HR Abbreviations

Abbreviations are considered as the luxury of the lazy. Yet, life in the profession could be quite un-exciting without them. How many times have you noticed the Boss marking you the papers in the office by writing, "FNA". And then you carry out the task & send him the note "FKAP". Similarly, "FKPP", "KA", "ASAP","KRA", "MBO", etc. etc. have all been be widely used, understood or abused in the "CJ" of "MNC"&"LJ". For the under-exposed or less-initiated professional corporate mortals (like most of us) needing "HS" breeding, these alphabets packaged in inverted commas mean, "For necessary action", "For Kind Approval Please", "For Kind Perusal Please", "Kindly Advise", "As Soon As Possible", "Key Results Area", "Management By Objectives", "Corporate Jungle", "Multi-National Corporation", and "Lala Ji" respectively . Don't forget the "HS" promoted by the Latka-Jhatka TV anchor person in UN-CENSORED. You still have not got the meaning of "HS"! How "LS"? ("High Society", "Low Society"). When I used to handle placements, I was very fond of using "BOD" and "LBW". Please don't give a blank expression, like most give when they don't know what is there in the abbreviation. Yeah! That's better. The blank expressions are usually there for split seconds only; afterwards everyone is talented enough to hide the bliss of ignorance. Let me tell you a secret - I do the same…Pshsh… "BOD" is meant for giving "Benefit of Doubt" to the candidates. I never reject anyone. I only declare them "LBW"- "Let The Bugger (or Babe) Wait". I love Abbreviations. I don't mind when some people call it a habit of lazy people. Ask them to speak, at least ten times, the full form of "SPICMACAY" (Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth) or the now redundant "COFEPOSA" (Conservation Of Foreign Exchange and Prevention Of Smuggling Activities Act). One of our renowned leader has kept "MISA" as the name of his daughter. I wonder whether he would like to call her every time as "Maintenance of Internal Securities Act". Coming back to the world of Management Abbreviations, I've compiled a reasonably decent list for your everyday benefit. This list is for professional enrichment and amusement without any copyright attachment.

AAMOF - As A Matter Of Fact
AAR - After Action Review
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AL - Accelerated Learning
ALARA - As Low As Reasonably Achievable
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
ATS - Advanced Training System
A/V - Audio Visual

B&P - Bid and Proposal BEER - Behavior, Effect, Expectation, Results (for feedback for improvement) BET - Behavior, Effect, Thanks (for positive feedback) BPR - Business Process Re-engineering BST - Basic Skills Trainer BTW - By The Way

CAI - Computer-Aided Instruction CAUSED - Can they do it, do they have a positive Attitude, is it Useful to them, are they Skilled in it, do they have similar Experience, is it Different. CAX - Computer Assisted Exercises CBI - Computer-Based Instruction CBT - Computer-Based Training or Competency Based Training CETA - Cost-Effective Training Analysis CMI - Computer Managed Instruction CP - Change Proposal CPI - Continuous Process Improvement

DMP - Data Management Plan DR - Design Review DSM - Don't Shoot Me DTP -Detailed Test Plan

ECR - Electronic Classroom ENDEX - End of EXercise ERP - Enterprise Resource Planning EOD - End Of Discussion EPSS - Electronic Performance Support System ERIC - Educational Resources Information Center ET - Embedded Training; Evaluation Tool ETC - Estimate To Complete EQ - Emotional Quotient

FOJT - Formal On-the-Job Training FTX - Field Training Exercise FWIW - For What It's Worth FYCP - Future Years Corporate Plan FYI - For Your Information

GIGO - Garbage In, Garbage Out GOK - God Only Knows GTA - Graphical Training Aid

HPT - Human Performance Technology HR - Human Resources HRD - Human Resource Development HRM - Human Resource Management HUMINT - Human Intelligence

