Managing Human Resources Quiz 4 Review Chapters 1 Thru 4

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Managing Human Resources | Quiz 3 | Review: Chapters 1 thru 4
Student:
There are Multiple-choice, True or False, and Short Essay questions.
Note: All questions also require a brief response explaining the reason for your answer.
Circle the correct multiple choice answer; or check () the correct answer for True or False statements
1. When the human resources function creates a unique capability in a firm that creates high value and differentiates the organization from its competition, human resources is a/an ____ for the firm.
a. intangible asset
b. core competency
c. critical capability
d. strategic supplier

2. The collective value of the capabilities, knowledge, skills, life experiences and motivation of an organizational workforce is
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b. The jobs provided by the U.S. company reduce unemployment in the host country.
c. The host country employees receive specialized training that will enable them to emigrate to the U.S. for a better life.
d. The working conditions in the U.S- run manufacturing plant may not adhere to U.S. standards, but those standards may be better than those typical in the host country.

9. What challenges face HR managers with regard to workforce availability and quality? What are potential solutions? Managing Human Resources | Quiz 3 | Review: Chapters 1 thru 4
Student:
TRUE/FALSE
10. A strategic approach to HR requires that organizational HR leaders be included in the decision-making process immediately after the executive team has made major strategic changes.
[ ] True
[ ] False
Explain your answer.

11. Companies that follow HR best practices, such as paying high wages and providing employment security, tend to have more positive HR metrics, but little improvement on organizational operational or financial performance compared with organizations that do not follow HR best practices.
[ ] True
[ ] False
Explain your answer.

12. The retirement of the baby boom generation will be a benefit to most organizations since it will eliminate employees with outdated skills and irrelevant work experience.
[ ] True
[ ] False
Explain your answer.

13. ModernMade Textiles has successfully used a piece-rate compensation plan in its U.S.

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