influencing how “Investment Oriented” an organization is does not include
an attitude toward risk.
the impact of technology.
the principle of utilitarianism.
Employers favor telecommuting since it
helps reduce turnover.
eliminates overtime costs.
creates more supervisor-employee relationships.
Today’s workforce is very diverse. The generation that fails to see the need to
work from an office or for a particular employer, opting for more transient and
variable project work is
A difficult and
generally limited document to construct but one of the most important in
creating an organization’s strategy is it’s
All of the
following are barriers to strategic HR EXCEPT
managers often have insufficient general management training to understand the
that in most organizations adopt a short-term mentality and focus on current
shortfalls creates the lack of planning and strategizing.
There are two major models that outline the process of
what strategy is and how is should be developed. Which model below IS NOT a major model?
industrial organization model
organization self-assessment model
the demand for employees the company would be involved in
In formulating HR strategies an organization can
complete a SWOT analysis which analyzes the companies Strengths, Weaknesses,
- Outsourcing and Trends.
- Orientation and Training.
- Opportunities and Threats.
The process of
identifying “best practices” in a given area is called
- value creation.
- comparable worth.
10. If a company is analyzing its percentage of
new and returning customers, development of its employees and employee issues
such as rewards and training then the company is using a measurement to ensure
strategic alignment known as the
analysis tracking system.
11. The legislative act that bars discrimination
in all HR activities, including hiring, training, promotion, pay, employee
benefits, and other conditions of employment, based on a particular group of workers,
or the protected class, is known as the
- Civil Rights Act of 1964.
- Equal Employment Act of 1972.
- Employment Discrimination Act.
12. Which of the following is NOT illegal
according to federal law?
- Limiting training opportunities to men.
- Paying a woman less than a man for doing the same
- Promoting a white male over a black male on the basis
a supervisor promotes a female only after she agrees to an after-work date, the
conduct would create a/n _________________________ situation under Sexual
quid pro quo
14. One of the requirements for hostile
environment claims to be considered under Sexual Harassment laws is/are
a. the request of sexual favors.
b. frequency and severity of the act.
c. a supervisor constantly swears at a female
15. The BEST example
of hiring an employee due to a BFOQ is hiring a
woman to be a
nurse at a camp for girls.
member of the
Jewish faith to become a Rabbi.
Japanese-American to be an interpreter at the Japanese
16 Of all the discriminatory
factors outlined in Title VII, the grayest area to define what constitutes
“reasonable accommodation” would be with
17. When an employee can adjust their daily starting and quitting
times, provide that they work a certain number of hours per day or week, their
work schedule is known as
an adaptable schedule.
a flextime arrangement.
a compressed workweek.
___________________constitute the largest number among the protected
19. __________________ cases deal with
unintentional discrimination; ___________________ cases involve instances of
Four-fifths rule; adverse impact
Disparate treatment, four-fifths rule
Adverse impact; disparate treatment
countries take a different approach to regulation of employment than the
US. Europe has directed its legislation
21. Employers in certain cases may be legally
allowed to discriminate against some groups of people if the requirement is
22. An example of
reasonable accommodations would be all of the following EXCEPT
office furniture and equipment for better accessibility.
applicant to take extra time on a pre-employment test.
for a person over the age of 40 to come in late for work.
23. Many companies are having employees sign
_____________________ agreements to ensure
that the work developed by its employees stays with the employer when
the employee leaves.
a patent statement
24. There are four powerful principles for a high-performance work
system (HPWS) to become successful.
Which principle is critical for the success of empowerment and
involvement initiatives in the organization?
Principle of Egalitarianism
Principle of Shared information
Principle of Knowledge development
25. In Hofstede’s model of
cultural differences among countries which country focuses more on
individualism than collectivism?
26. A feminine
society is one that emphasizes
assertiveness and achievement.
achievement and interpersonal relationships.
interpersonal relationships and welfare of others.
27. In Hall’s studies of how cultures communicate
in terms of silent “languages” a culture that
signifies power, success, and status is the considered to be the
28. High-performance work systems usually begin
with how the work is designed. To help
designing work reengineering is one process as well as ______________________.
the Balanced Scorecard (BSC)
a Resource-based view (RBV)
Total Quality Management (TQM)
29. In developing a HPWS companies such as Shell
Canada, Nortel Networks and Honeywell pay employees based on the number of
different job skills they have. This is
an example of
skill-based pay plans.
an all salaried workforce.
gainsharing or profit-sharing plans.
30. A valuable
partner in implementing a HPWS
are line managers.
is the HR function.
is the CEO or senior managers.