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Questions for review


1. “Happiness at work” index: what is it?

2. Why is recruiting good people a difficult task?

3. Why do many companies use special testing systems for their candidates?

4. What is job description? Job specification?

5. What categories do HR managers consider in job specifications?

6. Speak about man profile. What items or points does it include?

7. What are the ways to reward employees?

8. What theories of organizing people do you know?

9. According to what theories are people within an organization grouped?

10. What are the functions of an HR manager?

11. What are the principal activities of such departments?

12. What other fields of management are the results of the activity of HR departments connected with?

13. What is the importance of HR department?

14. How many ways of finding a job can you think of? Which one is the most reliable?

15. Have you ever worked or done a holiday job? Share your experience.

16. What is motivation? What is a motive?

17. What factors do concepts of ability and motivation imply? Why are these factors so important?

18. Why is alignment with organizational goals considered a critical factor?

19. What motivating theories can you name? Explain each. Which one would you follow, as a manager?

20. How would you rank the motivating and hygiene factors of Herzberg’s theory for yourself?

21. What things did you like most about the best job you ever had? Does your answer conform to any of the motivation theories?

22. What motivates employees better: incentive schemes or cash rewards? Why?

23. Which material/non-material benefits would you provide your employees with, as a manager?

24. What is a reward? In what do extrinsic and intrinsic rewards differ? Do they have anything in common?

25. Is the average employee motivated by extrinsic or intrinsic rewards? Why?

26. What is, from your point of you, the general relation between age and job satisfaction?

27. What is the most motivation-oriented phase of life? Discuss why.

28. What factors motivate you more in your studies? Rank them in order of importance.


Key terms


Employee employer executive applicant man profile

Remuneration theory X theory Y incentive schemes

Employee motivation motivation theory hierarchy of needs




1. retention 35. aptitude

2. vacancy 36. aspiration

3. expansion 37. to fire

4. replacement 38. to hire

5. to coerce 39. poorly-chosen

6. inherently 40. ill-chosen

7. payroll 41. well-chosen

8. indisputable 42. to redeploy

9. assumptions 43. application

10. innate

11. downsizing

12. rightsizing

13. manpower

14. unskilled

15. motive

16. incentive

17. ability

18. training

19. peers

20. self-actualizing

21. self-esteem

22. self-prospect

23. recognition

24. achievement

25. advancement

26. promotion

27. fulfillment

28. tenure

29. redundancy

Protection from

Freedom from

32. shelter from

33. payoff

34. the red tape

Word combinations


1. HR department

2. staff turnover

3. key vacancy

4. build up goodwill for a company

5. rooted in experience

6. to place a lot of confidence in smb

7. theory holds

8. average person

9. poorly-selected labor force

10. man profile

11. white/blue-collar jobs

12. to submit to smth

13. win a top job

14. job description

15. job specification

16. to correlate with smth

17. job mobility

18. to put through an interview

19. a scope of smth

20. a guide to smth

21. mechanical/motor skills

22. to make difference to smth

23. to gain recognition

24. career accomplishment

25. to shift to smth

26. to make demand on smth

27. pragmatic assumption

28. manual dexterity

29. personality traits

30. live by creeds and values

31. deeply embedded

32. to be indifferent to smth

33. payroll records

34. external control

35. to work under pressure

36. to avoid responsibility

37. to seak security

38. willingness to assume responsibility

39. to be enthusiastic about

40. alignment with organizational goals

41. to walk over smb

42. to be in sync with

43. social/psychological needs

44. motivating

45. hygiene factors

46. to maximize performance on the job

47. working conditions

48. fear ofdeprivation

49. growth needs

50. a sense ofaccomplishment

51. to work at a challenging job

52. fringe benefits

53. non-cash/cash rewards

54. to reap material benefits

55. status symbols

56. flexible hours

57. flexitime

58. to commute long distances

59. to be on track

60. to trigger feelings

61. to realize one’s potential

62. to feel valued

63. to feel short-changed

64. to be consistent with smth

65. to be reluctant to do smth

66. to be confident of smth

67. to be secondary tosmth

68. profit-sharing scheme

69. positive feedback

70. personal development

71. job performance

Employee Motivation

1) Introduction

2) Recruiting

3) Job specification. Man profile

4) Theory X. Theory Y.

5) Concepts of ability and motivation

6) Employee motivation theories

7) Incentive schemes vs cash rewards

8) Conclusion



Date: 2016-01-03; view: 1234

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