HRM 531 Week 5 1. Recruitment begins by specifying __________, which are the typical result of job analysis and workforce planning activities. A. human resource requirements B. strategic imperatives C. pay grades D. affirmative action candidates 2. Which of the following statements about a company using a passive nondiscrimination posture is true? A. It is a concerted effort by the organization to actively expand the pool of applicants so that no one is excluded because of past or present discrimination. B. This posture recognizes that discriminatory practices in the past may block prospective applicants from seeking present job opportunities. C. No attempt is made by the company to recruit actively among prospective minority applicants. D. It systematically favors women and minorities in hiring and promotion decisions. 3. Which of the following is a concerted effort by the organization to actively expand the pool of applicants so that no one is excluded because of past or present discrimination? A. Hard quotas B. Pure diversity-based recruitment C. Diversity-based recruitment with preferential hiring D. Passive nondiscrimination 4. A soft-quota system A. fails to recognize that discriminatory practices in the past may block prospective applicants from seeking present job opportunities. B. represents a mandate to hire specific numbers of women or minority group members C. is a commitment to treat all races and sexes equally in all decisions about hiring, promotion, and pay D. systematically favors women and minorities in hiring and promotion decisions 5._________ affect recruitment policies because firms often give preference to current employees in promotions, transfers, and other career-enhancing opportunities. A. Union employee percentages B. Labor market characteristics C. EEOC guidelines D. Internal labor markets 6. When implementing recruitment activities, initial consideration should be given to a company’s __________, especially for filling jobs above the entry level. A. minority groups B. current employees C. women workforce D. foreign subsidiaries 7. Promotion-from-within policies must ______________, coupled with a company philosophy that permits employees to consider available opportunities within the organization. A. include incentives to keep employees in their current positions B. respect seniority positions C. receive strong top-management support D. anticipate training needs 8. The step following recruitment is ________, which is basically a rapid, rough selection process. A. orientation B. initial screening C. performance management D. workforce planning 9. Typically, the first step in an employee’s introduction to company policies, practices, and benefits is a(n) _________ program. A. initial screening B. intensive training program C. team-building D. orientation 10. This type of management style is often associated with organizations in the embryonic stage. A. Freewheeling B. Growth director C. Entrepreneur D. Movers and shakers 11. Which of the following statements about an aging organization is true? A. It demands extreme cost control through consistency and centralized procedures. B. It emphasizes the generation of cash to develop new product lines. C. It is concerned with building excellence in the management teams. D. It is characterized by a heavy emphasis on product engineering. 12. The role of organizational culture in staffing is best applied if companies A. avoid hiring only those who fit the specifics of the organization’s culture B. staffing decisions are independent of organizational culture C. staff only those who fit into the profile of the organization’s culture D. actively seek out those individuals who have values contrary to the organization’s culture 13. The information least likely to be obtained in reference checks and recommendations is A. a description of the applicant’s physical attractiveness B. character and interpersonal competence C. willingness of a previous employer to rehire the applicant D. education and employment history 14.Which law gives students the legal right to see all letters of recommendation written about them and also permits release of information about a student only to people approved by the student at the time of the request? A. Equal Educational Opportunities Act (1974) B. Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (1978) C. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (1974) D. Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (1990) 15.Which act requires third-party investigators to secure the applicant’s written consent prior to doing a background check? A. Fair Labor Standards Act (1938) B. Equal Credit Opportunity Act (1974) C. Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (1999) D. Fair Credit Reporting Act (1970)

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