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Glossary list

Paid Parental Leave

Supported by legislation allowing 22 weeks paid leave which a new mother may share with her partner, funded by a payroll levy.

Performance Management

This is a process of identifying, evaluating and developing the work performance of employees in an organisation, in order that organisational objectives are more effectively achieved and understood by employees.

Personal Grievance

A complaint brought by one party to an employment contract against another party. See Part 9 of the Employment Relations Act 2000.

Pre-employment Checks

Employers may want to conduct pre-employment screenings of job applicants, often conducted by private third-party organizations that specialize in background screening.

Probationary Arrangements

Where the parties to an employment agreement agree as part of the agreement that an employee will serve a period of probation or trial after the commencement of the employment. See Section 66 Employment Relations Act 2000.

Psychometric Testing

Psychometric tests are designed by psychologists to test a person's mental state, personality and thought processes. They are often used as part of the recruitment process and usually consist of multiple-choice questions.