Question 1

5 / 5 pts

_____ provides employees with specific, identifiable knowledge and skills for use in their present jobs.

  

Networking

  

Training

  

Recruiting

  

Pre-screening

 

Question 2

5 / 5 pts

Once training requirements have been identified using needs analyses, training objectives and priorities can be established by _____.

  

conducting a “SWOT analysis”

  

conducting a “gap analysis”

  

conducting exit interviews

  

conducting orientation programs

 

Question 3

5 / 5 pts

The planned introduction of new employees to their jobs, coworkers, and the organization is referred to as _____.

  

indoctrination

  

orientation

  

socialization

  

organizational entry

 

Question 4

5 / 5 pts

Which of the following is a disadvantage of the on-the-job training (OJT)?

  

It is more expensive than classroom training.

  

External firms are typically used for training purposes.

  

Incorrect information from the supervisor can be transferred to the trainees.

  

It is the least flexible of all the available modes of employee training.

 

Question 5

5 / 5 pts

The affirmative action program is reviewed by the _____.

  

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

  

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

  

Department of Justice

  

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

 

Question 6

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After freezing salaries for three years, Solo Music Publishers determined that employees with two to three years of experience were leaving Solo because other employers were offering higher salaries. Which of the following is a step that Solo can take to reduce pay inequities?

  

Exclude benefits and other items from the total pay package

  

Benchmark against local and national markets

  

Base pay on the longevity of the employee’s association with the company

  

Base pay on the age of the employee

 

Question 7

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The original purpose of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was to address _____ in the United States.

  

age discrimination

  

racial discrimination

  

gender discrimination

  

disability discrimination

 

Question 8

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Federal Court cases have ruled that sex discrimination under title VII applies to a person’s gender at the time of _____.

  

birth

  

litigation

  

employment

  

discrimination

 

Question 9

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Which of the following is a major reason for the development of the pay equity idea?

  

The continuing gap between the earnings of women and men

  

The increasing number of women in the workforce

  

The uneven representation of ethnic minorities in the workforce

  

The increasing number of racial discrimination lawsuits

 

Question 10

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Jill, who works with SunFun LLC, is responsible for handling the job analysis in her organization. She has developed job descriptions and job specifications. Which of the following will typically be Jill’s next step?

  

Preparing for and introducing job analysis

  

Planning the job analysis

  

Conducting the job analysis

  

Maintaining and updating job descriptions and job specifications

 

Question 11

5 / 5 pts

Which of the following is a tangible item in a psychological contract?

  

Wages

  

Nondiscriminatory treatment

  

Job security

  

Loyalty

 

Question 12

5 / 5 pts

_____ is the desire within a person causing that individual to act.

  

Aptitude

  

Calibre

  

Motivation

  

Attention

 

Question 13

5 / 5 pts

Which of the following is the first step in the process of managing retention?

  

Measurement and assessment

  

Management intervention

  

Evaluation and follow up

  

Tracking of intervention results

Question 14

5 / 5 pts

Samuel, a human resources manager at Loch Inc., is moving from a strategic role in the human resources department to an operational role. Which of the following best describes the change in Samuel’s role?

 

Moving from helping define the strategy to manage human capital to serving as a “champion” of employee concerns

 

Moving from serving as a “champion” of employee concerns to processing legal paperwork

 

Moving from processing legal paperwork to helping define the strategy to manage human capital

 

Moving from helping define the strategy to manage human capital to processing legal paperwork

 

Question 15

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Ryan, a U.S. citizen, works in Mexico for an organization headquartered in the United States. Which of the following statements is true of Ryan?

  

He is a local vendor.

  

He works in the company’s headquarters.

  

He is a destination consultant.

  

He is an expatriate.

 

Question 16

5 / 5 pts

Shannon a human resources executive at Axis Inc., is moving from an operational role in the human resources department to a strategic role. Which of the following best describes the change in Shannon’s role?

 

Moving from processing legal paperwork to helping define the strategy to manage human capital

 

Moving from serving as a “champion” of employee concerns to helping define the strategy to manage human capital

 

Moving from helping define the strategy to manage human capital to processing legal paperwork

 

Moving from processing legal paperwork to serving as a “champion” of employee concerns

 

Question 17

5 / 5 pts

Which of the following statements is true of Internet recruiting?

