Human Resource Management - Basic Test

Labor standards are used to
Labor standards are used for all of the above
Determine what constitutes a fair day’s work
Understand costs
Determine labor requirements
Which of the following is not an example of the visual workplace?
All of the above are examples of the visual workplace
Visual kanbans
SPC charts
A flow diagram is
Used to examine the ergonomics of a job
A chart depicting right – and left-hand motions
A way of improving utilization of an operator and a machine
Used to analyze the movement of people or materials
Which of the following is not a limitation of job expansion
Smaller labor pool
Lower wage rates
Individual differences
Higher capital costs
Which of the following will not improve team effectiveness?
All of the above will improve team effectiveness
Endorse clear objectives and goals
Ensure the necessary training
Provide management support
Types of more varied job design include all of the following except
All of the above provide a more varied job design
Employee empowerment
Job rotation
Job enlargement
When demand for your product fluctuates and yet you maintain a constant level of employment, some of your cost savings might include
All of the above
Unemployment insurance
Reduction in termination costs
Reduction in hiring costs
All of the following are examples of external stakeholders of a company except
Local government
The fourth element in a SWOT analysis is
External trials
Internal trials
External threats
Internal threats
Which of the following are issues for managing culture in an international arena?
All of the above
Evaluating success
Human Resource Management
Which of the following organizational culture(s) was/were developed by Deal & Kennedy?
Power and person cultures
Process and power cultures
Person culture
Power culture
Process culture
Symbols in organizations can include which of the following?
All of the above
Company car
Private health insurance
Job title
The work hard/play hard culture is typically found in which type of organization or industry?
Consultancy companies
Civil service
Oil exploration industry
Entertainment industry
Fast food restaurants
Which of the following apply to the process culture?
Slow feedback and high risk
Rapid feedback and low risk
Slow feedback and low risk
Rapid feedback and high risk
Which of the following help determine national culture?
Answers 2 and 3
Answers 1 and 2
Ceremonies, stories and values
Political philosophy, economic philosophy and social structure
Language, religion and education
Labor specialization assists in the reduction of labor costs by
All of the above assist in the reduction of labor costs
Development of specialized tools
Less loss of time from changing jobs or tools
Development of dexterity
Which of the following does not relate to work scheduling?
Part-time status
Flexible workweek
Labor standards are necessary to determine which of the following?
The machines required by the process
The amount of raw materials to be consumed in the process
Cost and time estimates prior to production
The steps necessary to perform a task
A pay system that rewards employees for developing knowledge or skill is a
Profit sharing system
Knowledge-based system
Measured day work system
Piece- rate system
The difference between job enrichment and job enlargement is that
Enriched jobs enable an employee to do a number of boring jobs instead of just one
Enriched jobs contain a larger number of similar tasks, while enlarged jobs include some of the planning and control necessary for job accomplishment
Enlarged jobs contain a larger number of similar tasks, while enriched jobs include some of the planning and control necessary for job accomplishment
All of the above
Job enrichment
Includes some of the planning and control necessary for job accomplishment
Is a concept promoted by Adam Smith and Charles Babbage in books they wrote
Includes a modest increase in pay
Includes job enlargement
Sensitivity training is a part of:
None of these
Organizational Development
Behavior modeling
In house development
In house development centers usually:
None of these
Combine behavior modeling with in basket exercises
Combine class room training with behavior modeling
Combine class-room learning with in basket exercises
Role-playing is the step of:
All of these
Social reinforcement
Transfer of training
Behavior modeling
Action learning gives:
All of these
Description of an organizational problem
Managers time to work full time on projects, analyzing and solving problems in departments other than their own
Knowledge about job rotation
Management Development is:
2 & 3 are correct
1 & 2 are correct
It refers to methods used to give new or present employees the skills they need to perform their jobs
Attempt to improve performance by changing attitude or increasing skills
Attempt to improve performance by imparting knowledge
Worker involvement programs are a part of:
All of these
Orientation & induction
Team work & empowerment
Participative decision making
On the job training includes:
None of these
Employee orientation
Simulated training and vestibule training
Task analysis and performance analysis
Apprenticeship training is a type of
None of these
Both of these
Off the job training
On the job training
Task analysis is a component of:
None of these
Training process
Human resource planning
Selection procedure
Orientation is one component of:
None of these
New-employee socialization process
Establish rapport and review the data are steps of:
Recruitment procedure
None of these
Placement procedure
Interview procedure
Graphology is
None of these
Handwriting analysis
Paper and pencil tests
Polygraph tests
Polygraph tests:
None of these
Handwriting tests
The detector tests
Are paper and pencil honesty tests
In an interview session:
None of these
Do ask questions that can be answered “yes” or “no”
Do ask open ended questions
Do not ask for employees
Contrast error means
None of these
Snap judgment
Candidate order
Pressure to hire
Snap Judgment
Both 1 & 2
None of these
Is the most consistent finding is that interviewers trends to jump to conclusion
Is a common interviewing mistake, which can undermine interview usefulness?
Workforce planning involves all of the following except
Preparing and maintaining personnel records
Examining production plans in a factory
Forecasting future personnel requirements
Organizing the training of staff
A manager may delegate any of the following except
attendance at meetings to represent the department
What is meant by the term ‘management by objectives’?
The control of the organization by those in the ‘head office’.
The setting of objectives to bring about the achievement of the corporate goals.
The system of management that is based on bringing together experts into a team.
A system of giving the authority to carry out certain jobs by those lower down the management hierarchy.
As Managing Director of a company, you need skilled workers but you have found that as soon as you train them they are lured away to competitors by the promise of higher wages. In the long run, your response is to do which of the following?
Deskill the work as far as possible
Increase your own wage rate
Increase your recruitment and training budgets
Redesign jobs to make skills and training more specific to your firm
Low costs of labour turnover, low skill levels and ease of direct control of labour will predispose organizations towards an employment system based on which of the following?
Open external labour market
Salaried internal labour market
Industrial internal labour market
Structured occupational labour market
The need for firm-specific training and skills encourages the development of an employment system based on which of the following?
Structured occupational labour market.
Internal labour market
Open external labour market
Internal promotion and career ladders are most highly developed in which of the following?
Industrial internal labour markets
Salaried internal labour markets
Open external labour markets
Structured occupational labour markets
The type of labour market system that is closest to the simple competitive model of the labour market is which of the following?
Open external labour market
Industrial internal labour market
Salaried internal labour market
Structured occupational labour market
Most management teams use ‘appraisal’ but what is meant by this term?
The evaluation of an individual employee’s performance over a given period of time.
A system of reward points offered by retailers to attract customer loyalty.
The main way in which an employees wages are determine(d)
A system used to improve the performance of personnel.
In recent years autonomous working groups have come to pay an important part in many businesses. What are their essential features?
A group of experts brought into research new ways of producing a product.
The bringing together of various individuals who have a common interest in solving certain problems.
The creation of teams which have a high level of autonomy and control over their immediate working environment.
The group reports directly to the senior management above them in the hierarchy of the firm.
Authoritarian leadership is a term often seen in textbooks. What does it mean?
The selling of debts to any agency, who take responsibility for their collection.
A chain of command that is flat and allows considerable personal freedom to make decisions.
A system of leadership that allows maximum participation by all employees.
A style of leadership where the leader keeps a very tight control on all information and decision-making processes.
Demand for labor rises when which of the following occurs?
Demand for goods and services falls
Demand for goods and services rises
Wages fall
Wages rise
Wages rise in response to which of the following:
An increase in labour supply relative to demand
An increase in labour demand relative to supply
An increase in labour demand
An increase in labour supply

