Workplace jargons

Whenever we join a workplace after completing our education , we find that the seniors use terminologies or jargons that we haven’t heard in our lives.

This blog talks about few such workplace jargons that will be helpful for freshers if we want to adjust in the professional world quickly.

So here comes the list !

  1. Annual leave: Paid vacation leave given by employers to employees.
  2. Background Check: A method used by employers to verify the accuracy of the information provided by potential candidates.
  3. Benefits: A part of an employee’s compensation package.
  4. Breaks: Short periods of rest taken by employees during working hours.
  5. Compensation Package: The combination of salary and benefits that an employer provides to his/her employees.
  6. Compensatory Time (Comp Time): Time off in lieu of pay.
  7. Contract Employee: An employee who works for one organization that sells said employee’s service to another company, either on a project or time basis.
  8. Contract of Employment: When an employee is offered work in exchange for wages or salary, and accepts the offer made by the employer, a contract of employment exists.
  9. Corporate Culture: The beliefs and values shared by all the members of a company, and imparted from one generation of employees to another.
  10. Counter Offer/Counter Proposal: A negotiation technique used by potential candidates to increase the amount of salary offered by a company.
  11. Cover Letter: A letter that accompanies a candidate’s resume. It emphasizes the important points in the candidate’s resume and provides real examples that prove the candidate’s ability to perform the expected job role.
  12. Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume: A summary of a candidate’s achievements, educational background, work experience, skills and strengths.
  13. Declining Letter: A letter sent by an employee to an employer, turning down the job offer made by the employer to the employee.
  14. Deductions:Amounts subtracted from an employee’s pay and listed on the employee’s pay slip.
  15. Discrimination: The act of treating one person not as favourably as another person.
  16. Employee: A person who works for another person in exchange for payment.
  17. Employee Training: A workshop or in-house training that an employee is asked to attend by his or her superior, for the benefit of the employer.
  18. Employment Gaps: Periods of unemployed time between jobs.
  19. Fixed-Term Contract: A contract of employment which gets terminated on an agreed-upon date.
  20. Follow-Up: The act of contacting a potential employer after a candidate has submitted his or her resume.
  21. Freelancer/Consultant/Independent Contractor: A person who works for him or herself and pitches for temporary jobs and projects with different employers.
  22. Holiday: Paid time-off from work.
  23. Hourly Rate: The amount of salary or wages paid for 60 minutes of work.
  24. Internship: A job opportunity offered by an employer to a potential employee, called an intern, to work at the employer’s company for a fixed, limited time period.
  25. Interview: A conversation between a potential employee and a representative of an employer, in order to determine if the potential employee should be hired.
  26. Job Application: A form which asks for a candidate’s information like the candidate’s name, address, contact details and work experience. The purpose of a candidate submitting a job application, is to show that candidate’s interest in working for a particular company.
  27. Job Offer: An offer of employment made by an employer to a potential employee.
  28. Job Search Agent: A program that enables candidates to search for employment opportunities by selecting criteria listed in the program, for job vacancies.
  29. Lay Off: A lay off occurs when an employee is temporarily let go from his or her job, due to the employer not having any work for that employee.
  30. Leave: Formal permission given to an employee, by his or her employer, to take a leave of absence from work.
  31. Letter of Acceptance: A letter given by an employer to an employee, confirming the offer of employment made by the employer, as well as the conditions of the offer.
  32. Letter of Agreement: A letter that outlines the terms of employment.
  33. Letter of Recommendation: A letter written for the purpose of validating the work skills of a person.
  34. Maternity Leave: Leave taken from work by women who are pregnant, or who have just given birth.
  35. Mentor: A person who is employed at a higher level than you, who offers you advice and guides you in your career.
  36. Minimum wage: The minimum wage amount paid on an hourly basis.
  37. Notice: An announcement made by an employee or an employer, stating that the employment contract will end on a particular date.
  38. Offer of Employment: An offer made by an employer to a prospective employee that contains important information pertaining to the job being offered, like the starting date, salary, working conditions etc.
  39. Open-Ended Contract: A contract of employment that continues till the employer or employee terminates it.
  40. Overqualified: A person who is not suited for a particular job because he or she has too many years of work experience, or a level of education that is much higher than required for the job, or is currently or was previously too highly paid.
  41. Part-Time Worker: An employee who works for fewer hours than the standard number of hours normally worked.
  42. Paternity Leave: Leave granted to a man who has recently become a father.
  43. Recruiters/Headhunters/Executive Search Firms: Professionals who are paid by employers to search for people to fill particular positions.
  44. Resigning/Resignations: When an employee formally informs his or her employer that he or she is quitting his or her job.
  45. Self-Employed: A person who has his or her own business and does not work in the capacity of an employee.
  46. Time Sheet: A form that is submitted to an employer, by an employee, that contains the number of hours worked every day by the employee.

Arnab Ghosh

My name is Arnab Ghosh. I have been working as a Corporate professional for the past 19 years. After completing my graduation from City College {University of Calcutta}, I started my career with R.S.Software India, followed by Vedika Software Pvt.Ltd. Have worked with industry giants such as Convergys, Satyam Nipuna Services, Wipro BPO, Tata Teleservices Limited, Aircel, TaxiForSure, Brainware University among others. I am a certified trainer from Aircel Academy – Manager As a Coach & Trainer. I have also completed certifications from TBO Academy & Alison Education in the field of “Soft Skills“, the knowledge of which I apply to my students at my University regularly. I have also successfully completed “The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing” certification from Google and “Digital Marketing Course” from TBO Academy. I was awarded “Google Analytics for Beginners” certificate by Google after successfully completing their course. I have achieved CEFR level B2 (Upper Intermediate) in a test of English proficiency from the British Council English Score. I am a bundle of drive, energy, commitment, and dedication and firmly believe in living my life in my own terms, be it working my heart out to achieve business targets or enjoying my spare time doing things that give me joy and feelings of contentment. My hobbies include reading books & listening to music and blogging. I sincerely believe that one should never lose focus in life and that one has to put in a lot of hard work & effort to reach the top.