Strategy and policy – Human Resources vocabulary mind map 2

Here is the second of Louise‘s Human Resources vocabulary mind maps.

The first one focused on people and places. This one is all about the vocabulary of strategy and policy.

You can see the mind map on Popplet or download a pdf.

Once you have studied the mind map, you can test yourself with the activity in the second part of this blog post.


Test yourself

How well do you know the words in the mind map? Test yourself with this activity. The answers are at the end of this blog post.

Don’t forget you can use a dictionary to help you. The Cambridge English Dictionary has a special business English section.

Activity

Choose the correct word/phrase to complete each sentence.

1.  The ___________ in our company needs improving. It’s really difficult to share information.

knowledge management   /   job evaluation  /  rationalization

2. HR wants to improve ___________ with more team building!

absenteeism  /  staff turnover  /  staff retention

3. The ___________ have gone up because of the success in Europe.

headcount  /  natural wastage  /  workforce levels

4. Our latest ___________ campaign involves creating support networks for women because they are under-represented in managerial roles.

restructuring   /  succession planning  /  equal opportunities

5. Due to the merger, some roles are duplicated so there will have to be ___________ .

outsourcing  /  redeployments   /   subcontracting

6. When people are made redundant, good employers provide ___________ services which help people find new jobs.

redundancy   /   severance  /  outplacement

7. The company wants to offer a more flexible career path so it is advertising  ___________ to encourage movement between countries.

transfers  /  an expatriate programme /  promotions

8. Some companies use ___________ to find new solutions to problems.

suggestion schemes   /   outsourcing  /  affirmative action

9. “Have you heard? The managing director has decided to take ___________.” “Really? He’s only in his fifties!”

voluntary redundancy  /  early retirement  /  compulsory redundancy

10. “What’s the ___________?” “It’s the invisible barrier to women getting senior management positions.”

quota   /  golden hello  /   glass ceiling

 

 

 


Answers

1. The knowledge management in our company needs improving. It’s really difficult to share information.

2. HR wants to improve staff retention with more team building!

3. The workforce levels have gone up because of the success in Europe.

4. Our latest equal opportunities campaign involves creating support networks for women because they are under-represented in managerial roles.

5. Due to the merger, some roles are duplicated so there will have to be redeployments.

6. When people are made redundant, good employers provide outplacement services which help people find new jobs.

7. The company wants to offer a more flexible career path so it is advertising transfers to encourage movement between countries.

8. Some companies use suggestion schemes to find new solutions to problems.

9. “Have you heard? The managing director has decided to take early retirement.” “Really? He’s only in his fifties!”

10. “What’s the glass ceiling?” “It’s the invisible barrier to women getting senior management positions.”

 


 

Did you find this useful? Download a pdf of the mind map.

There are lots more HR vocabulary mind maps to come. We will add a new one soon

If you can’t wait until then, check the website again soon for extra activities using the words from this mind map.

 

There are lots more mind maps on the Stratford Teachers blog.

People and places – Human resouces vocabulary 1

Telephone vocabulary

Lose your job

Internet vocabulary

Trade vocabulary


If you have any questions about the mind map, leave a comment below.

Do you need to develop your business English vocabulary? Send us a message.

 

 

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