Business English Acronyms

  • WFH
    • Full term: Work From Home
    • Definition: The practice of working from one's home instead of the office.

Sample phrase: "I'll be WFH tomorrow to take care of a few personal matters."

  • POC
    • Full term: Point of Contact
    • Definition: A person or a specific office or department that serves as the primary liaison for a particular issue or project.

Sample phrase: "Please reach out to John Smith as the POC for the new client account."

  • OOO
    • Full term: Out of Office
    • Definition: Indicates that a person is not available at their usual location or contact point.

Sample phrase: "I'll be OOO next week for a family vacation."

  • Mental Health Day
    • Definition: A day off from work specifically taken to focus on one's mental well-being and reduce stress.

Sample phrase: "I need to take a mental health day next Friday to recharge and focus on self-care."

  • Maternity Leave
    • Definition: A period of absence from work granted to a mother before and after the birth of her child.

Sample phrase: "She will be on maternity leave starting next month and will return to work after three months."

  • PTO
    • Full term: Paid Time Off
    • Definition: Time off from work that is compensated with regular pay.

Sample phrase: "I have enough PTO saved up to take a week off in July

Subject: Welcome to Our Team! Important Policies and Information

Dear [New Employee's Name],We are thrilled to welcome you to [Company Name]!

As you begin your journey with us, we want to ensure that you are well-informed about some of our key policies. Please take a moment to review the following important information:

  1. Work From Home (WFH) Policy:
    • Our company supports a flexible work environment and allows employees to work from home when necessary. If you need to WFH, please notify your manager and ensure that your work is not compromised by your remote location.
  2. Point of Contact (POC) Guidelines:
    • In various projects or situations, there will be a designated POC who will serve as the primary contact person. It's important to communicate with the assigned POC for any specific issue or project-related queries.
  3. Out of Office (OOO) Protocol:
    • When you are unable to work due to vacation, illness, or any other reason, please set up an OOO message in your email and communicate your absence to your manager and team.
  4. Paid Time Off (PTO) Entitlement:
    • Our company provides paid time off for vacation, personal time, and other absences. You can request PTO through our HR system, and it is subject to approval based on business needs and team schedules.

We hope that this information helps you feel more comfortable as you start your new role. If you have any questions or need further clarification on these policies, please don't hesitate to reach out to our HR department.

Once again, welcome aboard, and we look forward to seeing all the great contributions you will make to our team! Best regards,