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The Right Candidate: English HR Vocabulary

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The Right Candidate: English HR Vocabulary

  1. 1. “The Right Candidate” Recruitment & the Selection Process – ESL Vocabulary
  2. 2. Quotes & Expressions
  3. 3. R____________ or H_______________ is the process of finding people for a particular job.
  4. 4. Recruitment or Hiring (US) is the process of finding people for a particular job. “We’re currently recruiting talented sales people to join our team.” “Sorry, we’re not hiring at this time. I’ll keep your CV on file and let you know when we have an opening.”
  5. 5. What are some synonyms for “Employees
  6. 6. “Employees” synonyms: • Staff • Workforce • Workers • Personnel • Laborer (usually physical) • Labor force • [a] recruit (newly hired) • [a] hire (newly hired)
  7. 7. What are some words used for people who are applying for a job?
  8. 8. People who are applying for a job can be called: • Applicants • Candidates / Job Candidate • Interviewees • Job Seeker / Job Hunter • Contender (if they have a good chance) • Prospects
  9. 9. While there are many ways to hear about a job, applicants usually need to submit a CV. In America, we usually call CV’s by another name: R___________________
  10. 10. While there are many ways to hear about a job, applicants usually need to submit a CV. In America, we usually call CV’s by another name:Résumé
  11. 11. Recruiters 4 TYPES
  12. 12. 1. H________ H__________ A recruiter who focuses on searching for qualified personnel for executive positions. • They usually approaching talent who may not be actively looking for a new job.
  13. 13. 1. HEAD HUNTER A recruiter who focuses on searching for qualified personnel for executive positions. • They usually approaching talent who may not be actively looking for a new job.
  14. 14. 2. N________ Recruiter A recruiter who operates within a specific field. • They’re also called “Boutique Recruiters” / “Specialist Recruiters” • hint: this is the opposite of “mass”
  15. 15. 2. NICHE Recruiter A recruiter who operates within a specific field. • They’re also called “Boutique Recruiters” / “Specialist Recruiters”
  16. 16. 3. G__________ RecruiterThis is a recruiter who offers their services across multiple fields. This is the opposite of a niche recruiter. *idiom: “to wear many hats”
  17. 17. 3. GENERALIST Recruiter This is a recruiter who offers their services across multiple fields. This is the opposite of a niche recruiter. *idiom: “to wear many hats”
  18. 18. 4. I___________ RecruiterA recruiter who works on their own (as opposed to being employed by an agency) offering their recruitment services to clients either on a contingent basis or at an hourly rate.
  19. 19. 4. INDEPENDENT Recruiter A recruiter who works on their own (as opposed to being employed by an agency) offering their recruitment services to clients either on a contingent basis or at an hourly rate. * Contingent = They only get paid if certain conditions are met
  20. 20. Candidates
  21. 21. 1. A___________ Candidate Refers to someone who is looking for a new position. They’ve registered with a recruitment agency; they’re checking job boards; they may be telling their contacts that they’re in the market for a new job.
  22. 22. 1. Active Candidate Refers to someone who is looking for a new position. They’ve registered with a recruitment agency; they’re checking job boards; they may be telling their contacts that they’re in the market for a new job.
  23. 23. 2. P___________ Candidate This is someone who is happy in their current role. They are certainly not on the lookout for a new opportunity, but if they are contacted, they may be open to meet for a coffee.
  24. 24. 2. PASSIVE Candidate This is someone who is happy in their current role. They are certainly not on the lookout for a new opportunity, but if they are contacted, they may be open to meet for a coffee.
  25. 25. 3. Applicant P________ Some people use the phrase ‘applicant p______’ to describe the group of candidates who have actually applied for a position. Others see it more as the group of potential candidates ‘out there’ who might be available or interested a certain role.
  26. 26. 3. Applicant POOL Some people use the phrase ‘applicant pool’ to describe the group of candidates who have actually applied for a position. Others see it more as the group of potential candidates ‘out there’ who might be available or interested a certain role.
  27. 27. 4. Job H__________ A “nickname” or word we use to describe a person who changes jobs frequently.
  28. 28. 4. Job Hopper A “nickname” or word we use to describe a person who changes jobs frequently.
