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chap16 TB - Chapter 8-Selecting Human Resources MULTIPLE...

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Chapter 16—Employee Rights and Responsibilities MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. As Director of HR for a utility which operates three nuclear plants, you have been approached by the CEO regarding implanting Radio Frequency Identification chips into employees who have access to critical areas of the plants. With terrorism and sabotage being increasingly worrisome, the CEO thinks that this might significantly improve security in the plants. He asks your opinion. You respond that a. the main issue is balancing the financial costs of implanting the chips against the incre- mental improvements in security. b. employee privacy and civil liberties issues are a major concern. c. legal concerns will be minimized if current employees who refuse to have chips implanted are allowed to transfer to equivalent jobs without loss of seniority. d. implanting chips in employees, even with their consent, is always illegal. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: Challenging REF: p. 489 OBJ: 1 NAT: AACSB Analytic LOC: Legal Responsibilities TOP: Application 2. _____ belong to a person by law, nature, or tradition. a. Responsibilities b. Duties c. Lifestyle choices d. Rights ANS: D PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 490 OBJ: 1 NAT: AACSB Reflective Thinking LOC: Ethical Responsibilities TOP: Definitional 3. In the reciprocal relationship, each right of employers and employees comes with a corresponding a. responsibility. b. tradition. c. duty. d. contract. ANS: A PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 490 OBJ: 1 NAT: AACSB Reflective Thinking LOC: Ethical Responsibilities TOP: Definitional 4. Carlos works for a large floral company. He is expected to complete 30 flower arrangements per day according to the specifications of each customer order. Each arrangement must contain the correct number, kinds, colors, and qualities of flowers in the required arrangement style. Customer com- plaints about arrangements directly affect Carlos’ performance appraisal. Carlos has been angry for several months. “I do my best to meet the order specifications, but the company is cutting corners on the flowers. What we receive is half-wilted, too small, or the wrong mix of varieties.” What is hap- pening here? a. Carlos is not living up to his responsibilities at work. b. The floral company is not meeting its responsibilities to Carlos. c. The floral company has the right for Carlos not to be critical of his working materials. d. Carlos is mistaking his employment relationship as a reciprocal one and not as financial one. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: Moderate REF: p. 490 OBJ: 1 NAT: AACSB Analytic LOC: Ethical Responsibilities
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