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TRUEDifficulty: Easy49.(p. 166)Competency-based plans have the potential to clarify new standards and behavioral expectations. FALSEDifficulty: Difficult50.(p. 166)There is far greater uniformity in the use of terms in person-based plans than there isin job-based plans. FALSEDifficulty: Easy7-13
Chapter 07 - Defining Competitiveness51.(p. 167)Managerial and supervisory analysis provide the data for skill-based pay systems. FALSEDifficulty: Easy52.(p. 168)Compared to an on-demand review of certifications, scheduling fixed review points makes it easier to budget and control payroll increases. TRUEDifficulty: Easy53.(p. 169)Skill-based plans are generally well accepted by employees because it is easy to see the connection between the plan, the work, and the size of the paycheck. TRUEDifficulty: Easy54.(p. 169)A potential disadvantage of skill-based pay is labor costs can be a source of competitive disadvantage. TRUEDifficulty: Medium55.(p. 169)Skill-based plans become increasingly economical as the majority of employees become certified at the highest pay levels. FALSEDifficulty: Easy7-14
Chapter 07 - Defining Competitiveness56.(p. 171)Scaled competency indicators are similar to degrees of compensable factors. TRUEDifficulty: Medium57.(p. 173)As experience with competencies has grown, organizations are placing greater emphasis on business-related descriptions of behaviors. TRUEDifficulty: Medium58.(p. 174)The main appeal of competencies is the direct link to the organization's strategy. TRUEDifficulty: Easy59.(p. 175)Advocates of competencies say that by focusing on optimum performance rather than average performance, competencies can help employees maintain their marketability. TRUEDifficulty: Medium60.(p. 175)Competencies provide guidelines for behavior and keep people focused. TRUEDifficulty: Easy61.(p. 175)Basing pay on race or gender seems appalling today, but basing pay on someone's judgment of another person's integrity is considered the norm nowadays. FALSEDifficulty: Easy7-15
Chapter 07 - Defining Competitiveness62.(p. 176)Customer orientation is an example of a visionary competency. FALSEDifficulty: Medium63.(p. 176)Maturity of judgment and respect for others are examples of organization specific competencies. FALSEDifficulty: Medium64.(p. 176)Since competencies are based upon each organization's mission statement or strategy, core competencies are unique for each company. FALSEDifficulty: Medium65.(p. 180)Skill-based plans often fail to account for whether or not an individual is using a particular skill on a particular day. TRUEDifficulty: Medium66.(p. 183)In virtually all the studies on job evaluation, job-based evaluation is treated as a measurement device. TRUEDifficulty: Easy7-16
Chapter 07 - Defining Competitiveness67.(p. 183)Reliability of job evaluations can be improved by using evaluators who are neutral third parties or by employing consumer evaluation committees.