Competence is the proven ability to use knowledge, skills and personal, social and/or methodological abilities in work or study situations and in professional and/or personal development.
(source: www.euro-inf.eu/content/view/16/16/ viewed at 03.05.2008)

Human Resource Management is a strategic and coherent approach to the management of an organisation’s most valued assets: the people working there, who individually and collectively contribute to the achievement of its objectives.
(source: Armstrong, M. (2006): A Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice, Kogan-Page, London, p.3.)

HR development is the framework for helping employees to develop their personal and organisational skills, knowledge and abilities.
http://humanresources.about.com/od/glossaryh/f/hr_development.htm viewed at 04.05.2008)

Job description is a detailed description of the responsibilities, activities and deliverables of the person holding the position.
(source: www.gradview.com/careers/glossary.html viewed at 04.05.2008)

Performance appraisal interview is a face to face meeting between a job holder and his/her superior in order to analyse and evaluate the performance of the past period, and to establish the performance requirements and the goals for the future, respectively the actions to be taken to achieve them.
(Source: Dr. Bakonyi E., Klein B., Klein S., Miholics T., Nemeskéri Gy., Pataki Cs., Takács Gy., etc. (2002-2007): Bevált minták a sikeres személyzeti munkához, Fórum-Média Kiadó, Budapest, p. 5/7 – 91)