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1. Human resource management (HRM) is used to describe the function that is concerned with
people-the employees
2. Four descriptions of HRM:
a. It is action-oriented
b. It is individual-oriented
c. It is globally oriented
d. It is future oriented
3. A firm’s HRM strategy is the pattern or plan that integrates the major objectives, policies, and
procedures into a cohesive whole
4. A policy is a general guide that expresses limits within which action should occur
5. A procedure or rule is a specific direction to action
6. Outsourcing is the practice of hiring another firm to complete work that is important and must
be done efficiently.
7. Motivation is the set of attitudes that predisposes a person to act in a specific goal directed
way
8. Hofstede five dimensions
a. Individualism vs. collectivism

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b. Power distance
c. Avoidance of uncertainty
d. Masculinity
e. Long term vs. sort term orientation
9. Human resource information system (HRIS) is an integrated approach to acquiring, storing,
analyzing and controlling the flow of information throughout an organization
10. The steps in a predictive-validity study are:
a. Administer the test
b. Select individuals for the job
c. Wait an appropriate amount of time
d. Assess the strength of the predictor-criterion relationship
11. Compensation should be:
a. Adequate
b. Equitable

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