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BUS 335 WEEK 5 QUIZ 4 CHAPTER 5,6

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BUS 335 WEEK 5 QUIZ 4 CHAPTER 5,6

True / False Questions
1. Most organizational recruiting is done in-house.
True    False

2. Organizations with low turnover rates will probably prefer to use internal recruitment agencies.
True    False

3. Some organizations cooperate with one another during recruitment drives to minimize individual recruitment costs.
True    False

4. A centralized approach to recruiting can ensure that policy is being interpreted consistently across business units.
True    False

5. One advantage to centralized recruitment is that recruitment efforts may be undertaken in a more timely manner.
True    False

6. It is typically easy to determine the number of contacts with applicants needed to fill a vacancy.
True    False

7. One consistent finding in the research is that job seekers are more likely to find out about jobs through friends and family than they are through employment agencies.
True    False

8. Research has shown that greater employer involvement with prospective applicants does little to improve the image of the organization.
True    False

9. The practice of not charging the business unit may result in the business unit users not being concerned about minimizing recruitment costs.
True    False

10. Applicant tracking systems make it possible to assess how many individuals are attracted and hired through each recruiting source.
True    False

11. A recruitment guide is an informal set of principles suggesting, but not proscribing, how recruiting might proceed.
True    False

12. Most recruiters receive a great deal of training.
True    False

13. Research consistently shows that HR department employees make better recruiters than line managers.
True    False
Multiple Choice Questions
14. Which of the following is an advantage of using an external recruiting agency?
A. it ensures consistency from opening to closing
B. it is useful for companies too small to have dedicated recruiters
C. it is very inexpensive
D. all of the above

15. Which of the following are advantages of centralized recruitment?
A. duplications of effort are reduced
B. increased responsiveness to immediate needs
C. closer links to day-to-day operations
D. decreased costs in the centralized HR function

16. Which of the following are components of a well-developed recruiting requisition?
A. quantity of labor to be hired
B. affirmative action compliance methods
C. list of selection methods to be used
D. all of the above

17. Which of the following is not one of the major areas written into recruiting budgets?
A. website development and administration
B. costs of signing bonuses
C. time spent making personal contacts and following up with candidates
D. bringing candidates onsite

18. A recruiting requisition is ________________________.
A. a formal document that authorizes the filling of a job opening
B. a flowchart that enumerates costs of each selection tool
C. a formal document that details the process to be followed to attract applicants to a job
D. a description of the costs and benefits of various methods of selection

19. A recruitment guide is ________________________.
A. a formal document that authorizes the filling of a job opening
B. a flowchart that enumerates costs of each selection tool
C. a document that details the process to be followed to attract applicants to a job
D. a description of the costs and benefits of various methods of selection

20. Research suggests that an ideal recruiter has ________________________.
A. strong interpersonal skills
B. knowledge about the organization
C. extensive knowledge about the job
D. all of the above

Strategy Development
True / False Questions
21. With an open recruitment approach, organizations cast a wide net to identify potential applicants for specific job openings.
True    False

22. The growth of Web-based recruiting means that many employers have found that open recruiting yields too few applicants.
True    False

23. Targeted recruiting is done to find applicants with specific characteristics pertinent to person/job or person/organization match.
True    False

24. Targeted recruiting is a poor choice for diversity-conscious firms.
True    False

25. Targeted recruitment can achieve the same ends of inclusion as open recruitment, though by a different mechanism.
True    False

26. It is usually advised that a company either adopt open or targeted recruitment across the board for all employees.
True    False

27. One shortcoming of targeted recruitment is that by seeking out one group, one may exclude another from the same consideration.
True    False

28. Research indicates that recruits are bored by overly simple web-based recruiting systems and they prefer a more elaborate design.
True    False

29. Research shows that candidates prefer organizational Web sites that allow them to customize the information that they receive.
True    False

30. Most estimates suggest that employee referrals are one of the least commonly used recruiting methods.
True    False

31. Organizations sometimes use social networking sites like LinkedIn and Facebook to find job candidates.
True    False

32. One major problem with Internet-based recruiting is that there are too few applications for most jobs.
True    False

33. Niche employment websites are a popular method for finding recruits with a specific set of skills.
True    False

34. Research has shown that organization websites and electronic bulletin boards are seen as more informative and credible than campus recruiting.
True    False

35. Executive search firms are usually extremely expensive.
True    False

36. In a small number of states, there are employment or job service options to help employers find candidates for jobs.
True    False

37. Outplacement firms offer employees who are losing their jobs assistance finding new jobs in the form of counseling and training to help facilitate a good person/job match.
True    False

38. If a recruiting search is too narrow, the organization will likely be engaged in a long-term process of looking.
True    False

39. There has not been any research on the effectiveness of various recruitment sources.
True    False
Multiple Choice Questions
40. What are the two major strategies for recruiting?
A. open or shut
B. proactive or pensive
C. open or targeted
D. general or targeted

41. Which of the following is an advantage of open recruiting?
A. it is seen as more fair
B. it ensures a diverse set of applicants
C. a small set of qualified applicants is considered
D. both a and b

42. Which of the following is an advantage of targeted recruiting?
A. it is seen as more fair
B. it ensures a diverse set of applicants
C. a small set of qualified applicants is considered
D. both a and b

43. Which situation most strongly calls for open recruitment?
A. a small number of applicants are required
B. specific skill sets are needed
C. pre-entry qualifications are not important
D. the organization is downsizing

44. Which situation most strongly calls for targeted recruitment?
A. a small number of applicants are required
B. specific skill sets are needed
C. pre-entry qualifications are not important
D. the organization is downsizing

45. The recruitment approach in which an organization identifies those segments of the labor market where qualified candidates are likely to be is called __________.
A. targeted recruitment
B. job requirements matrix recruitment
C. geographic area recruitment
D. strategic recruitment

46. Which of the following is an appropriate use of targeted recruiting?
A. Using non-traditional sources to enhance minority hiring.
B. Broadening the geographical recruitment area to control selection costs.
C. Eliminating recruitment sources to minimize yield ratios.
D. Using demographics to avoid certain classes of potential applicants.

47. Which of the following are not components of a strong corporate recruiting website?
A. exciting flash graphics presentations of opportunities
B. detailed information on career opportunities
C. résumé builders
D. self-assessment inventories

48. A study of the best practices of the Web sites of 140 high-profile organizations indicates that one of the features of a high-impact Web site is ____________.
A. a job cart function
B. personal search engines
C. self-assessment inventories
D. all of the above

49. Which of the following statements about using employee referrals is true?
A. those recruited by employee referrals tend to be less committed
B. those recruited by referrals are more qualified and committed
C. referral programs may be effective, but few are hired in this way
D. over 80% of organizations provide incentives for referrals

50. Which of the following statements is false?
A. many employment sites now offer the ability to create and approve job requisitions online
B. employment sites sometimes cross-list jobs with local newspapers
C. at any given time there are millions of résumés available on employment websites
D. none of these statements is false

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