MJ12e-TB-ch14

Human Resource Management (Available Titles Coursemate)

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Chapter 14—Managing Employee Benefits MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Rapid increases in the costs of health benefits are having all of the following effects EXCEPT a. causing many employers to drop health benefits for employees. b. causing many employers to require retirees to pay more for health benefits. c. causing many employers to establish on-site health clinics in lieu of health insurance. d. causing many employers to implement prescription drug management plans. ANS: C PTS: 1 DIF: Moderate REF: p. 417 OBJ: 1 NAT: AACSB Reflective Thinking LOC: HRM TOP: Conceptual 2. Employee benefits are a type of a. mandatory compensation. b. employer social activism. c. pay-for-performance. d. indirect reward. ANS: D PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 418 OBJ: 1 NAT: AACSB Reflective Thinking LOC: HRM TOP: Definitional 3. In most developed countries, ____ provide/s most health and retirement benefits for citizens. a. employers b. the government c. charities d. unions ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 418 OBJ: 1 NAT: AACSB Reflective Thinking LOC: Environmental Influence TOP: Conceptual 4. Betty is interviewing for a job with two different firms in the same industry and city. The job descrip- tion and salary are identical. In one company the job will be unionized. The other company is non- union. Betty can expect that a. the non-union firm will have more generous benefits. b. the unionized firm will have more generous benefits. c. the benefits will be the same at both companies, since benefits are based on salary. d. the unionized firm will likely offer no benefits, because these firms are encountering severe cost-pressures due to global competition. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: Moderate REF: p. 418 OBJ: 1 NAT: AACSB Analytic LOC: HRM TOP: Application 5. Of all the benefits paid by employers, on average ____ make up the largest proportion of costs. a. paid leaves b. health insurance c. retirement and savings d. Social Security and Medicare ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: Moderate REF: p. 418 | Figure 14-1
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OBJ: 1 NAT: AACSB Reflective Thinking LOC: HRM TOP: Conceptual 6. Common ways that benefits can impact organizational performance include all of the following EX- CEPT a. minimizing grievances and complaints. b. reducing turnover. c. lowering absenteeism. d. improving recruiting success. ANS: A PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 419-420 OBJ: 1 NAT: AACSB Reflective Thinking LOC: Legal Responsibilities TOP: Conceptual 7. Strategic benefit considerations include all the following EXCEPT a. workforce attraction and retention. b. benefits management. c. benefits communication. d. legally-mandated benefits. ANS: D PTS: 1 DIF: Moderate REF: p. 419 | Figure 14-2 OBJ: 1 NAT: AACSB Reflective Thinking LOC: Strategy TOP: Conceptual 8. Benefits should be viewed as a. a cost to be minimized. b.
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