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