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Question 12 pts

A ____________ HRM system is designed to recruit, develop, retain and utilize managers who can work successfully in many different capacities with people from different cultures. 

 

transnational

 

ploynational

 

 

global

 

cross-cultural

 

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Question 22 pts

One method to evaluate if disparity exists is called the __________. 

 

five-fourths rule

 

two-thirds rule

 

 

four-fifths rule

 

selection rule

 

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Question 32 pts

Effective HRM focuses on _______________ rather than record keeping, written procedure, or rules. 

 

action

 

intuition

 

 

experience

 

precedent

 

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Question 42 pts

Diversity refers to any mixture of themes characterized by _____________ 

 

EEOC definition race only

 

individual differences

 

 

differences and similarities

 

Race, creed and color

 

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Question 52 pts

_________ refers to a system of shared meaning held by members that distinguishes the organization from other organizations. 

 

Organizational concern

 

Organizational character

 

 

Organizational Culture

 

Organizational Structure

 

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Question 62 pts

Which of the following are associated with the "traditional" view of HRM? 

 

Short-term results

 

Flexibility

 

 

People development

 

All of the choices are correct

 

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Question 72 pts

Generally, an employer may fulfill its duty to prevent or remedy hostile work environment harassment by doing which of the following? 

 

Developing an anti-harassment policy

 

Promptly and thoroughly investigating harassment allegations

 

 

Properly disciplining offenders

 

All of the above must be done.

 

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Question 82 pts

HRM and _______________ must work together to achieve the level of organizational effectiveness required to compete locally and internationally. 

 

marketing

 

distribution

 

 

manufacturing

 

every other function

 

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Question 92 pts

_____________ allows plaintiffs to seek compensatory and punitive damages when an organization engages in intentional discrimination with malice or reckless indifference. 

 

Title VII

 

The Civil Rights Act of 1991

 

 

Title IX

 

The Equal Pay Act.

 

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Question 102 pts

"EEO" is short for ____________. 

 

Equal Employment Openings

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

 

 

Equable Employee Opportunity

 

Equable Employee Operation

 

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Question 112 pts

Before productivity can be effective managed and improved, it must be _______________. 

 

monitored

 

measured

 

 

identified

 

prioritized

 

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Question 122 pts

The letters in ARDM stand for: 

 

Acquiring, rewarding, directing, maintaining

 

Acquiring, routing, directing, monitoring

 

 

Acquiring, rewarding, developing, maintaining and protecting

 

None of the choices are correct

 

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Question 132 pts

The purpose of the ________ was to make it illegal for employees of American corporations to induce foreign officials, by offering monetary or other payments, to use their influence to gain an unfair competitive advantage for the organization. 

 

Corrupt Practices Act

 

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

 

 

International Influence Act

 

Fair Trade Act

 

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Question 142 pts

_______________ management is a process by which an organization works to determine what needs to be done to accomplish objectives, and how they will be achieved. 

 

Strategic

 

Tactical

 

 

Intuitive

 

Selective

 

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Question 152 pts

The three levels of strategy are: ____________. 

 

strategic, operational, procedural

 

tactical, operational, directional

 

 

strategic, tactical, operational

 

strategic, managerial, operational

 

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Question 162 pts

Which of the following is considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act? 

 

Major depression

 

Hearing impairments

 

 

Anxiety disorders

 

All of the choices are correct

 

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Question 172 pts

QWL refers to which of the following? 

 

Quality of Work Levels

 

Quantity of Work Levels

 

 

Quality of Work Life

 

Qualitative Worker Leasing

 

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Question 182 pts

Any solution that is implemented must be _______________. 

 

original

 

systematic

 

 

progressive

 

evaluated

 

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Question 192 pts

Affirmative action _______________. 

 

concerns only race

 

always requires the use of quotas

 

 

has been defined as "those actions appropriate to overcome the effects of past or present practices, policies, or other barriers to equal employment opportunity."

 

All of the above.

 

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Question 202 pts

Differences in ___________ can affect the overall success that a training program has on culturally diverse audiences. 

 

individualism versus collectivism

 

power distance

 

 

long-term versus short-term orientation

 

Both A and B.

 

 

Question 12 pts

______________ develops a forecast based on a past relationship between a factor related to employment and employment itself. 

