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Heterogeneous groups

Groups that are comprised of people from different cultures.

   

High context cultures

Cultures that value the full context of a communication including non-verbal cues and the relationship with the speaker.

   

Holding company

A company owning a significant portion of another companys voting stock in order to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board members.

   

Homogenous groups

Groups that are comprised of people from different cultures.

   

Horizontal organization

A flat organizational structure that consists of fewer hierarchal levels. Such organizational structures often rely on the use of cross-functional teams.

   

Hostile takeover

A leveraged purchase of a company that goes against the wishes of the target companys management and board of directors.

   

Human capital

The collective knowledge, skills and abilities of an organizations employees.

   

Human resource accounting

The process of measuring employee costs and value to the company.

   

Human resource auditing

The process of assessing HR programs and services to determine effectiveness or efficiency.

   

Human resource metrics

Measurements used to determine the value and effectiveness of HR strategies. Typically includes such items as cost-per-hire, turnover rates/costs, training and human capital ROI, labor/productivity rates and costs, benefit costs per employee, etc.

   

Human resources planning

The process of anticipating future staffing needs and ensuring that a sufficient pool of talent possessing the skills and experience needed will be available to meet those needs.

Hybrid organization

An organization whose structure is comprised of both vertical and horizontal models.

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