Six to ten performance dimensions are identified and defined by raters and ratees.  The dimensions are anchored with positive and negative critical incidents.  The wording on the form contains jargon commonly used by the ratee.  Ratings are fed back using the terms displayed on the form. 

1. Question : Performance evaluation systems break down because they are

______________.

Student Answer:

poorly communicated

misunderstood

poorly designed

punitive

2. Question : _____________ means that the criterion being used reflects the

difference between high and low performers.

Student Answer:

Relevance

Sensitivity

Practicality

Reliability

3. Question : Which of the following is not one of the reasons that many merit

pay systems fail to increase performance?

Student Answer:

Employees fail to make the connection between pay and performance.

The secrecy of the reward is perceived by other employees as inequity.

The budget is too small to fund the merit awards.

The merit award is too small to impact performance.

4. Question : When companies have thrift plans, about ____________________ of

employees participate.

Student Answer:

85 percent

50 percent

24 percent

8 percent

5. Question : Most elderly Americans believe that security in their later years

rests on a three-legged stool consisting of all of the following except:

Student Answer:

Social Security

Part-time employment

Personal savings

Private pensions

6. Question : Continuous overtime often results in ___________.

Student Answer:

lower labor costs and higher productivity

lower labor costs and lower productivity

higher labor costs and lower productivity

higher labor costs and higher productivity

7. Question : Employees must have been employed for ____________________ to be

eligible for unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Student Answer:

1 day

30 days

6 months

1 year

8. Question : A survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and

Employers found that occupational choice is most heavily

influenced by __________.

Student Answer:

teachers

friends

parents

career counselors

9. Question : The bureaucratic job-based approach used in determining pay will

not be used to design pay systems in the future. Instead, the new designs will be ____________________ based.

Student Answer:

production

profit

people

customer

10. Question : All of the following are features of a behaviorally anchored rating

scale except:

Student Answer:

Six to ten performance dimensions are identified and defined by raters and ratees.

The dimensions are anchored with positive and negative critical incidents.

The wording on the form contains jargon commonly used by the ratee.

Ratings are fed back using the terms displayed on the form.

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