MGMT 410 Final Exam Answers
1. (TCO 2) Name and explain or define the goals of the training and development function of HRM. (Points : 40)
Question 2. 2. (TCO 7) You are the recruiter and hiring manager for the position of vice president of sales for a company that sells athletic shoes on the West Coast. This position carries with it a number of unique responsibilities, including managing a department of 250 part-time and 50 full-time employees, a budget-making requirement, responsibility for P & L for the department, extensive weekly travel, a master’s-level education (minimum), and at least 10 years of experience in sales and 5 years’ experience in management. The salary and benefits package is $250,000. Your boss asks you which method of recruiting you will prefer to use and why you will use it. What downsides to your recommended method exist? What is your answer? (Points : 40)
Question 3. 3. (TCO 12) Describe three types of flexible benefits programs and state the one you would recommend be implemented. Why would you pick that one program? Provide at least one solid business reason why. (Points : 40)
Question 4. 4. (TCO 8) As an HRM professional, you have just been hired by the ABC Company as the new HR director. Senior management has called a meeting to discuss new employee orientation. ABC has not really done much in this area and wants a sound rationale from you before spending money on a formal program of new employee orientation. What would your presentation include, and how would you justify the expense? (Points : 40)
Question 5. 5. (TCO 1) An economic recession can impact HR functions in a positive way, such as when (Points : 6)
employees can be laid off without worrying about discrimination.
older employees decide to retire in large numbers.
younger employees can be given high-level management jobs.
high unemployment provides access to highly skilled, motivated applicants for job openings.
employee morale is at an all-time high.
Question 6. 6. (TCO 3) Luisa has worked for a 2,500-employee chemical manufacturer, PoySon, for 2 years. She went to work Monday morning to find her key no longer fit the front door lock and a new sign—’FUTURE HOME OFFICE OF GREEN CO.”—on the front door. She called the office and found that the telephone had been disconnected. Her husband called her and mentioned the local paper with headlines, ‘PoySon Sells Plastics Plant to a Recycler: 2,000 Layoffs!’ Luisa remembered the letter she received from the HRM department 3 months earlier warning of this probable plant closing. To which further protection is Luisa entitled under W.A.R.N.? (Points : 6)
She is entitled to an amount equal to pay and benefits for up to 60 days.
Her job must be given back to her.
Luisa has no protection. She was notified in an appropriate manner.
Luisa has no protection. The employee layoff number is too small.
Luisa has no protection. She hasn’t worked there long enough.
Question 7. 7. (TCO 3) What are the two components of ethical decisions?
@ See Chapter 14. Making ethical decisions always involves normative judgments and morality. A normative judgment means that something is good or bad, right or wrong, better or worse. (Points : 6)
Distributive justice and procedural justice
Normative judgments and legal precedents
Morality and normative judgments
Morality and fairness
Question 8. 8. (TCO 4) According to surveys, which of the following is the primary cause of ethical compromises in the work place? (Points : 6)
Feeling peer pressure
Meeting schedule pressures
Advancing a boss’ career interests
Advancing personal career interests
Question 9. 9. (TCO 5) Which of the following terms refers to the procedure used to determine the duties associated with job positions and the characteristics of the people to hire for those positions? (Points : 6)
Question 10. 10. (TCO 6) Where would you most likely find an advertisement for the job of CEO of Lowe’s? (Points : 6)
Blind box ad
Wall Street Journal full page ad
Construction trade journal
Question 11. 11. (TCO 7) Which of the following things should be discussed in the initial job screening telephone interview? (Points : 6)
The applicant’s relevant experience
The applicant’s relevant education
The applicant’s interest in the company
Identifying a salary range
All of the above
Question 12. 12. (TCO 8) RIPStop Outfitters LLC notified all of its director-level employees and above that next week they would be expected to travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands for a 5-day sail. Training on how to sail, along with the expectation that all directors would carry their weight in cooking, cleaning, and all duties to survive the sail, was going to be part of their performance plan for the year. The HR executive team decided this would assist in team spirit and cohesiveness in the organization. This is an example of which kind of employee development tactic? (Points : 6)
Question 13. 13. (TCO 9) Jaylen is a stay-at-home dad. He has two children. He likes spending time with them and raising them. He is very involved in their education. He is a volunteer at the Parent Teacher Association of his children’s school. He is also the coach of their baseball team. Both children get good grades and their teachers like them. Jaylen’s wife is a corporate lawyer and makes a six-figure paycheck, travels extensively, and relies on Jaylen to be home caring for their family. Is Jaylen having a successful career, using internal factors? (Points : 6)
No, being a stay-at-home father is not a career.
No, he does not earn any income from his work.
Yes, because at least his wife works.
No, but at least he is saving on childcare costs.
Yes, because he is a successful homemaker and enjoys it.