This is a basic introductory test for people looking to check their Human Resource Management or People Management Skills.



What is a passing score?

140 days 19 hours 24 minutes ago


I have a doubt over ques no. 28, where it is stated that simulated and vestibule training is a type of ON THE JOB training which is not true whereas the anwer should be employee orientation.

260 days 14 hours 15 minutes ago


Great set of questions...Do you have any test that measures knowledge of Benefits?

370 days 14 hours 58 minutes ago

Ariel Llorente

hi... i have not been in the half of my studies and i was amaze that i can encountered this kind of questions ...... super,,it's really informative to all students taking HRDM,,,,can you send me another 50 questions regarding to this topic,, in my email ad.. tnx

373 days 5 hours 39 minutes ago

Priyanka Prakash

please send me some multiple choice questions of hr..

393 days 16 hours 40 minutes ago


Nice set of Qs Sir. can u plz mail me all 50 questions with answer as I am preparing for IBPS SO HR.

413 days 14 hours 1 minutes ago


Hello ,this is a very good exam but unfortunately not answered !
could u please send me this exam answered on my email

it'd be of great help . Thank you !

445 days 23 hours 58 minutes ago


kindly send 50sample questions and anweres to me asst manager email address

1251 days 7 hours 4 minutes ago

christopher aguila

Sir the hrm course are difficult;

1260 days 33 minutes ago

paul sundar singh

Kindly send me sample multiple choice qusetion with answer related to Management Trainee (HRD) exam

1289 days 11 hours 1 minutes ago

Vikrama Dhiman
Product Manager + Business Development & Setup + Agile Process Coach
63 Members Recommend

Your Facebook Friends on WizIQ

More Tests By Author

Organizational Behavior XIV
20 Questions | 832 Attempts

Organizational Behavior XIII
15 Questions | 360 Attempts

Organizational Behavior XII
20 Questions | 358 Attempts