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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. Harassment based on employment decisions; an economic or position consequence for noncompliance.






2. A report companies with 100 or more employees must fill out annually to determine workforce composition.






3. A decision that considers humanity's fundamental rights.






4. Threat of power in order to convince someone to engage in sexual activity.






5. Law that affects employers with one hundred or more employees and requires the employer to give advance notice of at least sixty days when a plant closing or mass layoff is planned.






6. Collapses traditional salary grades into a few wide bands and helps eliminate obsession with grades and gives management an enhanced ability to reward on performance.






7. 1963. Amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act. No discrimination of pay - benefits - or pension based on gender.






8. Causes loss of productivity - frustration - or depression.






9. The number of days in the work week is shortened and the hours per day are longer.






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






11. The on-the-job method of development for new employees. May be formal or informal.






12. Systems that provide data for Human Resource control and decision making.






13. Various software programs that write job description and specifications based on job analysis.






14. 1967. No discrimination based on ages of people over 40. No pressure for older to retire; no terminating only older employees when downsizing;






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






16. Leadership based on the control that management has over punishing subordinates.






17. Only suitable defense against discrimination; postulates that age - religion - sex - or nationality is an actual qualification for the job. It does NOT cover race or color.






18. Rating based on having certain characteristics.






19. A form in which accidents that cause death - illness - or injury in the workplace are recorded.






20. Leadership dependent upon one's position within the company.






21. Accommodation of several cultures.






22. Includes hourly wages - salaries - and bonuses.






23. Listening to understand without judgment.






24. A use of motivators to increase satisfaction.






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






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






27. A leader that has an ability to motivate employees to go beyond expectations; less predictable than transactional and embrace new ideas. Charismatic leaders are visionaries; they try to get others to see a better future and their participation in it.






28. Cost of living that measures the average prices of products and services over time.






29. 1935. Referred to as the Magna Carta of Labor. Guarantees the right to form labor movements.






30. 194-point questionnaire with five-point scale to determine the degree in which tasks are performed.






31. A group with mix of specialists that are assigned rather than voluntary membership.






32. Teaching long-term skills.






33. 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






34. When twelve months have been worked at an employer with health insurance - a worker can transfer to another employer with no regard to preexisting conditions.






35. Advancing to the next level in the minimum time required in the current position.






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






37. Rewards according to random times. Results in moderately high and stable performance.






38. A personal disorientation when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life.






39. An interview that may have no format at all or have open ended questions - but makes it difficult to compare candidates.






40. Act that amended age discrimination in employment to include all employee benefits; also provided terminated employees with time to consider group termination or retirement programs and consult an attorney.






41. An organization that has generated a list of recommendation for executing an effective diversity initiative.






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






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






44. Giving something unpleasant for an undesired behavior.






45. Union must represent union and nonunion members equally.






46. A decision based on total impartiality.






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






48. 1986. Used to control the hiring - recruiting - or referring of people not eligible to work in the US. Uses the form I-9.






49. A method that evaluates based on: 1. Knowledge 2. Accountability 3. Mental Activity (KAMA)






50. Separation that is typically planned well in advanced - and are well received - celebratory occasions.