Glossary of Terms


  • LGBTQI Terms and Definitions. Here are some of the words and acronyms that are commonly used in American English for LGBT issues.  LGBT, LGBTQ, LGBTQI, TBLG: These acronyms refer to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, and Intersex.


  • Retainer Agreement is a work for hire contract. It falls between a one-time contract and full-time employment. Its distinguishing feature is that the employer pays in advance for a set of work to be specified within a month or longer period of time.


  • Retreat is an opportunity to engender creativity -- a time to remove your nose from the grindstone and look to the hills, a chance to think about what ought to be -- and devise steps to get there.


  • Sourcing is the proactive searching for qualified job candidates for current or planned open positions; it is not the reactive function of reviewing resumes and applications sent to the company in response to a job posting or pre-screening candidates. The goal of sourcing is to collect relevant data about qualified candidates, such as names, titles and job responsibilities.


  • Stay interviews are conducted to help managers understand why employees stay and what might cause them to leave. In an effective stay interview, managers ask standard, structured questionsin a casual and conversational manner. Most stay interviews take less than half an hour.