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Human Resouce Management questions-the person responsible for accomplishing an organization?s goals




Question;1. Which of the following is the person;responsible for accomplishing an organization?s goals by;planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and;controlling personnel?;a. manager;b. entrepreneur;c. marketer;d. generalist;2. Larry, a manager at a commercial real;estate firm, has established a monthly sales quota for his;sales team. Which basic function of management;best describes Larry?s actions?;a. staffing;b. controlling;c. planning;d. organizing;3. ________ is the process of acquiring;training, appraising, and compensating employees, and;attending to their labor relations, health and;safety, and fairness concerns.;a. Organizational health and safety;management;b. Human resource management;c. Behavioral management;d. Labor relations;4. According to experts, the primary;hindrance to a firm?s productivity is its inability to ________.;a. use advanced accounting controls;b. acquire and maintain human capital;c. establish effective manufacturing;facilities;d. attain adequate cash and credit;5. Which of the following is most likely;a line function of the human resource manager?;a. representing the interests of;employees to senior management;b. directing the activities of;subordinates in the HR department;c. ensuring that line managers are;implementing HR policies;d. advising line managers about how to;implement EEO laws;6. All of the following are examples of;human resource specialties EXCEPT ________.;a. job analyst;b. labor relations specialist;c. compensation manager;d. financial advisor;7. ________ refers to the tendency of;firms to extend their sales, ownership, and/or manufacturing;to new markets abroad.;a. Export growth;b. Expansion;c. Diversification;d. Globalization;8. Which of the following best explains;the shift from manufacturing to service jobs in the U.S.?;a. firms producing their own raw;materials;b. web-based training programs for;blue-collar workers;c. creation of integrated supply;chains.;d. global environmental concerns and;legislation;9. Tara Robles earned an MBA degree and;is now an HR manager for a Fortune 500 company. In;which of the following tasks does Tara?s;advanced degree benefit her the most?;a. recruiting college graduates for;entry-level positions;b. distributing pension payments to retiring;employees;c. using application service providers;to expedite employee services;d. assisting upper management in;formulating business strategies;10. The EEOC was initially established;to investigate complaints about ________.;a. job discrimination;b. structural accommodations for;disabled people;c. sexual harassment in schools;d. unfair business practices;11. Paul is a 49-year-old American of;Anglo-Saxon descent. What legislation is most likely;intended to protect Paul from discrimination?;a. Equal Pay Act of 1963;b. Age Discrimination in Employment Act;of 1967;c. Executive Order 11375;d. Executive Order 11246;12. Which of the following is NOT a form;of sexual harassment according to EEOC guidelines?;a. verbal conduct of a sexual nature;that unreasonably interferes with work performance;b. mutually consensual physical conduct;of a sexual nature between co-workers;c. unwelcome sexual advances that create;an intimidating work environment;d. physical conduct of a sexual nature;that creates an offensive work environment;13. Gus is always making sexual jokes at;work. Many employees find the jokes funny, but Shelley;Gus?s executive assistant, is uncomfortable;with the jokes. Eventually, she decides to quit her;job rather than endure the jokes any longer.;What form of sexual harassment has Shelley;experienced?;a. hostile environment created by;supervisors;b. hostile environment created by;co-workers;c. quid pro quo;d. hostile environment created by;nonemployees;14. Sanders Sporting Goods, an international;sporting goods chain, is being sued for sexual;harassment by a former Sanders employee. The;plaintiff asserts that she was the victim of;numerous unwanted sexual advances from a male;co-worker. The woman claims that Sanders?;management condoned a hostile work environment;and that the company is liable for the;actions of the male employee.;All of the following are most likely relevant;questions to address in this court case EXCEPT;a. Is the male co-worker a U.S. citizen;and is Sanders a U.S. entity?;b. Does Sanders have a record of;employees who claim disparate treatment in the work;place?;c. Did Sanders take reasonable care to;prevent sexual harassment in the work place?;d. Does Sanders have a policy statement;regarding sexual harassment?;15. Which of the following involves;comparing the percentage of the minority/protected group;and white workers in an organization with the;percentage of the corresponding group in the;labor market?;a. personnel population comparison;approach;b. McDonnell-Douglas test;c. population comparisons approach;d. restricted policy comparison method;16. All of the following are steps;involved in the strategic management process EXCEPT ________.;a. crafting a course of action;b. defining the business and developing;a mission;c. offshoring low-skill jobs;d. evaluating the firm?s internal and;external situation;17. Which of the following activities;most likely indicates that a firm is implementing a vertical;integration strategy?;a. selling unprofitable divisions;b. purchasing a competitor?s firm;c. producing raw materials;d. aggressively selling a new product;18. The 2008 announcement by Starbucks;that it would be closing approximately 600 of its stores;suggests the firm was using a;strategy.;a. vertical integration;b. consolidation;c. geographic expansion;d. diversification;19. Human resource strategies are the;used to support a firm?s strategic goals.;a. visions and objectives;b. missions and goals;c. policies and practices;d. theories and tools;20. High-performance work organizations;are most likely characterized by all of the following;EXCEPT ________.;a. extensive training;b. empowered front-line workers;c. multi-skilled work teams;d. commitment to high production rates;21. Which of the following is a written;statement that describes the activities, responsibilities;working conditions, and supervisory;responsibilities of a job?;a. job description;b. job context;c. job analysis;d. job specification;22. Which of the following refers to the;human requirements needed for a job, such as education;skills, and personality?;a. job analysis;b. job specifications;c. job placement;d. job descriptions;23. Which of the following indicates the;distribution of work within a firm and the lines of authority;and communication?;a. organization chart;b. employee matrix;c. corporate overview;d. process chart;24. The primary drawback of performing a;job analysis regards the ________.;a. costs associated with the technology;needed for a job analysis;b. certification required to conduct a;job analysis;c. unverifiable data a job analysis;typically provides;d. amount of time a job analysis takes;to complete;e. redundant information gathered during;a job analysis;25. One of the problems with direct;observation is ________, which is when workers alter their;normal activities because they are being;watched.;a. flexibility;b. falsification;c. diversion;d. reactivity;Text;Human Resource Management;Thirteenth Edition, 2013;ISBN-13: 9780132668217;Gary Dessler;Pearson


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