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 BluBuddy Company has a loose, informal management structure, basic benefits, and flexible job definitions. BluBuddy is most likely in the

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initiation stage of growth.

B

functional growth stage.

C

controlled growth stage.

D

functional integration stage of growth.

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Question 2
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 Which of the following stages of organizational growth is characterized as being highly entrepreneurial and informal?

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Functional growth

B

Initiation phase

C

Controlled growth

D

Strategic integration

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Question 3
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 Of the five stages of organizational growth, strategic integration involves

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technical specialization and increased formality.

B

concentrating on controlled growth and developing more formal procedures and increasing focus on professional management.

C

developing multiple product groups and integrating various functional aspects like accounting to provide more autonomy to divisions.

D

focusing on flexibility, adaptability, and integration across business functions.

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Question 4
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 The HR department at Green Company is involved in long-range planning, training and development, and the strategic issues of the company. Green Company is most likely in the

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controlled growth stage.

B

functional integration stage of growth.

C

strategic integration stage of growth.

D

functional growth stage.

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Question 5
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 Majestic Company is expanding benefits, adding training and development programs, and recruiting specialists. Majestic is most likely in the

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initiation stage of growth.

B

functional growth stage.

C

controlled growth stage.

D

functional integration stage of growth.

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Question 6
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 Which of the following provides a more precise job description and defines the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the position?

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Mission statement
B
Job analysis
C
Job evaluation
D
Balanced scorecard
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Question 7
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 Which of the following statements is an advantage of external recruitment?

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External candidates often make a quicker impact in the new role.
B
Companies know better about the skills of external candidates.
C
Employers can find new talent through external recruiting.
D
External candidates tend to perform better than internal candidates.
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Question 8
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 Which of the following is a disadvantage of realistic job previews?

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Communicate only positive job aspects
B
Result in smaller pool of applicants
C
Provide poor job description
D
Cause increase in turnover
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Question 9
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 Which of the following is an advantage of realistic job previews?

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Large number of applicants to choose from
B
All candidates tend to be highly skilled
C
Communicate only positive job aspects
D
Decrease turnover in many organizations
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Question 10
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 The final stage in the selection process often tends to be

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reference checks.
B
situational interviews.
C
personality tests.
D
cognitive ability tests.
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Question 11
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 Target hires and trains employees well in advance of actual openings and has managers groom one or two direct reports for management positions. Successful HR planning like the approach used at Target requires

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job analysis.
B
job previews.
C
job appraisals.
D
management by objectives.
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Question 12
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 John, an organization's HR manager, is making plans to offer training to his employees. To effectively proceed with the training process, John should first

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determine target audience.
B
design the training curriculum.
C
assess the effectiveness of training.
D
understand the goals of training.
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Question 13
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 Which of the following statements is true about the different types of training?

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Informal training programs, in particular, are easy to measure.
B
Formal training is seldom valuable to an employee's learning.
C
Informal training of employees includes coaching or mentorship.
D
Formal training often tend to be much more effective than informal training.
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Question 14
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 _____ refers to a long-term process designed to build greater self-awareness, enhance managerial capabilities, and enable an individual to reach his or her potential.

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Development
B
Offshoring
C
Participation
D
On-the-job training
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Question 15
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 Which of the following statements about 360-degree feedback is true?

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360-degree feedback is often effectively used to determine pay raises.
B
Employees receive feedback from their superiors, peers, and subordinates.
C
It often provides employees with an unrealistic view of their skills.
D
360-degree feedback is not effective for the leadership development process.
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Question 16
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 Eris Company is managing employees by outlining a series of specific milestones that they are expected to meet in a defined time period. Eris is utilizing

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off-the-job training.
B
management by objectives.
C
Total Quality Management.
D
360-degree feedback.
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Question 17
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 The factor that distinguishes job-based pay from skill-based pay is that job-based pay policies

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are often used in organizations with lower hierarchical structures.
B
are often used in organizations where tasks are narrowly defined.
C
require individuals to use their personal judgment to make decisions.
D
tend to be best suited for organizations with more decentralized authority.
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Question 18
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 Which of the following statements is a disadvantage of group-based pay systems?

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Group-based systems cannot be fully customized to a particular department.
B
They do not allow managers to modify their targets and formulas.
C
Group-based pay systems tend to result in a diffusion of responsibility.
D
All group-based pay programs are generally difficult to calculate and monitor.
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Question 19
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 Humanix, Inc.allows its employees to make their own choices from a wide array of benefit options. Humanix has a

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profit-sharing plan.
B
cafeteria plan.
C
flexible work option.
D
gain-sharing plan.
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Question 20
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 A-Recruitz is an organization that allows its employees to work from home. Most of the interaction between the employees and the organization takes place through e-mail. Moreover, the organization is able to maintain increased employee performance and satisfaction. Identify the work option offered by A-Recruitz to its employees.

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Variable work schedules
B
Flexible work schedules
C
Telecommuting
D
Job sharing
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