  29. 29. 5. T_____________ Skills Refer to a candidate’s skills that are able to be utilized in a variety of industries or across a number of different types of jobs. Ex: sales experience; Powerpoint/Excel expert
  30. 30. 5. TRANSFERABLE Skills Refer to a candidate’s skills that are able to be utilized in a variety of industries or across a number of different types of jobs. Ex: sales experience; Powerpoint/Excel expert
  31. 31. Types of Positions
  32. 32. 1. IN_____________SHIP This is usually an unpaid position for someone seeking to gain relevant work experience. Some internships are paid but the rate is usually lower than standard. *classic duty: getting everyone coffee
  33. 33. 1. INTERNSHIP This is usually an unpaid position for someone seeking to gain relevant work experience. Some internships are paid but the rate is usually lower than standard. These are called “Interns”
  34. 34. 2. E________ Level A job that does not require experience, usually aimed at candidates straight out of college.
  35. 35. 2. Entry-Level A job that does not require experience, usually aimed at candidates straight out of college.
  36. 36. 3. ___-Level Based on positions such as ‘CEO, CIO, and CTO’, these jobs are top level jobs responsible for management of a particular aspect of the company.
  37. 37. 3. C-Level Based on positions such as ‘CEO, CIO, and CTO’, these jobs are top level jobs responsible for management of a particular aspect of the company.
  38. 38. An opportunity to move into another position within the organization with the same level of responsibility or pay but typically in a different department. 4. L_______ Job Transfer The Career Ladder
  39. 39. An opportunity to move into another position within the organization with the same level of responsibility or pay but typically in a different department. 4. LATERAL Job Transfer The Career Ladder
  40. 40. 5. T________ jobs refers to a situation where the employee is expected to leave the employer within a certain period of time. Ex: covering for Maternity Leave; holiday; illness, additional work, etc.
  41. 41. 5. TEMP jobs refers to a situation where the employee is expected to leave the employer within a certain period of time. Ex: covering for Maternity Leave; holiday; illness, additional work, etc.
  42. 42. 6. Job Sh___________ Ex: if a less experienced sales team member followed an experienced member for 2 weeks in order to improve their skills When an employee spends time with another employee in a similar or higher position in order to learn more about the role.
  43. 43. 6. Job SHADOWING Ex: if a less experienced sales team member followed an experienced member for 2 weeks in order to improve their skills When an employee spends time with another employee in a similar or higher position in order to learn more about the role.
  44. 44. Some common Jargon / Lingo
  45. 45. What are some ways to say “Salary”
  46. 46. What are some ways to say “Salary” • Pay • Wage • Income • Earnings • Compensation • Remuneration • Fee
  47. 47. Benefits are the non-cash incentives that are provided along with the salary. For example, cars, taxi card, gym membership, a parking pass, flexible hours, or lunch from the canteen every day. “P_________” and “Fringe benefits” mean the same thing.
  48. 48. Benefits are the non-cash incentives that are provided along with the salary. For example, cars, taxi card, gym membership, a parking pass, flexible hours, or lunch from the canteen every day. “PERKS” and “Fringe benefits” mean the same thing.
  49. 49. Most commonly seen in sales-related positions, this is the estimated amount an employee will receive IF they meet all their targets and therefore qualify for all their commissions. O____ Target Ea_________ (OTE)
  50. 50. Most commonly seen in sales-related positions, this is the estimated amount an employee will receive IF they meet all their targets and therefore qualify for all their commissions. ON Target EARNINGS (OTE)
  51. 51. When a salary is based on the amount of experience a candidate has, we usually see this. D_________ On E____________(DOE
  52. 52. When a salary is based on the amount of experience a candidate has, we usually see this. DEPENDS On EXPERIENCE (DOE)
  53. 53. Rather than paying overtime, a company may offer an arrangement where an employee does not have to come in to work for the duration of the hours they have worked overtime. (They get time off) C_______Time Ex: If you worked until 10 pm, you don’t need to come until the office until noon.
  54. 54. Rather than paying overtime, a company may offer an arrangement where an employee does not have to come in to work for the duration of the hours they have worked overtime. (They get time off) COMP time
  55. 55. T__________ Management A program for managing the people within an organization in order to grow or attract top employees (with a lot of potential)
  56. 56. TALENT Management A program for managing the people within an organization in order to grow or attract top employees (with a lot of potential)
  57. 57. The introduction given to a new employee to get them familiar with their job and the workplace. OR________________ / “Onb_____________”
  58. 58. The introduction given to a new employee to get them familiar with their job and the workplace. ORIENTATION/ “ONBOARDING”
  59. 59. Sourcing Candidates
  60. 60. IN______________ When a candidate is recruited into a new role in the organization from within the business.
