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1. Three of the following are vesting rights. Which is not a vesting right?

1. Three of the following are vesting rights. Which is not a vesting right?

A. The right to a pension regardless of whether or not the employee remains with the employer until retirement

B. The right to a pension at retirement

C. A guarantee that the employer won't switch the pension plan from defined-benefit to defined-contribution plan

D. In most cases, a waiting period of no more than five years or a three- to seven-year period, with 20 percent in the third and

each year thereafter

2. Which of the following is an advantage of group incentives?

A. Group more likely using a broad range of performance measures

B. Groups trying to outdo one another in satisfying customers

C. Rewarding the performance of all employees at a facility

D. Encouraging team members to compete with each other so they can achieve their goal

3. Which act permits a lower training wage, which employers may pay to workers under the age of 20 for

a period of up to 90 days?





4. Which level of child care is most frequently provided by organizations with 100 or more employees?

A. The organization provides vouchers or discounts for employees to use at existing child-care facilities.

B. The organization offers no support within this area.

C. The organization supplies and helps employees collect information about the cost and quality of available child care.

D. The organization operates a day-care center at or near the workplace.

5. Which of the following is a false statement about the Fair Labor Standards Act?

A. Nonexempt employees are covered by FLSA and include most hourly workers.

B. The overtime rate under the FLSA is one and a half times the employee's hourly rate, including any bonuses and piece-rate


C. The FLSA permits a subminimum training wage equal to 85 percent of the minimum wage.

D. The FLSA requires federal contractors to pay prevailing wage rates.

6. Due to increasing diversity within the workplace, many employers are extending benefits to

A. extended-family members.

B. domestic partners.

C. independent contractors.

D. anyone living within the employee's household.

7. Which of the following is not an advantage of a balanced scorecard?

A. A balanced scorecard balances the disadvantages of one type of incentive pay with the advantages of another type.

B. A balanced scorecard allows for a combination of performance measures that are directed toward both the company's longand

short-term objectives.

C. A balanced scorecard links external pay rates with internal job structures, allowing organizations to gain both internal and

external pay equity.

D. Communicating a balanced scorecard helps employees understand the organization's goals and how they might contribute to

these goals.

8. The Scanlon plan is a variation of which type of incentive?

A. Merit pay

B. Individual

C. Profit sharing

D. Gainsharing

9. Why are growing numbers of employers opting for defined-contribution plans?

A. They guarantee a specified level of retirement income.

B. PGBC makes annual contribution of $33 per participant.

C. Defined-contribution plans are required by ERISA.

D. Employers are free from the risk of poor performance of the plans.

10. Three of the following are types of defined-contribution pension plans. Which of the following is not a

type of defined-contribution pension plan?

A. Section 401(k) plan

B. Gainsharing plan

C. Money purchase plan

D. Employee stock option plan

11. The National Compensation Survey is an ongoing activity of the

A. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

B. American Management Association.

C. Society for Human Resource Management.


12. Pay specifically designed to energize, direct, or control employees' behavior is known as

A. indirect pay.

B. empowerment pay.

C. incentive pay.

D. exempt pay.

13. Chief executives of large U.S. businesses earn over _______ times as much as manufacturing

employees in their companies.

A. 40

B. 20

C. 10

D. 60

14. Organizations being squeezed between labor and product markets need to

A. move their operations overseas.

B. couple pay policies with creative HR, production, and marketing management to make workers' contributions more valuable

and products more profitable.

C. move from job-based pay structures to skill-based pay systems, where employees are empowered and jobs are more


D. change their strategic mission and direction, moving to more attractive industries.

15. Three of the following are objectives of the unemployment insurance program. Which is not an

objective of the unemployment insurance program?

