Business / Human Resources (HR) / Minorities: Men and women of those minority groups for whom EEO-1 reporting is required; that is, black, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native. The term may refer to these groups in the aggregate or to an individual group.

Quota System

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Quota System: In affirmative action systems, it is a means of attempting to achieve workplace balance by hiring and/or promoting specified numbers or ratios of minorities or women in positions from which they have MORE

Upward Mobility

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Upward Mobility: The process of preparing minorities for promotion into higher-level jobs, such as managerial positions. MORE


Business / Human Resources (HR) / Validation: The study of an employer's test or selection standards that proves that they are significant predictors of successful job performance (those who score high turn out to be successful on a job and those MORE

Test Act Of 1673

Entertainment / Literature / Test Act Of 1673: A law requiring all British officials holding public office to receive the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper in accordance with the rituals of the Established Church of England (the Anglican Church). Thi MORE

American Dream

Entertainment / Literature / American Dream: A theme in American literature, film, and art that expresses optimistic desires for self-improvement, freedom, and self-sufficiency. Harry Shaw notes that the term can have no clear and fixed expressi MORE

Protected Class

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Protected Class: A legal term describing certain groups, such as women, older and disabled individuals, Vietnam-era veterans and minorities. MORE