 

A trend projection

 

The delphi technique

 

 

The nominal group technique

 

The Markov technique

 

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Question 22 pts

Job _______________ tries to design jobs in ways that help incumbents satisfy their needs for growth, recognition, and responsibility. 

 

growth

 

expansion

 

 

motivation

 

enrichment

 

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Question 32 pts

Regardless of the method chosen for collecting information about applicants, the organization must be certain that _____________. 

 

it has been approved by the EEOC

 

it is AEDA compliant

 

 

the information is both reliable and valid

 

None of these

 

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Question 42 pts

A written explanation of the knowledge, skills, abilities, traits, and other characteristics (KSAOs) necessary for effective performance on a given job is called a ________. 

 

job analysis

 

job description

 

 

job specification

 

position analysis

 

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Question 52 pts

A skills inventory, in its simplest form, is a list of the _______________ of the people working for the organization. 

 

skills

 

characteristics

 

 

names

 

All of the above.

 

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Question 62 pts

The HR competency of _________ is associated with the need to be proactive and advocate for their own position with top management of the company. 

 

credible activist

 

cultural steward

 

 

strategy architect

 

business ally

 

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Question 72 pts

The ___________________ presents the relationships among departments and units of the firm. 

 

relationship chart

 

organizational chart

 

 

line chart

 

responsibility chart

 

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Question 82 pts

The ADEA prohibits _____________. 

 

all discrimination based on age

 

discrimination against people that are over the age of 40

 

 

discrimination on the basis of social security status

 

discrimination against those under 21

 

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Question 92 pts

_______________ is the process by which an organization chooses from a list of applicants the person who best meets the selection criteria for the position available. 

 

Selection

 

Rotation

 

 

Definition

 

Filtering

 

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Question 102 pts

Anyone interested in selecting a test for use in personnel selection can begin with the _______________, which summarizes many of the tests and includes a brief evaluation of their effectiveness. 

 

Mental Measurements Yearbook

 

Mental Effectiveness Handbook

 

 

Military Measurements Workbook

 

All of the choices are correct.

 

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Question 112 pts

A HRIS is an acronym for ______________. 

 

holistic resource intergration system

 

human resource intergration system

 

 

human resource information system

 

human resource information schematic

 

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Question 122 pts

One of the most noticeable effects of the downsizing epidemic of the last two decades has been a dramatic rise in the use of _______________. 

 

temporary employees

 

summer internships

 

 

college recruiters

 

subcontractors

 

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Question 132 pts

A written summary of the job as an identifiable organizational unit is called a ________. 

 

job analysis

 

job description

 

 

job specification

 

position analysis

 

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Question 142 pts

Many selection specialists believe that past performance on a similar job ________ of future performance. 

 

might be one of the best indicators

 

is generally a poor indicator

 

 

has been established as a legally endorsed and valid predictor

 

is a reliable but not valid predictor

 

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Question 152 pts

____________ are a set of policies designed to minimize or prevent workplace discrimination practices. 

 

Federal Guidelines to Prevent Discrimination

 

Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures

 

 

Uniform Guidelines on Employee Discrimination

 

EEOC Bulletins on Discrimination

 

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Question 162 pts

____________ refers to organizational activities that influence the number and types of applicants who apply for a job and whether the applicants accept jobs that are offered. 

 

Selection

 

Advertising

 

 

Recruitment

 

SHRM

 

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Question 172 pts

The recruiting process necessarily begins with a (n) _________________. 

 

advertisement

 

detailed job description

 

 

job specification

 

detailed job description and job specification

 

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Question 182 pts

The IRCA specifies ____________________. 

 

that the employer has a duty to periodically verify the identity and work authorization of every foreign employee.

 

that the employer has a duty to verify the identity and work authorization of all new foreign employees.

 

 

that the employer has a to verify the identity and work authorization of foreign born hourly employees

 

that the employer has a to verify the identity and work authorization of every new employee.

 

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Question 192 pts

The number of African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, Native American, or Alaskan native employees in the workforce depends __________. 

