HR Test #1

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Ken, a Brand manager at Media Labs LLC., is formulating a strategic plan for his organization. He has identified the organizational mission and formulated a SWOT analysis of the business. Which of the following is most likely to be Ken’s next step in the strategic planning process?
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Establish goals and objectives
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The affirmative action program is reviewed by
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The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
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Which of the following advertisements for recruitment is most likely to be considered illegal
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Young store executives
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Which of the following is a factor of the internal environment in an organization
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Quality of talent
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Which of the following is true of the administrative role of human resource departments
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It focuses on record keeping, including essential legal paperwork and policy implementation
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Mark and HR Manager, is responsible for the HR planning process in his organization. He has reviewed the organization’s strategic plans. Which of the following is most likely to be Mark’s next step in the planning process?
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Assess external and internal workfroce
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Which of the following is a criticism of the use of criminal background checks and credit reports in the selection process?
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It often results in a disparate impact of minority applicants
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Which of the following is a part of the strategy and planning function of human resource management
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Human resource retention
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Which of the following statements is true of the functions of human resource management
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It refers to a design of formal systems in an organization to manage human talents for accomplishing organization goals
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Average tenure of employees is classified as a _____ metric of Human Resource
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Retention and quality
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During mergers and acquisitions, the workforce must be optimized _____
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Post integration
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Bob, 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 Bob’s change of role?
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Moving from serving as a “champion” of employee concerns to helping define the strategy to manage human capital
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Which of the following is typically the first step in the HR planning process?
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Review organization’s environmental analysis/strategic plans
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Which of the following is recommendation of the Organization for Economic Cooperation?
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It has recommended that global multinational firm establish and implement stricter ethical standards to aid business development
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Which of the following is true of executive orders 11246, 11375, and 11478?
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They require federal contractors to take affirmative actions to compensate for historical discrimination against women, minoritites, and handicapped invididuals
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Which of the following is not cover under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
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State government employees
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Under which of the following circumstances is a difference in pay between men and women permitted by the Equal Pay Act of 1963?
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Difference in performance
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Which of the following is true about a Human resource Information System?
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It is a software that did payroll, keep track of employees, and ran reports fro human resource managers with support from IT
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The ______ passed in 1973 required that federal contractors take affirmative actions to employ disabled workers
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Rehabilitation Act
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Which of the following scenarios is considered illegal according to the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
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Segregating employees on the basis of their gender
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Equal employment opportunity is a broad-reaching concept that essentially requires employers to make:
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Status-blind employment decisions
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During mergers and acquisitions, risk must be assessed ______
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Before making the deal
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Which of the following is an advantage of using a contingent workforce?
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Lower cost
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Which of the following is a major reason for development of the pay equity idea?
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The continuing gap between the earning of women and men
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Which of the following is best classified as a regiocentric policy of strategic approaches to international staffing?
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Key Position are filled by individuals from the same geographic area as the subsidiary
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An _____ is a citizen of one country who is working in that country and employed by an organization headquartered in a second country
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Host-country national
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Which of the following is specialized human resource organization?
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WorldatWork Association
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An _____ refers to the judgmental method of HR forecasting that requires experts to meet face to face
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Nominal group
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Which of the following is best classified as a geocentric policy of strategic approaches to international staffing?
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An international cadre of skilled managers are assigned to global subsidiaries regardless of nationality
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The _________ requires employers to verify the employment status of all employees, while not discrimination because of national origin or ethic background
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Immigration Reform and Control Act
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Which of the following statements is true of quid pro quo harassment?
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A supervisor can be held guilty of quid pro quo harassment if he or she promotes an employee in return of sexual favors
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Which of the following is the function of I-9 audit?
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Reviewing compliance with immigration regulations
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Which of the following is the difference between a Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)?
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Saas allows self-service, while an HRIS requires support from IT
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Joe, a U.S. citizen, works in Mexico for an organization headquartered in the United Kingdom. Which of the following best describes Joe?
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He is a third-country national
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Josh, a human resource manager, used to handle employee recruitment and compensation for his organization. After a promotion, he was responsible for handling employee recruitment, compensation, and benefits. Which of the following is true of Josh?
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Both the roles played by Josh are generalist roles
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Which of the following best defines HR analytics?
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An evidence-based approach to making Hr decisions on the basis of quantitative tools and models
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In the balanced scorecard framework, which of the following factors would considered most important to ensure that the organization is meeting customer expectations?
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Customer satisfaction
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Which of the following is an HR activity to be performed post integration in mergers and acquisitions?
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Identifying and establishing new culture
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The Americans with Disabilities Act is enforced by the _____
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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
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Which of the following is a part of the process of aligning human resource activities?
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Training, developing, and evaluating employees
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Which of the following is a part of the staffing function of human resource management?
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Recruiting
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Which of the following is true of retaliation in workplaces?
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Employees are prohibited from retaliating against individuals who file discrimination charges
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Which of the following is true of PeopleSoft?
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It is a software that allowed human resources to run its own support and make changes without help from IT
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Preventing workers from injuring themselves at the workplace is a ______
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Business necessity
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According to the _____ employees are required to notify their employers of military service obligations
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Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
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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
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Age Discrimination in Employment Act
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Which of the following is true of the common challenges for global human resource?
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Emerging market opportunities expose companies to unfamiliar risks that may be difficult to analyze
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Sara, a human resource manager at Comp Inc., is moving from an administrative role in the human resource department to an operational role. Which of the following is best describes Sara’s change of role?
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Moving from processing legal paperwork to serving as a “champion” of employee concerns
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In the context of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the biggest concerns are linked to
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Executive compensation
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Which of the following is true of the consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act?
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Displaced workers can retain their group medical coverage for up to 18 months for themselves, and up to 36 months for their dependents, if they pay the premiums themselves
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Which of the following is true of phased retirement?
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Employees’ workloads and pay levels are reduced
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_____ refers to the judgmental method of HR forecasting that relies on general guidelines applied to a specific situation within the organization
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Rule of thumb
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Which of the following is true of the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act?
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The act requires employers to disclose the ages of both terminated and retained employees in layoff situations
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In the balanced scorecard framework, operational effectiveness is classified under ______
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Internal business process
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In the balanced score card framework, utilization of capital is classified under _____
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Financial measures
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Affirmative action means that employer takes proactive measures to:
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Increase the number of women and minorities in the workfroce
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Jane, a citizen of the country of Aria, works in the country of Polia for an organization headquartered in Aria. Which of the following best describes Jane?
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She is an expatriate
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Which of the following is a difference between a Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) and PeopleSoft?
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An HRIS was run on support from IT people while PeopleSoft did not require any support from IT.
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Which of the following statements is true about the Equal Pay Act of 1963?
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It requires employers to give similar wages rates for similar work without regard to gender
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Which of the following is the function of compliance audits?
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Checking record keeping on state and federal paperwork requirement

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