gomez_tif_06 - Chapter 6 Managing Employee Separations...

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Chapter 6 – Managing Employee Separations, Downsizing, and Outplacement Chapter 6 Managing Employee Separations, Downsizing, and Outplacement OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS 1. During the early 2000s, which of the following was true of the business and employment environment? a) Involuntary separations increased by 30%. b) Global competition created a need for larger workforces. c) The labor market became tighter as employees quit jobs voluntarily to find better jobs. d) The labor market weakened as new technologies replaced many workers in large corporations. e) Voluntary separations decreased as most employees were reluctant to leave stable jobs in such an uncertain market. Answer: c M--Recall Page: 182 2. A company wants to know the rate at which employees voluntarily leave the firm. The company needs to: a) measure its turnover rate. b) conduct an HR audit. c) conduct a diversity audit. d) track reasons for discharges and separations. e) none of the above Answer: a E--Recall Page: 183 3. Companies strive to manage their turnover rates because: a) of the potential impact on their public relations image. b) of the legal requirements regarding warnings of layoffs. c) of the need to plan for replacement workers. d) turnover provides an opportunity for greater diversity and a positive affirmative action image. e) they want to monitor and control employee replacement costs. Answer: e M--Recall Page: 184 4. The costs of employee separations depends upon which of the following? a) Whether the employee was a member of a protected class or not b) Whether the employee had a voluntary separation c) Whether the employee will be replaced or not d) Whether the employee was a new hire e) All of the above Answer: c C--Integration Page: 184 181
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Staffing 5. Recruiting costs include which of the following? a) Testing costs b) Reference check costs c) Orientation costs d) Advertising costs e) All of the above Answer: d E--Recall Page: 185 6. A business may accrue considerable interviewing costs because of: a) the cost of travel to the interview site. b) the time lost by other workers in the business who are to conduct the interviews. c) training costs involved with orienting the candidate. d) the added costs of search firm fees. e) a and b Answer: e E--Recall Page: 185 7. Which of the following expenses is a selection cost? a) Advertising b) Benefits c) Outplacement d) Search firm fees e) Reference checks Answer: e E--Recall Page: 185 8. Martin is reviewing HR’s costs for interviewing, testing, and checking references for new hires. Martin is reviewing the _____ of employee replacement costs. a) training costs b) selection costs c) separation costs d) outplacement costs e) media costs Answer: b M--Application Page: 185 9. An important element of new-employee training costs is: a) employment testing.
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