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77. When using the point method of job evaluation, a ____ factor is used to identify a job value that is commonly present throughout a group of jobs. a. compensable b. Hays c. value d. KSA ANS: A PTS: 1 DIF: Moderate REF: p. 378 OBJ: 4 NAT: AACSB Reflective Thinking LOC: HRM TOP: Definitional 78. Which of the following is a major drawback to the point method of job evaluation? 79. George, a compensation specialist for a large frozen foods company, has been asked to identify com- pensable factors specific to the job of forklift operator in the company’s extensive warehouse. This warehouse is one of the largest refrigerated warehouses in the country. George would probably include all the following in his list EXCEPT 80. Of the following methods of job evaluation, the ____ method is the most subjective. 81. Traditional job evaluation programs have been criticized as being gender-biased against women. Em- ployers argue that
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a. female-dominated jobs are concentrated in lower-paying industries and smaller firms which have lower pay levels. b. job evaluation is based on internal equity, and so the resulting pay levels are by definition non-discriminatory. c. male-dominated jobs require physical strength and endurance of severe working condi- tions, which makes these jobs objectively more valuable to the organization. d. job evaluations reflect the pay rates the “market economy” sets for jobs, so there is no dis- crimination by the individual organization. ANS: D PTS: 1 DIF: Moderate REF: p. 379 OBJ: 4 NAT: AACSB Reflective Thinking LOC: Ethical Responsibilities TOP: Conceptual 82. You are chief operating officer of a small, start-up firm and you must handle HR duties. Right now, the organization has 11 employees, although more employees will be hired about two years from now. In setting up a base pay system you need something simple, quick and inexpensive. It would be most appropriate to use a _______ for evaluating jobs.
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  • Spring '11
  • smith
  • Employment compensation, AACSB Analytic, AACSB Reflective Thinking

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