Does firing and laying an employee off mean the same thing? What is the difference between on boarding and orienting a new employee? Refer to the definitions that follow to learn more.
Fire – ending the employment of a worker due to poor performance or inappropriate behavior. Also referred to as “termination”.
Hire – the process of offering employment to an individual.
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Job Description – a document that highlights the job tasks and responsibilities required to perform the work effectively.
Layoff – when a worker’s position ends due to financial hardship within a company or due to a business restructuring.
Onboarding – the process of orienting or training a newly hired employee. This includes helping the employee to become familiar with work place procedures or practice. Oftentimes onboarding and orientation are used interchangeably.
Resignation – the act of voluntarily ending a job.
Termination – ending the employment of a worker due to poor performance or inappropriate behavior. Also referred to as “firing”.
Check out more HR terms by visiting the Easy Small Business HR Dictionary
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