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Glossary of Human Resource Mgmt 11th Ed. Chapter 10

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Assessment centers
Collections of instruments and exercises designed to diagnose individuals’ development needs.
Career
Series of work-related positions a person occupies throughout life.
Career paths
Represent employees’ movements through opportunities over time.
Coaching
Training and feedback given to employees by immediate supervisors.
Development
Efforts to improve employees’ abilities to handle a variety of assignments and to cultivate employees’ capabilities beyond those required by the current job.
Dual-career ladder
System that allows a person to advance up either a management ladder or a corresponding ladder on the technical/professional side of a career.
Encapsulated development
Situation in which an individual learns new methods and ideas in a development course and returns to a work unit that is still bound by old attitudes and methods.
Individual-centered career planning
Career planning focusing on an individual’s career rather than on organizational needs.
Job rotation
Process of shifting a person from job to job.
Management mentoring
Relationship in which experienced managers aid individuals in the earlier stages of their careers.
Organization-centered career planning
Career planning that focuses on identifying career paths that provide for the logical progression of people between jobs in an organization.
Repatriation
Planning, training, and reassignment of global employees to their home countries.
Sabbatical
Paid time off the job to develop and rejuvenate oneself.
Simulation
Technique that requires participants to analyze a situation and decide the best course of action according to data given.
Succession planning
Process of identifying a longer-term plan for the orderly replacement of key employees.

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