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Question;Question 1.1.The expectancy theory of motivation predicts that one's level of motivation depends on the attractiveness of the rewards sought by employees and the probability of obtaining those rewards. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 2.2.The compensation scorecard creates a comparative tool within the organization that can reinforce desired outcomes that are unique to the company?s strategy. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 3.3.The Hay profile method is useful for evaluating jobs of all types and levels. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 4.4.Steps within a rate range allow pay increases based on merit or seniority. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 5.5.Historically, incentive plans have NOT been a major element of strategic compensation management. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 6.6.Meshing compensation and organizational objectives helps employees assume ownership of their jobs, improve effort, and improve performance. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 7.7.Piecework may be inappropriate where technology changes are frequent. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 8.8.Stock options are rights attached to the achievement of specific organizational objectives. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 9.9.Stock options have become popular in service organizations, but have lost favor in manufacturing firms. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 10.10.The Social Security Act was designed to protect workers against the loss of earningsresulting from old age and unemployment. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 11.11.When communicating benefits packages to employees, using one, uniform method or technique is recommended for consistency, so that everyone hears the same message in the same way. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 12.12.One estimate is that the "payment for time not worked" category of benefits comprises a large expenditure---over 25 percent---of the employer's total payroll costs. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 13.13.The OSHA Hazard Communication standard is the most frequently cited OSHA standard for general industry. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 14.14.Explicit contracts are not enforceable in court if either the employee or employer violates any provisions of the agreement. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 15.15.In the private sector, drug testing is largely regulated by individual states. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 16.16.Today, most companies only drug test when reasonable suspicion or probable cause exists (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 17.17.Random searches of employee?s personal belongings without probable cause should be avoided. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 18.18.The NLRB v Weingarten ruling requires that nonunion employees always be afforded the right to representation during an investigative interview. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 19.19.Progressive discipline is designed to force an employee to improve his or her performance. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 20.20.Positive discipline relies on "reminders" given to employees as a way to improve performance. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 21.21.The majority of research on why employees unionize comes from the study of white-collaremployees in the private sector. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 22.22.NLRB election statistics show that currently unions win approximately 30 percent of representation elections. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 23.23.Public employee unions contend that denying their legal right to strike reduces their power during collective bargaining. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 24.24.Traditional labor-management negotiations are adversarial. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 25.25.A strike vote by union members does not mean that a strike will actually take place. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 26.26.Arbitration hearings are formal court proceedings, held in a court of law. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 27.27.In some countries, night shifts are taboo. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 28.28.Because of low labor costs and language similarities, many Indian companies are finding the United States an attractive place to locate their facilities, particularly call centers. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 29.29.Third-country nationals are dual citizenship individuals working in another (third) country. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 30.30.The balance-sheet approach to compensation refers to designing pay systems that equalize the purchasing power of employees at comparable position levels living overseas and in the home country. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 31.31.A compensation method used to correct for the higher costs of goods and services overseas is the balance-sheet approach. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 32.32.Most high-performance work systems focus their training efforts on ensuring that employees have the skills necessary to assume a greater degree of responsibility. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 33.33.Efforts to achieve external fit help focus the design of high-performance work systems on strategic priorities. (Points: 2.5) TrueFalseQuestion 34.34.In certain manufacturing environments, compensation is as high as _____ of total costs and even higher for many service organizations. (Points: 2.5) 25 percent 40 percent60 percent75 percentQuestion 35.35.When the organization pays wages that are relatively equal to that of other employers for similar work, this is the basis of: (Points: 2.5) comparable worthexternal equitycompensable factorsequal payQuestion 36.36.Job evaluation helps to establish: (Points: 2.5) job classificationsthe organization's ability to payinternal equitylabor market conditions that affect payQuestion 37.37.Which of the following is NOT a form of pay equity? (Points: 2.5) internal equityexternal equitycollective equityindividual equityQuestion 38.38.Which job evaluation system serves to direct compensation dollars to the type of work pivotal to organizational goals? (Points: 2.5) the point method.job ranking.work valuation.the Hay profile method.Question 39.39.Red circle rates above the maximum for the range can result because: (Points: 2.5) promotional opportunities are plentifulemployees have high seniorityemployees are demotedgrades are added to the rangeQuestion 40.40.The biggest challenge with competence-based pay is: (Points: 2.5) encouraging employees to take advantage of itreduction in organizational flexibilityloss of productivitydeveloping appropriate measures of skills and competenciesQuestion 41.41.