Science / Psychiatry / Compensation: A defense mechanism, operating unconsciously, by which one attempts to make up for real or fancied deficiencies. Also a conscious process in which one strives to make up for real or imagined defects of physique, performance skills, or psychological attributes. The two types frequently merge. See also overcompensation.

Workers Compensation

Health / Health Insurance / Workers Compensation: A state-mandated insurance program that provides benefits for healthcare costs and lost wages to qualified employees and their dependents if an employee suffers a work-related injury or disease. MORE

Direct Compensation

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Direct Compensation: All compensation (base salary and/or incentive pay) that is paid directly to an employee. MORE

Global Compensation

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Global Compensation: Pay practices relating to employees who are working on assignments in international locations. A service premium and additional incentives are often included in the compensation package to offset diff MORE