【TOEICビジネス問題対策】求人

企業は優秀な人材を求めて求人を行います。求人の流れとしては、まず人事部が求人広告を出して希望者を募集します。新卒者対象の求人のほか、即戦力を求める中途採用があります。そして、書類審査や面接(interview)などの選考を行い、会社に必要だと判断した応募者を採用します。日本も欧米もこの流れはほぼ同じですが、欧米の書類審査では、履歴書(résumé)のほか、履歴書に添えるカバーレター(cover letter)という書類や、身元紹介先(reference)の情報が重要視されます。テストでは、希望者を募る広告や、選考方法や手順に関するメールなどがよく出題されるので、関連語句をしっかり覚えましょう。

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【TOEICビジネス問題対策】昇進・人事異動の問題2

「昇進・人事異動」に関する問題を解いてみましょう。

問題 2

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR—Glenn Stacey is the recipient of this year’s award. Glenn’s hard work as assistant manager of Human Resources came to the attention of the Employee of the Year selection committee when several of his coworkers from HR and those from other departments nominated him. Glenn has been dedicating himself to creating the ideal work environment for Parsons Inc. employees. He initiated the highly successful in-house day-care and workspace sharing programs last year, and is currently working on a unique curriculum to reduce stress in the workplace. Glenn’s determination and hard work will be recognized at the company Christmas party on December 20.

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【TOEICビジネス問題対策】昇進・人事異動の問題1

「昇進・人事異動」に関する問題を解いてみましょう。

問題 1

MEMO
To: All Staff

Phil Powers of Engineering got his transfer order late last week and will be transferred to the Dunkirk factory at the end of next month. If there were a Who’s Who for our headquarters here in Summerville, Phil would certainly be in it. He has been a mentor to many of us during his eight years here. For those of us who had him as our supervisor, he always shared his expert knowledge gladly and delighted us with his sense of humor. We’re having a good-bye party for Phil on Friday, November 13. May Honda, who will be taking Phil’s place, is organizing the party. Please call her at extension 2030 by November 5 if you’d like to join in Phil’s send-off.

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【TOEICビジネス問題対策】昇進・人事異動

会社に入るとまず、肩書きのない社員からスタートし、さまざまな経験を経て、主任→係長→課長→部長…のような順に役職・地位が上がっていきます。これを昇進(promotion)と言い、昇進するたびに給料が上がります(get a raise)。また、昇進するためのさまざまな経験をさせるために、会社は社員の所属する部署を変えたり、本社から国内外の支社に配属を変えたりします。これが人事異動(transfer)です。こうした昇進や異動などの人事は社内の人事部(Human Resources、略称HR)が担当します。昇進や異動に関する会話やお知らせは、リスニング、リーディングのどちらのセクションでも頻繁に出題されます。

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【TOEICビジネス問題対策】福利厚生の問題2

「福利厚生」に関する問題を解いてみましょう。

問題 2

TO: All employees
FROM: Mona Dewitt
CC: Kate Kapur
DATE: April 20
SUBJECT: Annual Picnic

Hello all! We had a long winter but spring is right around the corner and that means it’s time for our annual picnic! The picnic will be held at:

HIGHLAND PARK
SATURDAY, MAY 15
11 A.M.-3 P.M.

The picnic is one of the best ways to get acquainted with coworkers and their families, so we’re hoping all of you will attend!

Kate Kapur and I are in charge of the event this year. Thanks to many of you who have come forward to help us, most of the arrangements have already been made. However, we are still looking for volunteers to coordinate games for kids and to order beverages.

If you’d be willing to help, please let both Kate and I know by April 25. In the meantime, feel free to contact us with any questions.

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【TOEICビジネス問題対策】福利厚生の問題1

「福利厚生」に関する問題を解いてみましょう。

問題 1

NOTICE FROM THE BENEFITS OFFICE

As part of the company’s benefits package, employees of Adler Industries have been entitled to membership discounts at fitness centers in town. Until last year, we had a deal with Train First and Top Shape. Starting this year, we signed a contract with the Nice-n-Fit chain of fitness centers. The main branch of Nice-n-Fit is conveniently located in Blake Tower next door with four more locations throughout town. If you become a member of Nice-n-Fit, you will have access to any of its facilities. The company will cover the registration fee and subsidize 80% of monthly membership. Everyone is eligible—all you have to do is submit an application—they are available in the Benefits office.

