Human Resource Planning MCQs

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HR policies must work in compliance with the organization’s overall strategy?




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Which of the following is NOT a function of Human Resource Management?






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What is an example of indirect compensation when it comes to rewards that are given to employees?






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Performance appraisals are important for both measuring and monitoring an employee’s contribution, but they are also often the basis for deciding wh...






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When working to improve the organization’s quality of work life, it is important to look at which part of the organization?






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HR functions are important because they serve to attract employees (an explicit objective). HR also has a few implicit objectives. Which of the follow...






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Which position in the organization determines how important human resource management will be to that organization?






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In the early 1900s, what was Human Resources primarily concerned with?






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Which of the following is not a way HR professionals can create an ethical organizational culture?






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What is one way that HR can improve the quality of life for most employees in today’s world?






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True or False: HR department executives are now just as concerned with profits as any other executive.




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Many millennials entering the workforce can be describe as _______________?






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Because new millennials entering the workforce are cynical and less patient with respect to authority, they sometimes do not get along with older work...






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What is "strategy"?






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What is a societal trend that affects HR and its functions?






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The economy, changes in technology, and competition are all examples of what type of environment that an organization has to be aware of?




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The internal environment includes factors that the organization has no control over.




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The economy is a critical element of the external environment and can have a significant impact on HR activities. What does a strong economy tend to c...






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When the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was created in 1994, were corporations forced to become more or less competitive?




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What have organizations started doing with their structure as the use of technology has increased in the workplace?






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The effectiveness of an organization’s HR management function depends largely upon...






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As HR professionals engage in more and more roles within the organization, HR will be more effective in helping the organization do what?






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What is a not a necessary competency for today’s HR professionals?






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HR professionals need to focus solely on acquiring HR knowledge and skills so that they can be more effective to the organization in all roles they un...




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What is one of the two categories of HR professionals?






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HR specialists are generally found in small firms.




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Which skill is not necessary for HR specialists to have to do their job well?






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An HR generalist will generally have a broader understanding of HR compared to an HR specialist, who will typically have detailed knowledge about a sp...




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What is a job that HR generalists do not do?






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To be most effective in their duties, the HR department should be in what position of the organization’s hierarchy?






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HR needs to implement all of the HR activities, making sure not to delegate the implementation to line managers who may not implement them correctly. ...




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What can HR departments do to help minimize the costs of HR in an organization?






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HR departments should be departments that advocate and implement change.




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Line managers are the ones that most often implement the initiatives that the HR department has come up with. What should HR not do when helping line ...






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The responsibility of HR in the organization is solely the responsibility of the HR manager and HR staff.




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Many employees are taking a more active role in managing their own careers, what is something they are NOT doing?






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It has been suggested throughout this course that HRM cannot be effective without the support and direction of top management. Without that support, H...




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Although employees are starting to take a more active role in managing their own careers, the HR department still plays a significant role. What is th...






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Most small organizations have a specialized HR department.




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What is the goal of the selection process when trying to staff an organization’s needs?






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What are millennials, who are just now entering the workforce, concerned about?






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There are eight separate HR functions and activities that were discussed at the beginning of this topic. How must an organization view these functions...




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Which of the following work designs can HR help implement that will serve to increase productivity and value?




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Legislation continues to put an emphasis on the rights of whom?




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HR’s function traditionally was limited to attracting and hiring employees, but today, HR has many more functions. Which of the following is not a n...






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In the changing world, what terms are now being used to describe the traditional work environment?






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HR tactics can help organizations in many ways. Which of the following is not something HR helps with?






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Employees provide a non-replicable competitive advantage to the organization no matter what practices HR implements in the organization.




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One of HR’s main objectives is to improve productivity. Which of the following best describes what HR managers should strive for when improving prod...






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What does corporate culture represent?






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Organizational size is an important factor in determining HR activities. With some exceptions, the larger the organization, the more developed its int...






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It is important for an HR manager to have the ability to be accepted by different groups. Answer:




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HR managers must have a propensity for action.




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HR salaries exhibit a wide disparity of pay levels. Generally, are human resource managers paid more in large companies or small companies?




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Although HR generalists and specialists should possess many of the same qualities, which of the following is correct about the level of expertise they...






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HR professionals have a job that is mostly static and does not require the HR professional to be innovative and ready for change.




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HR staff should be in close proximity to the line managers so they can keep up on their needs.




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Top management has a great influence on the HR manager and the department. How does top management influence the HR department the most?






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HRM is the responsibility of all managers in the organization.




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Who makes the final decision as to whether a law complies with the provisions of the U.S. Constitution?






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In the United States, the employment relationship is governed by what?






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What is the supreme law of the land in the United States?






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One function of the Constitution is to guarantee fundamental rights to citizens.




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What does common law not give to or require of the courts?






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Which is the only state that does not embrace the doctrine of employment at-will?






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There are three exceptions to the at-will doctrine. Which exception to the employee at-will doctrine is only valid in a handful of states?






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An implied contract can be created by all of the following actions, except... Answer:






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When an employee is fired for refusing to break the law, this is an example of which type of exception to the employment at-will doctrine? Answer:






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When an employee is fired without the manager following the procedures in the employee handbook, and there is no language in the handbook that can pro...






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The federal agency created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). When was the EEOC given the authorit...






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The EEOC only conducts enforcement for Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.




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With regard to HR, what is the definition of a "test"?






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What does Title VII not prohibit employers from doing?






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When was Title VII included in the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Answer:






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Title VII specifically prohibits any form of harassment.




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To be considered sexual harassment of gender discrimination, the harassment must involve at the very least:






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Under the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of Title VII, employers must:






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The word "sex" was only inserted into the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 right before the passage of it.




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Stereotyping how men or women should act is not included in gender discrimination.




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Age was originally included in Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.




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Instead of including age in Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, what did Congress decide to do at the time?






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What must an employee be able to show to establish a claim of age discrimination?






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With some exceptions, the ADEA prohibits employers from requiring employees to retire at a certain age. Which of the following is an exception?






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To protect older workers from potential abuse and to prevent employers from circumventing the ADEA protections, the Older Workers Benefit Protection A...






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The idea of religious liberty is very much ingrained in American social and political life.




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When was religion first defined in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act?






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In today’s culture, Muslims seem to be facing more discrimination than other religious groups. What seems to be a cause for this increase?






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What is the first thing an employer must do if an employee asks for an accommodation because of a work-religion conflict?






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Employees may not demand a particular accommodation other than a reasonable one offered by the employer.




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What president gave civil rights legislation to Congress in 1963?






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Race and color are the same thing.




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The original reasoning behind the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was to protect Black Americans. When were all races included in the Civil Rights Act?






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It is okay to have an occasional joke about race in the workplace as long as the victim is a participant.




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The EEOC’s definition of race and color encompasses all of the following, except:






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The ADA’s definition of a disability includes a person being perceived as having a physical or mental impairment.




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What kind of accommodation must an employer make for a disabled person, to be in accordance with the ADA law?






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When the ADA was originally passed by Congress, how many employees did an organization or company have to have to fall under the ADA law?






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The ADA does not require an employer to hire a person with a disability if they are not qualified.




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How does the ADA define a qualified individual?






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What is affirmative action?