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 | According to the right of privacy, employers can conceal the nature of the job before hiring an employee. | |
Student Response| Correct Answer|
False | False|
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 | The concept of "human resource management" implies that employees are interchangeable, easily replaced assets that must be managed like any other physical asset. | |
Student Response| Correct Answer|
False | False|
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 | Currently, no federal laws outline how to use employee databases in order to protect employees' privacy while also meeting employers' and society's concerns for security. | |
Student Response| Correct Answer|
True | True|
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 | The role of HR generalist is limited to recruitment and selection. | |
Student Response| Correct Answer|
False | False|
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 | Which of the following is NOT a necessary quality of human resources? | |
 | Student Response| Correct Answer|
A. | Human resources are valuable.|   |
B. | Human resources are not imitable.|   |
C. | Human resources are easily retainable.|   |
D. | Human resources have no good substitute.|   |
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 | Why has the job trend shifted to broadly defined jobs? | |
 | Student Response| Correct Answer|
A. | Emphasis on innovation and quality|   |
B. | Demand for low skilled workers|   |
C. | Increased focus on simplifying jobs|   |
D. | Lack of competition|   |
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 | Job design is: |
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 | Student Response| Correct Answer|
A. | the process of defining the way work will be performed and the tasks that a given job requires.|   | B. | the process of getting detailed information about jobs.|   | C. | the process by which the organization attempts to identify suitable employees.|   | D. | the planned effort to enable employees to learn job-related knowledge, skills, and behavior.|   |

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 | Organizational development and change are areas where HR professionals generally play only a supporting role. | |
Student Response| Correct Answer|
False | False|
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 | As a type of resource, human capital refers to: |
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 | Student Response| Correct Answer|
A. | the wages, benefits, and other costs incurred in support of HR functions within an organization.|   | B. | executive talent within an organization.|   |
C. | the tax-deferred value of an employee's 401(k) plan.|   | D. | employee characteristics that add economic value to the organization.|   |
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 | According to the Gallup survey, which aspect of their jobs are most workers largely satisfied with? | |
 | Student Response| Correct Answer|
A. | Health insurance benefits|   |
B. | Retirement plans|   |
C. | Relations with coworkers|   |
D. | Amount of money earned|   |
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 | The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that about one-tenth of employed individuals work in alternative employment arrangements. | |
Student Response| Correct Answer|
True | True|
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 | The U.S. workforce is predicted to become more diverse in terms of ethnicity and racial background. | |
Student Response| Correct Answer|
True | True|
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 | An HRIS can be used to perform primarily all of the following EXCEPT: | |
 | Student Response| Correct Answer|
A. | support strategic decision-making.|   |
B. | avoid litigation.|   |
C. | evaluate programs and policies.|   |
D. | motivate employees.|   |
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 | When an organization undertakes a complete review of its critical work processes to make them more efficient and to be able to deliver higher quality, it is engaging in: | |
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