  61. 61. INSOURCING / INTERNAL HIRE When a candidate is recruited into a new role in the organization from within the business.
  62. 62. When a function is performed by an employee within the business rather than a third party company. For instance some companies have employed an internal recruiter rather than asking a recruitment firm or independent contract recruiter to get involved. IN-H______________
  63. 63. When a function is performed by an employee within the business rather than a third party company. For instance some companies have employed an internal recruiter rather than asking a recruitment firm or independent contract recruiter to get involved. IN-HOUSE
  64. 64. When a company contracts another organization to perform a function rather than employing a person directly to do it internally. OU________________
  65. 65. When a company contracts another organization to perform a function rather than employing a person directly to do it internally. OUTSOURCE
  66. 66. This refers to the process of hiring talent based overseas in a country where the labor is much cheaper. Off- S_______________
  67. 67. This refers to the process of hiring talent based overseas in a country where the labor is much cheaper. Off- Shore
  68. 68. Refers to ‘stealing’ an employee directly from a competing company. P________________
  69. 69. Refers to ‘stealing’ an employee directly from a competing company. POACHING
  70. 70. Those individuals (typically previous managers) willing to provide personal testimonials around a candidate’s skills, behaviors, and past performance. REF____________ / (to give a “Referral)
  71. 71. Those individuals (typically previous managers) willing to provide personal testimonials around a candidate’s skills, behaviors, and past performance. REFEREE / (to give a “Referral)
  72. 72. One strategy used by companies to reduce their recruitment spending/time. Current employees are offered a sum of money for introducing a candidate, who then accepts a position and successfully passes their probationary period. R____________ Bonus / “Finder’s Fee”
  73. 73. One strategy used by companies to reduce their recruitment spending/time. Current employees are offered a sum of money for introducing a candidate, who then accepts a position and successfully passes their probationary period. REFERRAL Bonus / “Finder’s Fee”
  74. 74. REVIEW QUESTIONS 1. Have you ever experienced company restructuring? 2. Is your company open to “re-employment”? 3. Have you ever had to ‘fire’ someone? What was your approach?
  75. 75. TERMINATION
  76. 76. Terminating employees is an unfortunate, but necessar responsibility to bear. There are a few different ways to refer to being Terminated. Can you name a few?
  77. 77. Formal/Polite Terms Slang/Informal Terms • To be “Downsized” • To be “Laid Off” • to be made “Redundant” • to be “Relieved” of one’s duties • to be “Dismissed” • to be “Let go” • To be/get “fired” • To get “the pink slip” • To be/get “sacked” • To “get the boot” • To “get the axe” • To get “canned”
  78. 78. When a company permanently reduces its work force, usually resulting in many layoffs and redundancies. D_______________
  79. 79. When a company permanently reduces its work force, usually resulting in many layoffs and redundancies. DOWNSIZING
  80. 80. When a person is let go not because of a performance issue, but because their position is no longer required within the business. This is typically accompanied by a compensation package. Re________________
  81. 81. When a person is let go not because of a performance issue, but because their position is no longer required within the business. This is typically accompanied by a compensation package. Redundancy
  82. 82. A post-termination service typically offered by larger organizations designed to help those who may have been made redundant locate a new job based on their skills. Out____________
  83. 83. A post-termination service typically offered by larger organizations designed to help those who may have been made redundant locate a new job based on their skills. OUTPLACEMENT
  84. 84. Sometimes, an employee may decide to end their contract early OR be ‘pushed out’ by their company (not publically fired, but privately pressured to end their contract) To do this, they must R_______________
  85. 85. Sometimes, an employee may decide to end their contract early OR be ‘pushed out’ by their company (not publically fired, but privately pressured to end their contract) To do this, they must RESIGN * They should submit a formal Resignation Letter to HR
  86. 86. In most contracts, there’s a condition regarding resignation and termination. In both cases, the acting party should give N__________ (usually it’s 2 weeks, but it can be up to 2 months).
