MEETING OTHER HR GOALS - 77982

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1. Which of the following is a false statement about unfair-labor-practice charges? A. Charges are filed with the NLRB. B. Complaints may be deferred to an agreed-upon employer-union grievance procedure. C. Charges must be filed within 12 months of the alleged unfair labor practice. D. If the charges are investigated and found to have merit, a formal complaint is issued. 2. Which of the following is a false statement about an HRIS? A. The system is designed to serve only the HR staff. B. Separate files can be linked by common elements. C. It lets a user sort the data by any of the fields. D. HR staff can retrieve information about specific applicants. 3. The most notable disadvantage for virtual expatriates is the A. loss in income they'll experience as a result of accepting their overseas assignment. B. amount of time they must spend away from friends and family while on assignment. C. difficulty they'll experience in building relationships with host-country personnel. D. isolation that comes with never returning to their home countries. 4. Which of the following employee groups is most likely to be excluded by the NLRB from participating in organizing activities and being a member of the bargaining unit? A. Employees covered by multiple employers B. Employees with certain supervisory duties C. Employees who have been on strike for economic reasons for less than one year and who have been replaced by other employees D. Employees in multiple facilities within a single employer 5. The Hofstede dimension that deals with the degree to which a culture prefers structured conditions is A. power distance. B. uncertainty avoidance. C. risk aversion. D. individualism. 6. Which of the following statements about expert systems is false? A. Expert systems can increase efficiency by enabling fewer or less-skilled employees to do work that otherwise would require many highly skilled employees. B. Expert systems deliver high-quality decisions at a high cost. C. Expert systems provide consistency in decision making. D. Expert systems help avoid the errors that can result from fatigue and decision-making biases. 7. Which of the following is a false statement regarding cross-cultural preparation needed during the phases of an international assignment? A. Preparation is required only for the employees, not their families. B. Preparation is required for the return home. C. Training may range from lectures for employees and their families to visits to culturally diverse communities. D. Preparation for departure includes language instruction and an orientation to the foreign country's culture. 8. Which of the following is a correct statement about inpatriates? A. Inpatriates are employees transferred from a company's site in one state to another state within the United States. B. Inpatriates are foreign employees who come to the United States to work for the U.S.-based parent company. C. Inpatriates are employees from countries other than the parent country placed in facilities of other countries. D. Inpatriates are employees from one division of the company being moved to another division. 9. Recruitment and selection activities within a high-performance organization include three of the following. Which is not a recruitment and selection activity within a high-performance organization? A. Finding employees who innovate, share ideas, and take initiative B. Selection methods that concentrate on identifying technical skills only C. Finding employees who are enthusiastic about and able to contribute to teamwork, empowerment, and knowledge sharing D. Selection methods that include group interviews, open-ended questions, and psychological tests 10. When negotiating their first labor contract, over _______ of parties are unable to reach an agreement. A. three-fourths B. one-third C. one-half D. one-fourth 11. Which of the following is a false statement about the goals of management? A. Management's concern is that a union will create higher costs in wages and benefits, as well as raise the risk of work stoppages. B. Management's goals continue to emphasize restraining costs and improving output. C. Management prefers to increase wages and benefits and allow flexibility of work rules and schedules. D. Management goals are to increase the organization's profits. 12. Which of the following is an advantage of a relational database? A. It helps people arrive at decisions that reflect expert knowledge. B. Information is stored in one large file. C. Users can file or retrieve information according to any field across different bases. D. Databases are stored in a central location.
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1. Which of the following is a false statement about unfair-labor-practice charges?

A. Charges are filed with the NLRB.

B. Complaints may be deferred to an agreed-upon employer-union grievance procedure.

C. Charges must be filed within 12 months of the alleged unfair labor practice.

D. If the charges are investigated and found to have merit, a formal complaint is issued.

2. Which of the following is a false statement about an HRIS?

A. The system is designed to serve only the HR staff.

B. Separate files can be linked by common elements.

C. It lets a user sort the data by any of the fields.

D. HR staff can retrieve information about specific applicants.

3. The most notable disadvantage for virtual expatriates is the

A. loss in income they'll experience as a result of accepting their overseas assignment.

 B. amount of time they must spend away from friends and family while on assignment.

C. difficulty they&

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