10. A directional strategy can best be described as:
A. the strategic principles of the company.
B. a specific strategy that is designed to help an organisation compete most effectively.
C. strategic 'opportunities' and 'threats'.
D. strategic challenges.
5. What are the three dimensions of culture that need to be addressed when building an
organisation's culture which develops people?
6. There are a number of challenges associated with managing diversity. Name and describe the
eight categories mentioned i
1. Define human resource planning.
2. What is meant by forecasting in HR?
3. What is a merger?
4. What is meant by a 'leading indicator' in determining labour demand?
5. What is meant by 'transitional matrices'?
6. What are the three
What is meant by 'strategy formulation'?
Strategy formulation is the process of deciding on the strategic direction by defining a
company's mission and goals, its external opportunities and threats, and its internal strengths.
What are the three major types of downsizing strategy identified in the text?
(1) Workforce reduction
(2) Organisational redesign
(3) Systemic change
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What is meant by organisational redesign?
'Diversity enlargement' is a technique aimed at:
A. decreasing the representation of groups with particular personal characteristics, such as
ethnic or gender backgrounds.
B. increasing the representation of groups with particular personal cha
1. Define arbitration.
2. What are unions?
3. What are employment relations institutions?
4. Explain the difference between enterprise bargaining and collective agreements.
5. Explain the difference between 'individual contracts' and
Chapter 6 Key
Define an output.
An output is the product of a work unit that is often an identifiable thing, such as a completed
purchase order, a meal served in a restaurant or a completed item on a production line.
Chapter 5 Key
A process by which a third-party hears evidence in connection with a dispute and makes a
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What are unions?
Are the continuous associati
13. The relationship between HRM and Employment Relations (ER) has been hotly contested in
Australia at the levels of:
A. public policy, organisational practice and theory.
B. public policy, funds management and political science theory.
C. public policy,
19. Thinking about rights and duties of employees, which of the following is correct?
A. Duty to comply with labour contract
B. Duty to respect employers' property
C. Duty to comply with the law
D. All of the answers are correct.
20. In 2011, the Australi
Which of the following is a drawback that needs to be considered when introducing group
A. Competition between individuals is replaced by competition between teams.
B. Due to increased competition, quality may be compromise
5. Define expectancy theory.
6. What is the difference between 'principal' and 'agent' in agency theory?
7. What is the merit increase grid?
8. The system that enables individuals to receive payments based on a measure of the organisation
19. A standardised and popular measure of job satisfaction is the:
A. Engagement Survey Inc.
B. Job Analysis Index.
C. Job Descriptive Index.
D. Work Experience Index.
20. According to the recent AIM (Vic and Tas) survey, Australia's growing skills gap is
There are six determinants of procedural justice mentioned in the text, including:
B. bias suppression.
C. information accuracy.
D. All of the answers are correct.
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The four determinan
An organisation's continuing, voluntary commitment to establish and maintain a systematic
approach to the management of environmental, social, economic and governance issues
A. contingency theory.
B. deontological theory.
The strategic and operational issues faced by multinational enterprises (MNEs) in relation to
employment of parent country nationals (PCNs), host country nationals (HCNs) and third
country nationals (TCNs) regarding the filling of positions i
According to Bowie, which of the following is NOT a right to meaningful work?
A. Work that is freely entered into.
B. Limitations on the number of rest breaks during a shift.
C. Provision of a wage sufficient for physical welfare.
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When an organisation is considering which type of contract should be used for employees, it
would be partly dependent on which of the following factors?
A. Risk aversion
B. Outcome uncertainty
C. Job programmability
5. Define ethics.
6. Define ethical theory.
7. What is meant by 'economic rationalist frameworks'?
8. The view, often expressed in economics, that human behaviour is driven by the relationship
between scarce means and alternative ends, such that individua
1. Define what is meant by pay structure.
2. Define pay level.
3. What is meant by a job structure?
4. Explain what is meant by a pay-policy line.
5. What is meant by job evaluation?
6. What is meant by procedural justice (sometimes
Chapter 12 Key
Define learning and development (also sometimes referred to as employee development).
Learning and development (also known as employee development) the acquisition of
knowledge, skills and behaviours that improve an employee's a
5. What are expatriates?
6. What are host country nationals (HCNs)?
7. What is meant by ethnocentric? Give an example.
8. Preparing and processing of expatriates returning to the parent company and country from an
international assignment is known as:
20. In 2010, Foxconn, a Taiwan-based multinational enterprise (MNE) operating in China as the
world's largest electronics parts supplier was labelled:
A. the most successful company in Taiwan.
B. the millionaire's club.
C. the ethical factory.
D. the suic
Which of the following options is the correct definition for 'transactional psychological
A. Expectations between employers and union shop stewards that are focused on a specific
economic exchange with little flexibility and narrow
14. The ground-breaking study of the health effects of organisational change upon 10,000 public
servants in the United Kingdom, over a ten-year period, was known as the:
A. Whitehall studies.
B. Whitehouse studies.
C. London studies.
D. None of the answer
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