HRM 430 DeVry Midterm Exam Latest



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HRM 430 DeVry Midterm Exam Latest


HRM 430 DeVry Midterm Exam Latest



HRM 430 DeVry Midterm Exam Latest

Question 1. Question: (TCO 1) What represents employees’ critical psychological states that result from performing their job?

  • Fringe compensation
  • Core compensation
  • Intrinsic compensation
  • Extrinsic compensation

Question 2. Question : (TCO 1) What is a cooperative effort between employees and their employers to promote rewarding work experiences throughout employees’ work lives called?

  • Employment termination
  • Career development
  • Labor-management relations
  • Training

Question 3. Question : (TCO 1) Which of the following does not lead to experienced meaningfulness of work? :

  • Skill variety
  • Task significance
  • Differentiation
  • Task identity

Question 4. Question : (TCO 1) Which of the following are the three broad categories of discretionary benefits?

  • Welfare practices, services, paid time off
  • Protection programs, paid time off, services
  • Paid time off, welfare practices, and protection programs
  • Services, protection programs, welfare practices

Question 5. Question : (TCO 5) When designing pay-for-knowledge programs, which of the following would be considered part of the transition matters phase?

  • Grouping skills
  • Aligning pay with the knowledge structure
  • Training
  • Skill types

Question 6. Question : (TCO 5) Which one of these issues is not addressed by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938?

  • Overtime pay
  • Child labor provisions
  • Executive compensation
  • Minimum wage

Question 7. Question : (TCO 7) Who determines the particular objectives in a management by objectives (MBO) appraisal system?

Both the employees and supervisors

The supervisors

The board of directors

The employees

Question 8. Question : (TCO 7) This is another name for parallel teams.

  • Work teams
  • Innovation teams
  • Process teams
  • Task forces

Question 9. Question : (TCO 7) According to the job characteristics theory, this core characteristic refers to the amount of freedom, independence, and discretion the employee enjoys in determining how to do the job.

  • Feedback
  • Autonomy
  • Task identity
  • Skill variety

Question 10. Question : (TCO 5) Age discrimination of employees of federal contractors is prohibited by which executive order?

  • 11414
  • 11411
  • 11141
  • 11114

Question 11. Question : (TCO 5) The term trainee is defined by which act?

  • FMLA
  • FLSA
  • Equal Pay Act
  • ADEA

Question 12. Question : (TCO 5) Compensation differentials between men and women performing substantially similar work fall under the purview of which piece of legislation?

  • Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

Question 13. Question : (TCO 4) This term refers to a difference between the output of a human judgment process and that of an objective, accurate assessment uncolored by bias, prejudice, or other subjective and extraneous influences.

  • Content validity
  • Rating error
  • The performance appraisal process
  • A first-impression effect

Question 14. Question : (TCO 4) This occurs when a rater generalizes good performance behavior in one aspect of the job to all aspects of the job.

  • Similar-to-me effect
  • First-impression effect
  • Positive halo effect
  • Negative halo effect

Question 15. Question : (TCO 4) Management by objectives is one method of which type of performance appraisal?

  • 360-degree performance appraisal
  • Goal-focused system
  • Goal-oriented system
  • Behaviorally anchored system

Question 1. Question : (TCO 4) This type of behavioral performance appraisal system requires the employee and the supervisor to identify past performance behaviors and outcomes as either successful or unsuccessful.

  • Management by objective
  • Behavioral observation scales
  • Behaviorally anchored rating scales
  • Critical incident technique

Question 2. Question : (TCO 4) This model is geared to promoting staffing flexibility in a company, by training employees in one department with some of the critical skills that are needed to perform effectively in another department.

  • Skill blocks
  • Stair step
  • Job-point accrual
  • Cross departmental

Question 3. Question : (TCO 4) These are four pay-for-knowledge programs.

  • Cross-departmental training systems, skill blocks model, job-point accrual model, breadth-of-skills model
  • Stair-step model, skill blocks model, job-point accrual model, cross-departmental training systems
  • Job-point accrual model, cross-sectional training system, stair-step model, skill blocks model
  • Cross-skills training system, stair-step model, job-point accrual model, skill blocks model

Question 4. Question : (TCO 4) When a filing clerk is trained to maintain employee attendance records, it is an example of acquiring which type of skills?

  • Horizontal
  • Vertical
  • Depth of
  • Breadth of

Question 5. Question : (TCO 4) Employees would need to learn these types of skills in order to develop self-managed work teams.

  • Horizontal
  • Vertical
  • Depth of
  • Breadth of

Question 6. Question : (TCO 8) Which type of individual incentive plan rewards employees based on their individual hourly production against an output standard?

  • Management incentive plans
  • Behavior encouragement plans
  • Referral plans
  • Piecework plans

Question 7. Question : (TCO 8) This method reinforces cooperation among team members except when team members perceive differences in other members’ performances.

  • Differential incentive payments approach
  • Differential payments by ratio of base pay
  • Equal incentives payment approach
  • Small group incentive plans

Question 8. Question : (TCO 8) Company profits, cost containment measures, market share, and sales revenue were listed as typical performance measures for which type of incentive plan?

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Companywide
  • Executive

Question 9. Question : (TCO 2) Which of the following are typically included in a job description?

  • Job specification, job title, job summary
  • Job summary, job salary, job specification
  • Job title, job salary, job summary
  • Job salary, job title, job specification

Question 10. Question : (TCO 2) Which job evaluation plan is most widely used by companies?

  • Classification
  • Ranking
  • Point method
  • Factor comparison

Question 11. Question : (TCO 3) This BLS survey provides the quarterly measure of changes in labor and compensation costs, and is used as the principle economic indicator for the Federal Reserve.

  • National Compensation Survey
  • Employment Cost Index
  • Employer Costs for Employee Compensation
  • National Benefit Index

Question 12. Question : (TCO 3) Alice’s job has a compa-ratio of 0.85. What does this ratio tell about Alice’s pay rate?

  • There is no way to judge the competitiveness of her pay.
  • Her pay is not competitive with the market.
  • You need more information to be able to judge her pay.
  • Her pay is highly competitive with the market.

Question 13. Question : (TCO 6) Which pay structure reflects the increasing organizational trend toward flatter, less hierarchical corporate structures?

  • Two-tier pay structure
  • Broadbanding
  • Market-competitive pay structure
  • Internally consistent pay structure

Question 14. Question : (TCO 6) These represent the horizontal dimension of pay structures.

  • Pay ranges
  • Pay grades
  • Job evaluation points
  • Pay spreads

Question 15. Question : (TCO 8) Profit-sharing plans and employee stock option plans are incentives on what level?

  • Companywide
  • Executive
  • Individual
  • Group