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Acronyms in the HR World

 Acronyms in the HR World

A

 

AAPDF

Affirmative Action Policy Development Forum

AAR 

After Action Review

ABET

Adult Basic Education and Training

AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

AL 

Accelerated Learning

ASAP

As Soon As Possible

ASTD SA

American Society for Training and Development of South Africa

ATS 

Advanced Training System

B

 

B&P 

Bid and Proposal 

BBBEE

Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment

BCEA

Basic Conditions of Employment Act

BEE

Black Economic Empowerment

BEER 

Behaviour, Effect, Expectation, Results (for feedback for improvement) 

BET 

Behaviour, Effect, Thanks (for positive feedback) 

BPM

Business Process Management

BPR

Business Process Re-engineering

BST 

Basic Skills Trainer 

BSA

Business South Africa

BUSA

Business Unity South Africa

BWASA

Business Women's Association of South Africa

C

 

CAI

Computer Aided Instruction

CAX

Computer Assisted Exercises

CBI

Computer Based Instruction

CBT

Computer Based Training 
Competency Based Training

CCMA

Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration

CEE

Commission for Employment Equity

CEEQ

Centre for the Evaluation of Educational Qualifications

CEO

Chief Executive Officer

CETA

Cost Effective Training Analysis

CFO

Chief Financial Officer

CM

Change Management

CMI

Computer Managed Instruction

COIDA

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act

COSATU

Congress of South African Trade Unions

CP

Change Proposal

CPI

Continuous Process Improvement 

CSD

Corporate Social Development

CSI

Corporate Social Investment

CSR

Corporate Social Responsibility

CSS

Central Statistical Services

CTC

Cost to Company

D

 

DoE

Department of Education

DoL

Department of Labour

DR

Design Review

DSM

Don't Shoot Me 

DTI

Department of Trade and Industry

E

 

EAP

Employee Assistance Programmes

EBE

Empowered Business Enterprise

ECC

Employment Conditions Commission

ECD

Early Childhood Development

ECR 

Electronic Classroom 

EE

Employment Equity

EEA

Employment Equity Act

EEC

Employment Equity Committee

EEF

Employment Equity Forum

EMIS

Education Management System

EMS

Electronic Management Systems

EMT

Executive Management Team

ENDEX

End of Exercise 

EOD

End Of Discussion 

EPSS

Electronic Performance Support System 

EQ

Emotional Quotient 

ERIC

Educational Resources Information Centre 

ERP

Enterprise Resource Planning 

ET

Embedded Training
Evaluation Tool 

ETC

Estimate To Complete 

ETD

Education, Training and Development

ETQA

Education and Training Quality Assurance Body

F

 

FEDUSA

Federation of Unions of South Africa

FET

Further Education and Training

FICA

Financial Intelligence Centre Act

FOJT

Formal On the Job Training

FQAs

Frequently Asked Questions

FRD

Family Responsibility Discrimination

FRIDGE

Fund for Research into Industrial Development, Growth and Equity

FTX

Field Training Exercise 

FWIW

For What It's Worth

FYCP

Future Years Corporate Plan 

FYI

For Your Information 

G

 

GCIS

Government Communication and Information Services

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

GDS

Growth and Development Summit

GIGO

Garbage In, Garbage Out 

GSSC

Gauteng Shared Services Centre

GTA

Graphical Training Aid 

H

 

HDSA

Historically Disadvantaged South Africans

HE

Higher Education

HEQC

Higher Education Quality Committee

HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HPT

Human Performance Technology 

HR

Human Resources

HRCOSA

Human Resources Council of South Africa

HRD

Human Resource Development
Human Resources Development 

HRDM

Human Resource Development Management
Human Resources Development Management

HRH

Human Resources for Health

HRIS

Human Resource Information Systems

HRM

Human Resource Management
Human Resources Management

HRP

Human Resources Planning

HSEC

Health, Safety and Environmental Community

HUMINT

Human Intelligence 

I

 

I&D

Integration and Development 

I&KP

Instructor and Key Personnel 

I/O

Input/Output 

IAW

In Accordance With 

ICW

Interactive Courseware 

IDC

Industrial Development Corporation

IDP

Integrated Development Planning

IDZ

Industrial Development Zone

IIP

Investors in People

IIRC

If I Recall Correctly

IKPT

Instructor and Key Personnel Training 

ILO

International Labour Organisation

IMHO

In My Humble Opinion 

INPO

In No Particular Order 

IOW

In Other Words 

IP

Intellectual Property

IPM

Institute of Personnel Management

IPT

Integrated Product Team 

IQ

Intelligence Quotient

IQI

Integration Quality Indicator

IR

Industrial Relations

IRPP

Integrated Resource Planning Process

ISD

Instructional System Development 

ISETT

Information Systems, Electronics and Telecommunications Technologies

IT

Information Technology
Instructional Technology 

ITP

Individual Training Plan 

ITS

Individual Training Standard 
Integrated Training System

J

 

JA

Job Aid 

JDC

Job Description Compiler (Workinfo.com online product)

JIPSA

Joint Initiative for Priority Skills Acquisition

JITT

Just In Time Training

JLI

Joint Learning Initiative

K

 

KA

Knowledge Acquisition 

KAS

Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills 

KISS

Keep It Simple Stupid 

KPA

Key Performance Areas

KPI

Key Performance Indicator

KSA

Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes

L

 

L.T.O.

