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1

The utilization of individuals to achieve organizational objectives is known as ________.

human resource management

2

HR professionals only work with ________.

all the managers throughout the company

3

Human resource management (HRM) is the utilization of individuals to achieve organizational objectives.

true

4

Global competition is rarely relevant to the work of HR professionals.

false

5

Staffing is the process through which an organization ensures that it always has the proper number of employees with the appropriate skills in the right jobs, at the right time, to achieve organizational objectives.

true

6

The staffing process involves all of the following functions EXCEPT ________.

product placement

7

Many HR departments are most likely becoming smaller because ________.

external groups are performing HR functions

8

What is the systematic process of determining the skills, duties, and knowledge required for performing jobs in an organization?

job analysis

9

An ongoing process whereby an individual sets career goals and identifies the means to achieve them is called

career planning

10

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and a survey conducted by LinkedIn revealed that today's employees under the age of 32 will work for approximately ________ companies and will change careers ________ times in their working lives.

7 to 10; 4

11

A formal approach used by the organization to ensure that people with the proper qualifications and experiences are available when needed is referred to as ________.

career development

12

What HR tool gives employees the opportunity to capitalize on their strengths and overcome identified deficiencies?

performance appraisal

13

Compensation, as described in your text, refers to the ________.

total of all rewards provided to employees in return for their services

14

Today, most firms would prefer having employees belong to unions because the unions handle health benefits.

false

15

Employee health and safety are a primary concern for businesses because of numerous federal and state laws.

true

16

A top-level manager who reports directly to a corporation's chief executive officer or to the head of a major division is a(n) ________.

executive

17

Which term refers to the discipline that deals with what is good and bad or right and wrong?

ethics

18

Which of the following firms has NOT been exposed for ethical abuses and corrupt conduct?

General Electric (GE)

19

Compliance with the law sets the minimum standard for ethical behavior in business.

true

20

A major source of ethical guidance is the behavior and advice of people that psychologists call ________.

significant others

21

As a professional, what should be your primary source of ethical guidance in the workplace?

corporate code of ethics

22

Whistleblower protection has been around since ________.

the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

23

Companies are concerned about the whistleblower part of the Dodd-Frank Act for all of the following reasons EXCEPT that informants might

overload internal compliance channels and thus hinder internal compliance efforts

24

Which of the following was NOT included in the FSGO?

job security for whistleblowers

25

Which of the following is NOT required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act?

Bank-holding companies and SEC reporting banks must have codes of ethics.

26

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law in 2010.

true

27

Harvey Electronics has used a number of methods to create an ethical culture that both employees and customers appreciate. What is the most effective way for the firm to sustain its ethical culture?

implementing an ethics audit regularly

28

Executives and managers at ABC Enterprises actively encourage a strong ethical culture at the firm. Which of the following would be the most likely result of the firm's actions?

improvements in organizational performance

29

Lincoln Enterprises recently fired two employees who were caught stealing tools from the firm's warehouse. As a result, the CEO of Lincoln wants to strengthen the firm's ethical culture and prevent future violations by redesigning the firm's ethics program. Which of the following questions is LEAST relevant when developing Lincoln's new ethics program?

What is the process for Lincoln establishing a corporate giving program?

30

Vision Technologies wants to gain the confidence of employees and customers by developing a strong ethical culture. Which of the following methods would be the best way for the firm's HR department to accomplish this goal?

providing ethics training to employees