 

largely on court mandated quotas

 

largely on the availability of these minority employees in the relevant labor market

 

 

largely on the availability of these minority employees in the overall labor market

 

largely on the success of print advertisement

 

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Question 202 pts

If N = 3 and the average job performance ratings of new hires is 70, 5% of new hires are promoted within a year and the percent retained is 40 what is QH? 

 

20

 

30

 

 

38.33

 

40

 

 

Question 12 pts

Vesting _________________. 

 

is an award process that is part of the Lincoln plan

 

is a version of vestibule training where the trainee is in process but off line

 

 

is the right to participate in a pension plan

 

refers to the taxable status of pensions

 

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Question 22 pts

___________ accounts provide funds from which employees pay for expenses not covered by the regular benefits package. 

 

Reimbursement

 

Extraordinary spending

 

 

Cafeteria

 

Both A and B are correct.

 

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Question 32 pts

Wages include base pay plus: 

 

Holiday pay

 

Overtime pay

 

 

Clothing reimbursement

 

All of the choices are correct.

 

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Question 42 pts

The clearest indication of worker satisfaction may be patterns of absenteeism and ___________. 

 

turnover

 

promotion

 

 

training

 

hiring

 

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Question 52 pts

When taking a management by objectives (MBO) approach to performance evaluation, which of the following steps would typically be last? 

 

Participants set objectives that are realistic, challenging, clear, and comprehensive

 

Objectives for the next cycle are set by the subordinate after consulting with the superior

 

 

Dates for reviewing intermediate progress are agreed upon and used

 

A final evaluation by the superior is made and a meeting is held with the subordinate in a counseling, encouraging session

 

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Question 62 pts

An employee classified as a manager, technical, or professional who is paid on an hourly basis is considered _______________. 

 

exempt

 

nonexempt

 

 

on call

 

underpaid

 

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Question 72 pts

A sewing mill that has set an hourly standard for machine operators of sewing 25 shirts per hour. Wages are calculated by multiplying the number of shirts completed by the piece rate for one shirt. Employees who exceed the standard of 25 shirts per hour make higher wages based on the additional piece rate per unit completed. The mill is using a __________ play plan. 

 

merit

 

differential piece rate

 

 

straight piecework

 

Deming

 

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Question 82 pts

According to the __________ approach, wages should be kept at the subsistence level so that workers would be motivated to be highly productive.

 

hungry man

 

economic man

 

 

rational man

 

intrinsic man

 

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Question 92 pts

Employees must have been employed for _______________ to be eligible for unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. 

 

1 day

 

30 days

 

 

6 months

 

1 year

 

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Question 102 pts

_____________ to seek constant feedback on any decision regardless of how important or trivial. 

 

Millennials

 

Gen Zers

 

 

Y2Kers

 

Line managers

 

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Question 112 pts

Which of the following are reasons why employers provide benefits? 

 

To keep the organization competitive in recruiting and retaining employees.

 

To keep a union out.

 

 

To increase employees' performance.

 

All of the above are correct.

 

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Question 122 pts

_______________ pay the entire cost of workers' compensation insurance. 

 

Employees

 

Employers

 

 

State agencies

 

The federal government

 

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Question 132 pts

Which of the following is the oldest and most commonly used individual evaluation method? 

 

Forced choice

 

Essay evaluation

 

 

Graphic rating scale

 

Critical incident technique

 

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Question 142 pts

Under the Scanlon and Rucker gainsharing plans, payouts go to employees on a _______________ basis. 

 

daily

 

weekly

 

 

monthly

 

semi-annual

 

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Question 152 pts

_______________ means that the criterion being used reflects the difference between high and low performers. 

 

Relevance

 

Sensitivity

 

 

Practicality

 

Reliability

 

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Question 162 pts

In many organizations, the employer provides an income bridge from employment to unemployment and back to employment. This is known as _______________ pay. 

 

severance

 

bridge

 

 

comprehensive

 

cross-over

 

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Question 172 pts

The self-evaluation approach seems to be used more often for ____________ aspects of performance evaluation. 

 

developmental

 

evaluative

 

 

judgmental

 

None of these

 

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Question 182 pts

Many companies encourage employees to purchase company stock to ______________. 

 

increase their incentive to work

 

Increase their satisfaction

 

 

to reduce absenteeism and turnover

 

All of the above are correct.

