All A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Acronyms

  • Reaction
    The response to a situation or stimulus. Citation
  • Read the Fine Print
    Copyrighted materials, available under Fair Use and the TEACH Act for US-based educators, or other custom arrangements. Go to the resource provider to see their individual restrictions.
  • Reading Application
    Integrates what is learned from written materials with prior knowledge. Applies what is learned from written material to follow instructions and complete specific tasks; applies what is learned from written material to future situations.
  • Reading Comprehension
    Select and employ appropriate reading and communication strategies to learn and use technical concepts and vocabulary in practice. Demonstrate use of the concepts, strategies, and systems for obtaining and conveying ideas and information to enhance communication in the workplace. Locate, organize and reference written information from various sources to communicate with co-workers and clients/participants. Evaluate and use information resources to accomplish specific occupational tasks. Use correct grammar, punctuation and terminology to write and edit documents. Develop formal and informal presentations using appropriate media to engage and inform audiences. Develop and interpret tables, charts, and figures to support written and oral communications.
  • Recognizing
    Recognizes contributions and achievements of all types, among people in high and low-visibility jobs alike. Actively searches for contributions to recognize. Recognizes improvements in performance as well as commendable efforts that failed.
  • Recognizing and Dealing with Obstacles
    Comprehensively considers a wide range of problems that could affect the entire work unit. Strategically identifies ways to address or capitalize on these problems.
  • Recruiter
    Someone who supplies members or employees, such as headhunters or talent scouts.
  • Registered Apprenticeship

    An apprenticeship registered with the U.S. Department of Labor meeting the standards defined by USDOL, which includes the five required components: 

    1) Business Involvement; 

    2) Structured On-the-Job Training; 

    3) Related Instruction; 

    4) Rewards for Skill Gains; and

    5) Industry Credentials


    The US Department of Labor regulates registered apprenticeships. Detailed information on current federal rules and regulations can be found at and Illinois workNet.

  • Regulation
    A rule or order issued by an executive authority or regulatory agency of a government and having the force of law. 
  • Remix and Share
    Your remixing, redistributing, or making derivatives works comes with some restrictions, including how it is shared.
  • Resolves Conflicts
    Brings others together to reconcile differences. Handles conflicts maturely by exercising give and take to achieve positive results for all parties. Reaches formal or informal agreements that promote mutual goals and interests, and obtains commitment to those agreements from individuals or groups.
  • Respects Diversity
    Demonstrates sensitivity and respect for the opinions, perspectives, customs and individual differences of others. Promotes and strives to create a workforce and environment that represents and values diversity of people and ideas.
  • Resume
    A document that informs potential employers about your employment background, skills, and educational experience.
  • Reviewing Work
    Conducts frequent progress review meetings with subordinates and team members to discuss progress and any barriers to progress. Conducts after-reviews upon task completion to identify lessons learned and generate ideas for more effective task completion in the future.
  • Rewarding
    Rewards employees for high performance. Takes the time to determine what is rewarding for individual employees, and fairly and objectively dispenses rewards based on performance indicators that reflect a person’s effort and competence.
  • Rewarding Innovation
    Recognizes the contributions of those who have enabled positive change, and gives appropriate rewards for extraordinary achievements.
  • Rich Site Summary
    A format for delivering regularly-changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to anyone who wants it.
  • RSS
    A format for delivering regularly-changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to anyone who wants it.