Which of the following is a key characteristic of an implied employment contract?
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Which of the following is a key characteristic of an implied employment contract?Question 1 options:

It covers approximately 90 percent of the Canadian workforce.


It is valid only if in writing.


It exists after an employee passes his or her probation period.


It contains terms that judges read into employment contracts when the written contract does not expressly deal with the matter.

Question 2 

 




Carmen, a new supervisor, wants to correctly document the ineffective performance of an employee. Which of the following would she NOT have to do?

Question 2 options:


record the consequences of the employee's action on the work unit


prepare a current performance appraisal of the employee


note the date, time, and location of the misconduct


list the negative performance or behaviour exhibited by the employee


Question 3 


 








John was dismissed by his organization after he was caught on live TV cameras making racist and sexist comments after a soccer game. If he challenges his dismissal in courts, what would the employer have to prove, among other things, to successfully argue its case?

Question 3 options:


that John usually does the same at work


that John caused damage to the reputation of the organization


that John was not given permission to attend the game


that John is not a good employee

Question 4 

 








ABC Corporation induced engineers to leave their old jobs through the promise of better benefits. However, when the engineers started to work for ABC, the company denied making any promises to them. Through its behaviour, what has ABC likely violated?

Question 4 options:


implied contract rules


the job-as-right concept


Its code of conduct


implied covenant rules

Question 5 (1 point)

 








In order for employee discipline to be effective it must take place:

Question 5 options:


as soon as possible after the problem is verified


within the first three months of employment


as soon as it as been discussed with the management team


within the first year of employment

Question 6 (1 point)

 








Which of the following terms refers to a measurement framework that helps managers to translate strategic goals into operational objectives?

Question 6 options:


Markov analysis


balanced scorecard (BSC)


predicted focus


target forecasting

Question 7 (1 point)

 








Organization Y is a unionized textiles manufacturing company that is downsizing. What will Organization Y most likely use when deciding whom to lay off first?

Question 7 options:


what skills and abilities the company needs to thrive


seniority


talent


the payroll

Question 8 (1 point)

 








Which of the following best describes forecasting human resources needs?

Question 8 options:


It estimates the number and type of people that are needed to meet organizational objectives.


It is difficult and should only be done on rare occasions.


It is scientific and relatively error-free.


It should rely strictly on quantitative approaches, which utilize sophisticated analytical models.

Question 9 (1 point)

 








On the entrance to Mac Pencils' factory are the words "to provide the world with high-quality and dependable pencils." What is this an example of?

Question 9 options:


strategic vision


mission


core values


core resources

Question 10 (1 point)

 








Which term refers to the examination of the attitudes and activities of a company's employees?

Question 10 options


environmental scanning


cultural audit


organizational behaviour


trend analysis

Question 11 (1 point)

 








What is the term for a schedule which reduces the number of work days by increasing the number of hours worked per day?

Question 11 options:


compressed work week


time shifting


over time


flex time

Question 12 (1 point)

 








What are the four phases in team development?

Question 12 options:


forming, norming, storming and dying


forming, storming, norming, and performing


forming, norming, performing and dying


forming, storming, norming and dying

Question 13 

 








What is the job analysis technique that is worker-oriented and covers 194 different tasks?

Question 13 options:


task inventory development (TID)


critical incident method (CIM)


position analysis questionnaire (PAQ)


functional job analysis (FJA)

Question 14 

 








This method of job analysis identifies critical job tasks and focuses on employee behaviour that is observable and critical to job success.

Question 14 options:


Critical Incident Method


Task Inventory Analysis


Position Analysis Questionnaire


Competency Based Analysis

Question 15 (1 point)

 








What is often cited as the most important factor contributing to the success of employee involvement groups?

Question 15 options:


appropriate job design


comprehensive training of employees


organizational design


team pay and benefits


Question 16 






During her interview for a position as a secretary, Nikki was asked to answer a real phone call from a client. The interviewer used her performance to help with the selection decision. Which of the following types of tests was used in this instance?

Question 16 options:


a cognitive ability test


an assessment centre test


a work sample test


a personality test


Question 17 

 








What does a selection ratio of .9 mean?

Question 17 options:


It means 9 percent of the applicants applying to the position will be hired.


It means 1 percent of the applicants applying to the position will be hired.


It means 90 percent of the applicants applying to the position will be hired.


It means 10 percent of the applicants applying to the position will be hired.

Question 18 

 








Which of the following is the most objective approach in making employee selection decisions?

Question 18 options:


"can-do" approach


statistical approach


clinical approach


"will-do" approach

Question 19 

 








During an interview, Seema was asked: "Tell me about the last time you helped to train an employee." What is this an example of?

Question 19 options:


a directive interview question


a closed response interview question


a behavioural description interview question


a nondirective interview question

Question 20 

 








Which of the following measures mental capabilities such as general intelligence, verbal fluency, numerical ability, or reasoning ability?

Question 20 options:


a physical ability test


a cognitive ability test


a job sample


a personality and interest inventory

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