Human Resource Policies And Practices

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Strategic recruiting has become a cornerstone for many companies, with some of the most effective recruiting techniques including internal referrals and internship programs.

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Question 2
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Companies are increasingly turning away from outside recruiting agencies and relying on their own executives and HR professionals for talent searches.

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Question 3
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Which of the following is most likely to be used for preliminary "rough cuts" to decide whether an applicant meets the basic qualifications for a job?

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A

drug test

B

application form

C

HR interview

D

written test

E

technical interview

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Question 4
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Charlie Woods started working for E-Z Freeze, a major frozen food company, as a college intern. Most recently, Charlie had held the position of VP Marketing. Now however, as a result of a change in corporate leadership, Charlie finds himself unemployed for the first time in decades. Looking for a new job has been an eye-opening experience for Charlie. He has been especially frustrated with his lack of success in getting even a call back for the applications he has completed online. Which of the following best describes why Charlie may not be getting the initial feedback he thinks he should be receiving?

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His online applications don't have the right keywords.

B

His background checks have been negative.

C

He is unwilling to relocate.

D

He lacks cross-company experience.

E

He lacks cultural diversity.

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Question 5
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Which of the following is a form of background check?

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aptitude test

B

offer letter

C

letters of recommendation

D

application form

E

work-sample test

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Question 6
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Performance-simulation tests have lower face validity (which measures whether applicants perceive the measures to be accurate) than written tests.

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Question 7
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In assessment centers, candidates are evaluated as they go through several days of exercises that simulate real problems they would confront on the job.

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Question 8
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Stefan is looking for a job. Today he went to the Web site of Qriosity Inc., where he filled out an online application and attached a copy of his resume. In which part of the selection process is Stefan?

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A
physical selection
B
job offer
C
initial selection
D
contingent selection
E
substantive selection
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Question 9
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Which of the following is most likely to be an initial selection device?

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technical interview
B
drug test
C
written test
D
background check
E
work sample test
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Question 10
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Scarlett has received authorization to add an assistant manager to her department. This person will be working closely with Scarlett and must have excellent interpersonal as well as technical skills. Scarlett wants to make certain that she maximizes the chance of choosing the correct individual and is trying to decide on the most appropriate selection device.
-Which of the following is most likely to be used by Scarlett during the initial selection stage to check if an applicant meets the basic qualifications for a job?

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assessment center
B
drug test
C
application form
D
work sample test
E
integrity test
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Question 11
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The goal of initial selection is to determine the most qualified applicants from among those who meet basic qualifications.

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Question 12
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Letters of recommendation are a form of background check.

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Question 13
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Define initial selection and identify the devices used during the initial selection stage.

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Question 14
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During a selection process, the ________ selection stage immediately follows the initial selection stage.

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cognitive
B
associative
C
analytic
D
behavioral
E
substantive
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Question 15
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Between the late 1960s and the mid-1980s, the use of written tests declined because they were characterized as ________ .

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unprofessional
B
discriminatory
C
unreliable
D
invalid
E
mathematically flawed
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Question 16
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Which of the following have/has proven to be a particularly good predictor for jobs that include cognitively complex tasks?

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intelligence tests
B
integrity evaluations
C
work sampling
D
drug tests
E
behavioral assessment
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Question 17
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Written tests are used during the ________ stage of the selection process.

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A
cognitive
B
associative
C
analytic
D
substantive
E
initial
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Question 18
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Performance-simulation tests have higher ________ , which measures whether applicants perceive the measures to be accurate.

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nominal validity
B
nominal reasonability
C
face cognition
D
face validity
E
face legitimacy
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Question 19
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Elaborate sets of performance-simulation tests specifically designed to evaluate a candidate's managerial potential are ________ .

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less effective than work sampling
B
administered in assessment centers
C
similar to personality tests
D
considered drawbacks of some management development programs
E
likely to skew the results of behavioral samples
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Question 20
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Assessment centers are typically used to evaluate a candidate's ________ potential.

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linguistic
B
technical
C
cognitive
D
managerial
E
analytical
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