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    HRM 500 Midterm Exam

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    The policies, practices, and systems that influence employees behavior, attitudes, andperformance constitute:

    materials management.

    labor laws.

    human resource management.

    equal employment opportunity.

    supply chain management.

    As a type of resource, human capital refers to the:

    tax-deferred value of an employees !"#$% plan.

    total budget allocated to the &' department in an organi(ation.

    wages, benefits, and other costs incurred in support of &' functions in anorgani(ation.

    employee characteristics that add economic value to the organi(ation.

    cash, equipment, technology, and facilities that the organi(ation uses.

    )ne of the qualities of human resources is that *****.

    it is easily imitated by rivals

    it is easily available for all companies to utili(e

    it is negligible in terms of value

    it is indispensable for building a competitive advantage

    it is highly substitutable and interchangeable

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    +hich of the following responsibilities is specifically associated with the &' function of supportfor strategy

    &uman resource planning and forecasting+age and salary administration

    iscipline

    eveloping an &' information system

    eveloping employee handboo$s and company publications

    +hich of the following refers to the process of getting detailed information about obs

    /olicy creation

    0ob orientation

    0ob rotation

    1upply chain management

    0ob analysis

    0ob design is the process of:

    identifying suitable candidates for obs.

    enabling employees to learn ob-related $nowledge, s$ills, and behavior.

    presenting candidates with positive and negative information about a ob.

    defining the way wor$ will be performed and the tas$s that a given ob requires.

    generating a pool of potential candidates for a ob.

    +hich of the following refers to the process through which an organi(ation see$s applicants forpotential employment

    )rientation

    +or$ analysis

    Training

    'ecruitment

    0ob design

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    The process by which the organi(ation attempts to identify applicants with the necessary$nowledge, s$ills, abilities, and other characteristics that will help the organi(ation achieve itsgoals is referred to as *****.

    performance management

    selection

    wor$ analysis

    orientation

    compensation

    ***** is a planned effort to enable employees to learn ob-related $nowledge, s$ills, andbehavior.

    Training

    2ompensation

    /erformance appraisal

    'ecruitment

    1election

    The &' function of ***** involves acquiring $nowledge, s$ills, and behavior that improve

    employees ability to meet the challenges of a variety of new or existing obs, including the clientand customer demands of those obs.

    recruitment

    selection

    development

    employee relations

    personnel policy

    The process of ensuring that employees activities and outputs match the organi(ations goals iscalled *****.

    employee development

    performance management

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    ob analysis

    supply chain management

    career planning

    &ow does establishing and administering policies help organi(ations

    3t encourages employees to defend themselves by claiming ignorance ofdisciplinary norms.

    3t leaves a lot of room for subective decision-ma$ing.

    3t allows companies to address issues on a case-by-case basis.

    3t eliminates the need for documentation and record-$eeping.

    3t allows companies to handle situations fairly and obectively.

    ***** refers to the use of quantitative tools and scientific methods to analy(e data from humanresource databases and other sources to ma$e evidence-based decisions that support businessgoals.

    +or$force analytics

    2areer development

    Tas$ analysis

    2onoint analysis

    /erformance management

    4nder the principle of 5employment at will6, the employer may terminate employment:

    immediately after written notice.

    after two wee$s notice.

    only if the employee voluntarily resigns.

    at any time without notice.

    only if he cannot show ust cause.

    The process that helps the human resource department to forecast the organi(ations needs forhiring, training, reassigning employees along with handling or avoiding layoffs is $nown as*****.

    evidence-based &'

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    supply chain management

    corporate social responsibility

    human resource planning

    ob development

    An organi(ations ability to profit without depleting its resources, including employees, naturalresources, and the support of the surrounding community is called *****.

    social media optimi(ation

    high-performance management

    sustainability

    substitutability

    supply chain management

    The parties with an interest in the companys success7typically, shareholders, the community,customers, and employees7constitute the ***** of a company.

    management

    mar$etpersonnel

    sta$eholders

    strategic partners

    +hich of the following is true of sustainable organi(ations

    They focus on smooth turnover and outsourcing rather than long-term planning.

    They are less concerned about employee development and empowerment.

    They are more concerned about ustice and fairness rather than short-term profits.

    They are more concerned with the quantum of output than quality standards.

    They primarily focus on maximi(ing profits and delivering high returns toinvestors.

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    +hich of the following statements is true about &' responsibilities of supervisors

    8on-&' managers do not need be familiar with the basics of &'9.

    &' activities are invariably limited to the specialists in the &' department.

    1upervisors typically have responsibilities related to all the &' functions.

    3n small organi(ations, all &' activities are carried out by &' specialists.0ob analysis and ob design are techniques that lie outside the purview ofsupervisors.

    +hich of the following is true of ethics in human resource management

    9ost managers have a positive perception of the ethical conduct of 4.1.businesses.

    vidence shows that &'9 practices are invariably ethical.

    9any ethical issues in the wor$place involve human resource management.

    9ost people believe that individuals apply values they hold in their personal livesto their professional activities.

    The general public has a positive perception of the ethical conduct of 4.1.businesses.

    The right of employees to $now the nature of the ob they are being hired to do and theobligation of a company not to deceive them in this respect is mainly reflective of the basic;antian right of *****.

    free consent

    privacy

    freedom of conscience

    due processfreedom of speech

    +hich one of ;ants basic human rights is violated when a supervisor requires an employee todo something that is unsafe or environmentally damaging, in spite of the employee clearlyobecting to the order

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    'ight of freedom of conscience

    'ight of equal opportunity employment

    'ight to due process

    'ight of freedom of speech

    'ight of privacy

    /eoples right of privacy is the right to:

    fight against a wrongful discharge.

    $now the nature of the ob they are being hired for.

    control what they reveal about their private life.

    autonomy in how they carry out their wor$.a fair and impartial hearing.

    3f people believe their rights are being violated, they have the right to a fair and impartialhearing. This reflects the basic human right to:

    privacy.

    freedom of conscience.

    lifetime employment.

    due process.free consent.

    +hich of the following is a standard that human resource managers must satisfy for &'9practices to be ethical

    &uman resource practices must result in the greatest good for the largest numberof people.

    mployment practices must respect employees right of lifetime employment.

    mployment practices must limit the application of the principle of employment-at-will as it is unfair to employees.

    9anagers must treat employees as family.

    9anagers must always maintain that customers are right.

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    +hich of the following statements best explains the term 5labor force6

    All the people willing and able to wor$

    All the permanent employees of an organi(ation

    All the adult members of a population

    All the people who have contracts to wor$ at the companyAll the temporary wor$ers of an organi(ation

    +hich of the following statements about the composition of the 4.1. labor force during the nextdecade is true

    The largest proportion of the labor force is expected to be in the "-yearage group.

    ?or the first time ever, the number of wor$ers under ! yea