____________ may create problems for managers who wish to maintain pay secrecy among employees. (Points: 2.5) NASDAQ informationInternet salary survey dataFLSA requirementsDavis-Bacon standardsQuestion 42.42.When cost of living pay increases are given routinely, employees may view them as ___________. (Points: 2.5) insultsentitlementshighly motivatinglong overdueQuestion 43.43.Which of the following is NOT an advantage of an incentive pay program? (Points: 2.5) Incentives focus employee efforts on specific performance targets.Incentives are a way to increase equity and justice in an organization.Incentive payouts are fixed costs linked to the achievement of results.Incentives are a means to reward or attract top performers when salary budgets are low.Question 44.44.Research shows that a merit increase in the range of ____ percent is necessary to serve as a pay motivator. (Points: 2.5) 3 to 55 to 77 to 99 to 11Question 45.45.The straight commission plan is limited by all of the following disadvantages, EXCEPT: (Points: 2.5) Salespeople will stress low-priced productsCustomer service after the sale is likely to be neglectedEarnings tend to fluctuate widely between good and poor periods of business, andturnover of trained sales employees tends to increase in poor periodsSalespeople are tempted to grant price concessionsQuestion 46.46.Long-term incentive plans in which rights are granted to executives to purchase shares of their company's stock at a fixed price for a fixed period of time are known as: (Points: 2.5) stock options.stock grants.restricted stock.performance shares.Question 47.47.Common output measures for productivity include: (Points: 2.5) salesmaterialslabor total costsQuestion 48.48.Groups of physicians that contract with an employer to provide medical resources on a more cost-efficient basis in exchange for a greater share of patients are known as: (Points: 2.5) preferred provider organizations (PPOs).major medical plans.health maintenance organizations (HMOs).integrated medical practices.Question 49.49.The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act: (Points: 2.5) requires employers to offer a health maintenance organization (HMO) as a health care optiongrants employees the right to switch medical insurance between former and present employersguarantees employees the right to employer-provided health benefitsis limited by pre-existing health conditionsQuestion 50.50.A pension plan where the amount that an employee is to receive upon retirement is set forth in advance is referred to as a: (Points: 2.5) contributory plannoncontributory plandefined-benefit plandefined-contribution planQuestion 51.51.A popular plan that offers employees an opportunity to save through payroll deductions and have their contributions matched by the employer is known as the: (Points: 2.5) 401(k) plan.tax reduction plan.ERISA benefit plan.Individual Retirement Plan.Question 52.52.The Social Security Administration administers the ______________ program. (Points: 2.5) COBRAERISAMedicareSNLQuestion 53.53.The most severe stage of distress is: (Points: 2.5) burnout.shock.back pain.job loss.Question 54.54.Because employers cannot predict with certainty the future behavior of employees despite background checking, negligent hiring lawsuits are seen as: (Points: 2.5) a no-win situation for employersa no-win situation for employeesa Catch-22 situation for employersa necessary evilQuestion 55.55.Employers defend their intrusion into employee privacy by noting: (Points: 2.5) their Constitutional righttheir legitimate business interestthat they are required by lawOSHA regulationsQuestion 56.56.The ____ prohibits the interception, recording, or disclosure of wire, electronic, and aural communications through any electronic, mechanical, or other device. An interception takes place when an employer monitors a telephone call while it is occurring. Permits employer monitoring for legitimate business reasons. (Points: 2.5) Electronic Communications Privacy ActPrivacy ActFamily Education Rights and Privacy ActFair Credit Reporting ActQuestion 57.57.The concern in a workplace romance is: (Points: 2.5) unrealistic expectations.jealousy on the part of a third party.employer liability.embarrassing publicity.Question 58.58.The creation of a relationship for the future based on trust, understanding, and mutual respect is the basis of: (Points: 2.5) the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Servicetraditional bargaininginterest-based bargaininggood faith bargainingQuestion 59.59.Neutrality agreements secure a binding commitment from the _____________________ to remain neutral during the organization drive. (Points: 2.5) employeeslocal governmentemployernational or international unionQuestion 60.60.A corporation that treats the world market as a whole and tries to combine activities in countries to maximize efficiency is a/an ____ corporation. (Points: 2.5) transnationalinternationalmultinationalglobalQuestion 61.61.Apprenticeship training in Europe directs a large number of youths into: (Points: 2.5) managerial training.white-collar training.supervisory training.vocational training.Question 62.62.Which of the following is the major reason for failure among expatriates? (Points: 2.5) a spouse's inability to adapt.a manager's personality.inability to cope with larger responsibilities.distaste for travel.Question 63.63.According to cross-cultural studies, nations tend to cluster according to similarities in all of the following cultural dimensions except: (Points: 2.5) laws.work goals.values.job attitudes.Question 64.64.According to the research organization Gallup, only _____ of U.S. employees are actively engaged on the job. (Points: 2.5) 14 percent29 percent44 percent59 percentQuestion 65.65.To achieve internal fit, organizations should use the following HR practices together except: (Points: 2.5) first-rate selection system.training and development.compensation.morale testing.Question 66.66.To achieve external fit, organizations must first analyze all of the following except: (Points: 2.5) competitive challenges.organizational values.other HR components.employee concerns.Question 67.67.Describe how the HR Scorecard can be used by the organization? (Points: 5) Question 68.68.What are the primary differences among international, multinational, global, and transnational corporations? (Points: 5)

 

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