 

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Question 192 pts

The concept of _________ (sometimes called pay equity) attempts to prove that employers systematically discriminate by paying women less than their work is intrinsically worth, versus what they pay men who work in equally valuable positions—and to remedy this situation. 

 

equal pay

 

comparable worth

 

 

comparable pay

 

job equity

 

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Question 202 pts

____________ pay rests on the fact that the individual must have a diploma or license or must pass one or more examinations from a third-party professional or regulatory agency. 

 

Degree-based

 

Credential-based

 

 

Skill-based

 

Job-based

 

 

 

Question 12 pts

The professional's primary activity in _______________ of their career is to be an independent contributor. 

 

stage I

 

stage II

 

 

stage III

 

stage IV

 

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Question 22 pts

When members of a team suspend their assumptions and take up a "think together" mode that embraces the collective good and eschews self-interest, it is a phenomenon called _______________. 

 

conversation

 

dialogue

 

 

discussion

 

conversion

 

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Question 32 pts

According to Thorndike's classic law of effect, of several responses to the same situation, those that are accompanied or closely followed by _________ will be more likely to recur and those which are accompanied or closely followed by ________ will be less likely to occur. 

 

reinforcement; punishment

 

reinforcement; nonreinforcement

 

 

punishment; reinforcement

 

consequence; no consequence

 

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Question 42 pts

MikeCo management recognizes that there is insufficient work available at the time and they need to send employees home. Management expects the no-work situation to be temporary intends to recall the employees. The action by MikeCo represents a ____________. 

 

job leave

 

job loss

 

 

job layoff

 

job rationalization

 

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Question 52 pts

Management games emphasize development of _______________ skills. 

 

interpersonal

 

problem-solving

 

 

creative thinking

 

All of the choices are correct.

 

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Question 62 pts

_________ has been one of the most significant career management tools introduced in recent years. 

 

MIS

 

HRIS

 

 

ERP

 

MRP++

 

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Question 72 pts

Greenhaus defines _________ as the pattern of work-related experiences (e.g., job positions, job duties, decisions, and subjective interpretations about work-related events) and activities over the span of the person's work life. 

 

career

 

vocation

 

 

profession

 

function

 

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Question 82 pts

______________ involves examining a firm's mission, resources, and goals to determine if training can be used to improve the firm's success, growth, and strategy. 

 

Training analysis.

 

Organizational analysis.

 

 

People analysis.

 

Task analysis.

 

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Question 92 pts

While RobCo has a long history of hiring women into management, it has never had a woman in senior management. This situation may at least create the perception of a ______________. 

 

gender anchor

 

glass anchor

 

 

glass ceiling

 

gender ceiling

 

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Question 102 pts

Behavior modification is individual learning through _______________.

 

reinforcement

 

repetition

 

 

observation

 

feedback

 

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Question 112 pts

____________ is a process that is used to determine if and what type of training is necessary. 

 

Needs assessment

 

Organizational assessment

 

 

People assessment

 

Task assessment

 

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Question 122 pts

Not all professionals experience career stage IV, the _______________ phase. 

 

maintenance

 

retirement

 

 

establishment

 

strategic thinking

 

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Question 132 pts

Although each individual and each career will be different, it is reasonable to assume that esteem and self-actualization would be the most important needs in the _______________ phase of their career. 

 

retirement

 

maintenance

 

 

establishment

 

apprenticeship

 

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Question 142 pts

The goal of _________ examines the question is the job performance of a new group of trainees in the same organization that developed the program comparable to the job performance of the original training group(s)? 

 

training validity

 

transfer validity

 

 

intraorganizational validity

 

interorganizational validity

 

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Question 152 pts

The ____________ is based on the idea that a recruit should know both the bad and the good things to expect from a job and the organization. 

 

internship

 

job preview

 

 

realistic job preview

 

real job presentation

 

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Question 162 pts

One of the best and most frequently used methods of training new managers is _______________. 

 

transfers and rotation

 

transitory anticipatory experiences

 

 

coaching and rotation

 

coaching and counseling

 

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Question 172 pts

Applying Holland's personality types, the ___________ individual is expressive, nonconforming, original, and introspective 

 

realistic

 

investigative

 

 

artistic

 

social

 

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Question 182 pts

Career planning is important in the ____________________ phase of a career.

