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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. An appraisal distributional error where the rater is reluctant to give high or low marks.






2. Test that measure what a person can do right now.






3. Means that people employed in an organization represent different cultural groups and human qualities.






4. Voluntary or involuntary reductions in labor.






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






6. A pension plan in which the main source of retirement funds today - some employers will match contributions to a certain percentage.






7. An intent to resign from a company that is typically expressed in written communication to the employee's manager.






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






9. Compensation tied to a reward for effort and performance.






10. Payment rates above the pay range.






11. A pension plan in which both employer and employee fund pensions.






12. Consists of vertical scales for each dimension of employee's performance.






13. 1931. Required federal contracts for construction to specify minimum wage for workers.






14. The ability to influence people to achieve goals for the organization.






15. Rates performance of employee achievement of goals set by manager and the employee.






16. Traditional approach to appraisal - a review by management one level higher.






17. Compensation useful in advancing organizational goals.






18. An early retirement incentive in a form of a cash bonus or increased pension.






19. Pay is the same each pay period regardless of hours worked.






20. Belief that one culture is superior to another.






21. The different conditions upon which someone leaves a company; may be voluntary or involuntary.






22. Official discrimination complaint to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) - filled by employee.






23. Teaching long-term skills.






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






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






26. 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.






27. Basic individual beliefs about right and wrong.






28. Teaching short-term skills. May be 'on-the-job' or 'off-the-job'.






29. A resignation suggested by the employer to the employee.






30. Act that provides individuals and dependents who may lose medical coverage with opportunity to pay to continue coverage.






31. Belief that things happen due to luck or chance.






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






33. 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.






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






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






36. A communication of strong and weak points of the employee's performance - and then in which the employee responds with his feelings about the appraisal.






37. Encourages teamwork and knowledge transfer among employees.






38. Insurance that pays for nursing homes and medical-related costs to old age and illness.






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






40. A decision based on existing norms.






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






42. An attempt by the employer to alter the behavior of the employee by persuasion and motivational incentives.






43. Sexual remarks or actions not targeted at a specific individual.






44. A procedural document designed by the federal government to assist in hiring - promotion - transfer - demotion - dismissal - and referrals.






45. 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.






46. An appraisal distributional error where the appraiser gives their employees unusually high or low marks.






47. A group of people that rely primarily or exclusively on electronic forms of communication to work together in accomplishing goals.






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






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






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