I&D - Integration and Development I&KP - Instructor and Key Personnel IAW - In Accordance With ICW - Interactive Courseware IIRC - If I Recall Correctly IKPT - Instructor and Key Personnel Training IMI - Interactive Multimedia Instruction IMHO - In My Humble Opinion INPO - In No Particular Order I/O - Input/Output IOW - In Other Words IPT - Integrated Product Team IQ - Intelligence Quotient ISD - Instructional System Development ISD/SAT - Instructional Systems Development/Systems Approach to Training IT - Instructional Technology ITP - Individual Training Plan ITS - Integrated Training System or Individual Training Standard

JA - Job Aid JITT - Just-In-Time Training

KA - Knowledge Acquisition KAS (KSA) - Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid KITA - Kick In The Ass (a motivational method)

LG - Lecture Guide LO - Learning Objective LRC - Learning Resource Center

MINIEX - Mini-EXercise MOP - Measure Of Performance MPA - Motivation Problem analysis MS - Milestone

NA - Needs Assessment NDI - Non Developmental Item NIS - Not In Specification NLP - Neuro-Linguistic Programming

OJT - On-the-Job Training OOBE - Out-Of-Box Experience OTM - One Time Measure OTOH - On The Other Hand

P3I - Pre-Planned Product Improvement PA - Performance Assessment PE - Practical Exercise PEBCAK- Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard PFA - Pulled from the Air PITA - Pain In The Ass PMFJI - Pardon Me For Jumping In PPM - Policy and Procedures Manual PPP - Personnel Performance Profile PR - Program Review PTR - Problem Trouble Report

QA - Quality Assurance QAR - Quality Assurance Evaluator QC - Quality Control QI - Quality Improvement QM - Quality Management QVT - Quality Verification Test

RAD - Rapid Application Development RBM - Rational Behavioral Model RESA - Research, Evaluation, and Systems Analysis RFI - Request For Information RFP - Request For Proposal RFT - Ready For Training

SAT - Systems Approach to Training SGI - Small Group Instruction SGL - Small Group Leader SIM - Simulator SIMTECH - Simulation Technology SITD - Still In The Dark SKA - Skills, Knowledge, Attitude SMART - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time based (objective and goal setting) SME - Subject Matter Expert SOO - Statement Of Objectives SOW - Statement Of Work SPEC - Specification SQ3R - Survey the material to be learned, develop Questions about the material, Read the material, Recall the key ideas, Review the material (learning strategy) SQT - Skills Qualification Test STRAP - System Training Plan STX - Situational Training Exercise

T&D - Training and Development T&E - Training And Evaluation TA - Transactional Analysis TADS - Training Analysis Data Sheet TADSS - Training Aids, Devices, Simulators, and Simulations TBA - To Be Announced TBD - To Be Determined TDNS - Training Development Needs Statement TDS - Training Development Study TE - Training Emphasis TEA - Training Effectiveness Advocate or Training Effectiveness Analysis TEE - Training Effectiveness Evaluation TEEP - Training Effectiveness Evaluation Plan TEMP - Test and Evaluation Master Plan TFT - Technical Feasibility Test TINSTAAFL - There Is No Such Thing As A Free Lunch TKT - Threshold Knowledge Test TLA - Training Level Assignment TLO - Terminal Learning Objective TM - Technical Manual TMO - Training Material Outline TMP - Training Management Plan TO -Task Order TOIS - Task Oriented Instructional System TOS - Training Objective Statement TPR - Trained Personnel Requirement TPTB - The Powers That Be TQM - Total Quality Management TQR - Training Quality Report TR - Training Requirement TRADE - Training Devices TSA - Training Situation Analysis TSFC - Training System Functional Characteristics TSP - Training Support Package TT - Technical Test TTHSS - Touch, Taste, Hear, Sight, Smell (5 Senses) TWI - Training Within Industry

VAK - Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic VI - Visual Information VV&A - Verification, Validation, and Accreditation VV&C - Verification, Validation and Certification

WAG - Wild Assed Guess WBI - Web Based Instruction WBPSS - Web Based Performance Support System WBS - Work Breakdown Structure WIIFM - What's In It For Me WYSBYGI - What You See Before You Get It WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get

YAFA - Yet Another Fine Acronym YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary YOYO - You're On Your Own YTD - Year To Date

ZD - Zero Defects


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