 

recent hire

 

midcareer

 

 

preretirement

 

All of the above

 

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Question 192 pts

The personality type of a person who is analytical, curious, methodical, and precise would be _______________. 

 

realistic

 

artistic

 

 

investigative

 

enterprising

 

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Question 202 pts

________ is the criterion most commonly used in determining who will be laid off. 

 

EEO classification

 

Union status

 

 

Performance evaluation data

 

Seniority

 

 

 

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Question 12 pts A ____________ HRM system is designed to recruit, develop, retain and utilize managers who can work successfully in many different capacities with people from different cultures. transnational ploynational global cross-cultural Flag this Question Question 22 pts One method to evaluate if disparity exists is called the __________. five-fourths rule two-thirds rule four-fifths rule selection rule Flag this Question Question 32 pts Effective HRM focuses on _______________ rather than record keeping, written procedure, or rules. action intuition experience precedent Flag this Question Question 42 pts Diversity refers to any mixture of themes characterized by _____________ EEOC definition race only individual differences differences and similarities Race, creed and color Flag this Question Question 52 pts _________ refers to a system of shared meaning held by members that distinguishes the organization from other organizations. Organizational concern Organizational character Organizational Culture Organizational Structure Flag this Question Question 62 pts Which of the following are associated with the "traditional" view of HRM? Short-term results Flexibility People development All of the choices are correct Flag this Question Question 72 pts Generally, an employer may fulfill its duty to prevent or remedy hostile work environment harassment by doing which of the following? Developing an anti-harassment policy Promptly and thoroughly investigating harassment allegations Properly disciplining offenders All of the above must be done. Flag this Question Question 82 pts HRM and _______________ must work together to achieve the level of organizational effectiveness required to compete locally and internationally. marketing distribution manufacturing every other function Flag this Question Question 92 pts _____________ allows plaintiffs to seek compensatory and punitive damages when an organization engages in intentional discrimination with malice or reckless indifference. Title VII The Civil Rights Act of 1991 Title IX The Equal Pay Act. Flag this Question Question 102 pts "EEO" is short for ____________. Equal Employment Openings Equal Employment Opportunity Equable Employee Opportunity Equable Employee Operation Flag this Question Question 112 pts Before productivity can be effective managed and improved, it must be _______________. monitored measured identified prioritized Flag this Question Question 122 pts The letters in ARDM stand for: Acquiring, rewarding, directing, maintaining Acquiring, routing, directing, monitoring Acquiring, rewarding, developing, maintaining and protecting None of the choices are correct Flag this Question Question 132 pts The purpose of the ________ was to make it illegal for employees of American corporations to induce foreign officials, by offering monetary or other payments, to use their influence to gain an unfair competitive advantage for the organization. Corrupt Practices Act Foreign Corrupt Practices Act International Influence Act Fair Trade Act Flag this Question Question 142 pts _______________ management is a process by which an organization works to determine what needs to be done to accomplish objectives, and how they will be achieved. Strategic Tactical Intuitive Selective Flag this Question Question 152 pts The three levels of strategy are: ____________. strategic, operational, procedural tactical, operational, directional strategic, tactical, operational strategic, managerial, operational Flag this Question Question 162 pts Which of the following is considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act? Major depression Hearing impairments Anxiety disorders All of the choices are correct Flag this Question Question 172 pts QWL refers to which of the following? Quality of Work Levels Quantity of Work Levels Quality of Work Life Qualitative Worker Leasing Flag this Question Question 182 pts Any solution that is implemented must be _______________. original systematic progressive evaluated Flag this Question Question 192 pts Affirmative action _______________. concerns only race always requires the use of quotas has been defined as "those actions appropriate to overcome the effects of past or present practices, policies, or other barriers to equal employment opportunity." All of the above. Flag this Question Question 202 pts Differences in ___________ can affect the overall success that a training program has on culturally diverse audiences. individualism versus collectivism power distance long-term versus short-term orientation Both A and B. Question 12 pts ______________ develops a forecast based on a past relationship between a factor related to employment and employment itself. A trend projection The delphi technique The nominal group technique The Markov technique Flag this Question Question 22 pts Job _______________ tries to desig...
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