A. To provide an incentive for employers to stabilize employment

B. To offset lost income during involuntary unemployment

C. To offset lost income during a labor dispute

D. To preserve investments in worker skills by providing income during short-term layoffs

16. By law, what percent of assets must an ESOP invest in its company's stock?

A. 80 percent

B. 51 percent

C. 100 percent

D. 10 percent

17. An organization is adjusting pay to better match a local labor market in which the cost of living is rising

sharply. These adjustments are called

A. rank-and-file adjustments.

B. pay differentials.

C. bonuses.

D. green-circle rates.

18. Which of the following is a false statement about key jobs?

A. Key jobs are jobs on which it's possible to obtain market-pay survey data.

B. Key jobs have many incumbents within the organization.

C. Key jobs are relatively stable in content.

D. Key jobs are common to many organizations.

End of exam

19. Since the 1990s, the trend in larger public companies is to grant stock options to

A. all top and middle managers.

B. all employees.

C. all exempt employees.

D. only top management.

20. On average, out of every dollar spent on compensation, about _______ cents go to benefits.

A. 17

B. 45

C. 8

D. 30

21. The economic approach to evaluating the effectiveness of HR practices focuses onA. reviewing the various outcomes of the HR functions.B. determining the dollar value of a program's costs and benefits.C. determining whether the HR practice had the intended effect.D. comparing the company's HRM costs to those of major competitors.22. Which of the following is an advantage of a relational database?A. Users can file or retrieve information according to any field across different bases.B. Databases are stored in a central location.C. Information is stored in one large file.D. It helps people arrive at decisions that reflect expert knowledge.23. Which of the following is not appropriate using e-HRM?A. Online testingB. Online grievance redressalC. Online surveysD. Online recruitment24. _______ promotes respect for past tradition and for fulfilling social obligations in the present.A. Short-term orientationB. Uncertainty avoidanceC. Large power distanceD. Femininity25. Which of the following is a false statement about an HRIS?A. HR staff can retrieve information about specific applicants.B. It lets a user sort the data by any of the fields.C. Separate files can be linked by common elements.D. The system is designed to serve only the HR staff.26. Which of the following is a false statement regarding cross-cultural preparation needed during the phasesof an international assignment?A. Preparation is required for the return home.B. Training may range from lectures for employees and their families to visits to culturally diverse communities.C. Preparation for departure includes language instruction and an orientation to the foreign country's culture.D. Preparation is required only for the employees, not their families.27. Which of the following is not a measure for an HRM audit for staffing?A. Timeliness of referring qualified workers to line supervisorsB. Anticipation of personnel needsC. Treatment of applicantsD. Fairness of existing job evaluation system in assigning grades and salaries28. Which of the following statements about expert systems is false?A. Expert systems deliver high-quality decisions at a high cost.B. Expert systems provide consistency in decision making.C. Expert systems can increase efficiency by enabling fewer or less-skilled employees to do work that otherwise would requiremany highly skilled employees.D. Expert systems help avoid the errors that can result from fatigue and decision-making biases.29. Which of the following is a false statement about unfair-labor-practice charges?A. If the charges are investigated and found to have merit, a formal complaint is issued.B. Complaints may be deferred to an agreed-upon employer-union grievance procedure.C. Charges must be filed within 12 months of the alleged unfair labor practice.D. Charges are filed with the NLRB.30. A country that serves as the home for a corporation's headquarters is referred to as the _______country.A. thirdB. firstC. parentD. host31. Recruitment and selection activities within a high-performance organization include three of thefollowing. Which is not a recruitment and selection activity within a high-performance organization?A. Finding employees who are enthusiastic about and able to contribute to teamwork, empowerment, and knowledge sharingB. Selection methods that concentrate on identifying technical skills onlyC. Selection methods that include group interviews, open-ended questions, and psychological testsD. Finding employees who innovate, share ideas, and take initiative32. According to research, organizations that introduce high-performance work practices usually experienceincreases in three of the following areas. Which is not an area in which an organization can expect toexperience an increase as a result of introducing high-performance work practices?A. ProductivityB. Long-term financial performanceC. Employee turnoverD. Employee satisfaction33. Which of the following employee groups is most likely to be excluded by the NLRB from participatingin organizing activities and being a member of the bargaining unit?A. Employees who have been on strike for economic reasons for less than one year and who have been replaced by otheremployeesB. Employees in multiple facilities within a single employerC. Employees covered by multiple employersD. Employees with certain supervisory duties.

34.Which of the following is a false statement about grievance procedures?A. The majority of grievances are settled during the earlier steps of the process.B. Grievance procedures generally have several steps prior to arbitration.C. The merits of an arbitrator's ruling can't be appealed to the courts.D. Under the duty of fair representation, the union must give equal representation to all members of the bargaining unit, whetheror not they actually belong to the union.35. The Hofstede dimension that deals with the degree to which a culture prefers structured conditions isA. individualism.B. risk aversion.C. uncertainty avoidance.D. power distance.36. Union membership in the United States peaked in theA. 1980s.B. 1950s.C. 1990s.D. 1960s.37. Which of the following is a false statement about the performance management process across nationalboundaries?A. While the measures used may vary from country to country, the legal requirements remain the same as those in the UnitedStates.B. The general principles of performance management apply in most countries, but the specific methods that work in one countrymay fail in another.C. Although employees around the world appreciate feedback, U.S. employees are generally much more used to directfeedback than are employees in other countries.D. The extent to which managers measure performance varies from one country to another, with some organizations having toupdate their performance plans more often than once a year.38. Which of the following is not an HRM application?A. Decision support systemsB. Transaction processingEnd of examC. Customer relationship support systemsD. Expert systems39. Which of the following is a false statement about international labor relations?A. Most U.S. organizations, in contrast to European organizations, bargain with a union representing an entire industry'semployees, rather than with local union.B. Day-to-day decisions about labor relations are usually handled by each foreign subsidiary.C. U.S. organizations, in comparison with European organizations, exert more centralized control over labor relations in thevarious countries where they operate.D. In countries such as Germany, management has an incentive to build cooperative relationships because labor representativesparticipate in company decision-making activities and sit on companies' boards of directors.40. The most notable disadvantage for virtual expatriates is theA. isolation that comes with never returning to their home countries.B. loss in income they'll experience as a result of accepting their overseas assignment.C. difficulty they'll experience in building relationships with host-country personnel.D. amount of time they must spend away from friends and family while on assignment.

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