COMM392_Sample Midterm - THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA...

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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Sauder School of Business COMMERCE 392-Managing the Employment Relationship Sample Midterm Examination TIME: 1.5 HOURS NAME:__________________________________________________________ INSTRUCTOR:___________________________________________________ Instructions: This examination has three parts. The first part requires you to answer 15 multiple choice questions worth 2 points each. The second part requires you to answer 5 of 7 short-answer questions worth 8 points each. The final part requires you to read a short case and answer questions at the end worth 30 points. PART I Answer each of the following questions by circling the letter of the BEST answer: 1. The human resources function in a large organization would include a. b. Employee Relations c. Security d. Public Relations e. a & b 1
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2. The following is not an example of an environmental factor which influences the human resource management function: a. Organizational culture But why is this not the answer? It’s an internal factor, afterall. b. Social demographics c. Globalization d. Information technology e. None of the above 3. Proper selection among candidates for employment is important for the following reasons: a. Employee performance determines company performance b. Choosing the right employees will avoid unionization of the workforce c. Labour costs typically make up a large percentage of overhead expenses d. e. All of the above 4. Union membership in Canada has a. Declined Dramatically in Recent Years b. Risen Slightly in the Past 5 Years c. Ranged between 40% and 45% for the Past 10 Years d. Hovered around 30% in the Past 5 Years e. Held Constant Since World War II 5. The compensation method known as “pay for performance” includes the following: a. Employee stock ownership b. Gain sharing c. Pay for knowledge or competencies d. All of the above e. a. and c. 6. The “staff” human resources management function includes all of the following except : a. Setting policies and standards b. Disciplining employees c. Conducting employee performance reviews d. e. None of the Above 2
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7. An organizing drive has begun for waiters and kitchen staff at Grammercy’s Restaurant. Which of the following actions taken by management of the restaurant during the organizing drive would not be considered an “unfair labour practice”? a.
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2011 for the course COMM 392 taught by Professor Carson during the Spring '09 term at The University of British Columbia.

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