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Human Resource Management: An Asian Perspective (Second Edition) Chapter 5: Personnel Planning and Recruiting Multiple Choice 1. _____ is the process of deciding what positions the firm will have to fill. a. Recruitment b. Selection c. Personnel planning d. Interviewing e. None of the above (c; easy) 2. Jane must decide what positions the firm should fill in the next six months. What activity is Jane working on? a. Recruitment b. Selection c. Personnel planning d. Interviewing e. None of the above (c; easy) 3. When a company decides on how to fill top executive positions, the process is called _____. a. employment planning b. succession planning c. selection d. interviewing e. testing (b; moderate) 4. When planning for employment requirements, what must be forecasted? a. personnel needs b. supply of inside candidates c. supply of outside candidates d. all of the above e. none of the above (d; easy) 5. Which term below means studying variations in a firm’s employment levels over time? a. ratio analysis b. trend analysis c. graphical analysis d. computer analysis e. all of the above (b; easy) 64
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Human Resource Management: An Asian Perspective (Second Edition) 6. Trend analysis is limited in its usefulness, because _____. a. it considers time but not other changes such as productivity b. it considers too many possible influences c. it only provides an initial estimate d. it assumes constant increases in productivity e. all of the above (a; difficult) 7. The process of making forecasts based on the ration between some causal factor like sales volume and the number of employees required is called _____. a. ratio analysis b. trend analysis c. graphical analysis d. computer analysis e. all of the above (a; easy) 8. Suppose a salesperson traditionally generates $500,000 in sales and the company wishes to increase sales by $4 million dollars per year. Using ratio analysis, how many new salespeople are required? a. 4 b. 5 c. 6 d. 7 e. 8 (e; difficult) 9. A _____ shows graphically how two variables are related. a. trend analysis b. ratio analysis c. scatter plot d. productivity chart e. correlation analysis (c; easy) 10. What type of data is needed to use computerized forecasts for estimating future personnel requirements? a. labor hours required to produce one unit of product b. minimum sales projection c. maximum sales projection d. probable sales projection e. all of the above (e; moderate) 65
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Chapter 5: Personnel Planning and Recruiting 11. _____ contain data on employees’ performance records, educational background, and promotion recommendations. a. Computerized information systems b. Replacement charts c. Qualifications inventories d. Trend records e. Personnel files (c; moderate) 12. When managers need to determine which employees are available for promotion or transfer, they will use _____. a.
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