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【TOEICビジネス問題対策】福利厚生

会社は従業員に給与やボーナスを支給しますが、それ以外に、健康保険への加入や、有給休暇、出産休暇などの休暇制度、家賃を補てんする住宅手当などを用意します。このような、給与、ボーナス以外の社員のための制度を総称して「福利厚生(benefits package)」と言います。会社によっては、スポーツジムや保養施設の使用料の割引などの特典を与えるところもあります。従業員の労働意欲を向上させて仕事のパフォーマンスを高めてもらうのが福利厚生の目的の1 つです。テストでよく出題される基本的な用語を押さえておきましょう。

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【TOEICビジネス問題対策】社屋の改修の問題2

「社屋の改修」に関する問題を解いてみましょう。

問題 2

To: All staff
From: George Springer
Date: August 17
Subject: Delay in renovations

The lobby renovations that were scheduled to begin this week have been delayed due to one of the contractors pulling out at the last minute. We are currently consulting with the construction firm to hire another contractor, but we’ve been informed that this could take at least a week. All the equipment and supplies to be used for the work have already been placed in the lobby and must remain there for the time being. We’re sorry for the inconvenience but kindly bear with us for a while longer. In the interim, please use the back entrance. We will keep you posted on further developments.

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【TOEICビジネス問題対策】社屋の改修の問題1

「社屋の改修」に関する問題を解いてみましょう。

問題 1

RENOVATION NOTICE

Renovations to the second and third fl oors of our offices will begin as scheduled on January 20. On the second fl oor, two conference rooms (203 and 204) will be consolidated into one large conference room, and a nap corner will be installed toward the back of the employee lounge. Ten new cubicles will be installed on the third fl oor in the section that currently houses the supply room. The construction crew will use the north elevator during the renovation; we ask that you use only the south elevator until renovations are complete. Also, restrooms on the third floor will be inaccessible during the first week. Renovations are scheduled for completion on February 13.

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【TOEICビジネス問題対策】社屋の改修

テストで出題率の高い話題の1 つが「社屋の改修」です。オフィスや店舗の改修は、メンテナンス(maintenance)、拡張(expansion)、リニューアル(renewal)などを目的として行われます。まずいくつかの建築会社に依頼してプランを立て、改修費の見積もりを取って工事を行う業者を選定します。次に、工事の最終予算や日程、その間の段取りなどを決めてから、工事が開始されます。テストでは改修の場面自体は扱われませんが、改修の予定や進捗をめぐる社員同士の会話や工事のお知らせの形で登場するので、関連語句を覚えておきましょう。

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英語で「音声ガイドの利用を案内する」シンプル英会話表現【音声つき】

アニメのミュージアムに、アニメ好きのアジア系外国人カップルがやってきました。音声ガイドを借りたいと思い、係の人にたずねます。


たった20秒でおもてなしの心が伝わるシンプル英会話(索引)
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【TOEICビジネス問題対策】オフィス用品の問題2

「オフィス用品」に関する問題を解いてみましょう。

問題 2

WE HAVE A NEW COPY MACHINE!

It’s nice to finally have a copy machine that works. Our last two machines were rather quirky and had to be serviced all too often. We decided to change manufacturers and to go for top of the line. The CopyMax 2000 is a pleasure to use but don’t overdo it—remember we’re trying to save paper. Each of you will be issued control cards that are to be inserted in the small scanner on top of the copy machine each time you use it. Copies can be made only when the cards are inserted. All the data at the time copies are made, including the number of copies, date and time will be recorded and carefully managed in a database. You may pick up your control cards from Jason in Supplies any time after February 11.

