Human Resources Verbs: Part 2

 

HR verbs 1

 

In this post, I introduce the second group of human resources verbs. These verbs can be used to talk about human resources processes as well as workforce actions. Note that these verbs are not specific to human resources and can be used in other business areas as well.

 

Acknowledge
Convince
Dismiss
Employ
Escalate
Enforce
Improve
Join
Leave
Motivate
Participate
Reinforce

Acknowledge

Example: It is important to employers to be acknowledged for their work. Payment is no longer enough.

 

Convince

Example: The staff were not satisfied with their salaries. They convinced the HR manager to reconsider their payments.

 

Dismiss

Example: After receiving a series of poor evaluations, the company decided to dismiss Larry.

 

Employ

Example: Lotus Ltd. employs people who are motivated, sharp, and smart.

 

Escalate

Example: HR manager ignored employee complaints, therefore, staff strikes began and the situation escalated.

 

Enforce

Example: HR department had to enforce HR policies to avoid ethical and financial issues.

 

Improve

Example: Employee evaluations aim to help improve both employee and company performance.

 

Join

Example: A member from each department is joining the team to help address employee issues.

 

Leave

Example: Nadia could not perform well in a group, so she talked to the manager. She will leave the team as soon as someone takes her place.

 

Motivate

Example: Jack believes that senior members of the marketing team can motivate newcomers to become more involved.

 

Participate

Example: Employees have the right to participate in quarterly meetings and share their opinions.

 

Reinforce

Example: Team leaders have to find ways to reinforce their members to better perform as a team.

 

Real-world Example: Functions of HR Department by BizFluent

Bizfluent identifies six HR functions in the link below. Some of the verbs above are used in the text. You can add new verbs from the link to your list.

https://bizfluent.com/info-8244762-six-functions-human-resource-department.html

 

Task 1

    Using the verbs above and the example as a model, write a summary about the HR department in your company.

 

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