Pay – Human Resources vocabulary mind map 4

This is the fourth Louise‘s series of Human Resources vocabulary mind maps.

The first one focused on people and places; the second on strategy and policy. The third had vocabulary for talking about employee relations. This one is about that most important subject: pay.

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/s to for each definition.

1.  a fixed amount of money that you earn each month or year from your job

wage / salary / pay

2. pay that does not change even if conditions change

basic wage/ flat rate / hourly rate

3. an extra amount of money that you earn in your job every time you sell a product or get a new customer

bonus / incentive / commission

4. pay that increases when you are successful at your job and that goes down when you are not successful

performance-related pay/ incentive / expenses

5. the total amount before taxes or costs have been taken out

basic salary / gross salary / annual salary

6. something that an employee receives from the company they work for, other than their usual pay, for example a car or health insurance

fringe benefit / piece work / benefit in kind

7. an extra amount of pay given to someone because they work in an expensive area such as a big city

weighting / expenses / minimum wage

 

 

 


Answers

1. a fixed amount of money that you earn each month or year from your job = salary / pay

2. pay that does not change even if conditions change = flat rate / basic wage

3. an extra amount of money that you earn in your job every time you sell a product or get a new customer = commission

4. pay that increases when you are successful at your job and that goes down when you are not successful = performance-related pay

5. the total amount before taxes or costs have been taken out = gross salary / annual salary

6. something that an employee receives from the company they work for, other than their usual pay, for example a car or health insurance = benefit in kind / fringe benefit

7. an extra amount of pay given to someone because they work in an expensive area such as a big city = weighting

 

 


 

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.

Employee Relations – Human resources vocabulary 3

People and places – Human resources vocabulary 1

Strategy and policy – Human resources vocabulary 2

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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