HRM Question and Answer

41. Talent management is:

  1. In essence about a contract between the organisation and the employee
  2. Also taking into account other factors that unlock value in the business
  3. A combination of hard and soft issues (including the psycho-social contract) and taking the new economy into account (i.e. the knowledqe-based economy)
  4. all of the above

42. The difference between human resource management and personnel management is:

  1. Insignificant
  2. Marginal
  3. Narrow
  4. Wide

43. Which selection method remains the most used by organisations?

  1. Interviews
  2. Ability tests
  3. References
  4. A trial period

44. Which of the following is not a recruitment technique?

  1. Interviews
  2. performance appraisal
  3. psychometric testing
  4. ability tests

45. Which of the following is NOT true of the activity known as job analysis?

  1. it aims to describe the purpose of a job and the conditions under which it is performed.
  2. the job elements are rated in terms such as frequency of use or amount of time involved c.the rate of pay for the job is fixed
  3. jobs are broken into elements such as information or relations with other people

46. What is the major problem with the theorizing of strategic IHRM?

  1. It becomes obsolete very quickly as change occurs so fast
  2. It is biased towards western ideas
  3. It tends to offer a highly idealised pe.rspective on strategy formulation
  4. It fails to incorporate conflict

47. What is the main disadvantage of off-the-job learning?

  1. It isnt always directly related to real organisational issues and needs
  2. The time needed to set up
  3. Accessibility for those training
  4. Long term costs

48. XYZ Corp. is centering on the objective of low-cost, high quality, on-time production by curtailing idle productive and facilities. The XYZ Corp is taking advantage of a system

  1. Just-In-Time (JIT)
  2. Last In, First Out (UFO)
  3. First In, First Out (FIFO)
  4. Highly mechanized

49. What do rational processes to recruitment and selection typically ignore?

  1. Labour market demand
  2. Wages
  3. The time it takes to get to work
  4. The use of power and micropolitics by managers

50. What are the ideas underpinning soft, e commitment, or high-road HRM practices?

  1. Labour needs to be treated as an asset to be invested in
  2. Employees are a cost which should be minimized
  3. A lack of mutuality existing between employer and employee
  4. A disregard for unlocking discretionary effort

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