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【TOEICビジネス問題対策】オフィス用品の問題1

「オフィス用品」に関する問題を解いてみましょう。

問題 1

From: Lori Piedmont
To: All Staff
Date: February 12
Re: Office supplies

There’s a new person in charge of office supplies. Monica Regis replaced Carla Yu as of Monday, February 10. Monica is the one to contact if you’re in need of anything from copy paper and printer cartridges to staples and paper clips. I recommend getting in touch with her with your orders well in advance of things running out as ordering supplies and having them delivered to the office can sometimes take up to 10 days. Our usual supplier has been short of certain printer cartridges recently, and filling these orders may take even longer.

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【TOEICビジネス問題対策】オフィス用品

オフィスでは、ペンやクリップ、ファイルなどの文房具からパソコンやプリンターまで、さまざまなオフィス用品(office supplies)が日々使われています。こうしたオフィス用品の在庫がなくなったり、故障したりしたときには、担当者や担当部署が発注をしたり、修理を依頼したりすることになっています。欠品や故障などの問題が発生し、その解決方法を相談するという話題は、テストのリスニングセクションで非常によく出題されます。オフィス用品名や問題の解決方法を示すフレーズを覚えましょう。

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【TOEICビジネス問題対策】出張の問題2

「出張」に関する問題を解いてみましょう。

問題 2

To: Jeb Anderson
From: Lori Cox
Date March 17
Subject: Trip report

I heard from Ben that you are extremely busy now, filling in for Lucy who suddenly had to quit. However, I’d like to remind you that I need to have the expense report from the trip you made to Sydney earlier this month by Monday morning. Otherwise, there’s a chance you won’t be reimbursed during April. Be sure to attach all receipts, including those from all the meals you had during your trip, to the expense report. I also need a trip report from you, but that can come later; judging from your current circumstances, I’d be willing to wait until the first week of next month.

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【TOEICビジネス問題対策】出張の問題1

「出張」に関する問題を解いてみましょう。

問題 1

To: Beth Cordero
From: Dylan Winters
Date: September 10
Subject: London trip

Could you please reserve a fl ight for my trip to London next month and arrange for accommodations in the vicinity of Southland Bank? I plan to be there from October 7 to 10. Ideally, the hotel would have a business center, but I would settle for wireless Internet access. It would be great if you could fi nd a hotel with a gym.

Also, could you please make arrangements for a guided bus tour of the city on the 9th? I would prefer the tour to be over by around 3 p.m. as I’m having dinner with clients in the evening. Let me know what kinds of tours are available.

Contact me if you need more information. As always, thank you for help.

Dylan

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【TOEICビジネス問題対策】出張

地方や海外にある支社、取引先、あるいはそこで行われる商品展示会などのイベントに出向くことを出張(business trip)と言います。出張が決まると、出張先で会う人たちへのアポイント(appointment)の取得、出張の予定表作成、ホテルの予約(reservation)、電車や飛行機などのチケットの予約などを行い、出張にかかる費用の見積もりも作成します。また、出張後は、出張報告書を書いたり、実際にかかった経費の精算をしたりします。ここでは、海外出張を例にその流れをつかみ、出張の手配に関するリスニングの問題や、旅程表を使ったリーディングの問題に強くなりましょう。

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【TOEICビジネス問題対策】社内会議の問題2

「社内会議」に関する問題を解いてみましょう。

問題 2

Brookville Community Center
Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
Saturday, December 1

Members present: 15

Members absent: 2

Opening: Dotty Powers (chairperson) opened the meeting at 6:30 p.m. and introduced Claire Hudson, the new treasurer.

Financial Report: The center is currently about $1,500 over budget. Proceeds from the upcoming Christmas fundraiser are expected to offset this. Ms. Hudson suggested that expenses be reviewed carefully to avoid going over budget next year.

Building Improvements: Mr. Petit of the Building Committee reported that construction of the back entrance ramp would begin as scheduled on January 10. The center can be accessed only through the front and Vine Street entrances until construction is complete.

Miscellaneous Business: Ms. Powers noted that the center’s youth basketball program was recently commended in an article in the Brookville Inquirer.

The meeting was adjourned by Ms. Powers at 7:30 p.m.

The next meeting will be held on Saturday, January 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Brookville Community Center.

Minutes taken by Grace Tanaka, secretary.

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