A: thank you all for coming to our monthly staff correlation meeting. Today we have a lot of new things tro introduce to you all, there will be a lot of changes in company policy to accommodate better employee welfare.
B: employee welfare? What all does that include?
A: in the past, our welfare program has consisted of benefits packages only, meaning partial health insurance coverage and retirement plan. But we hope to boost morale by increasing incentives and adding additional welfare considerations.
B: what kind of considerations are we talking about?
A: it is proposed that from now on, employees will be given 10 paid sick days, in addition to their 2 week vacation periods. They will also be encouraged to maintain propor physical health with a company sponsored aerobics class on Friday nights. We have also consulted with the human resource department and have hired a new liaison between management and employees. Let’s all welcome Ms. Michelle Cain to our team as our company’s ombudsman.
B: our company now has n ombudsman?
A : yes,that’s right. From now on, whenever you have a question or concern regarding anything that happens during the work day, Ms. Cain will be your advocate. If you believe there is anything inappropriate or unfair in the management practices, the ombudsman will be the first person you seek. Her job is to have your best interest at heart.
Correlation: a connection between two things in which one thing changes as the other does 相互关系;相关;关联 noun countable uncountable ~ (between A and B) ~ (of A with B)
There is a direct correlation between exposure to sun and skin cancer.
the correlation of social power with wealth
Morale: the amount of confidence and enthusiasm, etc. that a person or a group has at a particular time 士气 noun uncountable
to boost/raise/improve morale
Morale amongst the players is very high at the moment.
Staff are suffering from low morale.
Incentive: something that encourages you to do something 激励;刺激;鼓励 noun countable uncountable ~ (for/to sb/sth) (to do sth)
tax incentives to encourage savings
There is no incentive for people to save fuel.
Consult: to discuss something with somebody to get their permission for something, or to help you make a decision (与某人)商议,商量(以得到许可或帮助决策) ~ (with) sb (about/on sth)
You shouldn't have done it without consulting me.
I expect to be consulted about major issues.
I need to consult with my colleagues on the proposals.