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Exam 2
Question 1| 1.5 out of 1.5 points  |
| A critical aspect of the program implementation step of human resource planning is:| | | | | Selected Answer:|    making sure that some individual is held accountable for achieving the stated goals.|

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   Question 2| 1.5 out of 1.5 points  |
| _____ forecast and monitor the proportion of various protected group members, such as women and minorities, that are in various job categories and career tracks.| | | | | Selected Answer:|    Affirmative action plans|

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   Question 3| 0 out of 1.5 points  |
| Refer to the following transitional matrix.

  
 
The goals that are set in the human resource planning process should come directly from:| | | | | Selected Answer:|    mid-level managers, who tend to be most in touch with the organization's needs.|

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   Question 4| 1.5 out of 1.5 points  |
| A "leading indicator" is:| | | |
| Selected Answer:|    an objective measure that accurately predicts future labor demand.|
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   Question 5| 1.5 out of 1.5 points  |
| Which of the following is an advantage of relying on internal recruitment sources?| | | | | Selected Answer:|    They are generally cheaper and faster than other means.|
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   Question 6| 1.5 out of 1.5 points  |
| The purpose of setting specific quantitative goals is:| | | | | Selected Answer:|    to focus attention on the problem and provide a benchmark for determining the relative success of any programs aimed at redressing a pending labor shortage or surplus.|

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   Question 7| 1.5 out of 1.5 points  |
| The process of attempting to ascertain the supply and demand for various types of human resources is called:| | | | | Selected Answer:|    forecasting.|
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   Question 8| 1.5 out of 1.5 points  |
| The recruiting source that is likely to have the highest yield ratio is:| | | | | Selected Answer:|    an executive search firm.|
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   Question 9| 1.5 out of 1.5 points  |
| A(n) _____ shows the proportion of employees in different job categories at different times.| | | | | Selected Answer:|    transitional matrix|
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   Question 10| 0 out of 1.5 points  |
| Forecasting indicates your company needs to reduce its white-collar workforce in order to avoid a labor surplus in the next three to five years. Consistent with the corporate culture it wants to maintain, your company places a higher priority on minimizing human suffering than on achieving the labor reduction quickly. The options that are most consistent with these priorities are:| | | | | Selected Answer:|    transfers and work sharing.|

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   Question 11| 1.5 out of 1.5 points  |
| This act requires that employers give workers 60 days warning regarding layoffs, as well as severance pay.| | | | | Selected Answer:|    Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act|

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   Question 12| 1.5 out of 1.5 points  |
| An advantage of statistical forecasting methods is that:| | | | | Selected Answer:|    under the right conditions, they provide predictions that are much more precise than judgmental methods.|

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   Question 13| 1.5 out of 1.5 points  |
| Executive search firms (ESFs):| | | |
| Selected Answer:|    serve as an important confidentiality buffer between the employer and the recruit.|
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   Question 14| 0 out of 1.5 points  |
| Van Roehling Inc., located in a small town 40 miles from Detroit, is seeking to hire 10 production workers. The company also wants very much to improve the diversity of its presently all-white, male workforce. Which of the following combinations of recruitment sources would be the best for the company to use?| | | | | Selected Answer:|    A job search firm and an...
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