  87. 87. In most contracts, there’s a condition regarding resignation and termination. In both cases, the acting party should give NOTICE (usually it’s 2 weeks, but it can be up to 2 months).
  88. 88. Is a situation when an employee resigns, and they are told not to come back to the office during their notice period. *They are technically still employed and need to be available to the organization. It is often known as ‘being walked’ as the employee is usually accompanied to their desk to collect their belongings immediately after resigning. G___________ Leave
  89. 89. Is a situation when an employee (maybe through force) resigns, and they are told not to come back to the office during their notice period. *They are technically still employed and need to be available to the organization. It is often known as ‘being walked’ as the employee is usually accompanied to their desk to collect their belongings immediately after resigning. GARDEN / GARDENING Leave
  90. 90. The amount of money given to employees when they are terminated from a position. S_______________ Pay
  91. 91. The amount of money given to employees when they are terminated from a position. SEVERANCE Pay
  92. 92. A formal interview conducted after an employee resigns but before they actually leave the organization to find out the reasons for leaving and to get information the company can use to improve. E_________ Interview
  93. 93. A formal interview conducted after an employee resigns but before they actually leave the organization to find out the reasons for leaving and to get information the company can use to improve. EXIT Interview
  94. 94. This refers to a clause/condition in many employment contracts where the employee agrees not to work for a competing business for a specific period of time. This is often referred to as a “Restraint Clause”. N_____ - COMPETE
  95. 95. This refers to a clause/condition in many employment contracts where the employee agrees not to work for a competing business for a specific period of time. This is often referred to as a “Restraint Clause”. NON - COMPETE
  96. 96. Additional Vocabulary
  97. 97. Many companies offer competitive salaries and incentives to R________(keep) talented employees.
  98. 98. Many companies offer competitive salaries and incentives to RETAIN talented employees.
  99. 99. To Go on S__________ is when a group of people refuse to work / quit their job until certain demands are met. *ex: If the company refuses to buy proper safety equipment for construction workers, they may go on __________ (stop working until the company agrees to buy new equipment.)
  100. 100. To Go on Strike is when a group of people refuse to work / quit their job until certain demands are met. *ex: If the company refuses to buy proper safety equipment for construction workers, they may go on strike (stop working until the company agrees to buy new equipment.)
  101. 101. When a customer doesn’t like something about a business and n longer wants to support it, they are B___________ the business.
  102. 102. When a customer doesn’t like something about a business and n longer wants to support it, they are BOYCOTTING the business. * To Boycott
  103. 103. M__________ Wage is legally, the lowest wage a worker can be paid. On the other hand, a Wage Ce________ or Salary C________ the legal limit to what an employee can be paid. *you usually see this with professional athletes
  104. 104. MINIMUM Wage is legally, the lowest wage a worker can be paid. On the other hand, a Wage CEILING or Salary CAP is the legal limit to what an employee can be paid. *you usually see this with professional athletes
  105. 105. Many companies require employees to take a R________ Course regarding policies, product knowledge, training, and procedures to keep employee knowledge up-to-date
  106. 106. Many companies require employees to take a REFRESHER Course regarding policies, product knowledge, training, and procedures to keep employee knowledge up-to-date
  107. 107. B______-Collar Workers is a term we use in America to describe Manual labor, or typically jobs where you need to work with your hands. These jobs include: • Mechanics • Plumbers • Electricians • Construction workers • Maintenance workers • Assembly line workers (factory)
  108. 108. BLUE-Collar Workers is a term we use in America to describe Manual labor, or typically jobs where you need to work with your hands. These jobs include: • Mechanics • Plumbers • Electricians • Construction workers • Maintenance workers • Assembly line workers (factory)
  109. 109. W______-Collar Workers is a term we use describe workers / a job that is normally in an office. These jobs include: • Accountants • Attorneys • Real Estate Agents • Advertising Executives • Bankers • Engineers
  110. 110. WHITE-Collar Workers is a term we use describe workers / a job that is normally in an office. These jobs include: • Accountants • Attorneys • Real Estate Agents • Advertising Executives • Bankers • Engineers
  111. 111. A person who doesn’t have to work in an office, but can work for a company at home via the internet is called a T_____________ (aka: a work-at-home employee)
  112. 112. A person who doesn’t have to work in an office, but can work for a company at home via the internet is called a TELECOMMUTER (aka: a work-at-home employee) • Telecommuting

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