Human Resource Management, 12e (Dessler)
Chapter 5 Personnel Planning and Recruiting
1) What is the first step in the recruitment and selection process?
A) performing initial screening interviews
B) building a pool of candidates
C) performing candidate background checks
D) interviewing possible candidates
E) deciding what positions to fill
Explanation: The first step of the recruitment and selection process is deciding what positions to fill through personnel planning and forecasting. Building a candidate pool, having candidates complete applications, and performing background checks are the next steps in the process. The final step is interviewing candidates and making job offers.
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Chapter: 5…show more content… Forecasting personnel needs can be done through a trend analysis of the firm's employment levels over the last few years.
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8) Which of the following terms refers to studying a firm's past employment needs over a period of years to predict future needs?
A) ratio analysis
B) trend analysis
C) graphical analysis
D) computer analysis
E) organization analysis
Explanation: A trend analysis is the study of a firm's past employment needs over a period of years to predict future needs. The purpose of a trend analysis is to identify trends that might continue into the future. A trend analysis can provide firms with an initial estimate of future staffing needs.
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9) A trend analysis is limited in its usefulness because it ________.
A) overlooks the passage of time in regards to staffing
B) considers too many possible influences on employment
C) addresses only the financial impact of employment changes
D) assumes constant increases in worker productivity
E) overlooks how changes in sales volume affect staffing
Explanation: Trend analysis provides an initial estimate of future staffing needs, but employment levels rarely depend only on the passage of time. Factors such as changes in sales volume and productivity also affect staffing needs, which is why a trend analysis is limited in its