nominal Group Technique
Citizens of an organization's headquarters country who reside and work abroad with intent of returning to the home country.
Parent-country nationals (PCN's)
Objectives or targets in an affirmative action plan when the percentage of protected class workers is less than is reasonably expected given availability.
A type of criterion related validity; the degree to which the predictions made by a test are confirmed by the later behavior of test takers.
Latin term for "on first view" or "at first appearance", in an EEO case, when a plaintiff presents evidence of a prima facie case, the employer must articulate a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason for its decision.
Result of an employer 'punishing' an employee for engaging in activities protected by the law (e.g. filing a discrimination charge, opposing unlawful employer practices).
Traditional term used to describe employee who are citizens of countries other than where they work or where the organization's headquarters resides.
Third-country national (TCN's)
Use of statistics to determine whether relationships exist between two variables.
Trend and Ratio Analysis
Legal doctrine under which a party can be held liable for the wrongful actions of another party.
Procedural document designed to assist employers in complying with federal regulations prohibiting discrimination.
Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures