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DSST Human Resource Management

Subjects : dsst, business-skills
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. The survey of the wages paid to employees with similar skill sets in a labor market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a reliable one.






2. A succession of linked jobs that prepares a worker for advancement to the next job in the chain.






3. Defining the characteristics that the organization feels would be a good fit for the vacancies. To recruit - an organization must conduct job analysis - provide a job description - and give job specification.






4. Training designed to make people recognize and address their own prejudices.






5. Groups of employees who meet to resolve problems and improve the organization.






6. Rewards according to a specific time interval. Results in average and irregular performance.






7. Developed in response to a majority dominating the workforce.






8. An integrated knowledge within an organization that sets it out from the competition.






9. Measures the frequency of observed behavior.






10. A pension plan in which the amount is specific.






11. Highest level of sexual harassment and would result in a punishable act under the law.






12. An employer-created fund for laid off employees to draw from on top of unemployment benefits.






13. Includes the social environment of the workplace and informal work groups.






14. Reporting criminal activity to the government.






15. Focus on the employee's achievements; less subjective - acceptable for employees and supervisors - link individual performance with organizational goals - encourage goal setting - and are good for reward and promotion decisions. However - time consum






16. Sexual harassment that uses rewards; potential for criminal prosecution.






17. Includes other employee benefits - such as health insurance - pension contributions - tuition reimbursement - and legal assistance programs.






18. The act of returning to the country of origin after an international assignement.






19. Rejection of a higher percentage of protected classes for employment; unintentional discrimination.






20. An interview based on a set group of questions so to be compared answers across all candidates. Questions are asked based on job knowledge - job simulation - situational - and work willingness.






21. 1931. Required federal contracts for construction to specify minimum wage for workers.






22. The combination of various appraisal systems to give the manager and employee the best view into the performance.






23. A pay attached to acquiring new knowledge or skills.






24. Quantitative job evaluation that determines the value based on the points assigned to it; uses the point manual.






25. Statement authorizing union to act as their representative.






26. Group assigned with improving quality.






27. An situation in which an employer makes work life so difficult for the employee that they have no choice but to resign.






28. A flexible benefit plan for the employee - letting them choose the benefits best suited to their personal needs and situation.






29. The degree in which an individual believes they have control of their fate.






30. Groups of jobs within a class that are paid the same. Used by the federal government.






31. Requires the rater to choose from statements that best describe the employee's output.






32. Highest level of Maslow's hierarchy. Includes morality - creativity - spontaneity - problem solving - lack of prejudice - and acceptance of facts.






33. Accommodation of several cultures.






34. The third level of moral development in which people make decisions based on internalized principles - beliefs - and values. A characteristic of managers that encourage to think for themselves and engage in moral reasoning.






35. A written description of the basic tasks - duties - minimum required experience - and responsibilities required of an employee holding a particular job.






36. Understanding the duties of the job.






37. An organization that is participatory in problem solving - improving - and increasing capabilities.






38. Two part-time employees share one full time position.






39. Home country nationals that are employees who live and work in a different country than their own.






40. The working conditions - pay - company policies - and interpersonal relationships; they help eliminate job satisfaction - but do not motivate the employee according to the two-factor theory.






41. Guarantee of benefits - especially in pension plans.






42. 1967. No discrimination based on ages of people over 40. No pressure for older to retire; no terminating only older employees when downsizing;






43. Rewards after a specific number of desired behaviors. Results in high or stable performance.






44. The oldest and simplest job evaluation that is based on grouping the jobs based on their relative worth to one another; can only be used on a small number of jobs.






45. The idea that people with authority are subject to reporting to superiors.






46. Belief that things happen due to their own responsibility.






47. Performance appraisal that seeks evaluation from internal and external customers.






48. Method that determines the relative worth of jobs.






49. Highly trained workers that are a group that perform interdependent tasks.






50. Voluntary or involuntary reductions in labor.