Labour Turn over

LAB

Leadership Advisory Board

LED

Local Economic Development

LG

Lecture Guide 

LIFO

Last in First out

LO

Learning Objective 

LOI

Letter of Intent

LRA

Labour Relations Act

LRC

Learning Resource Centre 

M

 

MAS

Minimum Acceptable Standards

MD

Managing Director

MEC

Member of the Executive Council

Metro

Metropolitan Municipality

MINIEX

Mini Exercise

MIS

Management Information System

MOP

Measure Of Performance 

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MPA

Motivation Problem Analysis

MS

Milestone

N

 

NACTU

National Council of Trade Unions

Nafcoc

National African Federated Chamber of Commerce

NCA

National Credit Act

NDA

National Development Agency

NEDLAC

National Economic Development and Labour Council

NEPAD

New Partnership for African Development

NGO

Non-Governmental Organisation

NHRD

National Human Resources Development

NIPF

National Industrial Policy Framework

NLRD

National Learners' Records Database

NPO

Non-Profit Organisation

NQF

National Qualifications Framework

NQR

National Qualifications Register

NRDF

National Rural Development Forum

NSA

National Skills Authority

NSB

National Standards Body

NSDS

National Skills Development Strategy

O

 

OAU

Organisation of African Unity

OBET

Out-comes-based Education and Training

OD

Organisational Development

OECD

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

OHSA

Occupational Health and Safety Act

OJT

On the Job Training

OOBE

Out of Box Experience

OSH

Occupational Safety and Health

OTM

One Time Measure 

OTOH

On The Other Hand 

P

 

PA

Performance Assessment
Personal Assistant

PDI

Previously Disadvantaged Individuals

PE

Practical Exercise 

PEBCAK

Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard 

PFA

Pulled from the Air 

PFMA

Public Finance Management Act

PMFJI

Pardon Me For Jumping In 

PMO

Project Management Office

PPE

Personal Protective Equipment

PPM

Policy and Procedures Manual 

PPP

Personnel Performance Profile 
Public Private Partnership

PR

Program Review 
Public Relations

PRO

Public Relations Officer

PSA

Proudly South African

Q

 

QA

Quality Assurance

QC

Quality Control 

QI

Quality Improvement 

QM

Quality Management 

QMS

Quality Management Systems

R

 

R&D

Research and Development

RAD

Rapid Application Development 

RBM

Rational Behavioural Model 

RESA

Research, Evaluation, and Systems Analysis 

RFI

Request For Information 

RFP

Request For Proposal 

RFT

Ready For Training 

ROI

Return on Investment

RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning

S

 

SABPP

South African Board of Personnel Practice

SADC

Southern African Development Community

SALGA

South African Local Government Association

Sanco

South African National Civic Organisation

SAQA

South African Qualifications Authority

SARS

South African Revenue Services

SAT

Systems Approach to Training 

SAYC

South African Youth Council

SDA

Skills Development Act

SDF

Skills Development Facilitator

SDLA

Skills Development Levies Act

SESD

Support for Education and Skills Development

SETA

Sector Education and Training Authority

SETQAA

Services SETA ETQA

SGB

Standards Generating Body

SGI

Small Group Instruction 

SGL

Small Group Leader 

SHE

Safety, Health and Environment

SHEQ

Safety, Health, Environment & Quality

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 

SMME

Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises

SOA

Service Oriented Architecture

SOO

Statement Of Objectives 

SOW

Statement Of Work 

SPEC

Specification 

SQT

Skills Qualification Test 

SSA

Statistics South Africa

 

 

SSP

Sector Skills Plan

STRAP

System Training Plan 

STX

Situational Training Exercise 

T

 

T&D

Training and Development

T&E

Training And Evaluation

TA

Transactional Analysis
Transitional 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
Training Effectiveness Analysis 

TEE

Training Effectiveness Evaluation 

TEEP

Training Effectiveness Evaluation Plan 

TEMP

Test and Evaluation Master Plan 

TETA

Transport Education and Training Authority

TFT

Technical Feasibility Test 

THETA

Tourism, Hospitality & Sport Education & Training Authority

THRIP

Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme

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 

U

 

UIF

Unemployment Insurance Fund

UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme

V

 

VI

Visual Information

VV&A

Verification, Validation, and Accreditation 

VV&C

Verification, Validation and Certification 

W

 

W&SP

Workforce and Succession Planning

WBI

Web Based Instruction

WBPSS

Web Based Performance Support System 

WBS

Work Breakdown Structure 

WHO

World Health Organisation

WIIFM

What's In It For Me 

WISN

Workload Indicators for Staffing Needs

 

 

WYSBYGI

What You See Before You Get It

WYSIWYG

What You See Is What You Get

WORKINFO

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Workplace Performance Technologies – HR website.

www.workinfo.com

 

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Y

 

YOYO

You're On Your Own

YTD

Year To Date

Z

 

ZD

Zero Defects 

 
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Gary Watkins

Managing Director

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