Task significance (The answer can be found in Chapter 3 of BUS 303: Human Resource Management, in the section “Hackman & Oldham’s job characteristics model” Task identity is the degree to which the job allows the incumbent to complete an identifiable work product and see clearly tangible or perceivable outcomes.) 

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1. Question : Which of the following is one of HR department’s major everyday tasks?

Student Answer:

a) Sales and operations planning

b) Supply chain management

c) Inventory accounting

d) Orchestrating cultural change

2. Question : ______ identifies characteristics of the job to be performed in terms of the

tasks, duties and responsibilities to be fulfilled.

Student Answer:

Job planning

Job design

A job description

A job specification

3. Question : Which of the following is NOT one of the ways to measure HR strategic

effectiveness?

Student Answer:

Return on investment

Price effectiveness test

Economic value added

Balanced scorecards

4. Question : ______ refers to the extent of resemblance between the personal core

values and beliefs of individuals and the norms, rules, regulations and values of the organizations where they work.

Student Answer:

Person-organization fit

Person-environment fit

Person-group fit

Person-job

5. Question : ______ provide the service of leasing talent to other organizations based on their needs.

Student Answer:

Employment agencies

Headhunters

Temp agencies

Contingency firms

6. Question : The ______ contains Title VII which guarantees equal opportunity in

employment, and prohibits discrimination based on gender, religion, race, national origin or color.

Student Answer:

Equal Employment Opportunity Act

Affirmative Action Law

Equal Employment Opportunities Commission

Civil Rights

7. Question : ______ is the process of reducing the workforce through eliminating jobs,

which cuts costs and improves efficiency.

Student Answer:

Voluntary separation programs

Attrition

Buyouts

Downsizing

8. Question : ______________ refers to the degree to which an organization is able to

maximize the productivity of given resources, produce a given amount of output with minimal resources, or accomplish both.

Student Answer:

Organizational efficiency

Organizational yield

Organizational management

Organizational effectiveness

9. Question : What are the two main types of employment testing?

Student Answer:

Achievement and abilities

Aptitude and achievement

Aptitude and comprehension

Achievement and knowledge and skills

10. Question : Which of the following do “ergonomics” most directly address?

Student Answer:

Physical wellbeing

Mental wellbeing

Emotional wellbeing

Social wellbeing

11. Question : Coaching, mentoring, sharing skills and experience, and promoting a

friendly work environment are all forms of ________________.

Student Answer:

Organizational citizenship behaviors

Positive attitudes

Work engagement

Organizational commitment

12. Question : ______ refers to a more explicit form of harassment where the harassing

member of the organization may be requiring the harassed member to exchange sexual favors against his or her will.

Student Answer:

Hostile work environment

Quid pro quo

Disparate treatment

Disparate impact

13. Question : ______ is the degree to which the job allows the incumbent to complete an identifiable work product and see clearly tangible or perceivable outcomes.

Student Answer:

Skill variety

Task identity

Autonomy

Task significance (The answer can be found in Chapter 3 of BUS 303: Human Resource Management, in the section “Hackman & Oldham’s job characteristics model” Task identity is the degree to which the job allows the incumbent to complete an identifiable work product and see clearly tangible or perceivable outcomes.)

14. Question : All the following are forms of compensation except:

Student Answer:

Fixed working hours

Bonuses

Awards

Equity

15. Question : ______ is the broadening of the types of tasks and responsibilities

performed on the job, with the purpose of creating interesting and less monotonous jobs.

Student Answer:

Job enrichment

Job enlargement

Job rotation

Task significance

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