quiz 68

1.      Which of the following is a concerted effort by the organization to actively expand the pool of applicants so that no one is excluded because of past or present discrimination? 

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Pure diversity-based recruitment

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Diversity-based recruitment with preferential hiring

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Hard quotas

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Passive nondiscrimination

 

2.      A soft-quota system

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is a commitment to treat all races and sexes equally in all decisions about hiring, promotion, and pay

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fails to recognize that discriminatory practices in the past may block prospective applicants from seeking present job opportunities

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represents a mandate to hire specific numbers of women or minority group members

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systematically favors women and minorities in hiring and promotion decisions

 

3.      Which law gives students the legal right to see all letters of recommendation written about them and also permits release of information about a student only to people approved by the student at the time of the request?

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Equal Educational Opportunities Act (1974)

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (1974)

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Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (1990)

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Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (1978)

 

4.      Recruitment begins by specifying __________, which are the typical result of job analysis and workforce planning activities.

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affirmative action candidates

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pay grades

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human resource requirements

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strategic imperatives

 

5.      When implementing recruitment activities, initial consideration should be given to a company’s __________, especially for filling jobs above the entry level.

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current employees

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foreign subsidiaries

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minority groups

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women workforce

 

6.      The information least likely to be obtained in reference checks and recommendations is

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willingness of a previous employer to rehire the applicant

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a description of the applicant’s physical attractiveness

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education and employment history

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character and interpersonal competence

 

7.      Which of the following statements about an aging organization is true?

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It demands extreme cost control through consistency and centralized procedures.

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It is concerned with building excellence in the management teams.

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It is characterized by a heavy emphasis on product engineering.

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It emphasizes the generation of cash to develop new product lines.

 

8.      _________ affect recruitment policies because firms often give preference to current employees in promotions, transfers, and other career-enhancing opportunities.

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Internal labor markets

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EEOC guidelines

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Labor market characteristics

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Union employee percentages

 

 

 

9.      Typically, the first step in an employee’s introduction to company policies, practices, and benefits is a(n) _________ program.

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orientation

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initial screening

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team-building

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intensive training program

 

10.  The step following recruitment is ________, which is basically a rapid, rough selection process.

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performance management

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orientation

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workforce planning

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initial screening

 

11.  The role of organizational culture in staffing is best applied if companies

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avoid hiring only those who fit the specifics of the organization’s culture

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staff only those who fit into the profile of the organization’s culture

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actively seek out those individuals who have values contrary to the organization’s culture

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staffing decisions are independent of organizational culture

 

12.  Which act requires third-party investigators to secure the applicant’s written consent prior to doing a background check?

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Fair Credit Reporting Act (1970)

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Fair Labor Standards Act (1938)

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Equal Credit Opportunity Act (1974)

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Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (1999)

 

 

 

13.  Which of the following statements about a company using a passive nondiscrimination posture is true? 

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It is a concerted effort by the organization to actively expand the pool of applicants so that no one is excluded because of past or present discrimination.

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It systematically favors women and minorities in hiring and promotion decisions.

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This posture recognizes that discriminatory practices in the past may block prospective applicants from seeking present job opportunities.

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No attempt is made by the company to recruit actively among prospective minority applicants.

 

14.  Promotion-from-within policies must ______________, coupled with a company philosophy that permits employees to consider available opportunities within the organization.

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anticipate training needs

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receive strong top-management support

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include incentives to keep employees in their current positions

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respect seniority positions

 

15.  This type of management style is often associated with organizations in the embryonic stage.

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Movers and shakers

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Growth director

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Entrepreneur

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Freewheeling

 
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