 

If a recruiter checks an applicant’s Facebook account, learns that the applicant is Jewish, and then rejects the applicant, the company can be charged with an EEO discrimination complaint.

  

Twitter is rarely used by recruiters because of the 140-word limit.

 

An advantage of Internet recruiting is that it streamlines EEO data gathering because everyone who accesses a job Web site is considered an applicant for legal purposes.

 

The broad reach of Internet recruiting has significantly reduced the amount of discrimination against job seekers from racial/ethnic groups because it enlarges the applicant population exponentially over traditional recruiting methods.

 

Question 18

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The percent of applicants hired divided by the total number of applicants offered jobs is termed as _____.

  

the fill rate

  

the selection rate

  

the success base rate

  

the acceptance rate

 

Question 19

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Which of the following is a feature about validity?

  

Concurrent validity studies take much longer than do predictive studies of predictors.

 

Both concurrent and predictive validity tests can be accurately run with as few as 15 employees.

 

Concurrent validity studies use the employer’s existing employees to test whether certain predictors are tied to performance levels.

  

The EEOC prefers concurrent validity over predictive validity studies of predictors.

 

Question 20

5 / 5 pts

Which of the following is true of internal recruitment?

 

Friends and family of current workers tend to be less qualified than external hires, especially if bonuses are offered to the referring employees.

  

Family connections moderate the normal political maneuvering that occurs in firms.

  

It has the potential to lead to EEO violations if the current workforce is not diverse.

  

This process fails to motivate current employees to perform better.

 

Question 21

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In selection, validity refers to _____.

  

the correlation between a predictor and job performance

  

the applicant achieving approximately the same score in a test-retest situation

  

the consistency with which the predictor actually tests the desired construct

  

the strength of the correlation between a test score and a predictor

 

Question 22

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The _____ prohibits discrimination in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment against all individuals of age 40 or older working for employers having 20 or more workers.

  

Civil Rights Act

  

Rehabilitation Act

  

Older Workers Benefit Protections Act

  

Age Discrimination in Employment Act

 

Question 23

5 / 5 pts

Which of the following is true of the Family and Medical Leave Act?

  

It  applies only to women.

  

It does not cover cases of adoption.

  

It requires that qualified individuals be given up to 12 weeks of unpaid family leave.

  

It requires that qualified individuals be given up to 20 weeks of unpaid family leave.

 

Question 24

5 / 5 pts

The _____ requires that employers treat maternity leave the same as other personal or medical leaves.

  

Family and Medical Leave Act

  

Pregnancy Discrimination Act

  

Fair Labor Standards Act

  

National Labor Relations Act

 

Question 25

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The _____ requires employers to verify the employment status of all employees, while not discriminating because of national origin or ethnic background.

  

Immigration Reform and Control Act

  

Civil Rights Act

  

Rehabilitation Act

  

Older Workers Benefit Protection Act

 

Question 26

5 / 5 pts

Which of the following statements is true about the Equal Pay Act of 1963?

 

It states that differences in pay between men and women in the same jobs are permitted if they belong to different ethnic groups.

  

It requires employers to give similar wage rates for similar work without regard to gender.

 

It states that the existence of pay differences between the different jobs held by women and men issufficient to prove that illegal discrimination has occurred.

 

It requires that men and women in the same jobs, inspite of difference in seniority are given equal pay.

 

Question 27

5 / 5 pts

According to the _____ employees are required to notify their employers of military service obligations.

  

Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act

  

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

  

Rehabilitation Act

  

Civil Rights Act

 

Question 28

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A(n) _____ is a citizen of one country working in a second country and employed by an organization headquartered in the first country.

  

host-country national

  

third-country national

  

independent contractor

  

expatriate

 

Question 29

5 / 5 pts

Which of the following is a specialized human resource organization?

  

Ethics Resource Center

  

Organization for Economic Cooperation

  

U.S. Small Business Association

  

World at Work Association

 

Question 30

5 / 5 pts

Stanley is responsible for performing a variety of human resource activities such as posting job openings and reporting current employees’ job satisfaction. He is a _____.

  

human resource specialist

  

human resource generalist

  

human resource strategist

  

human resource planner